2018 U SPORTS Women's Volleyball Championship presented by Hôtel Universel Québec:
Quarter-final 4: 4th seed Ryerson Rams pulled off the comeback and sent the 5th seeded Heat to defeat 3-2 (22-25, 18-25, 25-23, 25-23, 15-8).
After just completing his second season as head coach of the UBC Okanagan men’s volleyball program Brad Hudson will spend the offseason learning and working with the top players and coaches in the country as he has been selected to coach the senior B men’s team by Volleyball Canada.
U SPORTS TOP 10 TUESDAY (#24): The last ranking of the year has the Heat women's volleyball at No. 5 in the country. This poll is significant in another way, this is the 100th national coaches poll since UBC Okanagan entered U SPORTS competition, amazingly enough the Heat women's volleyball team has been ranked on 77 of them, nearly half in the top-5. The team is off this weekend but opens up at the national championship in Laval on March 16.
The first wave of signings include three recruits from the Lower Mainland and one from Calgary. Matthew Brown and Tyler Dhillon both are playing with Surrey United, Jayden Jordan is a forward from Richmond and Christian Wood is a left back from Calgary.
U SPORTS TOP 10 TUESDAY (#23): After sweeping Manitoba at home and advancing in the Canada West playoffs the Heat women maintain the spot as the third best volleyball squad in the national, as voted on by coaches across the country. Not only are the Heat still in the hunt for a CW conference championship but they have already qualified for the upcoming U SPORTS national championship hosted by Laval (Mar. 16-18). The postseason continues this weekend in Vancouver in a best-of three semi-final versus the Thunderbirds. First serve on Friday is at 6 p.m.
Aidan Lea, the third year middle, has found herself on the conference's first team, and fifth year outside hitter Michelle Jakszuk was rewarded for the strongest season of her career with a spot on the CW second team.
The Heat women's volleyball team will look to lock up a spot in the U SPORTS national championship this weekend when they host the Manitoba Bisons in a best-of-three series. Matches are Friday-Sunday (Feb. 23-25).
UBC Okanagan women's volleyball voted No. 3 in the last poll of the regular season. The Heat will host a Canada West Quarter-finals series this weekend, Feb. 23-25, when they host Manitoba for a best-of-three.
An 11-match UBC Okanagan winning streak was ended today as the University of Manitoba Bisons finished their season by upsetting the No. 1 Heat after a 3-1 (23-25, 29-27, 25-18, 25-22) win at the Investors Group Athletic Centre.
With a pair of wins last weekend against Thompson Rivers, the Heat have extended their winning streak into double digits, and will go into this weekend against the Bisons with a chance to close out the season with 12 straight wins.