Athlete of the Week
The Powerland Urban High School Athlete of the Week is Claire Signatovich of the Oak Park Raiders basketball team.
This 6’1” forward averaged 21 points, 16 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 blocks per game. She led the team to a 32-1 season and the Raiders’ second consecutive Milk AAAA Basketball Championship where she scored 24 points, had 20 rebounds and was named the Championship MVP. During the season she also garnered MVP honours at the Pembina Trails Bison Invitational and St. Vital Invitational, while earning all-star recognition at the Raiders Classic, Sisler Invitational, Tri-Prov (Edmonton), and WWAC Championship. Coach Murray Brown states, “Claire has redefined her game this year as she has made the transition to playing a more all round game. At 6'1" she has the ability to be effective in the post, especially with her great footwork. Her ball handling ability and shooting range has made her extremely difficult to match up with for other teams. Beyond her basketball ability, Claire is a true leader who establishes a high standard for the team. Her work ethic and desire to improve make her a pleasure to have on the team. She excels in big moments as demonstrated in the provincial finals”.
This Grade 11 student maintains a 96% academic average, while also participating in volleyball and ultimate.