2016 CCAA Men’s Volleyball All-Canadians

March 9, 2016 – 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 2016 CCAA Men’s Volleyball National Championship at Douglas College in New Westminster, BC.

Here are the Men’s Volleyball All-Canadians:

    Jesse Bazergui    
    Adam Chaplin    
VIU Mariners
UFV Cascades
The Mariners captain ranked in the Top 10 in the PACWEST in every statistical category. He was second in points per set (4.91) and kills per set (3.86). His classroom performance has been equally impressive as he achieved a GPA of 3.67. The graduating Bazergui has left an incredible impression on the Mariners program with his level of maturity and professionalism as well as his wiliness to go the extra mile for his teammates and coaches.
The fifth-year Chaplin finished seventh in the PACWEST in points per set (3.89) and kills per set (3.03). He plays the game with sportsmanship and intensity. Chaplin is a leader in every respect for the Cascades – he’s a vocal leader and also leads by example. He’s dedicated and hard-working in his training and diligent in the classroom. Chaplin’s academic success make him a great role model for younger UFV student-athletes. 

   Isak Helland-Hansen     
   Blazej Pellowski   
Medicine Hat Rattlers   Keyano Huskies
Helland-Hansen led the Rattlers to a 16-8 record and second place finish in the ACAC’s South Division. The ACAC Player of the Year led the conference with 48 aces and was fourth in the South Division in kills per set with 2.9. Helland-Hansen personifies what it means to be a student-athlete with an outstanding work ethic and quiet leadership which helps steady his teammates during matches.   Pellowski led the Huskies to a 19-5 record and first-place finish in the ACAC’s North Division. The Poland native was third in the conference and ninth in the CCAA with 3.51 kills per set. The third-year left side was second in the North Division with 43 service aces. The Huskies count on Pellowski for his hard work and leadership on the court during practices and games.

   Jeff Scott     
   Jacob White   
Niagara Knights   Fleming Knights
Scott captained the Knights to a 14-4 record and second-place finish in the OCAA’s tough West Division. He was Top 10 in the conference in points per set (3.5) and kills per set (3.02). Scott volunteers his time as the lead player representative for the Knights’ mentorship program with the Niagara Rapids U17 boys club and the Niagara VCCE. He is also the onsite convenor for various tournaments hosted by the Knights.   White led the Knights to a 16-4 record and first-place finish in the OCAA’s East Division. He was second in the CCAA with 4.35 kills per set and led the OCAA with 5.1 points per set. The 2015 CCAA All-Canadian is an incredibly dedicated student-athlete who leads on and off the court. White’s accessibility to Knights spectators has made him a fan-favourite at Fleming.

   Youssef Baati     
   Chhavanith Ponn   
Cheminots de Saint-Jérôme   Titans de Limoilou
At only 17 years old, Baati was named the RSEQ Player of the Year. The second-year attacker led the conference in points per set (4.65), aces per set (0.7) and was second in kills per set (3.38). Last summer, Baati was named to Team Canada’s U17 team. He is a perfectionist and a model student-athlete who excels in the classroom as well.   Ponn led les Titans to a 14-2 record and first-place finish in the RSEQ. He was first in the conference in kills per set (3.62), second in points per set (4.51) and among the leaders in blocs as well. The third-year attacker has developed into a leader at Limoilou. He has a remarkable work ethic and is an inspiration to younger student-athletes.

   Marc Blinn     
   Darcie Handrahan   
St. Thomas Tommies   Holland Hurricanes
Blinn led the Tommies to a 10-5 record in the ACAA and second-place finish in the conference. The third-year setter was second in the conference in assists with 349. Blinn has captured three ACAA Championships in three seasons at St. Thomas. The Tommies captain is a dedicated student-athlete who shows great leadership skills on and off the court. Blinn has coached high school junior boys volleyball.   Handrahan led Holland to a 9-6 record in the ACAA and was second in the conference in kills per set. The Hurricanes captain is a leader on and off the court. He was a member of the Holland team that hosted the 2015 CCAA National Championship in Charlottetown, PEI. Handrahan is a gifted athlete who excels in big moments.
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