The University of Saskatchewan Huskie men’s volleyball team is pleased to announce the addition of seven members to the 2015-16 squad.
This recruiting class will feature one of the best transfers to come to the program, the top prospect from the province, international flavor, some volleyball lineage and a trio of red shirts hoping to make the step to the next level.
“With our returning red shirts and new recruits, we feel we have depth in every position,” said Huskies head coach Brian Gavlas. “After a solid finish hosting CIS Nationals, the team should be poised for a playoff position in the ultra competitive Canada West division.”
Andrew Nelson / 6’7” RS / Regina
Andrew Nelson will be joining the team full time after red-shirting last year. The 6’7” former CIS Rookie of the Year will have an immediate impact on the program and is expected to shoulder the load left by the departed Matt Busse. Andrew is continuing his studies in Arts and Science.
Coach’s Comments: “Andrew will have a major impact on our team. He is a polished veteran and he is used to having a high volume of attacks at the CIS level. We expect him to be a major contributor to our success.”
Daulton Sinoski / 6’7” LS/RS / Prince Albert
Daulton is coming off a great high school and club season and also spent the summer with Team Saskatchewan, helping them to a bronze medal at Western Canada Summer Games. Daulton is expected to challenge for a roster spot and provide great depth to the Huskies this year. Daulton will be studying Education.
Coach’s Comments: “Daulton is a big body and will be expected to be a big part of the program’s present and future. He has very good skills and with some solid training will be able to make the jump to the CIS level and excel.”
Dylan Tarbett / 6’4”LS/RS Perth / Australia
Dyaln will transfer from Grande Prairie College this year. He will join the Huskies after a solid college year that rewarded him with the ACAC Rookie of the Year. Dylan will continue his studies in the College of Arts and Science.
Coach’s Comments:“I saw Dylan play early last year and he displayed great enthusiasm and passion. He is coming off a great rookie season in the ACAC and is expected to compete for a starting spot and provide depth at both corner positions.”
C.J. Gavlas / 6’0” S / Saskatoon
With the departure of setter Zak Rempel, the Huskies turned to a familiar name. Gavlas is coming off a solid high school and club season as well as joining Sinoski on Team Saskatchewan this past summer. CJ will be studying in the College of Arts and Science.
Coach’s Comments: “What CJ lacks in size, he will make up for in determination and compete. He jumps well, has good hands and will compliment Troy Wiebe with running our offense.”
These four players will be joining Kale Little and Stephen Senicar, hold over red shirts from last year that are expected to also make a solid impact on the roster this year. Also joining the team as first years and likely to red shirt are Saskatoon’s Patrick Hunchak and Russell Lefley and Sturgis, Sask. product Cody Teron.
The Huskie men’s volleyball Alumni Family Fun Night returns in 2015 on September 11 at 7 p.m. Alumni and their families are welcome at the Physical Activity Complex for fun and activities, including the Concorde Group Kidz Zone. On September 12, the Huskie men’s volleyball team will also be hosting the 12th Annual Frank Enns Golf Tournament at the Legends Golf Course in Warman.