Chilliwack’s Marin Lenz drives in the offensive lane at past provincial tournament. The Abbotsford Senior star announced her commitment to the Calgary Dinos on April 7. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Chilliwack’s Marin Lenz signs with Calgary Dinos

3A provincial basketball most valuable player commits to Calgary school for the fall

Chilliwack’s Marin Lenz is taking her talents to Calgary.

The 3A girls basketball provincial tournament’s most valuable player announced her commitment to the University of Calgary Dinos women’s basketball team in an Instagram post on April 7.

Lenz, who was also named the B.C. girls basketball player of the year for 2019-20, helped lead the Abbotsford Panthers senior girls team to a 3A provincial title back on Feb. 29.

She scored 44 points in the championship game to help the Panthers defeat the Okanagan Mission Huskies 85-77. It was the program’s first title since 1984.

RELATED: CHAMPIONS: Abbotsford Panthers senior girls finally win the big one

Lenz joins a Dinos program that finished first overall in Canada West during the regular season with a record of 18-2. The Dinos lost to Alberta in the Canada West semi-final, but still qualified for the U Sports Final Eight tournament. Calgary fell to silver medalist Brock University in the quarterfinal round, but then posted two straight wins to capture the consolation bracket.

Marin now joins her older sister Sienna in the post-secondary basketball world. Sienna spent 2019-20 with the West Texas A&M Buffs and played on the SFU Clan in 2018-19. The Chilliwack family has more talent coming up, as younger sister Malia will return to the Panthers next year and coming up next is brother Brandt Lenz.

Marin and the Dinos may potentially make a visit to Abbotsford’s University of the Fraser Valley, as the Cascades and Dinos are Canada West rivals. The 2020-21 Canada West basketball schedule has not yet been released.

Calgary

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Chilliwack trustee removed from committees, district invites

Barry Neufeld’s censure involves four forms of reprimand due to recent Facebook post

Chilliwack RCMP support Special Olympics athletes

This year’s torch run aiming to raise $30,000 for B.C.’s athletes

FVRD activates its emergency operations centre to monitor Fraser River levels

FVRD activates its emergency operations centre to monitor Fraser River levels

Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

New platform allows readers to make a one-time or ongoing donation to support local journalism

Chilliwack MLA posts haircut selfie after salons open

Laurie Throness shares fresh new haircut on his social media

B.C. retirement home creates innovative ‘meet-up’ unit for elderly to see family face-to-face

Innovative ‘purpose-built’ unit keeps residents safe when seeing family for first time since COVID-19

Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

New platform allows readers to make a one-time or ongoing donation to support local journalism

Death toll rises in COVID-19 outbreak at Langley Lodge

Number has risen to 22, making it the worst to date in B.C.

Fraser Valley libraries to offer contactless hold pick-ups

FVRL Express — Click, Pick, Go service to be offered at all 25 locations starting June 1

B.C.’s essential grocery, hardware store employees should get pandemic pay: retail group

Only B.C.’s social, health and corrections workers are eligible for top-ups

COLUMN: Canada needs to remember rural communities as thoughts turn to pandemic recovery

Small towns often rely on tourism, which has been decimated by COVID-19

Edmonton, Vancouver and Toronto vying to be NHL hubs, but there’s a catch

The NHL unveiled a return-to-play plan that would feature 24 teams

B.C. sees 9 new COVID-19 cases, one death as officials watch for new cases amid Phase Two

Number of confirmed active cases is at 244, with 37 people in hospital

Nanaimo senior clocked going 50 km/hr over limit says her SUV shouldn’t be impounded

RCMP say they can’t exercise discretion when it comes to excessive speeding tickets

Most Read