Mohawk Mountaineers

Camp pays off for Mohawk, player

Sarah Bate  (Photo: Mohawk College Athletics)

Sarah Bate (Photo: Mohawk College Athletics)

A favourable impression made at a summer volleyball camp has resulted in the newest recruit for Hamilton’s Mohawk Mountaineers.

Sarah Bate will go courtside when the Mountaineers Ontario Colleges Athletic Association season begins in the fall. The graduate of Northern Collegiate Institute and Vocational School in Sarnia caught the attention of Mohawk head coach Matthew Schnarr.

“Sarah made an impression on me at Camp Madawaska and that in hindsight, is where the recruiting started,” said Schnarr of his 5-10 left side. “Sarah’s size and offensive game are going to be a huge asset to the women’s program. Sarah will have the ability to contribute offensively immediately.

“She will need some work in the control part of the game but there is much potential in her as a student athlete. Her competitive nature is going to assist in our pursuit of the OCAA Championships.”

Camp Madawaska, where Bate earned most valuable player recognition, is most notably a residential volleyball camp in Palmer Springs, Ont.

In addition to her high school team Bate competed with the Forest City London Volleyball Club.

At Mohawk she will study Police Foundations.

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