2015 W Volleyball Nationals

March 8th, 2015

 

March 3, 2015 – There will be some familiar faces at this year’s edition of the CCAA Women’s Volleyball National Championship.

Cégep Édouard-Montpetit is set to host the event March 11-14 in Longueuil, QC. Six of the eight teams competed at Nationals last year, including all three medalists from the 2014 event at Seneca College.

All matches will be webcast on CCAA.tv. For the complete schedule, latest results, news and photos, visit the tournament’s official website. Updates will also be available on TwitterFacebook and Flickr.

The Championship Awards Banquet will be held on Wednesday, March 11 at the Sandman Hotel, where the CCAA Player of the Year, Coach of the Year and All-Canadians will be honoured.

Here are the first-round matchups:

Red Deer Queens (1) vs. Lynx d’Édouard-Montpetit (8)

The defending CCAA Champion Red Deer Queens steamrolled through the ACAC this season, leading the South Division with a 22-2 record. As the No. 1 seed, the ACAC Champions will face the host team from the RSEQ. Édouard-Montpetit (9-5) finished third in their conference and were eliminated in the conference semi-finals.

VIU Mariners (2) vs. MSVU Mystics (7)

The VIU Mariners and All-Canadian Tylar Turnbull edged Camosun in a thrilling five-set match to capture the PACWEST Championship. VIU (16-8) earned a bronze medal at Nationals last year. They’ll face the ACAA Champion Mystics, who defended their conference title vs. Holland. MSVU (19-2) is led by All-Canadian Meaghan MacDougall. The Mystics placed 7th in 2014.

Élans de Garneau (3) vs. Humber Hawks (6)

After a perfect 14-0 season in the RSEQ, Garneau needed a five-set victory over Bois-de-Boulogne to qualify for Nationals for the second straight year. The Elans are led by All-Canadian Maud Chapleau. Last season, Garneau placed fourth. They'll face the Hawks, who are the eight-time defending OCAA Champions. Humber (18-0) swept Durham in the final, led by All-Canadian Thalia Hanniman.

Camosun Chargers (4) vs. Grande Prairie Wolves (5)

A pair of wildcard teams will do battle in the final pairing. Camosun settled for silver at the PACWEST Championships, where they were defeated in a five-setter by VIU. Camosun had a conference-best 21-3 record in the regular season. They'll face the Wolves, who finished atop the ACAC’s North Division at 18-6. Grande Prairie, led by All-Canadian Jordan Forrest-Drezet, was defeated by Red Deer in the ACAC final.