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Women’s Volleyball Strengthens Roster With Addition Of Flin Flon Power

Women's Volleyball entered the recruitment phase of their off-season inking their first addition for the 2019-20 MCAC season with the signing of Hapnot Collegaite's Alyssa Patterson. A 5'9 left-side, Patterson boasts being a three-year starter with the Kopper Kweens varsity girls program after moving up to play with older teammates and against older opponents in her Grade 10 year. That season she would be recognized by her high school as the Junior Varsity Athlete of the Year.

"Alyssa was a real positive influence on the Hapnot team, always leading by example," said Patterson's high school coach, Tim Wiebe. "She was always the hardest worker in the gym, she never took a practice off and she left everything on the floor every game. I think this is a testament to the kind of person Alyssa is. She is driven, hard working, ultra competitive and has a real passion for the game of volleyball."

Despite living more than 700 kilometers away from Winnipeg, (headquarters for all Manitoba provincial volleyball team training), Patterson was determined to push her love of volleyball beyond her high school experience. In 2016, she ended up as one of only a handful of non-Winnipeg players to receive an invitation to the Manitoba provincial team tryouts, earning a selection to the practice rosters in 2017 and 2018.

An "athlete" in every sense of the word, Patterson also represented the Kopper Kweens in basketball, soccer and track & field. On the basketball court, Patterson played three years at the varsity level, earning a graduating all-star selection and a place on the 2nd Team All-Manitoba at the annual Manitoba High School Sports and Basketball Manitoba awards event she participated last month. She also co-captained her regional basketball team at the 2016 Manitoba Summer Games. 

On the track, Patterson recorded first-place finishes in every event she competed in at the 2018 Zone Championships and took home an 8th-place finish at MHSAA Provincials. Hapnot recognized Patterson as their 2018 Track and Field MVP.

"It is pleasure to see Alyssa play volleyball, as her energy and passion for the game are both contagious," added new CMU head coach Jayme Menzies. "I am really looking forward to working with such a natural and versatile athlete."

Visit back regularly this summer to read more about student-athletes signing on with CMU varsity teams to compete in the Manitoba Colleges and Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conferences.

 

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