Blazers Timothy Juvonen is the MCAC Male Athlete of the Week for the week ending Feb. 13, 2022

In a huge match-up over the weekend, Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) Blazers secured two crucial wins to leapfrog back into a tie for first in the 2021-22 Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference (MCAC) men’s volleyball standings. Second year setter Timothy Juvonen led the squad to the weekend sweep during the week ending Feb. 13, 2022.

The Grand Marais, MB native ‘quarterbacked’ the Blazers by effectively directing and leading the offence by using all the weapons for CMU in two hard fought wins against previously solo first place Providence University College (PUC) Pilots. On Fri., Feb. 11, Juvonen notched 40 assists, seven digs, three blocks and two kills in a 3-1 win. The next night, CMU battled to another four set victory and he added another 35 assists, two blocks, two kills, one dig and one ace.

CMU are now locked in a tie for first with PUC as both teams hold a 10-4 conference mark with two weekends remaining in the regular season. The Blazers are now on a four game winning streak.

“After a couple of years not playing first due to injury, and now the pandemic, Tim is finally able to get back to playing and showcasing his skills. Tim is a top-notch setter who runs an excellent offense, is a terrific blocker, and is also a strong offensive threat himself, enthused CMU’s head coach Don Dulder. “Tim is a team leader, quarterback of the team who plays with a great deal of passion which motivates and lifts teammates.  His play this past weekend led our team to two victories over Providence, giving the team a 10-4 record, good enough for first place in the conference.”

The Environmental Studies student-athlete at CMU has another big weekend ahead as the Blazers face Université de Saint-Boniface (USB) Les Rouges on the road with match time at 7:30 p.m. CT this Saturday, February 19.

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

Week 13 (ending Dec. 5, 2021)

WBB: Julia Schatkowsky – CMU

MVB: Carter Beattie – ACC

Week 14 (ending Jan. 30, 2022)

WVB: Maddie Fehr – PUC

MVB: Nick Friesen – PUC

Week 15 (ending Feb. 6, 2022)

WFUT: Tiegan Kroeker – CMU

MBB: Joshua Armstrong – PUC

Week 16 (ending Feb. 13, 2022)

WVB: Valeria Gonzalez – USB

MVB: Timothy Juvonen – CMU