Men's Volleyball Add Top Recruits for 2020-21
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April 1, 2020 (Windsor, ON) The St. Clair College Department of Athletics and men’s volleyball program is pleased to announce the signing of four top recruits for the 2020-21 season. The men that will be joining the program are Marc Galipeau, Ler Lar Hay, Vaunn Smith, and Owen Kemp.

Marc Galipeau is from LaSalle from where he attends Sandwich Secondary High School. He plays for Sky Volley Club. The 6’3” outside hitter will be enrolling in the Protection, Security and Investigations program.  Marc was named the Male Athlete of the Year at Sandwich. “I choose St. Clair because of the great campus and outstanding facilities right in my own backyard. Both of my parents attended the college and speak highly of the climate that the school represents,” stated Galipeau.

Ler Lar Hay is from Windsor where he goes to Kennedy Collegiate. He also plays for Sky Volley Club.  Ler Lar is a 5'8” outside hitter and libero who will be taking the Plumbing Techniques Program. Hay won the MVP volleyball award in high school in grades 9 to 12 .Ler Lar is excited to come to St. Clair, "I believe St. Clair College is the best place for me because it will give me the opportunity to grow as a player as well as help me to become successful in my future career."

Vaunn Smith is from Hamilton where he attended Hamilton District Christian High.  Smith who is 6 feet tall can play libero, setter or outside hitter also plays for Mac Titanium Volleyball Club.  He will be taking the Health and Fitness Promotion program.  Smith was a 2019 provincial tier 2 bronze medalist, won the 2017 OVA award of excellence, 2018 SOSSA champion, 2018 OFSAA bronze medalist, and 2019 provincial tier 2 bronze medalist.  “I chose St. Clair because I felt it was the right choice for me. When it comes to athletics the coaching staff is remarkable and caring for all athlete and the facility is amazing. When it comes to academics the program directors all care about the students and make sure to make it feels like a safe learning environment,” said Smith after committing.

Owen Kemp is a native of Kingston, Ontario. He is finishing up his high school career at Bayridge Secondary School and will be taking the Tourism and Travel program at St. Clair. The 6’4 Middle/Outside Hitter is a three time MVP of his high school team and also a three time KASSA All-Star. Owen feels St. Clair is the perfect fit for him, “The combination of excellence in athletics, a great coaching staff and a perfect academic program made the Saints an ideal fit for me.”

Heading into his second season, St. Clair head coach Shawn Reaume is looking forward to adding these four players to the team next year. “We are thrilled to be adding Vaunn, Owen, Marc, and Ler Lar to the 2020-2021 roster. Each of them brings a unique quality that will surely keep our program moving in the right direction. Their skill, volleyball IQ, positional versatility, and great personalities will allow us to be creative and adaptable on the court and pave the way to success future Saints off the court.”

St. Clair finished the 2019-20 regular season with a record of 8-10 in the OCAA West Division ending up in 6th place.  The Saints almost pulled off a huge upset in their crossover playoff match falling to the eventual bronze medal winning Georgian Grizzlies by a score of 3-2 dropping the 5th set 15-13. The Saints were ranked as high as 9th in the OCAA during the season.

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