College of the Rockies' Avalanche volleyball program signed Australian outside hitter, Jessica Jones for the 2018-19 season.
Jones, has played volleyball for nine years with Brighton Secondary School in home town of Adelaide as well as for club teams, state/provincial teams, and for the Australian Volleyball League. She travelled internationally throughout Asia with the Australian youth and junior national teams before coming to Canada to attend Red Deer College and play in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC).
After taking a year off to heal a couple of minor injuries and to travel she has chosen to join College of the Rockies and the Avalanche in order to further develop as an athlete.
"I look forward to giving my best to the College's athletic program, to playing in a different league, living in beautiful BC, and to completing my educational goals," Jones says.
"We are very happy to have Jessica joining our women's volleyball program," says coach John Swanson. "Jess has played at a very competitive level in her homeland of Australia and then gained valuable experience competing in the very strong ACAC conference at Red Deer College. I believe her experience and maturity will be a great addition to our team".
While at College of the Rockies, Jones will be enrolled in the Tourism Management program.
"I am super excited to play with the passion that keeps me loving the game, to share my knowledge of the game from an international perspective, to make new friendships, and to have a successful and fun season as a member of the Avalanche," she concludes.
College of the Rockies' Avalanche volleyball pre-season begins on September 7, when the Avalanche take on Ambrose University.