Men's Junior Varsity season a big success
The Men’s Junior Varsity volleyball season was a memorable one, the best coming at the end of the season capturing the PAC title to finish the season. The team finished the regular season 6-3 and the 2-0 playoff championship push.
Off the start of the season, Briercrest started on a rocky 0-2 start but came back with a 3-game winning streak. The success was drawn from talent coming together and a huge team effort. Heading into their week against Millar, the team couldn’t seem to find a win against the Edge as which put their record at 3-3. After this loss however; Briercrest went on another 3-match winning streak, heading into Provincials seeded second overall.
Starting off the Provincials weekend was going to be big for the men as they were facing the Burman Bobcats first. If this match was lost the team would then be thrown into the consolation round. The men’s offensive power was too much for the Bobcats and they won the match in three straight sets 25-13 / 25-18 / 25-13. This win meant a championship game against rival school Millar. Being 0-3 against the Edge seemed to be quite worrisome for the team heading into the final match. However, that did not mean anything as Briercrest was relentless towards the Edge in the championship game being able to hand Millar their first loss against them to win the Provincial Championship. Briercrest beat Millar in 3 straight sets in an upset match (25-23 / 25-18 / 25-19), an impressive accomplishment against a strong team.
The Men’s Junior Varsity team not only showed potential but lived up to it this season in a decorated season. Notable awards also include Defensive Player of the Year award for Justin Klassen in his rookie season, Coach of the Year award for Leigh Goossen and an All-Star award for Justin Klassen and Wesley Hackl.