Monday, February 5, 2018
At the heart of athletics at Providence is a commitment to nurture the young women and men who compete as part of Pilots teams. Last season was the first in 25 years in which those teams didn’t celebrate a National, Regional or Provincial Championship, but the campaign was a success nonetheless.
“Our goal is to glorify God with how we live daily while continuing to foster a Christ-centred culture that impacts the communities we’re a part of,” explains Scott Masterson, head coach of the men’s volleyball program and Director of Athletics at Providence. “We have great groups of players that our coaching staffs are excited to invest in.”
Naturally, all six Pilots teams also want, even expect, to win trophies, and with the 2017-18 season having commenced with a pair of soccer alumni matches on Sunday, the Providence community can look forward to supporting competitive squads over the coming months.
“This is expected to be a big year for us. Our new schedule puts us on the road a lot this year, but ultimately that should bring us closer together as a team." - Joel Coursey, Women's BB Head Coach
“This season's team is looking forward to playing a fast-paced, high-scoring and entertaining brand of hoops. Led by head coach Tim Friesen, we're also looking forward to mentoring this group of young men in faith and life." - RJ Mackenzie, Men's BB Assistant Coach
“We have added some very good young players who will help push us to the next level. Right from the start of training camp we will need to get ready as our team will have games every week until the NCCAA Regional Championship and, hopefully, the NCCAA National Championship.” - Tory Walker, Women's Soccer Head Coach
“Our goal is to continue establishing a strong culture—a culture that is invested in impacting the community and glorifying God through our actions on and off the field. We are putting expectations on ourselves to challenge in both MCAC and at the NCCAA National Championship.” - Joey Passi, Men's Soccer Head Coach
“After two straight NCCAA National Championship final appearances our goal is to get back there again and hopefully have a better result this year. One of the highlights of our schedule is a pre-season tournament in Red Deer, AB, where we will play some of the best teams in Canada.” - Kyle Guenther, Women's VB Head Coach
“We have a great mix of returning and new players and are hoping to improve our results from last year. Our pre-season schedule is very strong and will do a great job of preparing us for the season.” - Scott Masterson, Men's VB Head Coach