Sunday, 29 May 2011

Valkyries News

Huskies hoops star shifts to women's football

Valkyries hosting Riot in rematch of opener

Katie Miyazaki is a downright thief. The Huskies basketball star is well known for her pickpocket abilities on the hardwood: She led Canada West with 3.7 steals per game this season and was crowned CIS defensive player.

She could probably steal your shoes while you were in them. But Miyazaki isn't content with just stealing basketballs anymore. The Richmond, B.C., native is taking her skills to the gridiron, playing safety for the Saskatoon Valkyries women's tackle football team.

And with three interceptions and about 10 tackles in a 56-6 rout of the Regina Riot last weekend, suffice it to say Miyazaki is right at home in shoulder pads.

"She did a great job for us in our first game against Regina," said Valkyries head coach Jeff Yausie. "She's real aggressive, similar to basketball I guess. Great defensive player, good nose for the ball. Obviously, she's real athletic."  Read full story...