Tigers volleyball players Graham Schmuland and Jeffrey Walton have received RSEQ honours for their play this season.
RSEQ's Unveiled Student-Athlete Award Winners and All-Star Teams from this past season on Friday.
Red and Gold attack Vicente Ignacio Parraguirre Villalobos was named RSEQ Men University Volleyball Player of the Year for a fifth straight season. "Vicho" would have been the league's most valuable player over the course of his career. No other RSEQ athlete had ever managed that feat for more than three straight seasons.
The Chilean's relentless offense He kills the RSEQ in kills (4.74), kills (237) and offensive efficiency (44.8%). Vicho also excelled in an important defensive category: blocks. Parraguirre was ninth in the league with 0.76 stuffed blocks per set played.
Eduardo Luchese just completed his first year with the UNB Reds and he is the Rookie of the Year . A native of Bento Goncalves, Brazil, Luchese came to UNB after a couple of successful seasons with Botafogo Volleyball Club, a team he helped back-to-back Rio de Janeiro state championships. A first-year business administration student, Luchese has provided solid and reliable play on the outside, dominating opponents blocks. He's shown marked improvement over the course of the season, developing one of the most effective hitters in the country.
Philippe Carrier stood out on the field of play in the community and deserves the Leadership and Citizenship Award . The fifth-year player had a big role in his team's success with a second-place finish. The business student (HEC Montreal) also took part in the "All in the heat" initiative to collect money.
Laval coach Pascal Clement led to ict team hits 11 th perfect season in team history. In his 27 th season at Laval University, Clement wins the Coach of the Year award for 17 th time. A year after failing to hang at RSEQ championship banner for the first time in 13 years, the Red and Gold returned more motivated than ever, losing only one of the 52 sets they played on their way to a record 16-0 record.
Dalhousie Tigers Against the University of Laval Red and Gold The UNB Varsity Reds at the University of Montreal Carabins from February 22-24. The two winning teams will then meet in the finals over the March 8-10 weekend.
First All-Star Team
Vicente Ignacio Parraguirre Villalobos - Laval
Gabriel Chancy - Montreal
Eduardo Luchese - UNB
Ethan Ellison - Laval
Graham Schmuland - Dalhousie
Yassine Kassis - Montreal
Rémi Cadoret - Laval
Second All-Star Team
Mark Messier - Sherbrooke
Alexandre Obomsawin - Laval
Bradley Stewart - UNB
Youssef Baati - Montreal
Samuel Couturier - Sherbrooke
Jeffrey Walton - Dalhousie
Connor McConnell - UNB
Vicente Parraguirre Ignacio Villalobos - Laval - Montreal - Player of the Year
Eduardo Luchese - UNB - Rookie of the Year
Pascal Clément - Laval - Coach of the Year
Philippe Carrier - Montreal - Leadership and Citizenship Award