Pilots Austin Anderson is the MCAC Male Athlete of the Week for the week ending Nov. 28, 2021

The Providence University College (PUC) Pilots continue to roll along with another weekend series sweep in week five of the 2021-22 Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference (MCAC) men’s volleyball season. The number one Pilots improved their league record to 7-1 while left side Austin Anderson was highly efficient on both offence and defence for the week ending Nov. 28, 2021.

The third year veteran is also a team captain and displayed his leadership with an impressive 29 kills, 14 digs, four blocks and four aces in an important road series victory  against Université de Saint-Boniface (USB) Les Rouges over seven sets.

To start the weekend, the Niverville, MB native had 13 kills, five digs, two blocks, one ace and passed at a 2.5 average in a three set victory on Fri., Nov. 26. On Saturday night, Anderson continue to dominant with 16 kills, nine digs, three aces and two blocks in a four set match win.

PUC’s head coach Cody Quiring stated, “Austin is a leader. His IQ is through the roof. His ability to manage the emotions of playing is excellent and he has become more and more efficient offensively each weekend that has passed. His passing, along with the entire team’s, was outstanding this past weekend and he displayed his calm demeanour while posting some incredible numbers on both sides of the ball in what was our first road matches since October.”

The Pilots are now on a four game match winning streak and avenged their only loss of this season against USB.

The Business Administration student-athlete at PUC will now go on the road as the Pilots travel to play at second place Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) Blazers on Friday, December 3 with first serve 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

Week 12 (ending Nov 28, 2021)

WBB: Shirliz Apiyo – CMU

MVB: Austin Anderson – PUC