Longueuil, March 14 2015 – Red Deer College Queens won a second straight CCAA National Women’s Volleyball Championship title. Silver medal was awarded to Cégep Garneau’s Élans while the bronze medal winners were Camosun College’s Chargers.
The closing ceremonies honoured the outstanding players of the 2015 CCAA Women’s Volleyball Championships.
Second All-Star Team
Vancouver Island University Mariners Taylor Turnbull (1)
Grande Prairie College Wolves Kaitlyn Cordingley ( 4)
Camosun College Chargers Kathryn Fetting (1)
Humber College Hawks Jolande Amoraal (12)
Cégep FX Garneau Élans Anne-Sophie Tanguay (12)
Red Deer College Queens Miranda Dawe (6)
First All-Star Team
Humber College Hawks Thalia Hanniman (14)
Camosun College Chargers Erika Sheen (10)
Cegep FX Garneau Élans Myriam Adam (9)
Red Deer College Queens Brownwyn Hawkes (3)
Cegep FX Garneau Maud Chapleau (14)
Red Deer College Queens Alex Donaghy(9)
Red Deer College Queens Leah Koot (10) was selected Most Valuable Player of the 2015 National Championship
Host team Cégep Édouard-Montpetit’s Lynx, was awarded the Chuck Gullickson Trophy for their outstanding demonstration of fairplay throughout the tournament.
Recap of Day 3
Queens still on top as they Defeat Garneau in an Exceptionaly Hard Fought Final Game
In front of a great crowd of supporters, number one seed Red Deer’s Queens and number three seed Garneau’s Élans set out to play the ultimate final game of the tournament.
In an exciting game, both teams played with intensity and determination, exchanging the lead throughout the game. The Queens won the first set 25-22, then the Élans won the second 25-19. Garneau went on to win the third set 25-22. In the fourth set that could have been decisive for the Élans, Red Deer took the lead again and took the win 26-24. In the fifth and decisive set, both teams battled hard but Red Deer College had the upper hand and managed to grab the Gold with a 15-13 win.
Players of the game for this final match were Madelyne Quinn(12) from Red Deer College (27 digs) and Anne-Sophie Tanguay(12) for the Élans (16 kills, three blocks, and 7 digs).
Chargers Step up on the Podium with Win over Hawks
2015 CCAA Coach of the Year Chris Dahl’s team the Camosin Chargers were looking for a second straight podium in this bronze medal final game against the Hawks from Humber College, the OCAA conference champions. Humber has never succeeded in the past in winning a medal at the Nationals, their best finish was fourth place.
Right from the start, Camosun College set the tone with a 25-17 win. Keeping the hope alive, the Hawks came back to win the second set 26-24. But Camosun’s team kept charging forward in the next two sets putting an end to Humber’s chances of bringing back a medal. Silver medalists Chargers leave Quebec with a bronze medal.
Once again, Chargers’ Kathlyn Fetting (1) played an exceptional game with 5 aces, 15 kills, one block and 16 digs. Hilary Graham (11), outside player for the Chargers was selected Player of the Game (8 kills and 15 digs). For Humber’s Hawks, outside player Kelsey Kovar (18) was the best player of her team.
Host Team Lynx defeat the Mystics for their First Win in Nationals
After the first two sets were won 25-14 and 25-17 by cégep Édouard-Montpetit from Longueuil, Québec, the Mystics managed to win the third set 25-17. The Lynx sealed the game in the 4th set 25-21. The whole team participated in this victory. Édouard-Montpetit’s team finishes the tournament in 7th place, while the MSVU Mystics end up in the 8th position.
Claire Vercheval (10) outside player for the Lynx was chosen as best player for her team (one ace, ten kills, one block and nine digs) while for the Mystics, Meghan van der Heyden (5) was designated Player of the Game with 12 digs.
Hawks stage an Amazing Comeback against Wolves to Move on to Bronze Medal Game
Grande Prairie College’s Wolves, ranked second in the ACAC conference were set to face Humber College’s Hawks in order to decide the second participating team in the Bronze Medal Game.
The Wolves showed what they were made of by winning the first two sets of the game 25-19 and 26-24. But the OCAA Champions Hawks had not said their final word and they managed to surprise their opponents, the CCAA National silver medalist team, the Wolves, with a very strong comeback winning the next two sets 25-16 et 25-10. In the final set, the crowd witnessed a great ending for the Hawks who ran away with the win 15-10.
Brittany Vanderlaan (5), setter for the Hawks and Rookie of theYear in the OCAA, offered a remarkable performance serving 6 aces. Her teamate, Thalia Hanniman (14) also had an incredible game with one ace, 24 kills and 10 digs. Player of the Year in the OCAA conference and 2015 All Canadian Athlete, Hanniman was named Player of the Game for the second time in the tournament. Setter Kaitlyn Cordingley (14) of the Grande Prairie Wolves was named best player for her team (two aces, 10 kills and six digs).
Chargers win First Semi-Final Game against Second Seed VIU Mariners and move on to the Bronze Medal Final.
In the last day of competition, the first semi-final game for the bronze medal featured the two representatives of the PACWEST conference, the Vancouver Island University Mariners and the Camosun College Chargers.
The Mariners took an early lead in the first set, but once again, the Chargers came back to take the first 2 sets 25-23. But the Mariners did not give up. In a high calibre, hard fought game, VIU inched their way back to equal the game with scores of 25-22 in the 3d and 4th set. The Camosun Chargers ran away with the game in the end with a score of 15-10 in the decisive set.
Kathryn Fetting (1), outide player for the Chargers offered a solid performance with three aces, 17 kills, two blocks and eight digs, to win the Player of the Game title for her team. Outside player Megan Rosenlund (4), was chosen as Player of the Game for the Mariners with a record of one ace, 16 kills, one block and 17 digs.
The organisation would like to acknowledge the incredible job done during the live Webcast by the analyst Anne-Marie Lemieux, volleyball player, member of Canada Team 1997-2006 and the commentator, Marie-Andrée Lessard, Olympic athlete (London 2012) in beach volley. Thank you very much for their awesome work!