(ISN) – PACWEST Athletes of the Week – Week 9
November 5 – Megan Beckett (Victoria, BC) put up 29 points in 6 sets of action as the Camosun College Chargers women’s volleyball team swept their third weekend of PACWEST league play and moved to 6-0 on the season. Megan is in her first year of university transfer studies at Camosun College. A graduate of Reynolds Secondary school and an alumnus of the Victoria Volleyball Association and the Volleyball Canada Centre of Excellence programs Megan averaged nearly 5 points per set on the weekend.
“The PACWEST is a tough league, yet it also provides great opportunity for young talent to display their abilities in meaningful game situations. Megan did exactly that this weekend. She’s an exciting player to watch. It’s not easy to put up numbers like that against anyone in our league,” said coach Chris Dahl.Megan is one of four Victoria athletes on the Camosun roster for the 2014-15 season. She is the first athlete on the women’s roster to have previously attended the annual high school girls’ camp offered by the Camosun Chargers in partnership with PISE. Megan is also a product of theVolleyball Canada Centre of Excellence program headed by Camosun assistant coach Chris Abra.
“It takes talent to perform at this level, but it also takes commitment and dedication to get to that level. Megan has invested time and energy to the sport and it’s helped her transition from high school and club volleyball to the PACWEST,” added Dahl.
November 5 – The KPU Eagles Athletics Matt (Madison) Cooley (Delta, BC) had a tremendous first-ever university game as he achieved a double-double with 20 points, 13 total rebounds, and three blocked shots. The first-year science student had a 70% shooting average, was successful in 11 of 16 attempted shots, and led his team in scoring for the night.
“Matt was a game-changer in terms of being very versatile on both sides of the court,” said Head Coach Vladimir Niki?. “He was aggressive on the boards, brought presence in the paint, has the ability to shoot the ball, and played the entire second half with four fouls to show great control, skill, and mental toughness.”