Former RDC Queens middle blocker, Mandy Carroll, is a successful candidate for the 2011-12 Canadian Colleges Athletic Association female apprentice coach program.
Carroll spent five years with the Queens, during which time she was an Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference all-star, worked as a volunteer club coach and coached at the RDC summer camps.
She has always shown strong leadership ability in her position of student athlete council president and captain of the Queens.
She received the BMO student athlete leadership award in March,
Carroll will work with this year’s edition of the Queens under head coach Talbot Walton.
The female apprenticeship program targets the rich resourse of potential female coaches in the ranks of graduating student-athletes and creating a new coaching position. The CCAA is working toward the goal of having at least one female member on a coaching staff of each women’s program.
Incentives are offered to institutions that offer apprentice coach positions in soccer, volleyball, basketball, badminton, golf and cross-country running.
The $4,000 grant is identified for professional development opportunities in either NCCP or related coach education and for operational costs associated with the apprentice coach.
• Soccer dominated the Boston Pizza RDC athletes of the week voting.
Kings Patrick Sweiger received the top male award with Quenes goaltender Lauren Good taking the women’s award.
Sweiger led the Kings in their 4-2 win over SAIT Saturday and was player of the match for RDC in a 1-0 loss to Mount Royal Sunday.
Good received a pair of victories z— 2-0 over SAIT and 2-1 over Mount Royal.
• The soccer teams are back in action this weekend as they face Lakeland College in a home-and-home series — Saturday at Lloydminster and Sunday at RDC. The women kick off at 2 p.m. with the men to follow.
• The volleyball Kings see their first exhibition action of the season Friday when they face Mount Royal at 7 p.m. at Lindsay Thurber.
• The hockey Queens meet the defending champion SAIT Trojans Saturday at 2:15 p.m. at the Arena in exhibition play. It’s the second meeting between the two teams. SAIT downed the Queens 2-1 during the weekend in Calgary.
• The RDC golf team is will compete in the ACAC South Regionals in Lethbridge Sunday and Monday on an exhibition basis.
• The cross-country team is at the Grand Prix No. 3 in Lethbridge Saturday.