Les Rouges Brielle Grenier is the MCAC Female Athlete of the Week for the week ending Mar. 27, 2022

For the first time ever, the Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference (MCAC) had a representative at the women’s volleyball Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) National Championship. The 2021-22 MCAC champion Université de Saint-Boniface (USB) Les Rouges played well in the 2022 Nationals and fifth year middle Brielle Grenier was a big factor and was recognized as MCAC Female Athlete of the Week for the week ending Mar. 27, 2022.

Les Rouges entered the championship as the eighth seed and after losing to the top seed Douglas Royals on day one, USB registered a comeback 3-1 win on Saturday, Mar. 26 over Holland Hurricanes to advance to the bronze semi final match against Red Deer Queens and lost to eventual third place team on Sunday, Mar. 27.

Grenier was named Player of the Match for Les Rouges in the first match and overall produced 17 kills (hitting efficiency of .330) along with six blocks and three service access throughout the weekend. In the historic win for the program on day two, the Morris, MB native added nine kills and three digs with two service aces.

USB’s head coach Evan Turenne said, “In her fifth and final season of eligibility, Brielle got to finish her college career with a successful showing on the national stage. She was not intimidated by size of the opposition and effective as always as an attacker.”

Grenier was a co-captain and MCAC 2021-22 Female Athlete of the Week winner twice this season as she was also selected on Week 11 (for the week ending Nov. 21, 2021).

Turenne continued, “It was great to see her finish on such a positive note, playing with confidence and contributing on both sides of the ball. Brielle is a game changer. She commanded respect and drew a lot of attention from opposing blockers from the best teams in the country. She accepted the challenge and rose to the occasion. She will be so incredibly difficult to replace on our team.”

The Arts student-athlete at USB was also selected to 2021-22 MCAC Women’s Volleyball All-Conference Team.

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

Week 17 (ending Feb. 20, 2022)

WVB: Sam Lemoine – USB

MBB: Seth McKenzie – CMU

Week 18 (ending Feb. 27, 2022)

WVB: Jenna Campbell – USB

MBB: TJ Paguirigan – USB

Week 19 (ending Mar. 6, 2022)

WVB: Sam Lemoine – USB

MVB: Timothy Juvonen – CMU

Week 20 (ending Mar. 13, 2022)

WFUT: Sara Boissonneault – USB

MFUT: Diego Rodriguez – BU

Week 21 (ending Mar. 27, 2022)

WVB: Brielle Grenier – USB

MVB: Levi Klassen – CMU