Jerod Dorby and Tylar Turnbull - PACWEST Athletes of the Week

January 28th, 2015

Congratulations to Jerod Dorby Mbball and Tylar Turnbull Wvball on being recognized as the PACWEST Athletes of the week !!

Jerod Dorby
VIU Mariners
Men’s Basketball

Second-year forward Jerod Dorby (Duncan, BC) had his best weekend as a VIU Mariner. On January 23, the Mariners took on the Capilano Blues. With a fast start, Jerod was all over the court rebounding and finishing around the hoop. He went into half time with 19 points and 8 rebounds. As the game went on, Jerod was able to continue his low post scoring as he finished the game with 38 points (17/25 FG) of which three were dunks. He added 13 rebounds in 29 minutes as the Mariners defeated the Blues 105-63. On January 24, the Quest Kermodes came to town in a battle for first place in the Pacwest standings. The Mariners came in ranked #4 nationally, while the Kermodes sat at #5. Throughout the game, Jerod was able to rebound and finish in the paint consistently. Jerod finished the game with 17 points (6/8 FG) and 7 rebounds in 24 minutes. "Jerod has continued to improve and work on his game, he has been in 2 or 3 mornings a week," said Assistant Coach Avneet Brar."Jerod made great strides in his ability to sprint the floor, communicate, and score in the low post."


Tylar Turnbull
VIU Mariners
Women’s Volleyball

 This past weekend the VIU Mariners took on the UFV Cascades. The game was dictated all weekend by the Mariner middle offence. Tylar Turnbull (Port Coquitlam, BC) 4th-year middle, led the team offensively and provided the squad with some solid net play, leading the team in total blocks for the weekend as well. Tylar has been having a great year so far and carried on her strong play this weekend. On Friday Tylar led the Mariners with 11 kills and 5 blocks. On Saturday, Tylar pitched in with 9 kills (second on her team), 5 blocks and 3 aces helping the team to a 3-1 victory. The total weekend stats for Tylar were 20 kills, 10 blocks, and 6 aces. For a middle in the women’s conference, these are exceptional stats. Tylar consistently leads the team in kills and blocks and has been a key to helping the Mariners bounce back from a tough start.