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Blazers Men's Basketball Add Araya on the Outside

2023.06.06 @ 9:44 AM • Men's Basketball

Blazers Men's Basketball Add Araya on the Outside

The CMU Men's Basketball program is very pleased to announce the commitment of Isaiah Araya for the 2023-24 MCAC and NIAC seasons. The former Miles Mac standout will add length to the guard positions for the Blazers this season.

A graduate of Miles Macdonell Collegiate in 2020, Araya has been studying at the University of Manitoba here in Winnipeg to start his post-secondary education, but the thought of playing college basketball has always been placed in the back of his mind, and he's now decided to come through on that dream.  Despite his relatively lengthy 6'3" height, Araya has slotted in as point guard or shooting guard throughout his high school and club career, possessing the ball handling talent and game sense needed to control play from the outside.  In his senior year, Araya helped his high school Buckeyes to an undefeated record in the MHSAA "AAAA" KPAC division, taking home the division title during their incredible run, and would have entered the Provincial Championships as the 7th seed in Manitoba had the tournament not been cancelled due to the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Araya brings with him plenty of big game experience, with his Buckeyes also having won the Sturgeon Heights Tournament in his final high school season, and played to finals appearances at the Winnipeg Invitational Tournament and the Miles Mac Tournament as the hosts.  He picked up all-star recognition at the Sturgeon and Winnipeg Invitationals en route to being named a KPAC all-star and MHSAA graduating all-star.

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Girmay Ready to Bring Her Passion for the Game to Blazers Women's Basketball

2023.05.17 @ 11:00 AM • Women's Basketball

Girmay Ready to Bring Her Passion for the Game to Blazers Women's Basketball

The CMU Women's Basketball program is very pleased to announce the commitment of Betty Girmay for the 2023-24 MCAC and NIAC seasons. The River East Collegiate product will bring a strong three-point game and play-making ability from the point to the Blazers this year.

Girmay and her high school River East Kodiaks squad had a strong showing in the MHSAA "AAAA" division this year, maintaining a top ten ranking in the province throughout the season, taking home third place wins in two of their four tournaments heading into Manitoba Provincial Championships.  Girmay received All-Star and MVP recognition in those top-three tournament finishes at the Sisler Spartans Classic and Crocus Plains Tournament to go along with her KPAC conference All-Star and MHSAA Graduating All-Star awards.  The Kodiaks were a dominant force in KPAC Tier 1, dropping only one regular season match to the Garden City Gophers, who they met again in the division final.  River East entered the provincial championship as the sixth seed, and after a win over the hosts Crocus Plains, the Kodiaks found themselves up against their rivals the Gophers in the quarter-finals, but once again Garden City came out on top on their run to the provincial finals.  Kodiaks varsity girls head coach Kristen Asmundson weighed in on what Girmay has brought to their program the past few years: "Betty has been an important part of Kodiaks basketball the past four years leading our JV and Varsity teams at the point guard position.  In this role, she stood out mostly for her three-point shooting and deceptive ball handling skills.  Betty has so much love and passion for basketball, you can see it when she competes and by how much time she puts into improving her game.  Betty has been a part of Winnipeg Wolves, TAP and the provincial team, and will be a nice addition to the Blazers program and we look forward to seeing how she progresses there."

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Blazers WVB Double Dip from Sturgeon to Complete Dynamic Duo

2023.05.11 @ 11:00 AM • Women's Volleyball

Blazers WVB Double Dip from Sturgeon to Complete Dynamic Duo

The CMU Women's Volleyball program is very pleased to announce the commitment of Bronwyn Holroyde for the 2023-24 MCAC season. The Sturgeon Heights and Bandits Club Volleyball product will come to the Blazers with an instant connection with her familiar high school and club setter, keeping the duo intact and looking to reach new heights together.

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Blazers Women's Basketball Make Landmark Signing with Victoria Welsh

2023.05.09 @ 11:00 AM • Women's Basketball

Blazers Women's Basketball Make Landmark Signing with Victoria Welsh

The CMU Women's Basketball program is very pleased to announce the commitment of Victoria Welsh for the 2023-24 MCAC and NIAC seasons. The Landmark Collegiate product will be a versatile combo forward/guard addition to the Blazers roster for the coming year.

Welsh will bring another dimension to the Blazers next season having competed within the "AA" boys division of the Manitoba High School Athletic Association for both of her varsity seasons.  Coming from a relatively small school often comes with the need to fill in where necessary, and after the varsity boys coach for her high shcool Landmark 96ers approached her to tryout for his team in her grade 11 year, Welsh proved herself on the court and was given a spot on the squad, receiving full support from her new teammates.  The change was received a little less amicably by opposing teams, but despite some backlash Welsh continued on, defying the typical gender boundaries.  Now in her senior year she has garnered a reputation as a worthy opponent and has used her experiences as motivation to continue to improve and bring her game to the next level.  Her high school coach, Matt Feakes, weighed in on what the Blazers latest signing brings to the court, noting "Victoria has a great drive to play basketball the right way.  She understands the game, shares the ball, and has good skills.  She never shrinks back from the big moments."

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From the Beaches of BC to the Manitoba Hardwood: Murphy Makes the Jump to Blazers MVB

2023.05.04 @ 9:45 AM • Men's Volleyball

From the Beaches of BC to the Manitoba Hardwood: Murphy Makes the Jump to Blazers MVB

The CMU Men's Volleyball program is very pleased to announce the commitment of Alex Murphy for the 2023-24 MCAC season. The R.A. McMath and Langara College transfer from Richmond, BC is excited to take his game from the beach back to the hardcourt next season.

A graduate from Richmond's R.A. McMath Secondary School in 2018, Murphy has been honing his all-around game on the beach courts of BC's lower mainland in his time since graduating.  Murphy was a mulit-sport athlete for his high school Wildcats, featuring on the volleyball, basketball, and rugby teams, which led to him being named the school's Top Male Athlete in his senior year.  A setter on his high school squad, Murphy was a late bloomer seeing his growth spurt come not until his varsity years when he became one of the taller boys on the team.  At that time he was already active during the summers in outdoor grass leagues, and carried that passion for the outdoor game into his time since graduating high school.

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