Geneviève Plante of Montreal and Andrew Wright of Toronto are the McGill University - Ye Olde Orchard athletes of the week, for the period ending Mar. 4, 2012.
The top-seeded Alberta Pandas set up of an all-Canada West final against archrival UBC at the CIS women's volleyball championship thanks to a 25-16, 25-16, 25-23 semifinal win over the No. 5 McGill Martlets at McMaster University's Burridge Gymnasium, Saturday night.
Geneviève Plante and Kaiva Mateus each scored 15 points to lead fifth-seeded McGill to a thrilling 3-2 win over No.4-Saint Mary's in an opening day quarter-final of the CIS women's volleyball championship, Friday. The set scores were 26-24, 25-18, 20-25, 23-25 and 15-13. McGill, which advances to the semifinals for the first time in school history, will play No.1 Alberta on Saturday at 8 pm.
The McGill Martlets are seeded fifth in their first trip to the CIS women's volleyball championship, which begins today in Hamilton.
Daphnée-Maude André-Morin, a volleyball player from McGill University was named the CIS libero of the year and teammate Kaiva Mateus of Montreal earned all-Canadian honours in women's volleyball, Wednesday night.
It will go down as the busiest playoff week in McGill sporting history this week as the University could be hosting as many as eight playoff games in a six-day span.
For the first time in 15 years, the McGill University women's volleyball team is headed to the CIS women's volleyball championship. The seeding was announced Sunday for the 2012 CIS tourney set to get under way Friday at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ont. The eight-team competition concludes next Sunday, March 4 with the gold-medal at 4 p.m.