Medicine Hat, AB (February 26, 2020) – The Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) is pleased to announce that Stephen (Steve) Enright, Head Coach of The University of Alberta - Augustana Vikings Women's Volleyball team, has been selected by his ACAC coaching 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 showed 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" emphasised 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 AD 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.
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About the ACAC: The ACAC is the governing body for intercollegiate athletics in Alberta. Its mission is to foster the development of the student athlete through the administration and promotion of intercollegiate athletics as part of the educational experience and provide a leadership role in the development of sport in Alberta.
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For additional information, contact:
Randal Nickel, University of Alberta Augustana
Executive Director Student Life, Acting AD
Mark Kosak, ACAC
Chief Executive Officer
Twitter: @acac_sport / #ACACWVB2020