Kory White and Julia Zonneveld named conference all-stars

    White named first team all-star for a third-straight year, while Zonneveld named Canada West second team all-star

    By Canada West Communications on February 25, 2020

    EDMONTON –The nation's top women's volleyball conference unveiled its best Tuesday, as the Canada West all-star and all-rookie teams were announced.

    Fourth-year Panda Kory White earned her third-consecutive first team all-star honour, while third-year Julia Zonneveld was named to the Canada West second team. 

    White broke a Pandas program record with 406 kills this season, which was the third highest total in Canada West history. Her 1,132 career kills are the third most in Pandas history, and the 10th most in conference history.

    Julia finished with a career-high 237 kills and 307 digs in 2019/20, with her season dig total representing the 6th most in a single season for a Panda. 

    Canada West's major award winners will be announced Wednesday, March 4 at 10 a.m. MST ahead of the CW Championship game later that week.

    MRU is set to host a conference semifinal this weekend in Calgary, as the Alberta Pandas travel south for the best-of-three series beginning Friday. In the other semi, the Trinity Western Spartans welcome the Thompson Rivers WolfPack, with that series opening Thursday evening in Langley, B.C.

    CW WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL PLAYOFF CENTRAL

    You can watch every game on the road to the CW Volleyball Championship Games by tuning into Canada West TV Presented by Co-op.

    POSITION / NAME / UNIVERSITY / YEAR / PROGRAM / HOMETOWN

    First Team

    M / Gabrielle Attieh / UBC / 3 / Arts / Surrey, BC
    OH / Kendra Finch / Thompson Rivers / 5 / General Studies / North Vancouver, BC
    M / Haley Gilfillan / MacEwan / 5 / Arts / Edmonton, AB
    OH / Hillary Howe / Trinity Western / 4 / Business. / Calgary, AB
    OH / Emily Koshinsky / Saskatchewan / 4 / Kinesiology / Jansen, SK
    M / Nyadholi Thokbuom / Mount Royal / 2 / Open Studies / Calgary, AB
    OH / Kory White / Alberta / 4 / Ag., Life & Environ. Sciences / Edmonton, AB

    Second Team

    M / Avery Heppell / Trinity Western / 3 / Business / Langley, BC
    M / Kseniya Kocyigit / Thompson Rivers / 1 / Education (Masters) / Byaroza, Belarus
    OH / Chantel Park / Mount Royal / 5 / Health & Phys. Ed. / Blackfalds, AB
    OH / Emma Parker / Winnipeg / 3 / Education / St. Adolphe, MB
    S / Quinn Pelland / Mount Royal / 3 / Business / Wanham, AB
    M / Beth Vinnell / Calgary / 5 / Kin. & Education / Cochrane, AB
    OH / Julia Zonneveld / Alberta / 3 / Engineering / Calgary, AB

    All-Rookie Team

    M / Danielle Dardis / Brandon / Business Admin. / Calgary, AB
    S / Abigail Dueck / UBC Okanagan / Sciences / Winnipeg, MB
    OH / Amaya Perry / UBC Okanagan / Sciences / Chin, AB
    OH / Trinity Solecki / Calgary / Open Studies / Calgary, AB
    M / Jaidyn Spencer / Manitoba / Kin. & Rec. Management / Bloomington, Minnesota
    OH / Light Uchechukwu / Manitoba / Arts / Winnipeg, MB
    OH / Erika Vermette / UBC / Kinesiology / Morris, MB