The St. Clair College men’s and women’s volleyball teams have a couple of huge matches this Saturday at the Sportsplex.
On the eve of Super Sunday, the OCAA presents a match-up of historic proportions between the two individuals that currently top the all-time points chart in men's volleyball. Humber's Terrel Bramwell (Mississauga, Ont.) holds a pair of significant records. Bramwell enters Saturday's game at St. Clair as the all-time OCAA leader with 1,201 points and 1,002 kills. He recently became the first OCAA student-athlete (male or female) to hit quadruple digits in kills. Bramwell will face the closest competitor to his records. St. Clair's Jason Hernandez (Harrow, Ont.) has 1,098 points and 908 kills to his credit. Already second all-time in points, the fifth-year right side is just three kills shy of moving into second place all-time, surpassing Keith Marier's 910 kills.
This Saturday in 2,299 points and 1,910 kills will be separated by one volleyball net. This doesn't include the career totals of the other 10 other players on the court. The men’s match will start at 3 pm. While the individual match-up is intriguing, the main event is still Humber versus St. Clair. Both teams are currently second and third, respectively in the west region, tied with three losses each. St. Clair is two wins behind Humber's 11, with two matches in hand. The Saints are currently 9-3 wile Humber is 11-3. Humber is ranked 3rd in Ontario and 5th in Canada while St. Clair is ranked 4th in Ontario and 15th in Canada. It is the first time in St. Clair men’s volleyball history the team has been ranked nationally.
Although the Saints have already secured a bye to the OCAA championship as tournament host, this is certainly a statement match for both programs, especially if they are destined to meet again in February.
The women will take the floor at 1:00pm against the top ranked Humber Hawks. The Saints enter the match with a record of 8-4 and are in 4th place in the OCAA’s West Region. Humber is 14-0 and in 1st place in the West. The two teams met on November 23rd at Humber College with the Saints losing 3-0. Game scores were 25-14, 25-11, and 25-19. Humber is currently ranked 1st in Ontario and 5th in Canada while the St. Clair women are ranked 6th in Ontario. The Saints are led by 3rd year left side hitter Helen Wiebe who is 7th overall in the OCAA averaging 2.82 kills per set and rookie Shalena Horst who is one of the top middles in the OCAA averaging 3.2 points/set. Second year libero Monica Roch is leading the entire OCAA with 5.05 digs per set.
Both volleyball matches will also be broadcast live on TV-COGECO Windsor