The Providence Women's Basketball team has announced that Ainsley Orobko has committed to the Providence Pilots Women's basketball team this fall. The former Lakeland Jr. Rustler, recently made the decision to alter her flight path and land in Otterburne this fall. Ainsley, who was the 2019 team Rookie of the Year and 2020 team MVP & Top Offensive Player for Unity Composite, looks to test her talent at the next level while playing for the Pilots.

Coach Coursey has looked to build roots in the neighbouring province of Saskatchewan. Now with the addition of their 5th Saskatchewanian to the program for 2021, he has done just that. Orobko comes from Unity, a town in Western Saskatchewan, near the Alberta border. “We are thrilled that Ainsley has decided to join us at Providence. We have become quite specific in the type of player we are looking for and we believe we have found it in Ainsley,” states coach Coursey. “She has great potential and an even greater determination to work hard and get better. That attitude paired with a team-first mentality is foundational to what we look for. You know a player really wants to be a part of your program when they completely change their plans and join you in August.”

Ainsley is thrilled to make the move to Manitoba. “I am very excited to attend Providence and compete in the sport I love. I look forward to becoming a Pilot and contributing to the culture.” Like most Canadian’s, Orobko has been forced to take a break from active competition due to the ongoing pandemic. “Absence makes the heart grow fonder”, maybe more real now than ever before, in the world of armature sports. The time away has only grown the appreciation Orobko has for the opportunity she has been given to continue playing her favourite sport.

With great optimism despite some murkiness to what lays ahead, the Pilots fly on, towards the start of the 2021 season.


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