Canada West chooses Purdy as 2019 Rookie of the Year

Trinity Western’s first-year star Savannah Purdy from Victory is the Canada West Women’s Volleyball Rookie of the Year.

The freshmen Purdy had an outstanding rookie campaign, finishing second amongst her teammates in kills per set, with 2.62. She also put together a .258 hitting percentage, which placed her in the top 10 in Canada West. All told, she averaged 3.1 points per set, putting her 19th overall in the conference.

“It’s been a pleasure to coach Savannah this year,” said Trinity Western Head Coach Ryan Hofer. “She comes in each day and you know what you are going to get from her; hard work and consistency in all aspects of the game. It’s been exciting to see the impact that she has made in Canada West as a freshman, taking on a heavy serve receive load and attacking with an efficiency that we would normally see in a more senior athlete.”

Purdy is the third Spartan to win Canada West Rookie of the Year, following in the footsteps of Alicia Perrin (2011-12) and Saralyn Stel (2003-04).

Joining Purdy as Canada West award winners were UBC’s Kiera Van Ryk (Player of the Year), along with Ashlee Sandiford (Student-Athlete Community Service) and Melanie Sanford (Coach of the Year) from Regina.

The final CW women’s volleyball game of the year is set for Mar. 8 in Calgary, as the defending conference champion Dinos welcome the Spartans to town.The game is set for 5:00 p.m. PST and can be seen live on Canada West TV. Both teams have advanced to the U SPORTS Women’s Volleyball Championship March 15-17 at the University of Alberta.

[Source: TWU Spartans]