2005-2006

2006-08-22-Hall
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ABBOTSFORD, British Columbia-Trinity Western University’s Athletic Director, Murray Hall, didn’t get the standard he wanted but he still made his mark in the B.C. Seniors games record book. Hall went into competition Friday looking for the Canadian mark of 42.93 metres in the discus but fell more than two metres short of the goal. But his top throw of 40.70 metres broke the B.C. Seniors games mark by more than four metres. After recently setting the new B.C. age-class mark of 42.13 metres and making the All-American standard of 41 metres, Hall now has his sights set on St. George’s, Utah. That’s the site of the famed Huntsman World Senior Games in October.
Chris Meehan a Career for the History Books
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Chris Meehan has played all five years for the TWU Spartans and will graduate as the most decorated student-athlete in Trinity Western University’s history. The fifth year senior capped his career with a CIS national championship, a CIS First Team All Canadian award and a CIS championship tournament MVP.
Liz Spear (3rd yr, middle, 6’2”, Math) - Instant I
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Liz Spear, a 6’2” middle blocker/right side hitter, returned to her Langley roots this year after playing for two years at NCAA Division I Washington State University. Considered one of the top middle blockers in Canada when she graduated from high school, Spear signed with the Cougars and averaged 1.23 kills, 0.61 blocks, and 0.35 service aces in her time there. She came to TWU having played at the highest levels throughout her career:
Taylor Stuart - Experience + Athleticism
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Taylor Stuart’s game is part playground-style creativity, part in-your-face defense, and all breathtaking athleticism. The fifth-year floor general has taken her game to an entirely new level this season and is averaging a career high of 19.88 points (4th in Canada) and 2.71 three-pointers (1st in CW), as well as 1.86 steals.
Jeff Stel - Three Play
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Jeff Stel has become a steady contributor for the Spartans over the past few years, his value no more apparent than at the CIS National Tournament last season. In their opening match against York, Stel led the Spartans to victory with 13 kills, 7 digs, 7 blocks and 2 service aces. In their next match, against the defending national champion Saskatchewan Huskies, Stel was a force once again (8 kills, 2 digs, 1 block) as the Spartans played a near perfect match to sweep 3-0. After recording 13 kills, 10 digs and 6 blocks in the spectacular marathon that was the championship final, Stel was well-deserving of his spot on the Championship All-Star Team.
Trevor Nerdahl-Flying High
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In recent weeks the second year transfer from Briercrest College has taken flight for the Spartans. Over the past two games the 6'2" guard from Caronport, Sask. has led the Spartans by averaging 20 points per game. His play along with fellow backcourt partners Brian Banman, Luke Robinson, Jon Schmidt and Michael Erickson has seen the Spartans improve from 1-7 to 7-7 in Canada West League play.
Dayna JansenVanDoorn - Trusting in God's Plan
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Spartan women’s volleyball features what is surely one of the deepest middle blocker positions in the country, rotating no less than four—all 6’1” or taller and capable of providing an instant threat offensively or defensively—through the lineup while no doubt causing numerous headaches for the opposition. A key contributor is the tallest of the quartet, second-year Dayna Jansen VanDoorn.
Doug van Spronsen -Playing With Passion
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Hailing from Dawson Creek, BC, Doug van Spronsen is currently in his second year at TWU, having transferred to play for the Spartans last season after playing one year at Grande Prairie Regional College. Van Spronsen averaged 1.98 kills (on .405 hitting) and 1.03 blocks in the Spartans’ 2004-05 CIS Silver Medal season, providing many thrills along the way with his impassioned playing style.
Kelly Konrad-Testimony of Faith
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Kelly Konrad enters her third season as a member of the women's basketball team and looks to be a leader both on and off of the court.
Ashlee Davison - Go To Goal
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TWU women's soccer’s all-time leading scorer Ashlee Davison is in her fifth and final year of eligibility, one of three players remaining from the Spartans' first recruiting class for the CIS (TWU Soccer entered the Canadian Interuniversity Sport league, the highest in competitive university sport in Canada, in 2001). In the past four years Davison has played a key role in bringing the Spartans into the national spotlight, none more so than last season when she tallied 12 goals to help bring home the gold medal and TWU's first CIS national championship.
Drew Roddy-Live, Love & Learn
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Fifth-year forward and Minnesota native Drew Roddy is having one of the strongest starts of his career as a Spartan, scoring three goals and adding an assist in the first four games of the regular season. As the squad continues to fight through adversity and the challenges of playing in Canada West in order to make that all-important trip to Prince Edward Island (host of CIS Nationals), Roddy is doing his part to apply his experience and his talent and teach his younger teammates what it takes to be successful in high-level competition. Here’s Roddy, in his own words, on his last four years at TWU:
Lee Ellis Spotlight
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Ten months removed from the heartbreak and dejection following the Spartans' 2004 Canada West semifinal loss, co-captain and fifth-year defender Lee Ellis is focused intently on the final three months of his university athletic career and the one objective that looms like a carrot in front of a racehorse: the CIS national championship.