After a year hiatus, the Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference (MCAC) volleyball season was back on the court for the 2021-22 year. Coach of the Year award winners led their teams to a top regular season finish and a strong second half and now prepare for the MCAC Volleyball Championship Weekend which runs from March 5-6 hosted by Assiniboine Community College in Brandon.
2021-22 MCAC Women’s Volleyball Coach of the Year: Evan Turenne – USB Les Rouges
“Evan has done wonders with our women’s volleyball program. His vision and coaching philosophy have been key to success and performance seen by our athletes. His dedication to the development of all aspects of his players is truly impressive. His dedication and work ethic are inspiring, it’s the reason his teams play with such heart.” – Les Rouges Associate Director Eric Lemoine.
Evan Turenne – 3rd season: Guided Les Rouges to a conference-leading 14-2 regular season record; had twice rattled off five game winning streak; three All-Conference players on the roster plus ranked as high as number ten in the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) national rankings.
2021-22 MCAC Men’s Volleyball Coach of the Year: Riel Guénette – USB Les Rouges
“Riel has a maturity, work ethic and knowledge of the game of volleyball well beyond his age. With an early season coaching change, Riel stepped into the role of head coach and did a phenomenal job with a young Rouges squad. He has created a competitive team culture and demands a lot from his athletes. Alongside former Rouge and now assistant coach Nico-Marcon-Lajeunesse, Riel has established the base for what will be a force in the MCAC in years to come.” – Les Rouges Associate Director Eric Lemoine.
Riel Guénette – 1st season: Guided Les Rouges to a 4-14 regular season record; had two game winning streak; one All-Conference player on the roster plus defeated first place CMU Blazers twice this season and also won against second place PUC Pilots.
2022 MCAC Volleyball Championship hosted by ACC in Brandon, MB
Saturday, March 5 (all times are Central Time) – live stream at: https://www.youtube.com/ACCCougars
12 p.m. SF: #4 ACC Cougars vs. #1 USB Les Rouges (women’s match)
2 p.m. SF: #3 CMU Blazers vs. #2 PUC Pilots (women’s match)
4 p.m. SF: #4 USB Les Rouges vs. #1 CMU Blazers (men’s match)
6 p.m. SF: #3 ACC Cougars vs. #2 PUC Pilots (men’s match)
Sunday, March 6
1 p.m. Women’s Volleyball Championship Final
3 p.m. Men’s Volleyball Championship Final