A Sylvan Laker has been named one of Red Deer Polytechnic’s Athletes of the week. Noah Carlson is currently in his third year of school doing Open Studies at RDP and made quite the debut on the volleyball court. 

Six-foot-six Noah Carlson is awarded the Kings Athlete of the Week. Traditionally an outside-hitter, Carlson started his weekend in the middle position against the Concordia University Thunder, where he finished with five kills on the night. But was later moved to the right- side against 

The Kings University Eagles on Saturday night where he made his presence known and established himself as an athlete to watch out for the upcoming matches. He finished the night with an outstanding 20 kills to help his team to a 3-1 match victory over the Eagles enroute to being named the player of the game. 

Head Coach Aaron Schulha explained adding Noah Carlson this semester was just going to make his team even better and more competitive but also having a bigger net presence. He is a threat coming out of the back row as he has a very high reach. Schulha added that with this addition, he has a good problem to have in that he has multiple weapons, and each player will now have to work even harder to earn that starting position. 

The Queen’s Athlete of the week comes from Spruce Grove. Natalie Buttle is currently in her second year of Kinesiology at Red Deer Polytechnic and plays Queen’s Hockey. 

With two player of the game awards in as many games this past weekend, #94 Natalie Buttle is awarded the Queens Athlete of the Week. The Spruce Grove-native was huge for her team against the SAIT Trojans as she picked up the winning goal on Friday night’s 3-1 victory. 

She would then add another goal and an assist in a 6-0 blowout victory over the Trojans. Buttle, in her second year in the ACAC, sits with four points on the year with two goals and two assists. Her goal on Friday night was quite an impressive goal as she was able to position herself in front of the net and get her stick on a point shot from her teammate Kaedence Mollin to deflect it past the SAIT goaltender.