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Lions Unable to Upset Rustlers

Making very few attack errors, passing well and putting up a strong net presence, the Rustlers beat the Lions in 3 sets (25-17, 25-15, 25-9)

Jessica Zacharias Honoured as 2017-18 ACAC Women’s Volleyball South Rookie of the Year

Camrose, AB (February 21, 2018) – The Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) is pleased to announce Jessica Zacharias of Ambrose University has been selected as the 2017-18 ACAC Women’s Volleyball South Rookie of the Year.

Senior Night Mens Volleyball

Senior Night Special: Men’s Volleyball

For their last game in the Lions Den, we sat down with Keaton, Nolan, and Logan and asked them a few questions (some volleyball-related and some not) to give you a slightly more personal look at a few players who have given a combined 12 years to the progam.

Who has the best celebration?

Keaton: I think Logan’s is pretty funny, sometimes it almost looks like you’re throwing a tantrum. Ryan [Andres] gets the most intense though, he gets real jacked up.

Futsal Teams Officially Making the Transition to Soccer

            Ambrose has been a part of the ACAC Futsal experiment for as long as the league has existed. When it began in the winter of 2011, Mount Royal University was playing in its final year of ACAC competition and participated in that opening season, while the Ambrose men’s and women’s teams shared a rocky introduction to collegiate Futsal. In the years since, the Lions programs have both grown stronger, producing extremely skilled players and fostering competitive cultures in a league dominated by the “old guard” of perennial contenders like Keyano and Medicine Hat.

Feature Athlete: Keaton Strom

Personal Info

•     Men’s Volleyball

•     Outside Hitter

•     6’6”

•     Majoring in General Studies

•     5th Year


•   Started playing volleyball in high school

•   Probably knows more about the Star Wars universe than anyone you know

•   Listens to “possibly the strangest and widest variety of music”


•   Calgary, Alberta


Nikola Ivanovic Ambrose Lions Basketball

Feature Athlete: Nikola Ivanovic

Personal Info

•     Men’s Basketball

•     Forward

•     6’6”

•     Majoring in Business Administration

•     4th Year


•   Enjoys ping pong

•   Favourite type of music is Serbian Folk

•   His first car was a Fiat


•  Belgrade, Serbia