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Lakehead’s track & field program is proud to announce the signing of Amy Stieh of Thunder Bay, Ontario. Amy joins the Thunderwolves after a decorated junior career.
“We are excited to be able to work with her for the following 4-5 years,” Thunderwolves head coach Kip Sigsworth says, “and to see what she is able to achieve at the university level and beyond. Amy has been with our club since the fourth grade, progressing from our Track Fundamentals Program to our Junior Distance group to our Junior Sprint group and now finally committing to run for Lakehead next Fall.
Stieh is in her senior year of high school at Hammarskjold High School in Thunder Bay. She was a member of the Canada National Youth under 18 team, and was a Canadian Youth Championships silver medallist. Stieh also won the Ontario Provincial Junior (under 20) Club 400m gold medal, and was a bronze medallist in the OFSAA senior girls 400m in 2018.
“I’ve had the pleasure of coaching Amy for the past two years,” Thunderwolves assistant Joe McDonough says, “and in that time she’s made major improvements, each and every season.”
“Lakehead University has good programs, but the track & field team is really what incited me to go to LU,” Stieh says. “I believe Lakehead University has the potential to be ‘that’ team, the team that has the crazy good reputation on and off of the track. The coaches put in 110% effort to make you your best, then better.”
Stieh is set to enroll in Lakehead’s physics program. She will finish high school with an average in the 90s.
“I’m excited Amy has decided to further her studies here at Lakehead,” McDonough says. “She has quite the resume behind her, and we’re fortunate to be able to keep an athlete of her calibre here in town. I’m confident Lakehead is the spot for Amy to continue her development and progress her skills even further—she is a great athlete and teammate.”
“She has been successful at all levels,” Sigsworth adds. “I would like to thank her club coaches Antonio Redfern-Pucci, Sharon Komar, and Joe McDonough, all of whom have contributed to her success.”
Stieh adds that at Lakehead “this team, these people, create an atmosphere that is fun, full of team spirit, but at the same time is lined with dedication, hard work, and the will to win.”
“I only see her having positive contributions to the team,” McDonough says.
“Amy is a good athlete, an excellent student, and a great person,” Sigsworth says.