Lauren Loyek: CCAA Athlete of the Week
NAME: Lauren Loyek
TEAM: Red Deer College Queens (Red Deer, AB)
ACADEMIC PROGRAM: Bachelor of Science in Nursing
HIGH SCHOOL: Rimbey High School (Rimbey, AB)
RED DEER, AB–Now in her third year of eligibility in the CCAA, Lauren Loyek has been producing veteran number on the stats board. Her outstanding work ethic earned Lauren her 4th and 5th double doubles this past weekend.
On Friday Loyek battled with the Queens to stay in the running for playoffs. With a 76-61 loss against Lethbridge College, Loyek had 13 rebounds, 15 points and 6 assists. As a captain she was determined to return with her team the next day and play with effort and pride. There was no stopping her as she scored a career high of 26 points, ripped down 12 boards and contributed 7 assists. This led to the Queens’ 70-47 victory over Lethbridge and a chance to compete in Alberta’s ACAC Championship.
Loyek is second in team scoring with 9.30 points per game and tied first in rebounds with 7.60 per game. She was ranked third in the southern Alberta division while attending Rimbey High School, averaging nine rebounds a game, 10 points a game and twelfth overall in scoring.