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Historic weekend for the Maverick Volleyball Club

2013 / 03 / 03

This weekend a lot of "firsts" were accomplished by former Maverick Volleyball Club alumni:

On the women's side:

  • It was the first time the Club had 10 former Maverick female alumni at the CIS Championships
  • Sophie Carpentier (Trinity Western), Vicky Savard and Gabrielle Vallee-Vachon (Montreal) and for the University of Ottawa; Stephanie Theiler, Myriam and Kelsie English, Kathryn Weihrer, Kayla Bell Hammond, Alix Durivage and Veronique Caya
  • First time a Mavs alumni was guaranteed a bronze medal as the University of Ottawa was playing TWU for bronze
  • Sophie Carpentier became the first ever female Maverick graduate to claim a medal at the CIS Championships with a bronze medal for the TWU Spartans. She won the medal in her rookie year on the team.

On the men's side:

  • First time we had at least one alumni on all four CIS semi final teams. Brothers Bruno and Jeremie Lortie for Laval, Jori Mantha for McMaster, Andre Begin and Phil James for Western and Frank Jones for Brandon.
  • All but one alumni started and were major contributors to their school's Championship success
  • Jeremie, Jori, Andre and Phil were also major contributors for the Maverick Mustangs 18U National Championship team in 2009
  • This meant that it was the first time Maverick alumni were guaranteed to win a gold, silver and bronze in the same Championship year
  • The Lortie brothers become the first male Mavs alumni to win the CIS Men's title. Bruno in his rookie year and Jeremie in his 4th year.
  • Finally, last but not least Jeremie Lortie is the first ever Maverick alumni to win the CIS Championship Most Valuable Player of the tournament title.

What a breakout weekend for our alumni. The Club is proud of your accomplishments and recognizes all the sacrifices that you have made to reach the highest level of competition in our sport in Canada. You are all role models for the younger Maverick athletes in the Club.

Let's celebrate at the Club's year end banquet in May!!

Go Mavs Go!!

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– Edwin Louis Cole