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Recruits Update 1

Recruits Update 1

CapU Department of Athletics

With a number of recruits having been announced over the past few weeks, below is a complete list of those that have been announced via Instagram and Twitter.

Men's Basketball

Julien Duker

Julien Duker

Hometown: Toronto, ONT
Previous Schools: Trinity Western
Height: 6'3"
Position: Guard

Coach Kannemeyer: "Julien Duker comes to the Blues as a transfer student from Trinity Western University where he redshirted for coach Trevor Pirdie. Julien was looking for a change of scenery and wanted to contribute on the floor. If Julien works hard and competes he will be able to reach his immense potential. A track star in Ontario, Julien is a tremendous athlete who can lock down opposing teams' best player, shoot off the catch and finish acrobatically at the rim. As a coaching staff we are excited to work with Julien."

Julien: "What do I plan to bring to the Blues: My heart, determination, and my ALL on the court and off the court. 110% always."

Women's Basketball

Madeleine Counsell

Madeleine Counsell

Hometown: Port Moody, BC
Previous Schools: Heritage Woods Secondary
Height: 5'9"
Position: Guard

Coach Weimer, "I'm excited to have Maddy join our group coming over from a strong Heritage Woods girl's basketball program. She loves to play defense, and it shows. Her tough as nails attitude and high basketball IQ along with her relentless heart and hustle make her an asset at both ends of the court. We're excited to get her out there and see what she can do at the University level. She has also been accepted into the highly respected Bachelor of Music Therapy program at Capilano University."

Jenna Griffin

Jenna Griffin

Hometown: North Vancouver, BC
Previous Schools: Windsor Secondary
Height: 5'6"
Position: Forward

Coach Weimer, "I'm thrilled to have Jenna joining our Blues family this upcoming season. She is an exciting and dynamic player who can punish opponents from inside and out. Her ability to get to the rim and finish or feed her teammates coupled with her deep shooting range makes her a tough assignment for any team. Also, a crafty defender, Jenna is highly effective on and off the ball. One of the top 4A guards in the Province this past season, I am confident Jenna will have an immediate impact in her rookie campaign in the PACWEST. Jenna was the recipient of the 2020 BC 4A Girls Provincials prestigious Complete Player Award from the Quinn Keast Foundation."

Men's Soccer

Women's Soccer

Jolene Verdicchio

Jolene Verdicchio

Hometown: North Vancouver, BC
Previous Schools: Windsor Secondary
Height: 5'6"
Position: Forward

Coach Kindel: "Jolene caught our eye with her skill & the ability to take defenders to get to goal.  Her mindset of getting shots on target is something we look forward to her bringing to the table."

Men's Volleyball

Ethan Apostoliuk

Ethan Apostoliuk

Hometown: Port Moody, BC
Previous Schools: Heritage Woods Secondary
Height: 6'6"
Position: Middle

Coach Dooley: "Ethan is the epitome of raw athleticism. Transferring from hockey to join volleyball relatively late, he has picked up the game quickly.  His size, athleticism, and willingness to compete, learn and improve is sure to be a recipe for success for this athlete."

Markus Wong

Markus Wong

Hometown: Burnaby, BC
Previous Schools: Moscrop Secondary
Height: 6'0"
Position: Libero

Coach Dooley: "Markus is the top libero in his age category, and has a wealth of high-level experience, most notably including leading Team BC to a gold medal in Halifax last summer. He is an excellent receiver and defender and is level headed, agile, and extremely poised under pressure, which will set him up for success very well at the post-secondary level."

Women's Volleyball

Grace Brisebois

Grace Brisebois

Hometown: Sechelt, BC
Previous Schools: Chatelech Secondary
Height: 6'0"
Position: Outside Hitter