Mohawk’s Cull adds to list of honours with CCAA national prize

Not since Todd Boyes in 1998 has an Ontario Colleges Athletic Association volleyball player been honoured with Canadian College Men’s Volleyball top recognition. But Thursday night (March 6) Jasmin Cull again wrote his name into the record books, this time without stepping on the court, as he was named the 2007-08 CCAA Men’s Volleyball National Player of the Year. A fourth-year student at Mohawk College, Cull had an outstanding year, earning his second consecutive OCAA Player of the Year honour, as well as his second consecutive CCAA All-Canadian nomination.

Jasmin Cull was named the 2007-08 CCAA Men’s Volleyball National Player of the Year.

On the court, Cull was a solid defensive player, finishing second on his team in digs and blocks while leading his squad in kills. But it was from behind the end lines where the lanky 6’4 player made his presence felt the most, posting an impressive 65 service aces on the season, destroying the previous record of 38. As impressive as his serve may be, Cull made sure teams were aware he was not a one dimensional player, posting 28 kills in the OCAA Provincial Championship game against the defending champions and CCAA national bronze medalist Algonquin Thunder.

With numerous records also to his credit this season, the Ancaster, native will hope to convert his collection of accolades into a national medal. Ontario teams have always finished well when hosting the National Championship, never missing a podium finish in the five previous occasions.

Cull’s 2007-08 Accomplishments

  • CCAA Player of the Year
  • OCAA Player of the Year (2006-07/2007-08)
  • West Region 1st Team All-star (2006-07/2007-08)
  • West Region Scoring Champion (2006-07/2007-08)
  • OCAA Overall Scoring Champion (2006-07/2007-08)
  • OCAA Record tying 12 aces in a match (vs. Fanshawe)
  • OCAA Record 65 aces in a single season
  • OCAA All-time Career aces record
  • OCAA Team (Mohawk) aces in a match record: 25 (vs. Canadore)
  • OCAA Team (Mohawk) most aces in a season: 157

    Mohawk opens play at the CCAA Men’s Volleyball Championship at Humber College on Friday (March 7). The fifth seeded Mountaineers meet fourth ranked Limoilou of Quebec City at 6 p.m.