Third Rosewarn brings his game to Briercrest mens volleyball

Posted: June 3, 2016

A third Rosewarn will be gracing the Briercrest College campus this fall as Bennett Rosewarn follows in the footsteps of brothers Joel and Harrison on the Briercrest men’s volleyball team. All three will be playing on the team this year, Joel in his fourth year and Harrison entering his second year.

Briercrest men’s volleyball head coach Nigel Mullan is excited to have Bennett join his older brothers at Briercrest.

“Adding a player like Bennett will be a huge asset for our program,” Mullan explained. “He can contribute physically in many different ways. Bennett is an extremely efficient blocker and also has exceptional ball control. He really is a solid serve pass player that will have the ability to contribute to our team.”

“Beyond his physical play, Bennett is someone that comes in with a good head on his shoulders,” Mullan continued. “It seems like he wants to get better in all aspects of his life and I am excited to have him part of our program.” 

Like his brothers before him, Bennett, a 6’ 3” outside hitter, will be graduating from Calgary Christian School.

Bennett has been participating in the Calgary volleyball scene since middle school.

“My volleyball career began in Grade 7 playing in a recreational program called Dome Club at the local volleyball center,” Bennett explained. “Having exposure to the game through middle school allowed for a strong foundation to be set for the future.”

Bennett shared about his club volleyball experience.

“My first year of club volleyball I played for the Canuck U16 B team,” he said. “I was already in Grade 10 so I had to work hard to catch up with other players. Through strong coaching and belief in myself I was able to gain confidence and grow as a player. After that season I was ready to pursue volleyball and the challenges that came along with it because of the joy it gave me.”

That confidence helped him on his high school volleyball team.

“In Grade 11 I made the varsity boys volleyball team as a starting left side at my high school,” he continued. “That was another boost to my confidence playing alongside my brother to win 2A provincials. Club volleyball that year gave me the opportunity to play on a U18 Canuck team in my U17 year. I gained a lot of knowledge through our two Team Canada alumni coaches along with the older players. Our team ended the season placing 5th at Nationals in Calgary. My Grade 12 school season I was named captain giving me the opportunity to practice my leadership skills with most of the team being rookies. Despite a rocky start we finished placing 3rd at 2A provincials. Recently I have made the Canuck U18 team and am looking forward to a great club season.”

Bennett is excited to become a student at Briercrest.

“I'm looking forward to enrolling into the Briercrest business program to help further my knowledge,” he said. “I look forward to challenging myself academically and pursuing success.”


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