Mohawk, Redeemer players stars in OCAA volleyball


NORTH BAY – Mohawk’s Justin Scapinello (London) has earned a berth on the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association all-Canadian team.

Last year’s Ontario Colleges Athletic Association rookie of the year was fourth in league scoring averaging 4.4 points per set this season. The right side also led OCAA in service aces averaging 0.83 per set. Scapinello is also a West Division first-team all-star.

Scapinello’s announcement was made in a ceremony Thursday morning as part of the 2012 OCAA Men’s Volleyball Championship. Humber’s Terrel Bramwell was named the OCAA men’s volleyball player of the year.

Redeemer University College placed two players on the West Division Second All-Star team. David Klomps and Aaron Vander Lugt made the team along with Oakville Sheridan’s Josh Butler and Frank Pento.

Bramwell had one of the best seasons in recent memory, averaging 6.7 points per set, 1.6 points better than his closest rival and easily winning the OCAA West region scoring championship. The third-year right side set a new OCAA single match record with 36 kills against Redeemer on Nov. 22, and tied his own record of 40 points in a match, also against Redeemer on Feb. 3.

He is also CCAA all-Canadian and an OCAA West Division first-team all-star.

Other highlights included:

Eric Yung of Nipissing as the OCAA West coach of the year and its nominee for CCAA coach of the year. Sheridan’s Jeremy Fantin (Mississauga) was named the OCAA rookie of the year to go along with his West Division rookie award. Brad Van Hartingsveldt (Newcastle) of Durham was named the top rookie in the OCAA East region.

Doug Anton of Algonquin was named OCAA East coach of the year.