Women's Varsity Volleyball 2018-2019
- 3rd Year Coaching Mohawk Women's Volleyball
- 10 Years Head Coach Mohawk Men's Volleyball
- Four Time OCAA Gold Medalist
- Two Time OCAA Silver Medalist
- Four Time OCAA Bronze Medalist
- CCAA Bronze Medallist 2007-2008
- Three All Canadian Athletes
Right when I first walked through the doors of the school, I felt "at home." Everyone was friendly and helpful. I loved the campus and layout of the school. The courses of Health & wellness & fitness promotion is exactly what I need for my educational goals. I met and played with an awesome group of volleyball players who were welcoming and friendly. I feel this team will be a great place for me to develop my volleyball skills so I can become the best player I can be while working on my future career as a fitness instructor.
I have had the opportunity of knowing Saylor since the summer of 2015 as we both attended the Madawaska Volleyball Camp. I knew from the time camp was over that Saylor was an athlete who I wanted to wear the Mountaineer Logo. Saylor wreaks athleticism that is only starting to be tapped and we want to find that tapped ability and release it to the OCAA. Saylor also has the ability to be a selfless teammate once she is focused and engaged. We will be looking for some contributions from the on set on the court and look forward to having her personality and confidence continue to grow
I chose Mohawk because it’s an inspiring place! I fell in love with the importance of student participation and the school itself. I was amazed at the labs and the life like rooms for students to learn in. Mohawk is in my home town and is easy for me to get to. Mohawk also has an amazing volleyball program to help me continue playing the sport that I love. Mohawk was always on my list but, the feeling and enthusiasm that was shown to me on a tour of the school and the athletic department pushed me to say yes to Mohawk College.
Grace was a late find in the recruiting process and we are looking forward to having her physicality in the program. Grace will have the ability to play multiple positions at the net so we are excited to see her versatility help in our pursuit for a championship
Mohawk’s volleyball program has given me an opportunity to play high level, competitive volleyball after high school. All of the girls and coaching staff are encouraging and all act like a family. I believe you get strength from your teammates and that’s the attitude everyone has.
Kaelyn comes to the Mountaineer program as a multi sport athlete who excels in each of those sports. Kaelyn’s ball control is the most intriguing part of her game she has a quiet and calm approach to the game that allows her to do the little things very well. Her athleticism and ability to learn quickly is going to big contribution to the women’s volleyball program.
I chose Mohawk because Mohawk offers the academic programming that interests me, a great volleyball program that I am excited to be a part of and the opportunity to be a local student-athlete as Hamilton is my hometown.
I believe that Victoria’s abilities in the game of volleyball are just starting. Victoria has sneaky athleticism and once she understands her abilities, her game is only going to go up. She moves well on the court and has an arm swing that is ready to be unleashed. She will have to put her head down and put work but we believe that she has the ability get better every night and contribute.
I chose Mohawk for a few reasons. When thinking of coming back to school for a career change my first thought was Mohawk because of my previous experience with the school back in 2009-2011. The athletic staff here were exceptionally amazing, so when I found out Mohawk had the program I was looking to take it became an easy decision.
When it came to decide if I was going to play volleyball when coming back, it also became an easy decision after talking to Coach Matt. I’ve known Matt for quite a few years now and I love his coaching style and passion for the game. I’m really looking forward to this upcoming season and being a part of a team again.
Coaches Comments: Jen last played for Mohawk in 2011 and was an integral piece to the team’s performance. She is returning to Mohawk for a career change and will be a welcomed addition to the program for her last year of eligibility. She will be leaned on for her experience and maturity in tough matches. We strongly believe she can contribute immediately and look forward to suiting her up as a Mountaineer one last time.
I chose Mohawk because of the program that it offers which I want to pursue educationally. Additionally, once I was immersed in the environment of the team I knew it was something I wanted to be a part of. The energy and work ethic of all the other girls is something I want to get to experience.
I had my eye on Emily for the last two years. Every time I had the chance to watch her; she was consistently the hardest worker in each match that I saw. Her tireless effort and raw emotion for the game are going to be infectious for our Mountaineer’s Women's Team. Emily has the ability to improve and become an impact for this program to help us compete for the OCAA Championship.
I chose Mohawk as I would love to continue playing volleyball at a competitive level, while receiving a great education.
Awards & Accomplishments
- Jennifer Knowles OCAA player of the week (February 7)
OCAA’s 5th place
OCAA Player of the Game vs Fanshawe (February 22)– Jessica Heidbuurt
OCAA Player of the Game vs Sheridan (February 23) – Amanda Kuiper
OCAA Player of the Game vs St Clair (February 24) – Saylor Smith
OCAA Women's Volleyball West Division First-Team All-Stars: Jessica Heidbuurt
OCAA Women's Volleyball OCAA West All-Rookie Team: Kaelyn Emslie, Emily MacEachern,