2015 CCAA Men’s Volleyball All-Canadians

March 11, 2015 – The Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association is proud to announce the 2015 CCAA Men’s Volleyball All-Canadians.

The student-athletes, who are selected by their conference based on performance and contribution to the sport and their team, were honoured at a banquet during the 2015 CCAA Men’s Volleyball National Championship at Holland College in Charlottetown, PE.

Here are the Men’s Volleyball All-Canadians:

Leigh Goossen

CBC Bearcats, PACWEST

Goossen led the resurging Bearcats to victories in 10 of their last 12 regular season contests. He finished 5th in the PACWEST in points/set and third in aces. The third-year middle was a member of last year’s CBC team that placed 4th at Nationals. Goossen is a strong leader with a tremendous work ethic.   

 

George Thompson

Douglas Royals, PACWEST

Thompson led the Royals to a first-place finish in the PACWEST with a 21-3 record. The second-year outside hitter ranked third in the conference with 4.42 points/set. He also placed in the Top 5 in kills and blocks. Thompson is a team-first player who also volunteers as an assistant coach with his former club team.

  

Luke Brisbane

Red Deer Kings, ACAC

The ACAC Player of the Year led the Kings to a first-place finish in the South Division with a 21-3 record. The rookie setter had 760 assists in the regular season. Brisbane was named the Red Deer College Athlete of the Week three times this season. He is tireless worker in the weight room and gym. 

 

Savana Walkingbear

Lakeland Rustlers, ACAC

Walkingbear broke the Lakeland all-time kills record this season. He is a two-time Native Aboriginal Indigenous Games gold medalist and Canadian Aboriginal Games gold medalist. The third-year left side also works in local schools as a mentor to young children and volunteers his time performing traditional native drumming and singing in local classrooms. 

  

Jason Hernandez

St. Clair Saints, OCAA

Hernandez led the Saints to a third-place finish in the OCAA’s West Division. It was the highest placing in team history; St. Clair was also nationally ranked for the first time. Hernandez averaged 4.0 points/set and was named the OCAA Player of the Year. He is a quiet leader who is well-respected. Hernandez serves as a volunteer fireman.

 

Jacob White

Fleming Knights, OCAA

White led the Knights to a second-place finish in the OCAA East Division. The left side hitter finished 4th in the conference with 4.7 points/set and 6th with 3.96 kills/set. The 2014 OCAA Rookie of the Year blossomed into a team leader and complete player in his second season.

 

Olivier Riopel

Griffons d’Outaouais, RSEQ

Riopel led the Griffons to a third-place finish in the RSEQ. He finished the season ranked 6th in the conference with 2.94 points/set and 6th with 2.37 kills/set. Riopel also chipped in 15 aces and earned a spot on the RSEQ’s first All-Star team. He is a dedicated ambassador for the Griffons with an exceptional work ethic.

 

Gabriel Chancy

Cheminots de Saint-Jérôme, RSEQ

The two-time All-Canadian captained Saint-Jérôme to a second-place finish in the RSEQ in his second season with the Cheminots. Chancy was tied for 3rd in the conference in aces/set and was among the league-leaders with 28 blocks. Chancy is a member of the national junior team and was also named Saint-Jérôme’s ‘Personnalité de l’année’ in 2014.

  

Marc Blinn

St. Thomas Tommies, ACAA

Blinn led STU, the defending ACAA Champions, to a perfect 15-0 record this season. He had 318 total sets and 32 blocks in 2015. The second-year setter, who was named the ACAA’s Rookie of the Year in 2014, is a committed student-athlete and a leader on and off the court.

  

Jason Cannon

St. Thomas Tommies, ACAA

Cannon is a two-time MVP for the Tommies, who had a perfect season in the ACAA. He led the conference with an average of 3.7 kills/set. The fourth-year outside hitter also contributed 32 blocks in the regular season.  Cannon, who graduates this season, is an active volunteer in the community. 

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