The Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference is pleased to announce that Brad Schroeder of the Augustana Vikings, has been selected as the 2015-16 ACAC Men’s Curling Player of the Year.
Schroeder has led the Augustana Vikings Men’s Curling Team as their skip for two years in a row, constantly improving upon his skill and leadership abilities. Schroeder’s dedication to the team and expertise in the game has been the major contributor to his team’s first place, 8-2 record following both the fall and winter regional ACAC competitions. A recent highlight for Schroeder was being honoured, together with the support of the Men’s Curling team, with throwing the first rock to open the 2016 Boston Pizza Cup, the Alberta Provincial Men’s playdown held in Camrose.
Head Coach, Roger Galenza, is very proud of the fourth year Political Studies major from Coronation, Alberta on his career as a Viking. “Brad has a calm and quiet demeanor but is steadfast in his confidence as a skip and leader. His ability to get others to follow his lead has contributed the program’s success.”
Schroeder’s past achievements include an ACAC Championship banner in 2012-13 as a first year skip of the Mixed Curling Team. The same year also saw him named to the ACAC All-Conference Team and he took home Augustana Athletics’ overall Rookie of the Year award. During his first year of involvement with Augustana’s curling program, Schroeder obtained his Club Coach Certificate. He has since utilized this knowledge by regularly volunteering with Augustana’s Little Rocker program to help children aged 6 to 13 learn the sport of curling and develop their skills on the ice.
Schroeder shares this year’s honour with skip, Ryan Dahmer from the Red Deer College Kings.