A third Peterson joins Briercrest womens volleyball team

Posted: June 24, 2015

A third Peterson sister will be attending Briercrest and playing on the women’s volleyball team this fall, as Karina Peterson has committed to the team for the 2015-16 season. She will follow in the footsteps of older sisters Brooke and Starlet.

Briercrest women’s volleyball coach Nolan Weinmaster is excited to have another Peterson join his team.

“It is awesome to have another Peterson joining our program this fall!” he said. “Karina has the same great athletic ability as her older sisters who were huge contributors to our success during their time here.  Karina also has the solid character that has been instilled in her from growing up in such a great family, which makes her an ideal fit for our culture here! Karina will bring a lot of skill to our team. Her size, combined with her vertical jump, make her a very strong physical presence at the net and I am really looking forward to working with her as she has a very high lid and will be a great player in our conference. I have seen her improve so much over this past year of high school and club in particular, and I can’t wait to see her continue to grow into her potential with our program this year!”

The Weyburn Comprehensive High School (WCHS) product has been following in the footsteps of her sisters from an early age.

“I started playing in my yard with my family and watching my sisters play when I was about ten,” she explained. “I have three older sisters who all played, two who went on to play at Briercrest. I was on my first official team in Grade 7 and have been playing school and club every year since.”

The 5’ 10” middle/outside hitter has played for multiple teams since her family got her hooked on the sport.

“I played for the ‘A’ team at Weyburn Junior High for Grades 7-9, before playing for WCHS for Grades 10-12,” she explained. “I also played for the Weyburn Volleyball club (14u, 15u, 16, 17u, 18u) and Queen City Volleyball Club (18u). The highlight of my volleyball career would be placing first at the Mustang Volley tournament this last school season and placing bronze at 5A provincials (both in 2014 and 2015).”

Peterson has been recognized for both volleyball and academics during her time at Weyburn.

“I was awarded the 2013 senior girls WCHS volleyball Most Improved Player as well as tournament MVP at women's Mustang Volley tournament this last school season,” she explained.

She has also been on the honour roll every year of high school and was given first place in the 2014 Youthbiz competition and second in 2015.

Peterson will be studying Business, planning to specialize in marketing, and is excited for the Briercrest experience.

“I am excited to play volleyball on a Christian team,” she explained. “I am also excited about the different classes that are offered.”

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