LANGLEY — Welcome to the 2021-22 edition of Varsity Letters annual B.C. Boys Top 15, our look at the top Grade 12 players in the province as voted on by our committee representing the five head coaches (UBC, TWU, UFV, UBC Okanagan, Thompson Rivers) of U Sports men’s volleyball programs in our province.A special thanks […]
University Men’s Volleyball
“It’s been an Everest of a task!” After 1,003 days of waiting, gritty UFV Cascades’ volleyball teams make their Canada West home debuts Friday!
ABBOTSFORD — More times than not, it’s felt like an impossible journey for the women’s and men’s volleyball players who populate the expansion rosters of the Fraser Valley Cascades.And we’re not espousing about anything here as grandiose as either program capturing a national title in their debut seasons in U SPORTS.No.All we’re talking about is […]
Trinity Western men’s volleyball 2021-22: After cancelled season, battle-tested Spartans know that only their best will do against LEC-visiting rival UBC Thunderbirds!
LANGLEY — First, just days into the COVID lockdown back in March of 2020, they were denied the chance to defend their U SPORTS men’s national volleyball championship status.Then, of course, they were a part of a mass cancellation which wiped out their entire 2021 season.With all of that in mind, it pretty to easy […]
He makes time stand still! Vernon Christian’s Liam Remple, B.C. boys volleyball 2020-21 Player of the Year, brings gift of flight to TWU Spartans
Liam Remple has inhaled the rare air of his sport enough times to have gained a critical appreciation of how sweet the view can be almost 12 feet off the ground.“It’s pretty crazy up there, I’m not going to lie” laughed Remple, the high-flying 6-foot-7 Vernon Christian volleyball star during a phone interview earlier this […]
UFV men’s volleyball: Recruiting in a time of pandemic, Cascades come together sight-unseen for debut 2020-21 Canada West season
ABBOTSFORD — Recruited in the time of COVID-19 by a coach he’s never met, and headed off to a university campus he’s yet to even set foot on?On the basis of those two factors alone, you could correctly assume that Zach Wikenheiser has a lot of things on his mind as he prepares for a […]
“…I couldn’t put my socks on by myself” says Trinity Western volleyball star Jesse Elser who now jumps for joy and team after spinal surgery
LANGLEY — At his lowest ebb, Jesse Elser remembers waking up one morning and resigning himself to the fact that he had become a shadow of his former self.“I can remember not being able to get out of bed,” Trinity Western’s second-year outside hitter says of a particularly tough day following the 2017-18 U Sports […]
A Sunday Read: As Tweedy hoops star Jackson Corneil chooses volleyball career with TWU Spartans, we get a fresh take on the power of multi-sport athleticism
LANGLEY — You don’t build a university sports dynasty by diligently following the same footsteps as the rest of the pack.Instead, if you’re the men’s volleyball program at Langley’s Trinity Western University, you cultivate your own belief system of what matters most and you act accordingly, bringing student-athletes into your program whom others may not […]
Lake Country’s shining star! Roan McCarthy of the George Elliot Coyotes is the pick of the B.C.’s boys volleyball Class of 2019-20
LANGLEY — As he watched the captain of the Team B.C. Selects lead his province to a gold medal-finish at this past summer’s Canada Cup tournament, UBC Thunderbirds head coach Michael Hawkins saw more than just an enormous package of technical skill in Roan McCarthy, the student-athlete that Varsity Letters’ is proud to announce as […]
Our 11th annual edition: Who are B.C. Top 15 senior boys Grade 12 volleyball players? Check out our 2019-20 Dream Team!
LANGLEY — Our second decade has begun.It was back in 2009 when we started compiling our annual lists of B.C.’s Super 15 Grade 12 girls and boys volleyball teams.Year 11 has arrived and the phenoms just continue to announce themselves as B.C. continues to remain a prime producer of both collegiate and national-team level talent.Today […]
Varsity Letters’ B.C. Recruits List 2019: Where 151 volleyball prospects are headed this coming season
LANGLEY — It’s the second day of Varsity Letters’ B.C. Recruits List week. Yesterday we opened with football, and we’ve got soccer on Thursday and basketball on Friday. Today? We’ve got women’s and men’s volleyball!