MAC 18Us takes major volleyball tournament at Penn State

The Mountain Athletic Club 18-under boys team won the Nittany Lions Penn State volleyball tournament on the weekend.

In their seeding pool, MAC placed first and in the re-seed pool, the Hamilton team placed second.

Several of the teams they defeated along the way included Pittsburgh’s Pitt Elite and RVC of Richmond, Virginia. MAC defeated Florida’s Orlando Club 2-0 in the semi-finals and the Long Island VBC 17-25, 28-26, 15-12 to win the championship.

Sixty three teams from across the Eastern seaboard participated in this annual tournament.

The MAC 18U team is coached by Steve Bonazza of St.Catharines and Josh Patterson of Thorold. Team members include Wilson Hadfield, St. Catharine’s, Stephen Holmes, Ancaster; Darren Govan, Guelph; Dominic Kucharski, St. Catharines; Christopher Pinder, Cambridge; Ahmed El-Sayed, Oakville; Marcin Jedrzejewski, Hamilton; Robert Hudson, Morriston; Patrick Strzalkowski, St. Catharines; Aaron Vanderlugt, Burlington; Jacob Glantz, St. Catharines; and Tre Cunningham, St. Catharines.