Women's Varsity Volleyball 2018-2019

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Bernetta Scime

bernetta.scime [at] mohawkcollege.ca
Coaching Staff
Ben
Tonin
Assistant Coach
1
Kelsey
Kovar
Assistant Coach
2
Danielle
Kamps
Assistant Coach
1
Holly Clarke

Holly Clarke

3
1
Position
Libero
Height
5'3
Hometown
Burlington
High School
Lester B Pearson
Amye Pellow

Amye Pellow

2
2
Position
Setter
Height
5'8
Hometown
London
High School
Banting
Erika Stanaitis

Erika Stanaitis

1
3
Position
OH
Height
5'8
Hometown
Hamilton
High School
St Thomas More
Taylor Kelly

Taylor Kelly

2
4
Position
RS
Height
5'8
Hometown
Holland Landing
High School
Sacred Heart
Saylor Smith

Saylor Smith

1
5
Position
M/RS
Height
5'10
Hometown
Leamington
High School
Kingsville
Emily MacEachern

Emily MacEachern

1
6
Position
LS/Lib
Height
5'8
Hometown
Thornhill
High School
Bill Crothers
Kinsley Child

Kinsley Child

4
7
Position
Lib/LS
Height
5'6
Hometown
Wainfleet
High School
Sir Winston
Meredith Elstone

Meredith Elstone

2
8
Position
Libero
Height
5'5
Hometown
Hamilton
High School
Westmount
Jessica Heidbuurt

Jessica Heidbuurt

2
9
Position
Middle
Height
5'10
Hometown
Waterdown
High School
HDCH
Jordan Geerts

Jordan Geerts

2
10
Position
RS/M
Height
5'10
Hometown
Waterdown
High School
Waterdown
Victoria Pasalic

Victoria Pasalic

1
11
Position
OH
Height
5'9
Hometown
Stoney Creek
High School
Bishop Ryan
Jessie McIsaac

Jessie McIsaac

2
12
Position
OH
Height
5'9
Hometown
Orillia
High School
Patrick Fogarty
Kaelyn Emslie

Kaelyn Emslie

1
13
Position
OH
Height
5'8
Hometown
St Catharines
High School
Laura Secord
Grace Mazur

Grace Mazur

1
14
Position
Middle
Height
5'8
Hometown
Hamilton
High School
Brebeuf
Amanda Kuiper

Amanda Kuiper

3
15
Position
S/RS
Height
5'8
Hometown
Woodstock
High School
Huron Park
Brianne Banderob

Brianne Banderob

1
18
Position
Middle
Height
6'0
Hometown
Cambridge
High School
Preston High
Jennifer Knowles

Jennifer Knowles

5
19
Position
RS/S
Height
5'11
Hometown
Burlington
High School
Lord Elgin
Saylor Smith

Saylor Smith

Height
5'10
Position
M/RS
Attended
Kingsville District High School
Why I Chose Mohawk

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.

Coaches Comments

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

Grace Mazur

Grace Mazur

Height
5'9
Position
M/RS
Attended
St. Jean De Brebeuf Secondary School
Club Team
Mountain Volleyball Club
Awards/Medals
OVA Award of Excellence 2017, HS Female Athlete of the Year 2015
Why I Chose Mohawk

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.

Coaches Comments

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

Kaelyn Emslie

Kaelyn Emslie

Height
5’8
Position
OH/Lib
Attended
Laura Secord Secondary
Club Team
Niagara Fury
Awards/Medals
Athlete of the Year Gr 10/11; MVP for Track Grade 9-11; Niagara College All Star Game Grade 11/12
Why I Chose Mohawk

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.

Coaches Comments

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.

Victoria Pasalic

Victoria Pasalic

Height
5'10
Position
OH/M
Attended
Bishop Ryan
Club Team
Hamilton Smash
Awards/Medals
Smash Coaches Award; Provincial Bronze; Bishop Ryan MVP
Why I Chose Mohawk

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.

Coaches Comments

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.

Jennifer Knowles

Jennifer Knowles

Height
5'11
Position
RS, M, LS, S
Attended
Mohawk College 2009-2011, Sheridan College 2006-2008
Club Team
Burlington Blaze 1999-2005
Awards/Medals
OCAA All Academic 2010, 2011
Why I Chose Mohawk

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

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.

Emily MacEachern

Emily MacEachern

Height
5'7
Position
OH
Attended
Bill Crothers Secondary School
Club Team
Markham Revolution
Awards/Medals
4 OVA awards of excellence 2012-2015, 2014 & 2015 Female athlete of the year, MVP senior girls’ team, 2015 YRAA silver and OFSAA antique bronze, 2016 YRAA gold and OFSAA Bronze
Why I Chose Mohawk

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.

Coaches Comments

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.

Erika Stanaitis

Erika Stanaitis

Height
5’8”
Position
Outside Hitter
Attended
St. Thomas More CSS
Club Team
Waterdown Raiders
Awards/Medals
Honour Roll Recipient 2015-2018
Why I Chose Mohawk

I chose Mohawk as I would love to continue playing volleyball at a competitive level, while receiving a great education.

2018-2019 Season

  • 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,
    Saylor Smith