Claire Soubry Joins Rebels Women’s Soccer Team

June 30, 2016

C  SoubryRed River College Women’s Soccer is pleased to announce the commitment of Claire Soubry for the 2016 MCAC season.  Claire played Premier youth soccer in WYSA with the Portage Trail Soccer Club. Claire graduated from Oak Park HS in 2012 where she also played on the varsity team. Claire went on to play four years in the CIS for the UofW Wesmen. Claire played Defence with the Wesmen.  “I’m very pleased to have Claire play her final year of post-secondary eligibility with us,” says Head Coach Doug Lawrie,  “her athleticism and experience will be a tremendous asset for us.”

Claire graduated from the University of Winnipeg in 2016 with a BA in Environmental Studies, and a minor in International Development. Claire will be enrolling in the Cabinetry and Woodworking program at RRC.

Claire is the second player to transfer to RRC from UofW to play out her post-secondary athletics eligibility while pursuing further career training. She follows Kelsie Paul who played a key role in RRC Women’s Soccer winning their first MCAC championship in 2015.

New coaches join the Rebels at Red River College

June 28, 2016

For Immediate Release Tuesday, June 28, 2016

WINNIPEG, MB — As one of the leading teams in the Manitoba College Athletics Conference (MCAC), Red River College (RRC) is pleased to announce the hiring of Yiannis Tsalatsidis, as their new Head Coach for the Rebels Men’s Soccer/Futsal team.

Yiannis Tsalatsidis

Yiannis Tsalatsidis

“Yiannis is student of the game whose passion and knowledge will be a great addition to the coaching staff here at Red River College,” said Shane Ray, manager of athletics and recreation services, Red River College. “His experience and knowledge will help elevate the skills of our athletes in the program and help us continue our tradition of being a dominant force in the MCAC.”

Tsalatsidis holds a National B coaching licence from the Canada Soccer Association. He is the Academy Director and Assistant Technical Director of St. Charles Soccer Association. He works with the Province of Manitoba’s Elite REX and Vancouver pre-prospects high performance players. He’s competed and coached in the Manitoba Major Soccer League (MMSL), Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference (MCAC), the Premier Development League (PDL), and at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) level.

Joining Tsalatsidis will be Greg Walker and Nick Lisanti as assistant coaches.

Walker currently holds a Provincial B and C license and is the youth foundations coach at St. Charles Soccer where he works with the top young talent in the district.

Lisanti holds a Provincial B license and is one of the lead coaches in the St. Charles Academy where he also coaches their U14B Premier Team. He has experience playing at youth club nationals and in the MMSL Premier Division.

The Red River Rebels are the varsity sport teams of Red River College and compete in the Manitoba College Athletic Conference. The College fields men and women’s teams in basketball, futsal, soccer and volleyball.

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For more information:

Shane Ray
Manager, Athletics and Recreation
204.632.3030 (w); 204.941.1722 (c)

Women’s and Men’s Soccer Training and ID Camps

June 16, 2016

soccer15action (19)Men’s and women’s soccer will also be hosting ID and Training Camps throughout the month of August.

Women’s soccer will train every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 5pm to 6:30pm starting August 8th.  Interested participants can contact Coach Doug Lawrie at dlawrie@mymts.net.

Men’s Soccer will host a joint ID/Training Camp. Sessions go  Saturday August 13 4:30-6:00pm, Sunday August 14 10:00-11:30am, Saturday August 20 4:30-6:00pm, Sunday August 21 10:00-11:30am, Saturday August 27 4:30-6:00pm and Sunday August 28 10:00-11:30am

Free for registered RRC students and Rebels Alumni.  The Camp is open to Grade 10, 11 and 12 students.  Cost is $25 for the six sessions

Rebels Tryout Schedule

June 16, 2016

Being a part of the Rebels is about giving you a complete student experience as you take part in your studies.  It is about the thrill of competition, the pride of pulling on the jersey, and the friendships that will last a lifetime

If you want to pull on our jersey and be a Rebel, then we want to see you out at one of our upcoming tryouts.

Interested students should bring their student ID’s, proof of health insurance, and appropriate sport clothing to tryouts

We encourage you to fill out our recruiting form prior to attending the tryouts.

 

TEAM DATE AND TIME LOCATION
Soccer – Men’s August 29th 5:30pm to 7:00pm

NOTE:  an ID and Training Camp happens throughout August.  Interested players should try to attend one or more sessions

NORM KONOWALCHUK FIELDS

(NOTRE DAME CAMPUS)

Soccer – Women’s* August 30th 5:30pm to 7:00pm

August 31st 5:30pm to 7:00pm

NOTE:  an ID and Training Camp happens throughout August.  Interested players should try to attend one or more sessions

NORM KONOWALCHUK FIELDS

(NOTRE DAME CAMPUS)

Basketball – Men’s Sept 13-6pm to 8pm

Sept 15-6pm to 8pm

Sept 18-11am to 1pm

NORTH GYM ON THE NOTRE DAME CAMPUS
Basketball – Women’s August 30

7pm to 9pm

NORTH GYM ON THE NOTRE DAME CAMPUS
Volleyball – Men’s Sept 6 – 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Sept 8 – 5:30pm to 7:30pm

NORTH GYM ON THE NOTRE DAME CAMPUS
Volleyball –Women’s Sept 7-5pm to 7pm

Sept 9-5pm to 7pm

 

NORTH GYM ON THE NOTRE DAME CAMPUS

Men’s and women’s soccer will also be hosting ID and Training Camps throughout the month of August.

Women’s soccer will train every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 5pm to 6:30pm starting August 8th.  Interested participants can contact Coach Doug Lawrie at

Men’s Soccer will host a joint ID/Training Camp. Sessions go  Saturday August 13 4:30-6:00pm, Sunday August 14 10:00-11:30am, Saturday August 20 4:30-6:00pm, Sunday August 21 10:00-11:30am, Saturday August 27 4:30-6:00pm and Sunday August 28 10:00-11:30am

Free for registered RRC students and Rebels Alumni.  The Camp is open to Grade 10, 11 and 12 students.  Cost is $25 for the six sessions

Anika Gray joins Women’s Volleyball

May 20, 2016

Rebels Women’s Volleyball is excited to welcome Anika Gray to the team.

UnknownAnika is a high school senior and will graduate in June with distinction and honors from Killarney Collegiate. Anika started her love of volleyball when she moved to Killarney, Manitoba at age 11. She continued this passion for volleyball all the way through her school years. As a result, Anika has had the opportunity to participate in five provincial gold medal games. Over the course of her participation, she and her team have collected one second place and four consecutive first places. In her grade 10 year, she further gained the honor of receiving a provincial all-star award. Outside of school, she has worked her way through many club seasons as well, getting a bronze medal last year in division two, tier one. She has currently completed her final club season as a Killarney Raider. When not on the court, you can find her running with her track and field team. Anika is looking forward to playing for Red River College come September and starting her path in the Business Administration Program.

RRC Slow Pitch and Why You’re On the Team

April 28, 2016

RRC Slow Pitch is back again on June 9th at John Bloomberg. The annual event has become a fan favourite of things to do to participate in the college community. It has grown and morphed into a place where you can stretch out your legs, get some sun on the face again and reconnect to some familiar faces. Read More →

Rebels Men’s Basketball ID Camp

April 27, 2016

The Red River College Men’s Basketball program is hosting a select number of dates in May where potential future, current and past Rebels players are welcome to attend.

Sunday May 1st 8-10pm North Gym
Sunday May 15th 8:30-10pm North Gym
Sunday May 22nd 6-8pm North Gym
Sunday May 29th 8-10pm North Gym Read More →

Registration now open for Rebels Slo Pitch Tournament

April 19, 2016

2016 Rebels Slo Pitch Tournament: Grab your friends, form a team, and enjoy a day in the sun playing ball eating a bbq lunch. A great way to spend a summer day!

When: Thursday June 9th. 9am-4pm
Where: John Blumberg Complex
Cost: $15 per person before June 3rd deadline, $20 after. This includes a bbq lunch.
Rules: Each team consists of ten players with a minimum of four females per team. Teams are permitted to play with a minimum of 8 players, three of whom must be females. Open to all staff and students at RRC.

Slow-Pitch Rules

2016 Slo Pitch Registration Form

Please print and fill out the above registration form and then proceed to either NDC or EDC cashier’s office for payment.

For further information please contact Athletics and Recreation Coordinator Cole Skinner at 204.632.2397 or coskinner@rrc.ca

Three Rebels Coaches earn COY Honors.

April 19, 2016

After another excellent season in the Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference, the following coaches have been recognized as the 2016 MCAC Coach of the Year in their respective sports.

 

Jaenas Pangilinan – Women’s Basketball – Red River College
Pangilinan’s Rebels received some extra value late in the season when some key players

Coach Jae receives award from MCAC Comm. Coord. Kelly McGuinness

Coach Jae receives award from MCAC Comm. Coord. Kelly McGuinness

became eligible, but the challenge of balancing a new lineup and changing gears late in the season was something Pangilinan worked to perfection. The Rebels won their last 4 games of the regular season to finish with an 8-4 record, good for a 2nd place ranking moving into the Championship weekend. After staving off elimination from a very tough PUC Pilots team in the Championship semi-final, the Rebels then topped the #1-ranked CMU Blazers who had only lost a single game all season. This was Pangilinan and the Rebels’ 5th straight MCAC title from a squad that led the league in total rebounds as well as second effort points, and turned the ball over less than any other team in the MCAC.

 
 
Scott Kirkpatrick – Men’s Basketball – Red River College
Much like the women’s Red River basketball program, Kirkpatrick had to deal with a fluctuating roster due to eligibility of student athletes who don’t start their program until the second semester. The men’s Rebels team amassed a league-worst 2-10 record and appeared to have a very steep uphill battle if they were to succeed in the MCAC playoffs. But

Coach Scott receives award from MCAC Comm. Coord. Kelly McGuinness

Coach Scott receives award from MCAC Comm. Coord. Kelly McGuinness

Kirkpatrick – and a healthy and complete roster in place for the first time all season – didn’t waver. After the 2016 season’s leading scorer, Garnett Mcleod, was unable to play in the post season, the Rebels found themselves in a dog fight semi-final matchup with the #1-ranked U of W Wesmen. The Rebels won 65-61 and then decisively bested Canadian Mennonite University in an 87-74 win in the final. From worst to first in the span of about a month, Kirkpatrick was able to put together a squad that was best in the league when it mattered most and win the program’s 8th straight title.

 
Doug Lawrie – Women’s Soccer – Red River College
As far as records are concerned, Lawrie was at the helm of the best team, in any sport, in the MCAC this season. In his 5th season as head coach of the Rebel’s women’s program, Red River recorded a perfect 8-0 regular season before cruising through their championship semi-final game to face Brandon University. With their perfect season on the line, the Rebels found themselves trailing late in the game before conjuring up two unanswered goals and hoisting the trophy this season. Lawrie also coached the women’s futsal team at Red River this season, who handed a heavily favoured, #1-ranked CMU Blazers futsal team a loss in the final on their home court. This too ended in similarly dramatic fashion, giving Lawrie every excuse to take a seat and relax this offseason. Lawrie is also currently president and head coach of the Hornets Soccer Club in the Winnipeg Women’s Soccer League.
Story Courtesy of Kelly McGuinness/MCAC

Panthers Become Rebels

April 18, 2016

Jenna Dueck and Julia Friesen, two former Niverville Panthers, will join the RRC Rebels Women’s Soccer team for the 2016 MCAC season.

JJ. Dueck3enna played youth soccer with Niverville in the Hanover Soccer Club. She attended Niverville CI until grade 11, and completed HS at Rosthern Junior College, Sask in 2012 “to follow family tradition”. Jenna was a multi-sport athlete during HS, and helped the Panthers reach the MHSAA Provincial finals in soccer in 2010. Following HS Jenna played senior soccer with Hanover Hype in the 1st Division of the WWSL for two years before being sidelined by injury. Jenna plays defence.

Jenna was an honour roll student and scholarship winner at HS, and completed her pre-requisite nursing courses in one year at the Canadian Mennonite University. Jenna is now entering her third year of the Bachelor of Nursing program at Red River College.

J. FriesenJulia also played youth soccer with Niverville out of the Hanover Soccer Club. She completed HS at Niverville CI in 2012. In HS Julia was a multi-sport athlete but excelled in Soccer. She helped the Panthers reach the MHSAA Provincial finals in 2010 and 2011, was selected as an MHSAA All-Star in both of those years and was Team Captain in grade 12. She was awarded Athlete of the Year in both grade 11 and 12. Julia started playing senior soccer with Hanover Hype as an underage player at 17. During her time with Hanover Hype she was top scorer one season, and team MVP once. Julia plays midfield and forward.

After HS Julia did some world travelling, and attended the University of Manitoba for one year where she completed her pre-requisites for Nursing. Julia will be entering her first year in the Bachelor of Nursing program at Red River College.

Coach Lawrie welcomes these Panthers to the Rebels, “I observed the 2011 MHSAA final that the Panthers were in and was very impressed by the calibre of play. I look forward to seeing the contributions Jenna and Julia can make on the field. In my personal meetings with them I was impressed by their character and enthusiasm. They will be strong additions to our team chemistry.”