Cougars add Cords to women's volleyball roster


Jorja Cords has become the second athlete to commit to the Cougars women’s volleyball 2023-24 roster.

Cords hails from Grandview, Manitoba where she is in her graduating year at Grandview School. She plays left side and captains the Grandview Spartans volleyball team. Last season, the Spartans were Provincial ‘A’ finalists and are well on their way to a repeat showing at this year’s provincials. They won their zone finals in early November, won all games in qualifiers last weekend, and hope to bring home the 2022 Provincial Championship banner this week.

Cords has been selected a Provincial ‘A’ All-Star in both volleyball in basketball. She was named Most Valuable Player for the Spartans volleyball and basketball team in 2021-2022 and then selected the Grandview School Female Athlete of the Year.

Cords continues to hone her skills while playing left side for the Predators Volleyball Club. She also helps coach the 14U Predators team.

“I feel my strengths are in my communication skills and my ability to uplift teammates,” said Cords. “I am most looking forward to playing at the next level, with girls who share the same passion and love for the sport of volleyball.”

“Jorja is a very skilled athlete with a great work ethic,” said Cougars coach Kevin Neufeld. “She has always been a leader on her team and we expect her to do the same with the Cougars next season.”

The daughter of a third generation farmer, Cords is enrolled in the college’s Agribusiness program in the fall. Her mother is an alumnae of the college, having received her Business Administration diploma from the college’s Parkland campus. Her cousin Landyn is currently enrolled in Agribusiness program at the Brandon campus.

“This program is a good fit for me,” said Cords. “I grew up on a grain farm so it seemed the natural program to pursue. There are tremendous opportunities in the agricultural sector and I hope to be able to return to my rural roots."