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Brisbane named CCAA Men’s Volleyball Player of the Year

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 Brisbane named CCAA Men’s Volleyball Player of the Year

March 11, 2015 – Luke Brisbane of the Red Deer Kings has been named the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association’s Men’s Volleyball Player of the Year.

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Brisbane received the award this evening at the 2015 CCAA Men’s Volleyball National Championship at Holland College in Charlottetown, PE.

“Luke is an extremely talented young setter who continues to get better each week,” said Keith Hansen, Athletics Director at Red Deer College. “He also puts the same effort toward his studies as he does on the volleyball court.”

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The ACAC Player of the Year led the defending CCAA champion Kings to a first-place finish in the South Division with a 21-3 record.

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The rookie setter had 760 assists in the regular season. At 6-foot-4, Brisbane poses problems for opponents from both an offensive and defensive perspective.

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Brisbane was named the Red Deer College Athlete of the Week three times this season. He is a quiet leader who is extremely respected and conducts himself in a very professional manner.

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He is also a tireless worker in the weight room and in the gym – always looking for extra reps to better himself.

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Brisbane is also currently a member and team captain of the Australian Junior National Men’s Team.

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The Player of the Year recipients receive a CCAA customized ring provided by Jostens Canada.

Other nominees for the award were George Thompson of the Douglas Royals (PACWEST), Jason Hernandez of the St. Clair Saints (OCAA), Gabriel Chancy of the Cheminots de Saint-Jérôme (RSEQ) and Jason Cannon of the St. Thomas Tommies (ACAA).

The CCAA is a national sport organization enriching the academic experiences of student-athletes through intercollegiate sport.

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