Saints Roch, Horst Receive Volleyball Honours

(OSHAWA, ON) – Humber College’s Thalia Hanniman was named the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) women’s volleyball player of the year in a ceremony held in Burlington, on Thursday morning, as part of the 2015 OCAA Women’s Volleyball Championship.

The OCAA west division scoring champion led all OCAA players averaging 4.4 points per set. Hanniman totalled 244 points on 195 kills, 11 blocks, and 38 aces for a Humber team that won the OCAA west regional crown with an unblemished 18-0 record.

The fourth-year outside is also a Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) all-Canadian, as well as an OCAA west division first-team all-star.

Joining Hanniman as west division first-team all-stars are Brittany Vanderlaan and Alley Newman of Humber College, Lucy McLay of Niagara College, Charlene De Vries of Redeemer University College, and Melissa Cappelletti and Dimitra Stathakos of Sheridan College.

East division first-team all-stars include Caitlin Hebert and Brittany MacComish of Canadore College, Jessica Broad and Alysha Johnson of Durham College, Hannah Campbell and Alexandra Roy of Georgian, and Jamie Fryer of Trent University.

OCAA West second-team all-stars include Stephanie Bignell and Darian Gropp of Fanshawe College, Kelsey Kovar of Humber, Nicole Schoonderwoerd of Niagara, Curtiss Straatsma of Redeemer, Monica Roch of St. Clair College, and Jordie Bevan of Sheridan.

The OCAA east second-team all-stars are Tina O’Donnell of Seneca, Alixandra Burkart of Algonquin College, Kayla Kosturik of Canadore, Brittany Coughlin, Allison Marshall, and Mackenzie Roy of Georgian, and Sarah MacLaren of Trent.

Members of the OCAA all-rookie team include Vanderlaan and Coughlin, Amanda Kring of Cambrian College, Abby Crown of Canadore, Bailey Davis of Niagara, Shalena Horst of St. Clair, and Jessica McDougall of Trent.


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