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2019 Season Preview: Men's Volleyball

Game Info Humber vs Niagara
Date Wed. Oct. 30
Tip-off 8 p.m.
Venue North Campus Gym
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Social Stream HawksGameday
Series Record Humber leads, 26-11
Last Meeting W, 3-1(2/22/19)
Streak W1

ETOBICOKE – The Humber men's volleyball team will open the 2019-20 campaign on Oct. 30 when the Niagara Knights visit the North Campus Gym. Game time is set for 8 p.m. and will be streamed live on the Hawks Sports Network.

2018 Highlights

  • The Hawks grabbed a silver medal at provincials for the second straight season.
  • Humber finished the season with an overall record of 19-5 (.792).
  • Jake Gomes set the single-season record for services aces (50) and career record for assists (743).

At the Helm
Head coach Wayne Wilkins will enter his 25th season with the Hawks, boasting a career record of 352-124 (.739). He is supported by returning assistant coaches Hank Ma, who has been with Humber for 21 seasons, and Mack Robertson, who is entering his sixth season.

Pushing Forward
With the departures of key offensive hitters, the Humber Hawks will depend on the guidance from team leaders Rrezart Sadiku, Andrew Blakey, and Rady Kim to pave the way for the new players on the court.

Fresh Faces
Coach Wayne Wilkins has revamped his team for the 2019-20 campaign, adding six new players to create a team of 16.

Jaydon Milne joins Humber for his third season of post-secondary eligibility after playing two years with the Niagara Knights. The outside hitter has almost 400 career points in the OCAA, to go along with 196 digs.

Highlighting the top recruits is Joshua Fadare, who played on the Canadian Youth National Team. The other freshman joining the squad are Christopher Bowen, Loreto Cerasuolo, Safon Manning, and Josh Ekeanyanwu.

Schedule

  • The Hawks start their season on home court against the Niagara Knights at 8 p.m. on Oct 30.
  • The team will play a total of 18 conference matches throughout the season, including nine home games.
  • Humber will face CCAA national champion Fanshawe Falcons, as their second home game of the 2019/20 season.

Hot Start
In preseason action, Humber volleyball ripped off nine straight victories, winning the Seneca Invitational and Durham Adidas Cup. From those nine victories, eight were straight-set sweeps.

Last Hurrah
Collingwood native Andrew Blakey is in his final season of eligibility. The six-foot-seven middle blocker is 11th all-time in program history with 64 career stuff blocks.

All Humber home games will be streamed live on the Hawks Sports Network. Follow @HumberHawks on social media to stay up-to-date on Humber volleyball.