Augustana Vikings women's volleyball team rides 16 match winning streak under award winning coach

Steve Enright recently received an Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference Coach of the Year award after leading the team in a record-breaking season.

Tia Lalani - 28 February 2020

Women's volleyball coach Steve Enright was named the ACAC Women's Volleyball Coach of the Year at the provincial championship banquet held at Medicine Hat College on Wednesday.

This year's women's volleyball team has hit impressive records, led by an evenly matched coach who was just selected by his Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) peers as the 2019-2020 ACAC Women's Volleyball Coach of the Year for the North Division!

This is Enright's first year as head coach of the Vikings after four years as an assistant coach with the program. During the season the Vikings have shown continual growth under Enright's leadership, posting a season record of 20-4 during which they rode a 16 match winning streak and went undefeated in the second half of the season. The Vikings finish the regular season in first place in the North Division of the ACAC and are in the Top 10 in CCAA national rankings.

"We are very pleased with the direction the women's volleyball program is going under Steve's leadership" emphasized Associate Coach Bryan Laskosky. "The focus Enright places on the development of not only the elite athlete but also the commitment to encouraging community relationships and the development of leadership within his players is appreciated across many realms."

"Right from day one, Enright had his sights on securing a playoff position with the Vikings and competing for a top placement in the conference," says Randal Nickel, acting athletics director for the Augustana Vikings. "In his first year as head coach, Steve has continued and accelerated the growth for our Vikings women's volleyball program."

Enright was presented with the award at the 2020 ACAC Women's Volleyball Provincial Championship Banquet held at Medicine Hat College. Joining Enright with ACAC All-Conference Awards are fifth-year Vikings players, Rae Metrunec, Rebecca Petrie, Lauren VanDyke and third-year setter, Sarah Dedrick.