Male Athlete of the Week - Jaydon Milne, Men's Volleyball
Jaydon Milne (Toronto, Ont.) of the Niagara College men’s volleyball program has been named this week’s male athlete of the week.
The first year outside hitter earned the male athlete of the week honour after a stellar performance in his program’s 3-2 victory over the St. Clair Saints, where he finished with 17 kills, 3 service aces and 13 digs.
The St. Francis Liberman graduate has been fantastic in his first season with the Knights, currently averaging 3.4 points per set. Milne has also been dangerous from the serving line with 10 service aces, good enough for 4th in the OCAA. The Toronto, Ontario native has developed into a crucial part of the Knights’ offence this season, and will continue to be relied upon if his program hopes to be successful.
The Knights will rely on another impressive performance from Milne when they when they travel to Toronto, Ont. Wednesday, November 22nd to face off against the Humber Hawks (4-2, 3rd OCAA West). Tip-off is scheduled for 8pm.
Female Athlete of the Week - Melissa McFadden, Women's Volleyball
Melissa McFadden of the Niagara College women’s volleyball program has been named this week’s female athlete of the week.
The Hannon Ont. native is has been impressive for the Knights this season averaging 7.73 assists per set, good enough for 7th in the OCAA. McFadden has slotted into the starting setter nicely for the Knights this season, and their hope is she will continue to develop into a major role within the program.
When asked about McFadden, Knights’ head coach Nathan Janzen had nothing but praise for the first year setter. “Melissa McFadden led the team’s offence this week against a resilient St. Clair team but she also worked incredibly hard defensively, finishing with a team high 19 digs and was our team’s most efficient server. Mel has been setting for less than two years and is tasked with running a complex offensive system. But her commitment and extra work continue to pay off.”
The Knights will look to their young setter to lead them once again when they travel to Toronto, Ont. Wednesday, November 22nd to face off against the undefeated Humber Hawks (6-0, 1st OCAA West). Tip-off is scheduled for 6pm.