Red River Rebels Split Volleyball Home Openers with USB

October 25, 2013

Tonight’s MCAC volleyball home openers for Red River College Rebels at the North Gym on the Notre Dame Campus saw mixed results. In the first game of the night, the Rebels women’s team lost to the University of St.Boniface in four sets: 20-25, 11-25, 25-23, and 25-18. The men’s team faired better against USB, winning a thrilling five set victory: 27-25, 17-25, 25-20, 22-25, and 15-9.

The Women’s rebels fall to 0-1 on the season, while the men’s team is a perfect 1-0. Both teams next game is at the Univeristy of Winnipeg on Sunday October 27th, with the women’s match starting at 6:00PM and the men’s following after.

Volleyball Home Opener

October 25, 2013
Bobby Neufeld

Bobby Neufeld

Rebels Men’s and Women’s Volleyball open up their season this Friday at home vs the Université de Saint-Boniface.  Action starts at 6pm with the Women’s game followed by the Men at 8pm

The reigning MCAC Champion Men’s team returns a number of players including Bobby Neufeld, Mitch Henry, Zac Duncan and Landon Loewen.  These returning players will be counted on to take a leadership role as the team enters the season with 2 new coaches in Erik Hansen and Dylan Power.  These Rebel Alumni will look to continue the strong tradition of winning volleyball with the Men’s program.

On the Women’s side new Coach Chris MacLennan looks to lead a mainly rookie squad into MCAC action this season.  The only returning player is Kaelyn Laurencelle who will be leaned onto to provide strong leadership to the group.  The team is coming off a second place finish in the PUC Pre-season tournament and will want to get out to a strong start in MCAC action.

Admission is free for RRC Students and Staff, with their College ID, and Children under 12.  Admission is $3 for all others.

 

Free week for fitness classes

September 27, 2013

Free Week

Free Week offers students and staff the opportunity to take part in all of the programs at no cost. Free week will take place September 30 to October 4th. Classes will be based on a first-come first-serve basis. Please note some classes will be limited by space and equipment.

Regular classes will start October 7th.

Classes

Yoga with Amanda
Mondays from 4:15pm to 5:15pm

Rapid Revolution Spin with Leslie
Tuesdays from 11:05am to 11:50am
Thursdays from 12:05pm to 12:50pm

Dynamic Core with Leslie
Tuesdays from 12:05pm to 12:50pm
Thursdays from 11:05am to 11:50am

Joga with Karly
Fridays from 12:05pm to 12:50pm

Women’s soccer pleased to add new recruits

August 27, 2013

2013 New Recruits

Lisa Haynes

Red River College Athletics is pleased to announce the commitment of Lisa Haynes to the Women’s Varsity Soccer team for the 2013 MCAC season.

Lisa graduated from St Mary’s Academy in 2007. While at St Mary’s she was co-captain of her high school soccer team. Lisa played youth soccer in the Bonivital district in their Regional program.  Lisa has been playing women’s senior soccer in the WWSL Premier and 1st divisions since she was 17. In women’s soccer she has helped her teams win three Divisional championships and was selected MVP in several tournaments. Lisa is capable of playing any out position.

Lisa’s enthusiasm for soccer has also taken her into the coaching ranks. She has been coaching youth soccer for five years and has recently completed her CSA Senior Coach certification.

“I am very pleased to have someone of Lisa’s versatility join our team”, says Head Coach Doug Lawrie, “her ability to play all positions will allow me to put her where the team needs her most.”

Lisa is a graduate of the RRC Dental and Orthodontic Assistant program, and is currently enrolled in the Nursing Baccalaureate program.

Stephanie Nieroda

Red River College is pleased to announce the commitment of Stephanie Nieroda to the Women’s Varsity Soccer team for the upcoming 2013 MCAC season. Stephanie played her youth soccer in the St Charles Soccer District, playing for Portage Trail Soccer Club Premier and Regional teams. During her years with PTSC her teams qualified for four city finals, winning one city championship.  Stephanie plays Striker and Wing.

Stephanie graduated from Westwood Collegiate in 2010.

After youth Stephanie continued to play senior women’s soccer in the WWSL with the Hornets SC. She was the team’s top scorer in 2011 and finished third overall in her Division. “I know Stephanie very well as she also plays for me with the Hornets SC in the Women’s Senior League”, says Head Coach Doug Lawrie, “she is very athletic and has a tremendous shot.  What I like most about Stephanie is her enthusiastic attitude and love of the game. She will be a great addition to the Rebels.”

Stephanie will be enrolling in the Business Administration program.

Leah Single

Red River College Athletics is pleased to announce the commitment of Leah Single to the Women’s Varsity Soccer team for the 2013 MCAC season. Leah played youth soccer in the Bonivital Flames Premier program. With the Flames she won three MSA Cups and one USA Cup.

Leah graduated from Collège Béliveau in 2008, where she played high school soccer as well. After graduation she coached her high school team for one season. Leah plays Wing.

“Leah was referred to us by an alumni player and I am very pleased to see these lasting connections to Red River College soccer being built”, says Head Coach Doug Lawrie, “Leah will be a strong presence on our team with her skill and character”.

Leah is currently pursuing her diploma in Business Administration, and plans to major in Marketing.

Elizabeth Codville

Red River College Women’s Soccer is pleased to announce the commitment of Elizabeth Codville for the 2013 MCAC season. Elizabeth played youth soccer with FCNW Premier where she helped her teams reach MSA Cup or League finals on seven occasions.

She graduated from Sisler HS in 2009, where she also starred on her high school soccer team. In her Grade 12 season she was named Team Captain and led her team to the league championship. Elizabeth currently plays with Wolves United in the WWSL.

In Senior Women’s soccer she has been a Golden Boot winner and a team MVP. Elizabeth plays either Midfield or Forward.

“I am very pleased to have the commitment of a player of such quality to the Women’s soccer team”, says Head Coach Doug Lawrie, “she will add tremendous skill and punch to our attack”. Elizabeth will be entering the Early Childhood Education diploma program, after which she intends to pursue the joint degree option with the University of Winnipeg.

Tryout for the Rebels

August 22, 2013

Sport is — and always has been — a part of your life. You’ve dedicated countless hours to practicing, improving and being part of a team. At Red River College, we value this dedication and understand the same effort you put into your game also plays a role in your success in the classroom.

As you begin your post-secondary education, you can prolong that passion by being part of the Red River College Rebels as we compete in the Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference. Our women’s and men’s teams play home and away games with colleges throughout Manitoba. The success of our varsity teams is dependent on you, the student-athlete.

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

If you’re interested in pulling on our jersey and being a Rebel, then we want to see you out at one of our upcoming tryouts, which are open to all RRC students.

Team Date Time Location
Soccer – Men’s August 26
August 27
August 28
5:30 to 7:30pm
5:30 to 7:30pm
5:30 to 7:30pm
Norm Konowalchuk Fields (Notre Dame Campus)
Soccer – Women’s August 26
August 27
August 28
5:30 to 7:30pm
5:30 to 7:30pm
5:30 to 7:30pm
Norm Konowalchuk Fields (Notre Dame Campus)
Basketball – Men’s September 3
September 4
7:00 to 9:00pm
8:00 to 10:00pm
North Gym on the Notre Dame Campus
Basketball – Women’s August 27
August 29
5:30-7:30
5:30-7:30
North Gym on the Notre Dame Campus
Volleyball – Men’s September 3
September 5
5:00 to 7:00pm
5:00 to 7:00pm
North Gym on the Notre Dame Campus
Volleyball –Women’s September 4
September 5
6:00 to 8:00pm
7:00 to 9:00pm
North Gym on the Notre Dame Campus

Can’t make tryouts?  Contact us to make alternate arrangements.

We encourage you to fill out the recruiting form at https://www.rrc.ca/index.php?pid=3306 prior to attending tryouts.

Interested students should bring their student IDs, proof of health insurance, and appropriate sport clothing to tryouts.

For more information, contact Shane Ray at shray@rrc.ca or 204.632.3030.

Chris MacLennan will join the Rebels as Head Coach for Women’s Volleyball

August 20, 2013

RED RIVER COLLEGE REBELS ANNOUNCE NEW ADDITION TO COACHING STAFF

Chris MacLennan will join the Rebels as Head Coach for women’s volleyball

For Immediate Release — August 20, 2013

WINNIPEG, MB — Red River College (RRC) is pleased to announce the hiring of Chris MacLennan, Head Coach for the Rebels Women’s Volleyball team.

“Chris will be a great addition to the coaching staff here at RRC, and the athletes who are part of the program will have the opportunity to learn and play for an excellent coach,” said Shane Ray, manager of athletics and recreation services for Red River College.

MacLennan, a Level 2 NCCP (National Coaching Certification Program) coach, starts his first season at RRC after having established himself in Ontario with the Maverick Volleyball Club in Ottawa, then moving on to work as an assistant coach at joining Lakehead University, as their assistant coach during the 2011-12 campaign.

He also coached with the Shock Volleyball Club in Winnipeg over the past year, and led Team Manitoba at the National Team Challenge Cup in July. His proven success at the club, provincial and post-secondary level will be an asset to the program here at Red River College.

“I am very excited to begin training this season, and will look to put together an excellent group with some of the returning players in combination with some new talent entering the gym this year” said MacLennan.  “We will look to improve upon the established success of this program — this year and moving forward.”

The Red River Rebels are the varsity sport teams of Red River College, and compete in the Manitoba College Athletic Conference (MCAC). The College fields men and womens 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)

shray@rrc.ca

Erik Hansen and Dylan Power will join the Rebels as co-head coach’s for Men’s Volleyball

August 14, 2013

Red River College is pleased to announce the hiring of Erik Hansen and Dylan Power as Co-Head Coaches of the Rebels Men’s Volleyball team.

“As alumni of the volleyball program, Dylan and Erik bring a passion not only to the sport of volleyball but to the Rebels program,” says Shane Ray, manager of athletics and recreation services for RRC. “We are excited about the next step in the Rebels Volleyball program and the direction it will take under Erik and Dylan’s leadership.”

Power holds his Level 1 NCCP (National Coaching Certification Program) and is no stranger to Rebels athletics. Having completed four seasons with the Rebels, he has captured three league titles, and been named the Championship Final Four MVP. He also holds a national gold and silver medal with the Manitoba provincial team and Bison Club volleyball team, respectively. Dylan is currently finishing his fifth year of university, studying Business Technology Teacher Education at RRC and the University of Winnipeg (joint program).

“I will bring the leadership and experience gained as a player to the bench this year, and will continue to add to the tradition of excellence that RRC athletics has established,” said Power.

Hansen added, “I look forward to taking the next step in my volleyball career and with the Rebels program. I am excited to be able to give back to a great program that has given me so many great memories and experiences. Dylan and I want to create a competitive team that will build on the past success of the program.”

During Hansen’s time at RRC, he played and won four championships over five years. Hansen also played at the University of Winnipeg for a year and is a graduate of Lord Selkirk Regional Comprehensive Secondary School, where he played under Jim Schreyer. Hansen is a recent graduate of RRC’s Civil Engineering Technology program, and is currently finishing a second diploma in Construction Management while working for the City Of Winnipeg.

The Red River Rebels are the varsity sport teams of Red River College, and compete in the Manitoba College Athletic Conference (MCAC). The College fields teams in basketball (men and women), futsal (men and women), soccer (men and women) and volleyball (men and women). This year the men’s volleyball program will be looking to repeat as MCAC Champions.

Winnipeg’s Jordan Goetting will join the Rebels as the head coach for men’s soccer

July 23, 2013

Red River College (RRC) is pleased to announce the hiring of Jordan Goetting as the Head Coach for the Rebels Men’s Soccer and Futsal teams.

“We are excited to bring a coach with his knowledge, skills and passion for the sport to Red River College as we continue to grow our soccer program. “ said Shane Ray, manager of athletics and recreation services for Red River College.

Goetting got his start in soccer at the age of 9 and worked his way up through the soccer system in Winnipeg . He brings to the College more than 27 years of experience in the game as a player, coach and trainer.

Goetting’s experience has taken him to some of the highest levels in soccer, including a 1995 trial with Swansea City F.C. of the English Premier League. It was there that Goetting learned the difference between being a professional and an amateur soccer player. Goetting continued to play throughout North America with stints in Thunder Bay, Ontario with the Chill, and in Missouri with the Springfield Demize of the Premier Development League. As an amateur soccer player Goetting has won the national championships with two Manitoba clubs in 2000(Winnipeg Lucania FC) and again in 2009(SC Hellas).

“I am looking forward to starting my first year as the Rebels head coach and growing the program that will continue to improve each year” said, Goetting.

In 2011 Goetting started his own soccer school, JNJ SOCCER, and has continued to pass on his love for the game onto kids and adults throughout the city. In 2012 he coached Action FC to a 10th place finish in the country.

Committed to sharing his passion for the sport of soccer, and to provide opportunities to children in need, Goetting will be traveling to Kenya in 2014 to develop a soccer program for an orphanage.

Goetting is a Pre B level coach and plans on obtaining his national levels in the near future.

The Red River Rebels are the varsity sport teams of Red River College and compete in the Manitoba College Athletic Conference (MCAC). The College fields teams in basketball (men and women), futsal (men and women), soccer (men and women) and volleyball (men and women). This year the men’s soccer program will be entering it’s third year of play.