Mountaineer varsity highlights - March 18
The 2021/22 athletic year for the Mohawk Mountaineers has come to an end after the women’s volleyball team took home an OCAA silver medal on Thursday night.
Mohawk advanced to the championship match after defeating the Durham Lords in four sets. The gold medal match featured the Mountaineers and Humber Hawks. Despite putting up a strong fight, in the end, Mohawk lost in three straight sets.
It was a very successful season for women’s volleyball, as they posted an 8-1 regular season record and captured their first silver medal since 1996.
Both women’s basketball and men’s volleyball saw their playoff journeys come to an end last weekend in the OCAA Quarterfinals.
Numerous Mountaineer student-athletes were recognized with year-end awards in the OCAA.
Celina Chung – OCAA West Division All-Rookie Team
Daniel Graham – OCAA West Division Second-Team All-Star
Amanda Kuiper - OCAA West Division Second-Team All-Star
Kaelyn Emslie - OCAA West Division Second-Team All-Star
Julia Watson - OCAA West Division Second-Team All-Star
Anika Gatto - OCAA West Division Second-Team All-Star
Irene Jaramillo Restrepo - OCAA West Division Second-Team All-Star
Rachel Vanderwal - OCAA West Division Second-Team All-Star & OCAA West Division All-Rookie Team
Sofia Spoljar – OCAA West Division All-Rookie Team
Nathan Snippe - OCAA West Division Second-Team All-Star
Turner Neame – OCAA West Division All-Rookie Team
Joel Sloots – OCAA West Division All-Rookie Team
Mountaineers Athletes of the Week
(in collaboration with Mohawk Students’ Association)
Julia Watson (women’s volleyball)
Nathan Snippe (men’s volleyball)
Watson, in the two matches that led the Mountaineers to the OCAA Final Four, combined for 17 kills, 11 digs and two blocks.
Snippe was solid offensively for Mohawk as he was also named OCAA Athlete of the Week. In two playoff games, he combined for 32 kills, 16 digs and four blocks.
Mar. 12: Lost 98-49 to the Humber Hawks in the OCAA Quarterfinals
Mar. 12: Defeated the Algonquin Thunder 3-0 (25-8, 25-12, 25-9) in the OCAA Quarterfinals
Mar. 16: Won 3-1 (25-15, 19-25, 25-14, 25-21) versus the Durham Lords in the OCAA Semifinals
Mar. 17: Lost 3-0 (16-25, 19-25, 27-29) in the OCAA Championships to the Humber Hawks
Mar. 12: Lost 3-2 (16-25, 20-25, 27-25, 25-16, 11-15) to the Canadore Panthers in the OCAA Quarterfinals
The 2021/22 year was very successful for Mountaineer varsity sports. The curling program took home OCAA Gold in men’s and mixed doubles competition, men’s cross country won OCAA Bronze and women’s volleyball were OCAA Silver Medalists. Six of seven teams in league sports made the OCAA playoffs.