Athlete of the Week
The Powerland Rural High School Athlete of the Week is Kaitlyn Thompson of the Gilbert Plains Trojans volleyball team.
This 5’7” middle led her JV team to victory at the Killarney tournament, and led the team to the A/AA McDonalds Provincial Volleyball Championship title, in which she earned a player of the game award, and a Tournament All-star award. During provincials, Kaitlyn ended up with 4 service aces, 29 kills and 22 stuff-blocks. Coach Daniel Lehmann states, “Kaitlyn has become a quiet leader among a very strong group of volleyball players. She leads by example with her consistent play on the court, and always demonstrates control of her emotions. In a tight game, when the pressure is high, Kaitlyn remains calm and just plays her game. Her controlled aggression on offense constantly makes her a threat to score points for our team, and her attention to detail on defense has made her a very confident passer from the back row”.
In grade 10, she maintains an 83% academic average, while also participating in basketball, and track & field.