Cate Sykes, a 5'8" setter from West Vancouver British Columbia has committed to the College of the Rockies for the 2018/19 season. Cate is in her last year at West Vancouver Secondary School and is a multi-sport athlete excelling in volleyball and fast pitch. Cate was named West Vancouver Secondary School's most inspirational athlete in 2015 and 2016. She helped guide her fastball team to the BC Softball "B" Provincial Fast pitch Championships in 2016, as well as the Western Canadian Softball "A" Fast pitch Championship in 2016. Cate was named North Shore Volleyball 1st Team All-star in 2016 and 2017 and also helped guide her club team to a bronze medal at the 2017 BC Volleyball Club Provincials. Cate plays for the BCO Club program based out of the North Shore of Vancouver B.C. and plans to take the UVIC Education program while she studies at the College of the Rockies.
Cate is super excited to attend College of the Rockies and mentioned "because of the great coaching staff, team culture and friendly players it made her decision easier when deciding on a program to join". Cate also mentioned "I've also heard great things about living in Cranbrook and the amazing support the volleyball team receives from the school and community'. Cate also mention "I love the idea of school spirit, and have always wanted to live in a tight-knit community away from the congestion of the big city, therefore, College of the Rockies was the right decision for me. I'm very excited that I can get a chance to live in the East Kootenay's and play volleyball while pursing my goal to become a teacher, I'm looking forward to next year!"
We are very excited to have Cate Sykes joining the College of the Rockies Women's volleyball program. Cate has shown incredible skill in her versatility as a power hitter and setter. She also excels in the sport of fast pitch which indicates her skill as a multi-purpose athlete. Upon our meeting with Cate the coaching staff made an immediate connection with her and her family and we knew she would be a tremendous addition to our program. "Cate is the exact type of player we look to recruit into our women's volleyball program as she not only excels on the volleyball court, but is a tremendous student and person. Her willingness to become involved in the community is another testament to her character and one that will serve her well amongst the passionate fans of Cranbrook".