MAC 17U boys find volleyball silver lining

Mountain Athletic Club volleyball 17-under boys won the silver medal this past weekend (Jan. 31-Feb. 1) in the 17U Boys McGregor Cup Championship Division.

Finishing first in their pool, MAC defeated the Islanders (25-14, 25-17, 25-17) and Durham Attack 16U (25-21, 18-25, 25-18). They advanced through the playoffs by beating out Inter (25-15, 25-11) in the quarter finals and the Niagara Rapids (25-11, 29-27) in the semi-finals.

MAC met the Ottawa Desperados and lost 23-25, 20-25 in the gold medal match.

The MAC 17U boys will travel to the Penn State University ‘Nittany Lion’ tournament to play some of the top American teams on the east coast. The MAC 17U team is coached by Aaron McGregor of Burlington and Brendan Cleland of Hamilton. Team members include: Bartlomiej Jedrzejewski, Hamilton; Michael De Jesus, Hamilton; Kris Dean, Hamilton; Fiodar Kazhamiaka, Waterloo; Jonathan Adomait; Hamilton; Jesse Walczak, Hamilton; Jeremy Bochenek, Hamilton; Brennan Wilson, Hamilton; Max Vandewall-Fortier, Burlington; Jake Leslie, Hamilton; Jordan Dewaele, Hamilton, Gabriel Dzelme, Burlington.