For immediate release
Sunday March 11, 2018
by Curtis J. Phillips
ACAC Sports Writer
Keyano Huskies Sports Information Officer
With the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) men’s volleyball champion SAIT Trojans out of the medal hunt at the 2017-2018 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Men's Volleyball Championships, the pressure was now on ACAC Wildcard Keyano College Huskies.
History will show that during the last 39 years, an ACAC team has medaled at the men’s volleyball national showcase every year accept 2015, 1988 and 1983.
We can now make that 40 years as the Huskies came back in the bronze medal match Saturday evening to beat the host Camosun Chargers 25-16, 22-25, 11-25, 28-26 and 15-13 at the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence in Victoria, British Columbia.
“It is something that we can be very proud of,” said Huskies coach Keegan Kuhr, of the bronze medal, which is only the third ever CCAA medal for the Fort McMurray-based school, the Huskies capturing silver at the 2015-2016 CCAA Men's Soccer Championships while Lisa Collins earned a bronze in CCAA women's cross country in 2003-2004.
Justin Delorme had 25 kills in victory. Teammate Radoslaw Brzozowski added 10 kills and a service ace.
Both players were named to the All Tournament team with Delorme making First All Star and Brzozowski Second All Star status.
Setter Kelly Woods was named Huskies Player of the Game with 25 assists, three kills and four blocks
“Delorme was an animal and to have 50 kills in one day...with that sort of volume for him to play that way, was something special,” said Kuhr of the 4th year 6-foot-6 student/athlete (Business Admin) from Winnipeg, Manitoba.
“Everyone stepped up an had big games and for the guys leaving the program after their fifth year or guys graduating from their programs, they get to leave with a national medal.”
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