Lac St. Louis Adrenaline athlete profile: Cortney Keeble

Cortney Keeble has been with the Lac St. Louis Adrenaline since its inception. She was the team’s first ever draft selection, coming off a successful stint as captain of the 2007 Quebec Belle (U19) AAA team. Cortney is a well-rounded, complete center, characterized by her relentless, aggressive play. She strives to equally excel both defensively and offensively.

Q: What does being in the NRL mean to you?

– I really enjoy the competition. It’s very fulfilling to play a sport at its highest level, to play with a purpose on a team with other like-minded individuals.

Q: How do you find the NRL has evolved over the years?

– The league has taken steps to better represent its high performance mission. The competition has become naturally stronger, and more balanced with the help of the draft process. Also, the teams have made a greater effort in giving a more professional look to the game presentation as a whole.

Q: Last season, you represented the Adrenaline in the NRL all-star game. What did you think of the experience?

– I loved it! By getting to spend time with all these amazing players, both in the room and on the ice, it made me realize that natural talent will take you up to a certain point, but it’s the hard work, dedication and discipline that will bring you to another level.

Q: What sports other than ringette do you play?

– I’ve been playing rugby for eleven years. I play for Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue’s women’s team in the Quebec Super League, the highest level of play in the province. This past season, we lost in the finals to Quebec City.