Sara Potter joins Lakehead University Women’s Volleyball

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Lakehead Women's Volleyball is pleased to announce the commitment of Sara Potter to attend Lakehead University
Lakehead Women’s Volleyball is pleased to announce the commitment of Sara Potter to attend Lakehead University

THUNDER BAY – Sports – Sara Potter has joined Lakehead University Women’s Volleyball. The University is pleased to announce the commitment of Sara Potter to attend Lakehead University and play for the Thunderwolves next season. Potter is a 5’7″ Outside hitter from Forest Heights Collegiate in Kitchener, Ontario, coached by Paul Pavan and Lisa Watson. An honor roll student graduating in the top 5% of her class, Sara will be pursuing an Honors Bachelor of Kinesiology degree at Lakehead. A twin sister (Jessica), Sara has competed with her club team, the Kitchener-Waterloo Predators, coached by Dave LeCortois and Ray Riley for the past 4 years.

After a visit to the University, Sara confirmed her intentions due to the facility, Campus and the teams’ personality. 

Sara Potter joins Lakehead University Women’s Volleyball

“After coming to Lakehead for a visit in February, I am even more excited to get started! Everyone is so welcoming and there is a real sense of community. I had the opportunity to attend a training session with the team and there is so much team spirit, they all support one another. I immediately felt comfortable on the court and I can’t wait to get there and start training hard and playing with all of them!”

Potter continues, “I am a driven, hard working athlete who continuously strives to improve on every skill. I may not be tall, but I sure can jump and I attack the game with a real focus and determination to give it all I’ve got. I’ve been fortunate enough to be part of a successful club team, the K-W Predators, for 4 years and had the opportunity to medal in many tournaments provincially as well as in the U.S. My high school team was also a very strong team, winning OFSAA at the AAAA level several years running.”

Lakehead coach Chris Green comments, “I agree with Sara, she brings great competitive spirit, a pedigree of competition and success, and she brings a great personality and is a mature student athlete. I’ve been impressed with her passion, personality and her intentions. We do not take lightly the costs involved with moving away from home to attend school. Her focus is to come here and be coached to advance her skill and her game. She knows we will do that for her. Training the way we do, it’s contagious to any competitive athlete who wants to advance their game. Sara will enjoy it.”

When asked about her choice of Lakehead, Sara responds: ” I chose Lakehead for a number of reasons. I like the idea of a smaller university, with smaller classes so you really get to know your professors and your classmates. I love the location – being in such natural beauty! I also like the fact that the University is very environmentally conscious and that they really give back to their community. I’ve heard a lot of good things about the Kinesiology program here and after meeting professor Glen Paterson I know this is the right choice. And I really like the training philosophy that Coach Green brings to this team – a real focus on strength and team work!”

Green adds “Again, this area and this institution is contagious. Our professors and location make attending Lakehead a privilege. It is a healthy and active school that offers a lot. Sara will fit in and help this program continue to grow. We are very pleased with her decision and look forward to her arrival here.”

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