The University of Alberta Augustana Campus is pleased to welcome Macy McDonald to the Vikings Women's Volleyball Team beginning in the 2020-21 ACAC season.
The 5' 11" Middle Blocker from Grande Prairie, Alberta is excited for the opportunity, "I am excited to be attending Augustana, and I look forward to starting my degree in the fall. Moving to Alberta [five years ago] allowed me to play Club Volleyball." Of her experience, McDonald adds, "playing volleyball has taught me so many lessons that I am thankful for today, like the value of a good work ethic, teamwork, and perseverance." The soon-to-be graduate of Charles Spencer High School has been fortunate enough to play for her High School, the Mavericks Senior Volleyball team for the last three years, under Coach Cheryl Horne. They won bronze at the ASAA 4A Provincials in 2018 and 2019. McDonald was invited to play in the GRRC All-star game after Provincials at the end of the 2019 school season and has also played with South Peace Volleyball Club for the last four years during the Club seasons.
"We are thrilled to have Macy as part of our program. Macy is a tremendous person and is going to bring a lot of character to our program," says Vikings Head Coach and ACAC Coach of the Year, Steve Enright. "She is a highly skilled Middle Blocker who, we feel, will be able to contribute in the immediate future on the court."
The Vikings just posted a season record of 20-4 in 2019-20, during which they rode a 16 match winning streak and went undefeated in the second half of the season. The Vikings finished the 2019-20 regular season in first place in the North Division of the ACAC, in the Top 10 in CCAA national rankings and fourth place overall at the ACAC Conference Championship. With McDonald's help, the Vikings look to improve their results next season.