SKILLS – Pictured here is Lacombe native Regan Kooyman on the court during a CCAA women’s volleyball game.

SKILLS – Pictured here is Lacombe native Regan Kooyman on the court during a CCAA women’s volleyball game.

Local athlete making a name for herself at Briercrest

Lacombe native Regan Kooyman’s strong serve, enthusiasm and passion for the game helps drive

Lacombe native Regan Kooyman’s strong serve, enthusiasm and passion for the game helps drive the Briercrest women’s volleyball team to victory.

The 5’6” setter graduated from Central Alberta Christian High School (CACHS) in Lacombe. She played for the CACHS Knights Grades 10 through 12.

Now in her second year of business, Kooyman was first drawn to Briercrest College, a Christian post-secondary institution located in Caronport, Saskatchewan for a variety of reasons.

“I came to Briercrest to play volleyball, go further in my walk with God and have a really fun college experience,” she said. “I heard a lot of good things about the college from people who had come here before me.”

Amongst her favourite moments so far have been claiming a victory over the Red Deer College Queens this past semester and a road trip with her team.

“There are so many great friends on the team,” said Kooyman about what makes the team special. “The dynamic is great and everyone is so talented and positive.”

Kooyman continues to work hard as both a student and an athlete with the intent to work to the best of her ability and to develop a new perspective.

“I want to keep developing my skills and have fun on a great team in a great sport,” she said.

-Maetche