Heat add heavy hitter
Amaya Perry from Chin, Alberta is the newest member of the Okanagan Heat women's volleyball team.
The 5'11 Perry moves on from Catholic Central High School in Lethbridge to join head coach Steve Manuel's Heat varsity program and she brings with her a spectacular resume.
The outside hitter was a three-time member of the Alberta provincial team between the years 2016 and 2018. In 2017, she served as the team's captain, and in 2018 Perry played a key role in helping Alberta capture bronze at the Canada Cup.
"I chose UBC Okanagan because I love the location and appreciate that it is a highly academic and competitive school," said Perry.
"I am very excited to go and play volleyball with other girls who are just as passionate about the sport as I am, I can't wait to expand my skill set with the help of UBCO's awesome coaching staff and teammates. I am looking forward to the challenge of being a varsity student athlete and learning how to balance my responsibilities."
2019-20 will be head coach Steve Manuel's 19th with the program.
"We [the entire women's volleyball coaching staff] could not be happier that Amaya chose to study at UBC Okanagan and to compete for the Heat program. We believe that Amaya has all the tools to make an impact with our program and we look forward to welcoming her to the family."