2017-18 Humber Men's Volleyball News

  • MEN'S VOLLEYBALL ADDS DYNAMIC MIDDLE TO 2018 CLASS
    May 07, 2018
    Lively native Maximum Crowder has committed to joining the Humber Hawks men's volleyball program for the upcoming 2018-19 varsity season.
  • MEN'S VOLLEYBALL BOLSTER ROSTER WITH ADDITION OF ALBERT
    April 27, 2018
    Georgetown native Jacob Albert has committed to joining the Humber Hawks men's volleyball program for the upcoming 2018-19 varsity season.
  • YEAR IN REVIEW: STREAKING HAWKS FLY TO OCAA SILVER MEDAL IN 17-18
    April 20, 2018
    The Humber Hawks men’s volleyball team reinvented themselves in 2017-18, and took to the court with many new faces. The new look Hawks had a mission, and with Humber’s longest serving head coach Wayne Wilkins, had the leadership to guide them on their quest.
  • OCAA TOP ROOKIE NOW HUMBER'S TOP FRESHMAN
    April 03, 2018
    Upon insertion into the starting line-up after return from injury early in the season,
  • HAWKS PUNCH TICKET TO GOLD MEDAL GAME WITH 3-0 SWEEP
    February 24, 2018
    BARRIE, ON: The Humber Hawks faced the number one team in the east division and the hosts the Georgian Grizzlies in the second semi-final of the 2018 OCAA Men’s Volleyball Championship on Friday night at the Georgian Athletic Centre. The Hawks fought through a very loud home team crowd to take the match in three very tight sets 3-0 by scores of 25-21, 25-22 and 25-22. Clayton Blanchette (St. Catharines) was named player of the game for the Hawks after posting a team-high three blocks along with five kills. “The boys came together, it was a group effort, I’ve never seen us play like that before,” said Blanchette post-game. “The crowd was hype and it was a great atmosphere, it was fun to play.” Humber Head Coach Wayne Wilkins was impressed with his team’s execution on the court. “Probably in my most recent years, one of the easiest matches on a coach,” said Wilkins. “These kids work so hard, I don’t ever have to question or worry, they did it themselves and earned it.” The Hawks will now move onto the gold medal match against the Fanshawe Falcons on Saturday afternoon at 5 p.m. “Our last match up was a barn burner,” added Wilkins. “We are tightly matched teams. If we work hard and don’t get any self-doubt, just stay confident, we will be fine.” The Grizzlies will now re-set focus in on earning their first OCAA medal in team history when they go for bronze on Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. when they take on the Redeemer Royals.
  • TWO TOP TEAMS IN OCAA BATTLE FOR OCAA GOLD TONIGHT
    February 24, 2018
    BARRIE, ON: The Humber Hawks and Fanshawe Falcons have been recognized all year as the top two teams in the province, and on Saturday night at Georgian College in Barrie they will have the opportunity to decide who is number one.
  • HAWKS TURN IN SILVER MEDAL PERFORMANCE AT PROVINCIALS
    February 24, 2018
    BARRIE, ON: The Humber Hawks just completed their best season in the last few years, finishing the year with an OCAA silver medal around their neck. Although it was not the colour they wanted, leading into the gold medal game with the top-ranked and undefeated Fanshawe Falcons, give them full credit for a terrific season and an outstanding provincial tournament. Humber advanced to the gold medal game with a solid quarter-final win over the consolation champs from Conestoga, and then a sweep of the host and number one team from the East, in the Georgian Grizzlies. Fanshawe swept through the two first round in easy fashion, downing Fleming and Redeemer in straight sets. Fanshawe cruised to the OCAA provincial title over the Humber Hawks with a controlling 3-0 (25 -12,25-18,25-13) Give the Falcons full credit in the win, as they did not allow a very good Humber to play a part in the outcome. From set to set, it was Fanshawe that dictated the play, first by great defence and then by an all-inclusive offence that was directed by their setter. “Simply put, they were the better team tonight”, said Hawks head coach Wayne Wilkins. “I am so proud of my guys, and even though the silver may be hard to swallow now, they earned it and will be that even hungrier next year”. Dylan Devecseri was his Humber's Player of the Game after posting a team-high 10 kills. Two Hawks were recognized for their fine play when the championship all-stars were announced. Devecseri and Kamyn Wilkins were named to the championship all-star team.
  • HAWKS ENTER GRIZZLIES DEN FOR OCAA SEMI-FINAL MATCH UP
    February 23, 2018
    BARRIE, ON: The Humber Hawks are just a step away from a shot at OCAA gold, but that step is a big one, as they not only play the East Division champion Georgian Grizzlies, they will pay them in the den of the bear.
  • HAWKS DOMINATE CONDORS AND BOOK TICKET TO SEMIS
    February 22, 2018
    BARRIE, ON: The Humber Hawks men’s volleyball team started the 2018 OCAA Men’s Volleyball in fine fashion, as they defeated the Conestoga Condors 3-1 (25-15, 25-19, 29-31, 25-16) and have now advanced to the OCAA Semi-Finals. The match is set for 8:00 pm on Friday night against the host and number one team from the East, the Georgian Grizzlies. The Grizzlies advanced to the semi-final by way of a 3-0 win over the Niagara Knights.
  • DEVECSERI, WILKINS AND KIM HONOURED FOR SEASON PLAY
    February 21, 2018
    BARRIE, ON: The Humber Hawks, the number six ranked team in the country, had three players honoured with post-season awards on Thursday morning at the 2018 OCAA Men’s Volleyball Championship Awards Banquet.
  • HAWKS OPEN FINAL 8 ON THURSDAY VS CONESTOGA IN BARRIE
    February 20, 2018
    ETOBICOKE, ON: The Humber Hawks men’s volleyball team, currently ranked as the number six team in the nation, will open the 2018 OCAA volleyball championships on Thursday evening at Georgian College in Barrie with a match-up with a familiar foe in the West Division’s Conestoga Condors.
  • HAWKS SWEEP ALGONQUIN AND ADVANCE TO OCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS
    February 17, 2018
    ETOBICOKE, ON: The Humber Hawks men's volleyball team defeated the Algonquin Thunder 3-1, and now advance to the 2018 OCAA Championships at Georgian College in Barrie next week.
  • HAWKS EARN SATURDAY HOME PLAYOFF CROSSOVER GAME
    February 15, 2018
    ETOBICOKE, ON: The Humber Hawks men’s volleyball team suffered a defeat for the first time in 15 games to end the regular season, but based on their 15-3 record, have placed second in the West and earned a home playoff crossover game. The East Division’s seventh placing team, the Algonquin Thunder, will travel to Etobicoke on Saturday for a do-or-die match with the Hawks. The winner will move onto the Final 8 at Georgian College, while the loser will look forward to the 2018/19 season.
  • HAWKS LOSE THRILLER TO UNDEFEATED FANSHAWE
    February 14, 2018
    ETOBICOKE, ON: The Humber Hawks men's volleyball team played a second set for the ages, dropping it 41-39. The visiting Falcons went on to take the clean sheet 3-0. Full story to come.
  • SOMETHING HAS TO GIVE AS TEAMS SHARE 31 STRAIGHT WINS
    February 12, 2018
    ETOBICOKE, ON: The Humber Hawks and the Fanshawe Falcons have combined for a run of 31 straight wins in OCAA West Division play. Fanshawe, at 17-0, have clinched the West, but the Hawks are on quite a run with 14 victories in a row. The two teams meet in the regular season finale for both squads on Wednesday night at Humber. THE MATCH UP Fanshawe “FALCONS” @ Humber “HAWKS” 17-0, 1st West 15-2, 2nd West Wednesday, February 14/18 8:00 pm (or 30 minutes after the conclusion of the women’s game) Humber Athletic Centre – Etobicoke, Ontario LAST TIME OUT The Hawks had little trouble on Sunday in Sudbury, as they dispatched the Cambrian Golden Shield in three straight sets. Over the weekend in Sudbury, which included a sweep of Boreal on Saturday, the coaching staff was able to utilize his whole bench in both matches. LAST TIME OUT VS. FANSHAWE Fanshawe has only surrendered only four set losses this year, and one of them was to the Hawks earlier this season. Humber took the first set, then lost two tight ones before bowing out in the fourth via a blowout 25-10 score. Clayton Blanchette (21) and Kamyn Wilkins (16) scored in double figures for the Humber team. Three Falcons scored in double digits, led by Cole Jordan’s 21. SCOUTING FANSHAWE • In all-time regular season play between the two teams, the Falcons have hold a 17-15 edge, but the Hawks hold a slim 7-6 mark at the Humber Athletic Centre • As with their women’s team, Fanshawe ranks high in all categories except the blocking categories. They check in at number one in hitting percentage (.321) and aces per set (2.36) • Cole Jordan is lighting up the league, with his mark of 4.8 points per set placing him in first place in the entire league • David Gundrum leads the team in assists with 304, while Sebastian Lethbridge has chipped in with 173 helpers HAWK NOTES • Humber, now with 14 straight wins have tied best regular season string in team history • The Hawks sit well within the top 10 of most statistical areas, but do not dominate any category, topping out at fourth in assists per set • They continue to be led by Dylan Devecseri, and his mark of 3.8 points per set. Clayton Blanchette (3.4) and Kamyn Wilkins (3.3) provide a solid supporting cast • Setting has been a plus for Humber, as Rady Kim (315) and Jake Gomes (174) have been terrific table setters HISTORY WATCH • Wayne Wilkins continues to build on his second place all-time Humber Hawk coaching wins mark • Clayton Blanchette surpassed 600 kills this past weekend in Sudbury WATCH LIVE • The game will be streamed “LIVE” on the Humber Sports Network – HSN. CLICK HERE for the link
  • HAWKS NAIL DOWN 14TH STRAIGHTON SUNDAY IN SUDBURY
    February 11, 2018
    SUDBURY, ON: The second match of the Hawks two game road trip ended with another win as the men continue on their roll to make it 14 straight.
  • HAWKS MAKE IT BAKERS DOZEN WITH 13TH STRAIGHT WIN
    February 10, 2018
    The Men’s Volleyball team starts off their weekend trip to Sudbury with a quick win against the Boreal Vipers. The entire team got a chance to play, and contribute to the 3 straight set win. The team showed great depth and a positive attitude throughout the game, dominating the court. The first set started off slow for the Hawks after a long bus ride to Boreal, but the Hawks quickly found their groove and started putting the pressure on the Vipers. In the next two sets, Humber cleaned up their play, and coasted to their 13th straight win. Highlights of the game: Many of the rookies on the hawks got a chance to showcase their talent tonight, starting in some of their first games of the season. Bio Steel Athlete of the Month Jackson Brear lit up the court with team leading stats of 8 kills and 4 digs. Jake Gomes also played extremely well controlling the court and putting up over 30 beautiful assists. The Hawks look forward to grabbing another win on the season tomorrow against Cambrian Golden Shield at 3pm.
  • HAWKS CAN CLINCH SECOND IN WEST WITH WIN THIS WEEKEND
    February 06, 2018
    ETOBICOKE, ON: The Humber Hawks men’s volleyball team, who are within a single victory of clinching second place in the West Division and with a slight opening still available for number one, will travel to Sudbury this weekend. The Boreal Vipers will be the host on Saturday evening, followed by the Cambrian Golden Shield on Sunday afternoon.
  • HAWKS MAKE IT A DOZEN STRAIGHT WINS WITH 3-0 VICTORY
    February 04, 2018
    ETOBICOKE, ON: The Humber Hawks men's volleyball team cruised to their twelfth straight win, a 3-0 (30-28, 25-19, 25-17) win over the Sheridan Bruins. With the win, they have raised their record to 13-2 on the season. Full story to come:
  • HAWKS ELEVENTH STRAIGHT WIN COMES ON ROAD AT REDEEMER
    February 02, 2018
    ANCASTER, ON: Humber is closing in on clinching second place in the West, as they traveled to the raucous Royals castle on Friday night and ran away with a 3-1 (25-27, 25-14, 25-23, 25-22) win over Redeemer.
  • HAWKS AT HOME ON SUPER BOWL SUNDAY AFTERNOON
    February 01, 2018
    ETOBICOKE, ON: Do not worry Hawk fans, you will be home in time to catch the Eagles vs Patriots Super Bowl game in its entirety. The Humber Hawks men’s volleyball team, who held steady at number seven in the national polls this week, will face a tough competitor in the Sheridan Bruins at the Humber Athletic Centre on Sunday afternoon at 3:00 pm.
  • SECOND PLACE IN THE WEST ON LINE THIS FRIDAY IN ANCASTER
    January 30, 2018
    ETOBICOKE, ON: There is not much room to separate the participants in the OCAA men’s volleyball game at Redeemer University in Ancaster on Friday night. Humber and Redeemer battle for second place in the West Division, with a higher play-off seed on the line.
  • MAKE IT A PERFECT 10 AS STREAK CONTINUES WITH HOME WIN
    January 26, 2018
    ETOBICOKE, Ont. – The Humber Hawks men’s volleyball team (11-2, 2nd West) continued their winning ways on Friday night, stretching their win streak to ten games as they came out on top against the Mohawk Mountaineers (5-7, 7th West) in three straight sets (25-18, 25-20, 25-20) at the North Campus gym.
  • HAWKS LOOK TO EXTEND STREAK TO TEN ON FRIDAY AT HOME
    January 23, 2018
    ETOBICOKE, ON: The Humber Hawks men’s volleyball team will look to continue their fine play, as they host the Mohawk Mountaineers from Hamilton on Friday night at the Humber Athletic Centre.
  • HAWKS NEED EXTRA POINTS TWICE ON WAY TO SWEEP AT CONESTOGA
    January 21, 2018
    KITCHENER, ON: The Humber Hawks men's volleyball team (10-2, 2nd West) swept the Conestoga Condors (5-8, 8th West) in three straight very tight sets to run their winning streak to nine consecutive games.
  • WEARY HAWKS ON COURT FOR SECOND TIME IN FOUR DAYS
    January 19, 2018
    ETOBICOKE, ON: The Humber Hawks men’s volleyball team, fresh off another grueling five-set affair on Thursday night at Niagara, will hit the road again with a match in Kitchener on Sunday against the Conestoga Condors.
  • CARDIAC KIDS DO IT YET AGAIN TO RUN STREAK TO EIGHT STRAIGHT
    January 18, 2018
    WELLAND, ON: The Humber Hawks men’s volleyball team (9-2, 2nd West), who just vaulted up to seventh in the CCAA National rankings this past week, faced a five-setter for the fourth time this year and second in as many games. When the dust settled in Welland on Thursday night, they knocked off the Niagara Knights (6-5, 4th West) 3-2 (25-14, 22-25, 19-25, 25-20, 15-13)
  • HAWKS HEAD TO NIAGARA ON HEELS OF 7-GAME WIN STREAK
    January 16, 2018
    ETOBICOKE, ON: The Humber Hawks men’s volleyball team, currently on a seven game winning streak, will travel to Welland this coming Thursday for a match the Niagara Knights.
  • No. 11 HUMBER RALLIES TO BEAT ST. CLAIR, 3-2
    January 14, 2018
    Down two sets to none and with their six-game win streak in jeopardy, the Humber Hawks men’s volleyball team (8-2, 3rd West) overcame a resilient St. Clair Saints team (6-5, 4th West) Sunday afternoon, winning in five nail-biting sets (20-25, 23-25, 25-21, 25-23, 16-14).
  • HAWKS MVB STALK A PLAYOFF BERTH AS SECOND HALF OPENS
    January 08, 2018
    ETOBICOKE, ON: The Humber Hawks men’s volleyball team (7-2, 2nd West) will return to league action on Sunday afternoon at the Humber Athletic Centre, as they entertain Windsor’s St. Clair Saints (5-4, 4th West).
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