Two PACWEST Athletes of the Week

January 22nd, 2013

Women’s Basketball Winner – Jocelyn Jones (Vancouver Island University)

PACWEST Week 16 – January 20th, 2013

This past weekend Jocelyn Jones led VIU to two huge wins against two very good teams.  The Mariners played host to Quest University and Capilano University. Tied for 3rd heading into the weekend, the Mariners needed some results in order to open a gap in the standings

On Friday, Jones had 17 points, 1 rebound and 2 assists in a 69-39 victory over Quest.  On Saturday, Jocelyn had 13 points, 9 rebounds, 7 assists and 3 steals in a 73-43 win over Capilano.  "Now that Jocelyn is fully healthy she is having a tremendous impact for us as she makes everyone around her better" commented coach McWhinnie

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Men’s Volleyball Winner – Lee Hamilton (Vancouver Island University)

PACWEST Week 16 – January 20th, 2013

VIU's 5th Year, Middle Blocker, Lee Hamilton put together two of the best matches this PACWEST season. After coming off a stress fracture where he missed the last 6 matches in first semester, Hamilton showed glimpses of his 2011-12 CCAA All Canadian form over the past weekend at the College of the Rockies. He finished with 39 total points and a kill percentage of 85.6%.

Friday night the Mariners lost a very hard fought match 3-1 (25-20, 26-24, 24-26 25-23) to the Avs. Hamilton finished the match with 20 kills, 3 blocks, 7 digs and 2 service aces.  Hamilton continued to lead the Mariners on the court with another strong match on Saturday winning 3-0 (25-20, 25-23, 25-22)  to split the weekend series.  He added another 11 kills, 4 digs and 3 blocks.

The young 2012-13 Mariners get their 10th Victory of the season on the back of their 5th Year Middle. These veteran performances from Hamilton will be needed in order for the Mariners to have success at the Provincial Championships back in Cranbrook in February. The Mariners next opponent is a homes series versus the CBC Bearcats this coming weekend