Sea-Hawks Add Kuchinka & Wagar for 2017-18 Volleyball Season

Sea-Hawks Add Kuchinka & Wagar for 2017-18 Volleyball Season

Kaitlyn Kuchinka

The Memorial Sea-Hawks are pleased to announce a new recruit in the women's volleyball program. Kaitlyn Kuchinka, an Edmonton native, will be joining John Slauenwhite's group for the 2017-2018 season. Slauenwhite had this to say about the new recruit:

"Kaitlyn is a dynamic athlete who will add depth to our team's outside attacker position. Coming from the Pandas Volleyball Club (Edmonton, AB) it's easy to see that Kaitlyn is a student of the game and pushes herself to be better. With plans to study engineering, she understands what it means to be a student-athlete." Stated coach Slauenwhite. 

The 5'10" outside hitter comes to Memorial with a long track record of success. A 2016 ASAA 4A high school champion, Kaitlyn was also a member of the 2015 Metro Edmonton Division 1 championship team. Her record of success at the highest levels is something Memorial hopes translates to her debut with the Sea-Hawks, as they look to get over the hump and win an AUS title.

On the decision to join the Sea-Hawks, Kaitlyn said "I am so excited to attend Memorial University and be able to get an education while playing the sport I love. I enjoyed my time in St. John's and I can't wait to become a Sea-Hawk."

Katie Wagar

The Memorial Sea-Hawks are excited to announce that Nova Scotia native Katie Wagar will be joining the women's Volleyball program for the 2017-2018 season. The 5'6 libero comes to Memorial from Halifax, where she has a long record of success.
Katie has had a successful high school career in helping Citadel High School win back-to-back NSSAF Provincial titles in 2015 & 2016. She was also named MVP of the 2016 Eastern Elite Championships for Team Nova Scotia helping her team to clinch the  gold medal in the tournament.
As a club player, Katie has won championships at the U16 and U17 levels with the Tigers Volleyball Club. In 2013, she was named most improved player, an all-star in 2015 and earned the Tiger Award for Excellence.
On her decision to attend Memorial University and join the Sea-Hawks, Katie said "After visiting Memorial this past summer while competing in the Eastern Elites, I knew this was a place I could see myself going to school.  I am extremely excited to join the Sea-Hawks and become a part of such a great volleyball program."
"We are very excited to add a well rounded athlete such as Katie. Her athleticism, reading skills, and knowledge of the game will help her succeed at the U Sports level. Katie will help push her team and teammates to get better," stated Slauenwhite.