Pilots Tyler Klassen is the MCAC Male Athlete of the Week for the week ending Nov. 21, 2021

The Providence University College (PUC) Pilots swept their weekend series in week four of the 2021-22 Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference (MCAC) men’s volleyball season. The number one Pilots improved their league record to 5-1 while middle Tyler Klassen was dominant on both offence and defence in the week ending Nov. 21, 2021.

The third year veteran is also an assistant captain and showed his leadership with 11 kills, seven blocks and he was a main reason why the team combined for an impressive 17 point ending stuff blocks over six sets.

To start the weekend, Klassen was quite efficient with seven kills with one error on 10 attempts plus added four blocks in three sets. On Saturday’s matinee match, the Altona, MB native contributed four kills with another three blocks in another three setter win.

“Tyler has been a workhorse for us all year. He has taken his game to another level in the middle this season coming off the slower COVID-19 year. Transitioning from the sport of basketball after his first year at Providence, Tyler began with the men’s volleyball program as a right side then eventually moving to the middle,” commented Cody Quiring, PUC head coach. “He has been a student of the game in learning the ‘ins and outs’ of the middle position and has excelled as a middle blocker for the Pilots and within the MCAC. His dominant performance this weekend was another highlight of how Tyler has become a top tier middle in the MCAC and within the CCAA.”

The Business Administration student-athlete at PUC will now go on the road as the Pilots travel to play at third place Université de Saint-Boniface (USB) Les Rouges on November 26-27. Game time for both matches start at 7:30 p.m. CT.

MCAC Athlete of the Week winners for 2021-22 season

Week 1 (ending Sept. 12, 2021)

WSOC: Kira Ireson – BU

MSOC: Franck Oumar N’Dia – USB

Week 2 (ending Sept. 19, 2021)

WSOC: Morgan Pierce – CMU

MSOC: Jai Virk – PUC

Week 3 (ending Sept. 26, 2021)

WSOC: Katie Moniot – USB

MSOC: Matheus Dos Anjos Aquino – CMU

Week 4 (ending Oct. 3, 2021)

WSOC: Sara Boissonneault – USB

MSOC: Garreth Rayner – PUC

Week 5 (ending Oct. 10, 2021)

WSOC: Paige Heide – PUC

MSOC: Jafet Sandoval – ACC

Week 6 (ending Oct. 17, 2021)

WSOC: Cassie Nazeravich – USB

MSOC: Ryder Anthony – BU

Week 7 (ending Oct. 24, 2021)

WSOC: Makayla Myer – PUC

MSOC: Joel Dueck – PUC

Week 8 (ending Oct. 31, 2021)

WSOC: Mylène Chabot – USB

MSOC: Diego Rodriguez – BU

Week 9 (ending Nov 7, 2021)

WVB: Alex Buhler – PUC

MVB: Noah Barcellona – ACC

Week 10 (ending Nov 14, 2021)

WVB: Halle Meisner – CMU

MBB: Nathan Ens – PUC

Week 11 (ending Nov 21, 2021)

WVB: Brielle Grenier – USB

MVB: Tyler Klassen – PUC