A resident of Lacombe, Anessa Harrod, has been named the Red Deer Polytechnic Athlete of the Week.
Harrod who is in her first year of open studies at RDP scored two goals on Sunday to lead the Queens Soccer Team to a 3-0 win over the Olds College Broncos. This win will boost the team's chance of moving on to the conference championship that will be taking place in a week.
Coming into the weekend, Harrod had three goals in her rookie season and now leads the Queens in goals with a total of five. With injuries to other key players, Harrod was called upon by Head Coach Mahziar Peyrow to increase her work load and become a starter. She has picked up her game and ran with it since the Lacombe native was given the opportunity to start.
Peyrow could not be more pleased from what he has seen from her in the last couple of weeks. Harrod and the Queens will look to end their season on a winning note as they head down to Calgary to take on the Ambrose University Lions in the final regular season match
Another Central Alberta Athlete was also given the honour this past week. Ashton Chipman of Red Deer was named the Male Athlete of the Week. Chipman who is in his second year as a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences, scored to give The RDP Kings soccer team a win over the SAIT Trojans. This goal was the game winner in the 2-1 victory over the number two seed in the CCAA rankings. Chipman also scored the winning goal versus the Lethbridge College Kodiaks two weeks ago.
With this win, the Kings just needed a draw against the Olds College Broncos on the following day to clinch a playoff spot, which is exactly what happened. The Kings now have a chance to finish second in the South Division.
Chipmanand the Kings will play in their last regular season match this weekend when they head down to Calgary to take on the Ambrose University Lions.