Ace Kayla Bruce leads ACAC division—in aces

Posted: January 23, 2009

Kayla BruceVolleyball player Kayla Bruce’s outstanding play last weekend helped the Clippers grab back-to-back wins against the Lethbridge Kodiaks. It also got her a Player of the Game award and a Subway Athlete of the Week award.

"This past weekend against Lethbridge, she just really brought it in all areas of her game," said coach Nolan Weinmaster.

She fired off ten service aces, which puts her in the ACAC South Division lead for service aces per game. She also contributed 14 kills, eight stuff blocks (putting her in 5th place in the division for blocks), and 10 digs, and her hitting percentage was over 26 percent for both matches.

Bruce is a first-year Briercrest student, and the fact that she started the volleyball season a little behind everyone else on the team—she didn’t get to campus until October 2008—hasn’t held her back at all, according to Weinmaster.

"Kayla has steadily been improving her play since the start of the season….her hard work and natural athletic ability have really come together to turn her into a consistent force for us," he says.

This is the best season that the Clipper Women’s volleyball team has had since Weinmaster began coaching three years ago. If they can hold on to their third place spot, they’ll host a qualifying game for the ACAC volleyball playoffs over Youth Quake weekend, February 20-22, 2009.