McGill volleyball star Andr-Morin merits all-Canadian honours

Principal Suzanne Fortier (left) with Daphnee-Maude Andre-Morin

Principal Suzanne Fortier (left) with Daphnee-Maude Andre-Morin

MONTREAL — Daphnee-Maude Andre-Morin of the McGill University women’s volleyball team has earned CIS all-Canadian second team honours. The 22-year-old native of Vaudreuil sur le Lac, Que., who was raised in Kitchener, Ont., was voted libero of the year in the Quebec conference, while earning RSEQ all-star honours for the second time.

Also voted as the team MVP, she becomes the 11th all-Canadian in team history but only the sixth different McGill player to merit the honour, joining Wendy Whelan (1998), Shauna Forster (twice: 2001, 2002), Jennifer Thomson (five times: 2006-2010), Kelsey Irwin (2011) and Kaiva Mateus (2012).

A three-time RSEQ libero-of-the-year, André-Morin became the only McGill player to claimed that award at the CIS level in 2011-12. The fifth-year education senior who majors in teaching French as a second language, had an impressive comeback season after sitting out the entire 2012-13 campaign while recovering from a torn ACL in her knee. The 5-foot-7 veteran posted a league-leading 4.72 digs per set, which ranked second in the nation. Her season total of 335 digs ranked third in the CIS. On offence, she averaged 0.42 assists per set.

For overcoming her traumatic knee injury, she received the University’s Dr. Mac Teskey Trophy, presented to an individual who has overcome significant adversity to serve as an inspiration to others.

Among the other 2014 CIS major award winners in volleyball was Lisa Barclay of UBC, who was named player of the year for the 2013-14 season. Other awards went to Katia Forcier of the Montreal Carabins (rookie of the year), Brandon’s Donata Huebert (libero of the year), Brandon’s Lee Carter (coach of the year) and Memorial’s Adrienne Penney (academics & community service award).

McGill Martlets Volleyball All-Canadians
Season Name Team
1997-98 Wendy Whelan 1st Team
2000-01 Shauna Forster 2nd Team
2001-02 Shauna Forster 1st Team
2005-06 Jennifer Thomson 1st Team
2006-07 Jennifer Thomson 1st Team
2007-08 Jennifer Thomson 2nd Team
2008-09 Jennifer Thomson 2nd Team
2009-10 Jennifer Thomson 2nd Team
2010-11 Kelsey Irwin 2nd Team
2011-12 Kaiva Mateus 1st Team
2013-14 Daphnee-Maude Andre-Morin 2nd Team

Mary Lyons Award (player of the year): Lisa Barclay, UBC
Mark Tennant Award (rookie of the year): Katia Forcier, Montreal
Libero of the year: Donata Huebert, Brandon
Marilyn Pomfret Award (coach of the year): Lee Carter, Brandon
Thérèse Quigley Award (volleyball, academics & community service): Adrienne Penney, Memorial

Position – Athlete – University – Year – Hometown – Faculty

First Team
OH Lisa Barclay, UBC, 4, Brandon, Man.,  Kinesiology
LIB Donata Huebert,  Brandon, 2, Minden, Germany, Physical Education
M  Maggie Li  Dalhousie, 3, Beijing, China,  Commerce
OH Marie-Sophie Nadeau, Montreal, 4, St-Aimé, Que.,  Open Studies
LS  Myriam, English,  Ottawa,  4, Orleans, Ont.,  Social Sciences
M  Roxane Hasseni,  Sherbrooke, 3, Paris, France,  Political Science
OH Sophie Carpentier, TWU,  2, Ottawa, Ont.,  Psychology 

Second Team
LS  Charlotte Sider,  Toronto, 4, Ottawa, Ont.,  Kinesiology
OH Desiree Ates,  Regina, 5, Regina, Sask.,  Nursing
RS  Esther Gilbert,  Laval,  4, St-Come-Liniere, Que., Education
RS  Kelsie English,  Ottawa, 4, Orleans, Ont.,  Social Sciences
OH Meg Casault,  Alberta, 2, Edmonton, Alta., PE & Recreation
OH Rosie Schlagintweit, UBC, 4, Abbotsford, B.C., Arts
LIB Daphnée-Maude André-Morin, McGill,  4, Vaudreuil-sur-le-Lac, Que., Education
All-Rookie Team
S  Katia Forcier,  Montreal, 1, St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., Audiology
S  Leah Shevkenek, Regina, 1, Calgary , Alta.,  Kinesiology
LS  Madison DeDecker, Guelph, 1, Dorchester, Ont., Human Kinetics
LS  Rachel Windhorst, Saint Mary’s, 1, Surrey, B.C.,  Arts
OH Sarah Ross, Acadia, 1, Toronto, Ont.,  Arts
RS /M Tessa Davis,  Toronto, 1, South Surrey, B.C., International Relations
LS  Vaovai Aiono,  Brandon, 1, Auckland, New Zealand, Physical Education

Earl Zukerman
Sports Info Office
McGill University

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