Local product Daly among TRU recruits
Three athletes have joined the TRU WolfPack ranks.
Courtney Daly, a women's soccer player, Graham Stoliker, a men's volleyball player, and Tre Haslom, a men's basketball player, will suit up for TRU in the fall.
The only local product of the three new recruits is Daly, a 5-foot-7 striker who will graduate from South Kamloops secondary in June.
“The interesting thing about Courtney is that when I first saw her I noticed she was an incredible goal scorer with great vision,” WolfPack head coach Tom McManus said.
"Over the last couple of years, she has really matured as an athlete. She is very athletic and quick and has a great nose for the goal. I am thrilled she has decided to come play for the WolfPack.”
Kamloops Youth Soccer Association products Kindra Maricle, Kelsey Martin and Olivia Rasmussen have also commited to playing for TRU.
Stoliker is a 6-foot-4 setter who played last season with the Pacific Western Athletic Association champion Douglas College Royals.
TRU men's volleyball head coach Pat Hennelly is familiar with Stoliker, having worked with him in the Team B.C. development program in 2010 and 2011.
"We had to cut Graham my first year with Team B.C.,” Hennelly said
“We didn’t feel he was ready. We gave him a list of things to work on. He went back to the Fraser Valley Volleyball Club and I saw him take the starting position for certain matches. I was impressed with his improvement and his location. Then, last year, we brought him into training camp and he made it."
Stoliker is the second recruit to commit to TRU for the 2012-13 season.
The other was Mexican outsider hitter Jose Mendoza of Lethbridge College.
Haslom is a 6-foot-4 guard from Marysville, Wash.
He played last season with the Olympic Community College Rangers of the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges.
“He is quite a good athlete with good length,” WolfPack men's basketball head coach Scott Clark said.
“He can shoot the basketball. He is quite skilled and put the ball on the floor. We are hoping that he can embrace the role of being a defender with his size and quickness. He could do a good job in that regard.”
With files from TRU sports information