It’s a three-peat for Nyhof in volleyball


OCAA LogovectoreHumber College’s Kelly Nyhof was named Ontario Colleges Athletic Association women’s volleyball player of the year for a third straight season.

The OCAA West Division scoring champion led all conference players, averaging 4.9 points per set. Nyhof totaled 274 points on 200 kills, 42 blocks and 32 aces for a Humber team that won the OCAA West regional crown with an unblemished 18-0 record.

The Georgetown, Ont., native is also a Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association all-Canadian, as well as an OCAA West Division first-team all-star.

Liza Grenon (Sudbury, Ont.) of Canadore College is also a CCAA all-Canadian. The fifth-year outside hitter won the OCAA East scoring championship averaging 4.4 points per set. Grenon contributed 261 points on 213 kills, 32 service aces and 16 blocks. Grenon is also an East Division first-team all-star.

Conestoga College’s Brieanne Gallant (Kitchener) is the conference’s overall rookie of the year. The libero led all OCAA players with 342 digs. She was named West Division rookie of the year and Gallant is also a West first-team all-star and headlines the first-ever West all-rookie team.

Jaime Fryer (Pickering) of Trent University takes the East Division rookie of the year award. The left side hitter averaged 3.2 points per set totaling 183 points on 138 kills, 33 service aces and 12 blocks. Fryer is a member of the East Division second-team all-stars and the East all-rookie team.

Doug Veldman of Redeemer University College is the West Division coach of the year and is the OCAA nominee for CCAA coach of the year.

Canadore’s Stefanie Hancock is the OCAA East coach of the year. A former OCAA student-athlete, Hancock turned around a program that was winless in 18 matches last season. Canadore went 13-5, good for fourth place in the East Division.

Joining Nyhof and Gallant as West Division first-team all-stars are Shelby Charlton (Strathroy) and Kaitlyn Kelly (London) of Fanshawe College; Thalia Hanniman (Pembroke) of Humber; Curtiss Straatsma (Brampton) of Redeemer; and Desirée Redding (Detroit, Mich.) of St. Clair College.

Along with Grenon, East Division first-team all-stars include Alixandra Burkart (Kenora) of Algonquin College; Lauren Kuehni (North Bay) of Canadore; Natalie Buck (Keswick) and Hannah Campbell (Midland) of Georgian College; Clare Weisser (Queensville) of West regional champion Seneca College; and Rebecca van Staalduinen (Peterborough) of Trent.

OCAA West second-team all-stars include Mallory O’Hara (Kitchener) of Conestoga; Melanie Griese (Newmarket) of Fanshawe; Carley Uden (Newmarket) of Humber; Kayde Bailey (Burlington) and Alexandria Botelho (Hamilton) of Niagara College; Chi Chi Chuks-Mady (Hamilton) of Mohawk College; and Charlene De Vries (London) of Redeemer.

Joining Fryer as OCAA East second-team all-stars are Jessica Broad (Courtice) of Durham College; Veronica Harrison (Cookstown) and Allison Marshall (Orillia) of Georgian; Lindsay Ballance (Napanee) of Seneca; and Samantha Belsey (Norwood) and Erin Clancy (Woodbridge) of Trent.

The first-ever OCAA West all-rookie team is comprised of Gallant and O’Hara of Conestoga; Darian Gropp (Kitchener) of Fanshawe; Adela Xhameta (Albania) of Humber; Kaylee Duncan (Mount Albert) and Corinne McGrath (Cambridge) of Mohawk; and Monica Roch (Windsor) of St. Clair.

The OCAA East all-rookie team includes Fryer; Victoria Waizmann (Beaconsfield, Que.) of Algonquin; Kuehni and Liarra Marchand (Penetanguishene) of Canadore; Alex Chabot (Ottawa) of La Cité Collégiale; Patricia Niengue (Portugal) of George Brown; and Tina O’Donnell (Scarborough) of Seneca.

2013-14 OCAA WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL MAJOR AWARDS

OCAA Women’s Volleyball East Division Champions
Seneca Sting

OCAA Women’s Volleyball West Division Champions
Humber Hawks

OCAA Women’s Volleyball Player of the Year
Kelly Nyhof, Humber

OCAA Women’s Volleyball Rookie of the Year
Brieanne Gallant, Conestoga

CCAA Women’s Volleyball All-Canadians
Liza Grenon, Canadore
Kelly Nyhof, Humber

CCAA Women’s Volleyball Coach of the Year Nominee
Doug Veldman, Redeemer

OCAA Women’s Volleyball East Division Scoring Champion
Liza Grenon, Canadore

OCAA Women’s Volleyball West Division Scoring Champion
Kelly Nyhof, Humber

OCAA Women’s Volleyball East Division Rookie of the Year
Jaime Fryer, Trent

OCAA Women’s Volleyball West Division Rookie of the Year
Brieanne Gallant, Conestoga

OCAA Women’s Volleyball East Division Coach of the Year
Stefanie Hancock, Canadore

OCAA Women’s Volleyball West Division Coach of the Year
Doug Veldman, Redeemer

OCAA Women’s Volleyball East Division First-Team All-Stars
Alixandra Burkart, Algonquin
Liza Grenon, Canadore

Lauren Kuehni, Canadore

Natalie Buck, Georgian

Hannah Campbell, Georgian

Clare Weisser, Seneca
Rebecca Van Staalduinen, Trent

OCAA Women’s Volleyball East Division Second-Team All-Stars
Jessica Broad, Durham

Veronica Harrison, Georgian
Allison Marshall, Georgian
Lindsay Ballance, Seneca

Samantha Belsey, Trent
Erin Clancy, Trent
Jaime Fryer, Trent

OCAA Women’s Volleyball West Division First-Team All-Stars
Brieanne Gallant, Conestoga

Shelby Charlton, Fanshawe
Kaitlyn Kelly, Fanshawe

Thalia Hanniman, Humber
Kelly Nyhof, Humber
Curtiss Straatsma, Redeemer
Desirée Redding, St. Clair

OCAA Women’s Volleyball West Division Second-Team All-Stars
Mallory O’Hara, Conestoga
Melanie Griese, Fanshawe
Carley Uden, Humber
Chi Chi Chuks-Mady, Mohawk
Kayde Bailey, Niagara
Alexandria Botelho, Niagara
Charlene De Vries, Redeemer

OCAA Women’s Volleyball East Division All-Rookie Team
Victoria Waizmann, Algonquin

Lauren Kuehni, Canadore

Liarra Marchand, Canadore

Alex Chabot, La Cité
Patricia Niengue, George Brown
Tina O’Donnell, Seneca

Jaime Fryer, Trent

OCAA Women’s Volleyball West Division All-Rookie Team
Brieanne Gallant, Conestoga

Mallory O’Hara, Conestoga
Darian Gropp, Fanshawe
Adela Xhameta, Humber
Kaylee Duncan, Mohawk
Corinne McGrath, Mohawk

Monica Roch, St. Clair