This year’s edition of the Rattlers Women’s Basketball Team returns to ACAC action with development and work ethic as their top priority. With six players returning from last year and seven new to the program this team is an extremely determined group of athletes who are convinced that their hard work can produce success. It will take time for our returners to fill their new roles while our new players adapt to the challenges of the ACAC.
This year’s Rattlers will only go as far as their depth will take them. Our six returning players will be called upon to set the level of intensity and focus in practice every day as they know what it takes to have success at the ACAC level. Our seven newcomers, including 4 local standouts Jade Spruyt, Courtney Rozdeba, Kennedy Werre, and Dakota Schacher, will bring an energy and enthusiasm to our team. We are very excited for their futures as Rattlers.
This year’s Rattlers will look to find success through their defense and up tempo style. Our team is convinced that the sum of our parts are significantly greater than our individual gifts and that our success will be determined by our willingness to communicate and work together with each player accepting and excelling within their role.
Coach McLester is going into his seventh season with the Women's Program after 4 years with the Men's Team. In 2007 the Rattlers earned the ACAC Silver Medal and earned a spot to the CCAA National Championships in Truro, Nova Scotia as a wildcard team. The Rattlers had not earned a bid to the Nationals in over 25 years.
Prior to joining the Rattlers Jason was an Assistant Coach for the MacEwan Griffins, in Edmonton, where his team lost a tough playoff to Medicine Hat College. McLester has his Canadian Coaching Association Level III Certification. McLester graduated with a Bachelor of Physical Education from the University of Alberta in 2000. He also earned enough credits to obtain his Teaching Certificate with a focus in Physical Education. In 2007, he completed his Master’s degree in Education with a focus on Coaching Studies from the University of Victoria.
A native of Edmonton, Alberta, Jason is married to his wife Alissa and they are proud parents of two boys.
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(403) 529- 3836
(403) 504-3511 (fax)
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Jason McLesterHead Coach, Women's Basketball
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