Vanier junior boys volleyball team peaking for Islands

The Vanier Towhees junior boys volleyball team is on the right track to playing their best ball when they host the Island on Nov. 18-19.







The Vanier Towhees junior boys volleyball team is on the right track to playing their best ball when they host the Island championships on Nov. 18-19.

“We have played in four tournaments so far and have steadily improved in each one,” said coach Brian Stevens. “Three out of the last four tournaments we have placed third – losing in the semifinals in three sets 15-13 all three times,” Stevens noted.

“Each time we play we get progressively better.  Although we have only eight players on our team, they are eight very committed athletes with a passion for playing and getting better.

Last weekend at Dover Bay (Nanaimo) the Towhees had three players recognized for their outstanding play – Alex Kussauer, Sam Kussauer, and Brayden Brouwer.  Brouwer, a Grade 9 player, was named tournament MVP.

First-year players Jerram Gawley, Foster DeWitt, Blair Schmelz, Sean McGinnis and Reese Myerhoff are all good athletes with a desire to improve and have done extremely well over the past two months.  Returning players: Alex, Sam and Brayden, have done a great job as leaders and have taken their game to the next level.

“It is truly exciting to watch the guys play and see their hard-work and dedication pay off,” Stevens said. “Both Dave (assistant coach Miller) and I recognize that they have a passion to get better.  We push them each practice and expect them to play sound, disciplined volleyball.”

Vanier hostis the Junior Boys Volleyball Island Championships on Nov. 18-19.  Game times and teams participating will depend on rankings from the North Islands this past weekend at Mark R. Isfeld.


– Vanier Towhees volleyball



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