A young Ponoka woman is collecting accolades for her spectacular performance with the Thompson Rivers University (TRU) women’s volleyball team and her success in the gym is promising to help her educational achievements as well.
A recent profile prepared on Kaitlin Lomas’ volleyball career at her university in B.C. is described as impressive by her coaches.
“Kaitlin played in 17 matches in 2014-15 notching 86 kills and averaging 1.30 kills per set,” said the profile provided to Ponoka News by the university.
“She had 12 serving aces, 10 assists, seven solo blocks and 36 block assists,” it said.
The St. Augustine Catholic School graduate was also nominated for the TRU Athletics “Newcomer of the Year” in 2013-14. In her profile, Lomas is being described as an “all-round athlete” having also played competitive lacrosse and basketball in addition to practicing karate while growing up.
Her head coach Chad Grimm says: “Kaitlin is now in her third year, so I expect her be a defensive stalwart in the middle for us. Physically, she is there. She is big and she’s up there blocking wise and is a presence at the net. Her ability to read the game is getting better and she is making smarter choices. Those choices will allow her to use her physicality to her full potential.”