Emily Cicon joins UBC T-Birds women’s volleyball team

Isfeld Ice stalwart and Team BC player makes move up to CIS competition

ISFELD ICE STALWART Emily Cicon will be playing for the UBC Thunderbirds next season.

ISFELD ICE STALWART Emily Cicon will be playing for the UBC Thunderbirds next season.





VANCOUVER – The UBC Thunderbirds women’s volleyball team, winners of five consecutive CIS championships, has replenished its roster with the addition of three recruits.

Emily Cicon (Courtenay), Juliana Kaufmanis (Richmond) and Danielle Brisebois (Bolton, ON) will join the Thunderbirds squad for the upcoming season.

“We are very excited to welcome these three tremendous athletes, who not only excel athletically but also scholastically,” said UBC head coach Doug Reimer. “This and their commitment to develop, were important factors in bringing them into the T-Bird program.”

Cicon is a 6-foot-0 middle who won gold with Team BC at the 2011 Volleyball Canada National Team Challenge Cup in Winnipeg.  Cicon also won bronze in 2010 at the Western Elite event representing B.C.

“We think Emily could develop into a very strong blocker with training time,” said Reimer.  “She has a great work ethic and the desire to improve and gives us more depth at the middle position which is something we need moving forward.”

Cicon also played on the senior girls’ volleyball team at her high school, Mark R. Isfeld Secondary. The team placed 11th at the AAA provincial championships in Parksville.

“There is a lot of potential to explore new opportunities and it’s close to home,” said Cicon of her new school.  “My key strengths are a willingness to work hard and a desire to learn.”

Cicon was the winner of Isfeld’s Pinnacle Award, given to a student demonstrating excellence in academics and athletics. She will be enrolling in the Faculty of Science at UBC.

UBC’s first regular season game will take place at War Memorial Gymnasium on Oct. 26.

– UBC Thunderbirds






Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Dasher is back home with mom Christine Girvin thanks to some help from BC Ferries staff. Photo supplied
The cat came back, with help from Comox ferry staff

After Dasher made a dash, ferry staff found her and got her home safe

A rendering of the Denman Green plans for the Kirk Road site. Image, DHA/Ronan Design
Denman Green finds new site for housing

Facing COVID delays, the project reached expiration date on initial site

A fawn stands in a field. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
MARS hoping to build fawn complex for rehab

Their goal is to raise $20,000 in a relatively short period of time.

Aspen Park in Comox is the latest school reporting a COVID-19 exposure. Screenshot, Google Maps
Fifth Comox Valley school reports COVID-19 exposure

Exposure at Aspen Park in Comox was reported for Feb. 22

Cumberland Brewery is looking to expand its patio space temporarily for the summer. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Cumberland Brewery looks for temporary patio expansion

Move would allow business to spread customers outside in summer months

Abbotsford’s Kris Collins turned to TikTok out of boredom when the provincial COVID-19 lockdown began in March 2020. She now has over 23 million followers on the video app. Photo: Submitted
Internet famous: Abbotsford’s Kris Collins is a TikTok comedy queen

Collins has found surprise stardom alone with a phone

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver on Tuesday December 11, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
B.C.’s compromise on in-person worship at three churches called ‘absolutely unacceptable’

Would allow outdoor services of 25 or less by Langley, Abbotsford and Chilliwack churches

Photo: Lt. Sandy Pridmore, MARS Darlene Banerd, MARS, Warren Warttig and Captain Rob Stevens show the new automatic external defibrillator (AED) that will be located at the MARS facilities located at 1331 William Beach Road, Black Creek. Photo supplied
Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society adds AED to Williams Beach Road location

Submitted Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society (MARS) has collaborated with the Comox Firefighters… Continue reading

Baldy Mountain Resort was shut down on Saturday after a fatal workplace accident. (Baldy Mountain picture)
Jasmine and Gwen Donaldson are part of the CAT team working to reduce stigma for marginalized groups in Campbell River. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror
Jasmine’s story: Stigma can be the hardest hurdle for those overcoming addiction

Recovering B.C. addict says welcome, connection and community key for rebuilding after drug habit

A Vancouver restaurant owner was found guilty of violating B.C.’s Human Rights Code by discriminating against customers on the basis of their race. (Pixabay)
Vancouver restaurant owner ordered to pay $4,000 to customers after racist remark

Referring to patrons as ‘you Arabs’ constitutes discrimination under B.C.’s Human Rights Code, ruling deems

BC Ferries experienced heavy traffic on Feb. 27 following cancellations the day before due to strong winds and adverse weather. (Black Press Media file photo)
BC Ferries sailings fill up quickly after Friday cancellations due to high winds

Waits expected on Swartz Bay-Tsawwassen route, Horseshoe Bay-Departure Bay route

1957 photo shows Six Mile House-sponsored #4 1932 Ford stock car with Frank Morris (from left), Ted Mackenzie, Bill Sim and driver Gerry Sylvester. (Bud Glover/Victoria Auto Racing Hall of Fame)
Memories race as Western Speedway approaches its finish line

‘It was life to us:’ Vancouver Island racers, crew will never forget what the track gave them

Most Read