Giesbrecht brings stability and experience to Briercrest infield

Posted: September 3, 2015

Emily Giesbrecht brings stability to the Briercrest College softball team this season as she begins her college career in Caronport this fall.

The 5’ 8”infielder has been playing  softball for the past eight years.

“I started playing softball in 2007,” she explained. “I have played for the Lumsden Cubs and the Regina Canucks. I’ve played mainly third, short stop and second base. In 2011, my softball team got third in Provincials and went to Western Canadians. In 2013, my team won the league playoffs.”

Briercrest softball head coach Carlie Pagens is excited for what Giesbrecht will bring to the team this season.

“Emily brings a wealth of experience to our team and adds depth to a variety of infield positions,” Pagens said. “She is athletic, hardworking, and eager to learn and grow.  We are excited to see the impact that Emily will have in our league this year.”

 Giesbrecht attended Lumsden High School, where she received several academic awards, and was involved in more than just softball.

I was on the Honour Roll and was selected for the Prairie Valley Teachers’ Association award, the Dallas Lutzer Memorial Scholarship and Yearbook Award,” she explained. “I also played Ultimate Frisbee in high school but I was focused on softball. I was involved with our high school SRC, yearbook, Best Buddies and a youth sponsor at my church. This past Easter I travelled to Europe with a group from my school and it was a blast!”

Giesbrecht is excited to make the transition to Briercrest this fall.

“I plan on studying Elementary Education at Briercrest,” she said. “I am looking forward to live in dorm and experience the community in the dorms!”

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