SCHRIEMER, LOEPPKY NAMED 1ST TEAM ALL-STARS; ELSER, HOWE ALL-ROOKIE TEAM

SCHRIEMER, LOEPPKY NAMED 1ST TEAM ALL-STARS; ELSER, HOWE ALL-ROOKIE TEAM

LANGLEY, B.C. – Trinity Western’s Adam Schriemer (Winnipeg) and Eric Loeppky (Steinbach, Man.) were each named Canada West First Team All-Stars, while Jesse Elser (Calgary) and Jackson Howe (Calgary) were named to the All-Rookie Team.

The fifth-year Schriemer finished the season with a Canada West-leading 10.57 assists per set, while leading the Spartans to a conference-best 22-2 regular season record. Schriemer also guided the TWU offence to a conference-leading .311 hitting percentage.

This is Schriemer’s second conference honour, after earning a second team nod in 2016-17.

Building off his Canada West and U SPORTS Rookie of the Year campaign, the second-year Loeppky finished fourth in Canada West with 4.05 kills per set, while leading the conference in hitting percentage, at .362. Loeppky, who was named to the Canada West All-Rookie Team last year, also finished second in Canada West in aces, with 0.61 per set.

Playing a team that was No. 1 in all but one ranking this season, Elser played a critical role in his first season, earning the third best hitting percentage in Canada West, at .301, and the fifth most aces per set, with 0.48.

The high-flying Howe was dominant in the middle in his first season in Canada West, finishing ninth in the conference with 1.00 blocks per set, while also averaging 1.08 kills per set.

At home to the Winnipeg Wesmen this weekend in the semifinals, starting Thursday, Trinity Western was one of 12 CW teams who had at least one player honoured Tuesday.

Joining the Spartans with multiple honourees were the UBC Thunderbirds (three), UBCO Heat (two), Brandon Bobcats (two), Manitoba Bisons (two), and the Alberta Golden Bears (two).

The Thunderbirds and Bears clash this weekend in the other conference semifinal, as the pair meet in Vancouver beginning Friday night.

You can catch all the action by tuning into the official streaming home of every conference volleyball game, www.canadawest.tv.

NOTE: The CW all-stars and all-rookies were selected by the conference’s 13 men’s volleyball head coaches.

2017-18 CW MEN’S VOLLEYBALL ALL-STARS
FIRST TEAM
Name / Position / University / Year / Hometown
Alex Bader / OH / Calgary / 5 / Calgary, Alta.
Irvan Brar / OH / UBC / 5 / Surrey, B.C.
Byron Keturakis / S / UBC / 4 / Surrey, B.C.
Eric Loeppky / OH / Trinity Western / 2 / Steinbach, Man.
Taryq Sani / OH / Alberta / 2 / Scarborough, Ont.
Adam Schriemer / S / Trinity Western / 5 / Winnipeg, Man.
Elliott Viles / OH / Brandon / 2 / Adelaide, Australia

SECOND TEAM
Name / Position / University / Year / Hometown
Lars Bornemann / OH / UBCO / 5 / Victoria, B.C.
Logan Brennan / L / Winnipeg / 5 / Bragg Creek, Alta.
Adam DeJonckheere / OH / Manitoba / 5 / Winnipeg, Man.
Tim Dobbert / OH / Thompson Rivers / 4 / Aichelberg, Germany
Seth Friesen / OH / Brandon / 3 / Brandon, Man.
Alex McMullin / OH / Alberta / 4 / Brisbane, Australia
Tyler Schmidt / OH / Mount Royal / 4 / Calgary, Alta.

2017-18 CW MEN’S VOLLEYBALL ALL-ROOKIES
Name / Position / University / Hometown
Jesse Elser / OH / Trinity Western / Calgary, Alta.
Caleb Funk / M / UBCO / Strathmore, Alta.
Jackson Howe / M / Trinity Western / Calgary, Alta.
Fynn McCarthy / OH / UBC / Lake Country, B.C.
Dylan Mortensen / OH / Saskatchewan / Swift Current, Sask.
Brendan Warren / M / Manitoba / Howden, Man.
Ryan Zachary / OH / MacEwan / Airdrie, Alta.

About Canada West
Canada West (CW) is the leading university athletic conference in the country and is home to champion student-athletes that excel in the classroom and their communities. Canada West and our 17 members from across British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba collectively carry on a legacy of competitive excellence, as our champions proudly go on to represent the conference at U SPORTS national championships.

Canada West – training leaders, building champions

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