The 2015 club season was a stepping stone for our only Grade 12 player, Emma, who signed with King’s University in Edmonton for the 2015-2016 season to begin her ACAC athletic career. Emma is now graduated after completing a degree at King’s University and is now opening a new chapter in her life in the workforce.
Emma played basketball for many years in the Peace Country. She is a former member of the Beaverlodge Royals High School team, the 2012 Zone 8 Alberta Summer Games team, The Peace Country Thunder U17 girls basketball team and the Northern Energy Basketball U17 girls team. Emma has always had an unbelievably awesome attitude on and off the court, an incredible work ethic and she brightens up the team in every situation. She now brings this energy to the Beaverlodge High School as the assistant coach!
The 2016 club season ended with our two graduating Energy players joining the post-secondary basketball scene. Ally Pilgrim joined the Lakeland College Rustlers Women’s basketball team, and Emma Lainchbury joined the Grande Prairie Regional College Wolves Women’s basketball program. Both players have spent the multiple club seasons with the Northern Energy club.
Ally has been involved in club sports in the Grande Prairie region since 2006. She is an accomplished soccer player, as well as a strong basketball player. Both sports have seen her represent our region on teams that have competed across Canada and the USA. Ally is a Peace Wapiti Academy alum, earning the High School Female Basketball Award in both her Grade 11 and Grade 12 years. She also earned a spot at the GPRC High School Basketball All-Star game in each of her three seasons in high school. Coming off a successful Grade 12 year where the PWA Titans earned an ASAA Provincial Sportsmanship award, and Ally earned herself an Individual ASAA Sportsmanship award, Ally signed with the Lakeland Rustlers. So far, Ally has competed in three ACAC Provincial Semi-Finals and came out with a bronze medal in the 2018-2019 season. In her 2019-2020 season, the Rustlers came out with an ACAC Gold Medal and continued onto CCAA Nationals! She continues to develop as a player, heading into her fifth and final year of ACAC eligibility in the 2020-2021 season. This 2020 Spring club season, Ally will be in her third year of coaching the U17 Energy team and is very excited about what is to come!
Emma is a former St. Joes Celtics Basketball player and has spent two club seasons playing Energy basketball. Emma is a strong player under the basket and is as competitive as anyone else on the court. She has a passion for the game and works hard to achieve her goals. Emma joined the Grande Prairie Regional College Wolves for her first year of college. She became a leader on the team and has made a name for herself in her rookie ACAC season. Emma is now finishing her kinesiology degree in Kelowna!
The 2018 club season brought another talented Energy player into the ACAC league. Carly Rombs began her ACAC career in the 2018-2019 season and has just finished her second year!
Carly has been involved in basketball recreationally and competitively since as early as she can remember. From playing with her older siblings in her driveway to playing on school and club teams all the way up to college basketball. Carly is a St. Joes Alum, earning sportsmanship award as well as multiple academic awards. In 2018 Carly was selected to play in the GPRC High School All-Star game representing her high school on Team Black. She had a successful game-winning MVP for her team which ultimately lead to her signing with the Grande Prairie Regional College Wolves. While playing she is working towards her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology hoping to get her Masters of Physiotherapy. In between her high school seasons, she played Energy for two seasons in the years 2017 and 2018. She learnt what it took and how to make it to the next level. She also learned what it took to be a leader. This 2020 Spring club season, Carly will be in her second year of coaching the U17 Energy team and cannot wait to see what this season brings.