Women's Volleyball 2018-2019 Season Recap

Women's Volleyball 2018-2019 Season Recap

Playoff finish: Canada West quarterfinals (finished 7th)

Regular season: 12-12


Team Leaders

Kills per set: Cassidy Kitchen, 2.81

Blocks per set: Nicky Zalasky, 1.14 (fourth in the league)

Assists per set: Quinn Pelland, 7.74

Digs per set: Nataliia Klimenova, 3.79


Finishing the season with 24 points, the women's volleyball team ranked seventh in the Canada West Conference beating out Saskatchewan and Manitoba. The team also clinched a playoff spot this season, however, they were unable to move past the quarter-finals. The Cougars ended their campaign with an even 12-12 record..

The highlight of the season was the last two weekends battling for a playoff spot. This started with an upset victory over the rival and number one ranked University of Calgary Dinos. They then travelled to play the Saskatchewan Huskies for a playoff spot. Heading into the weekend, it was anyone's game to win, but the Cougars pulled through with a clutch weekend sweep to earn a spot in the postseason..

Cassidy Kitchen was in her third year with the team and is originally from Terrace, BC. The science major at Mount Royal, led the team this year outscoring the next best teammate by over 50 points.

For the 2018-2019 season, fifth-year Nicky Zalasky was named the team MVP. Since her first season in 2014, she has consistently evolved and adapted into the player she is today. Coach Lamb described her as an extremely coachable player never afraid to try something new.

Dholi Thokbuom was recognized by U SPORTS for her amazing rookie season by being named to the leagues all-rookie team. She accumulated over 110 kills, 172 points and 58 total blocks in her first season at Mount Royal. She led the team in solo blocks and ranked second in hitting percentage. She is one of the most exciting athletes in the league and will be one to watch next season.