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Saturday, February 5
Former Trojan Wins National Title - Again

Congratulations to David Snider ('06) for capturing the 2011 Canadian Senior Men's badminton championship for the second time. Snider, who spent 4 years in the the Trojan Club program, won his first Senior Men's badminton championship at the age of 18 (Canadian record) in 2008.

 As a Trojan, Snider will always be remembered as the Power that delivered a knockout blow to a Westwood player on a hard hit ball to the back row in the WWAC 1/4 finals of 2004. The back row defender suffered no serious injury but the psychological affect on both teams was enough to end Westwood's hopes for a Provincial championship. Vincent Massey went on to play in the MHSAA Final Four, losing to MBCI in a hard fought 5 set battle.

No one will be surprised to see David competing in the Olympics sometime soon. He shows the determination, focus and drive that is required of every champion.

Click on the Headline to read the story related to Snider's badminton accomplishment.



Monday, February 28
Former Trojan Coach Wins Canada West Silver Medal

Congratulations go out to Russ Paddock, former Vincent Massey teacher and Varsity Boys Volleyball Coach, whose Brandon Bobcats won the 2011 Canada West silver medal on Feb 26th. They were defeated by reigning CIS champions Calgary Dinos in a tough 5 set match, losing 16-14 in the 5th set.

Paddock and his Bobcats now move on to the 2011 CIS Men's Volleyball Championships to be held March 4-6 at Trinity Western University. They are ranked 3rd in the nation and play their quarter-final match against the Ontario champions, MacMaster Marauders, on Friday, March 4th at 5 PM CST.

All matches will be webcast on SSN. Click on the headline to go to the CIS Championship website and the link to the webcast.

Paddock's Bobcats won the bronze medal at the 2009 CIS Championships and hope to improve on that showing this year.



Massey's MacKenzie to Play for Wesmen

Kenny Mackenzie has committed to play for the University of Winnipeg Wesmen Men's Volleyball team for the 2009-2010 volleyball season. McKenzie has been a co-captain on the Trojans team for the past two seasons and has been a pivotal player for the team. He has been selected onto the Manitoba Men’s Provincial Volleyball team for the past three seasons and was named a Manitoba Volleyball Association Graduating All-Star in 2008.

"Kenny is a dynamic middle player who has the athletic ability to succeed at the university level. Along with Matt Schriemer and Devin Schmidt, Kenny is another strong Manitoba athlete we are pleased has selected our university and volleyball program”, added Wesmen Head Coach Larry McKay.



Massey Middle Named to Top 10 List
Kenny MacKenzie ('09) from Vincent Massey has been named to the Winnipeg Sun's Top 10 List for Manitoba High School volleyball players for 2008. Kenny, a 6'4" middle, has been involved in the Massey Club program as well as the Winman program and the MVA Provincial team program. Congratulations in your achievement and best wishes as you move on to play at the next level.

Massey's Myles Barr Commits to McMaster
Congratulations to Massey's Myles Barr who has been recruited to the McMaster Marauders Volleyball program for the 2008/2009 C.I.S. volleyball season. See the link for the full story.

Massey Alumni Win CIS Championship
Congratulations to Trevor Shaw ('03) and Jon Kasdorf ('05), members of the Winnipeg Wesmen Men's Volleyball team that captured the 2006/2007 CIS Men's Volleyball Championship on Sunday, March 4/07. The #3 ranked Wesmen won the Tantramar Trophy after defeating the #4 Alberta Golden Bears 3-2 (22-25, 25-18, 25-20, 18-25, 15-10) in the Gold Medal match. The Wesmen had also defeated the Golden Bears on the previous weekend at the CanWest Final Four in the Bronze medal match. Click on the headline for all the details.

Massey Alumni Win Gold & Silver CIS Medals

Massey Alumni Mike Derocco (05) and Jon Kasdorf (05) were members of the Gold and Silver medal teams, respectively, at  last weekend's  2008 CIS Men's Volleyball Championships.  Derocco's Alberta Golden Bears defeated Kasdorf's  Winnipeg Wesmen in an exciting 4 set final  (25-17,  23-25,  25-23,  25-20).  The match was a re-match of last year's final that saw the Wesmen come out on top. Kasdorf had an outstanding tournament at the Libero position, finishing 2nd in digs per set and 3rd in total digs, as well as producing superb passing against the best the CIS had to offer. This was the Bear's 7th straight appearance in the final and with Derocco taking over the starting setter role next year we can expect to continue to see Massey Alumni at the CIS championships for a few more years to come. Congratulations to both players on your achievements. We look forward to seeing more of Massey Alumni join your ranks in the future.



   
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