Mohawk preps for new volleyball season

Mohawk-MountaineersMohawk men’s volleyball coach Matthew Schnarr has five new recruits for the 2013-14 Mountaineers when Ontario Colleges Athletic Association competition begins during the new term.

Setter/libero Benjamin Tonin joins Mohawk from Hamilton’s Westmount Secondary School and the Mountain Athletic Club. The 5’10” Tonin, who played for the city and Southern Ontario Secondary School Association champions last season, was Senior Athlete of the Year and can play various positions.

6’3” rightside Steven Falk from Eden High School and the Niagara Rapids is a two time Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations and Ontario Volleyball Association gold medalist whose physical play at the net is expected to be a great asset to the Mountaineers, especially as an offensive force.

Bryce Marcussen is a 7’1” middle blocker from Strathroy District Collegiate Institute who has also played for Forest City 17U and London Volleyball Club Fire 18U. The school’s volleyball MVP, Marcussen was a provincial all-star with the Ontario champion LVC club. Offensive and defensive production is expected from this player.

Setter Jason Mueller, 6’5”, from Grand River Collegiate and the Waterloo University, also played club volleyball with the Kitchener-Waterloo Tigers. A winner of four Western Ontario SSAA and three Central Western Ontario SSA gold medals, as well as an OFSAA silver, Mueller was a two-time First Team All-Star and a league MVP.

Right side/middle Isaac Cook, from city senior champion Westmount Secondary School and the Mountain Athletic Club, was a gold medalist at the nationals in Edmonton and a member of the two time Southern Ontario SSA champions. The 6’4” Cook is considered to have a very sound technical game.