Three Lakers, former H. J. Cody volleyball players, are national champions after the Red Deer College Queens claimed the CCAA (Canadian Colleges Athletic Association) title.
Playing in Toronto, the Queens opened by squeezing past Capilano College Blues of North Vancouver 3-2, winning the fifth set 18-16 after trailing 14-13.
The Queens won the semi-final over Vancouver Island University Mariners of Nanaimo then dominated the Grande Prairie Wolves in the final, winning 25-17, 25-21 and 25-19 to capture their second Canadian title and first since 1984.
Hats off to Alex Donaghy, Shelby Bramall, Brooke Sutter and all coaches from Sylvan Lake who helped these girls along the way! Sutter was one of two Queens named to the first all-star team — the other was Bronwyn Hawkes.