'Cats scratch out sixth at provincials

R.A. McMath Wildcats earned sixth place at the 2012 provincials. - sub
R.A. McMath Wildcats earned sixth place at the 2012 provincials.
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The R.A. McMath Wildcats proved to be a force at the B.C. AAAA high school senior girls' volleyball championship last weekend in Port Coquitlam.

And if not for the powerhouse South Delta Sun Devils, which defeated them in the quarter-finals en route to the provincial title, the Wildcats might have fared even better than their sixth-place finish.

The talented McMath squad played with intensity throughout their matches, with Katrina Tolentino earning all-star team recognition. But as a group, perhaps the greatest honour they received as being named the most sportsmanlike team—further reflecting on their always-positive head coach Rob Forbes and his assistant Rick Hansen.

Forbes began coaching the team as Grade 8s and said then: "The year these girls graduate, will be the year I retire." That time has come and he's now handed in his notice to the school board and will be retiring this June.

Team members were: Shannon Boe, Hilary Schaap, Rebecca Hansen, Carling Matsuzaki, Danielle Kiss, Emma Partridge, Katrina Tan, Natasha Magnus, Amelia Ball, Katrina Tolentino, Marta Gorgopa, Amber Pomeroy and Alynn Meginbir.


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