COTR fits Avalanche setter


Having played volleyball at Mount Baker Secondary School and for East Kootenay Volleyball Club teams previously, Julie-Ann Sternig is now in her second year as Setter for College of the Rockies Women’s Avalanche.

Sternig, who won Rookie of the Year in her first year with the Avalanche, is finding College of the Rockies an ideal fit for her.  “Coming to College of the Rockies allowed me to stay in my hometown and to still continue to play volleyball,” Sternig says.

Agata Bendkowska, Coach of the Women’s Avalanche team, is impressed with what Sternig brings to the team.   “Julie is a very smart individual on and off the court.  She has a great work ethic and works well with her teammates.  She cares about her team and plays as hard as she can,” she remarks.

Sternig is enrolled in University Transfer courses at College of the Rockies in hopes of working toward a Bachelor of Arts degree and eventually becoming a psychologist.   While at the College she is enjoying her time with the Avalanche.  “My favourite experience so far was winning two of our four games on our first road trip of the season,” she says.

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