Bisons Add Six Local Recruits to Women’s Volleyball Team

The Manitoba Bison women’s volleyball team isn’t even halfway through its season, but is already stacking the roster with local talent for 2011-12.

On Wednesday, veteran head coach Ken Bentley introduced six local recruits to the Bisons.


Emily Erickson is a 6’1″ middle hitter from J.H. Bruns Collegiate, Jordana Milne is a 6’0″ middle hitter from Oak Park High School, Crystal Mulder is a 5’9″ outside hitter from River East Collegiate, Danika Picklyk is a 5’1″ left side hitter from St. Mary’s Academy, Miranda Schmidt is a middle hitter player from Mennonite Brethren Collegiate Institute (MBCI), and Christina Souza is a 5’8″ setter from Vincent Massey Collegiate. Souza also won the honour of being named the Winnipeg High School Athlete of the Week on Wednesday. The British-born, but Brazilian-raised athlete caught the eye of Bentley, who sees a lot of promise in the 17-year-old next year.

The Bisons also introduced Christine Foest, a 6’2″ middle/outside hitter from Notre Dame College School in Welland, Ontario.

This season’s Bisons take on the UBC Thunderbirds Friday and Saturday at the Investors Group Athletic Centre at 6 p.m. video