Dr. Dale Iwanoczko Memorial Scholarship
Katya Cisneros, St. Mary’s Academy – Katya was a competitive figure skater and soccer player growing up and fell in love with volleyball following a Grade 8 school tournament after her coach commented on her good play and encouraged her to consider playing club volleyball. She followed that advise and since then has pursued volleyball at more competitive and serious levels. A right side player, Katya was a member of Team Manitoba in 2019 that competed in the Canada Cup in Halifax, was team captain of her school team that reached the final four of the AAAA Provincials and was selected as a Volleyball Manitoba 2021-22 Graduating All-Star. Off the court she has volunteered as a coach for Grade 7 teams, is a peer tutor for a grade 8 student and has volunteered with organizations such as Simkin Centre and Manitoba Harvest. In the classroom she has maintained a 94% academic average and will be pursuing a Science degree at the University of Winnipeg, with future aspirations of pursuing medicine. She has committed to the Wesmen women’s volleyball team starting this fall of 2022.