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Men’s Volleyball Signs Grant Park High School Setter With Plenty Of Potential

Fresh off a fourth-place finish at the 2019 Manitoba Volleyball Provincials with 204 Volleyball Club, Cameron Chan has made his decision to wear the colours of the CMU Blazers as he takes his talents from club and high school volleyball to the Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference next season.

The 6'1 setter has been the cornerstone of the Grant Park Pirates since breaking in at the 14u club level, leading his high school to a 2018 'AAAA' Provincial Championship berth in his grade 12 season and raising a conference banner after earning a divisional all-star selection last November.

"Ever since Cam's first practice, he's wanted to be a setter," said Chan's high school coach Evan Gawthorp. "Not only is his play technically sound, he leads by example on the court. He has the ability to feel pressure and react to it. Cam is exceptional at mixing up his attackers, using everyone on the floor, and keeping the opposing team guessing. He willed our team to victories on many occasions, pulled us together, and consistently 'brought it' every single match. His play never waivered."

Chan transitioned his club career to 204 Volleyball Club at the 16u level where he has continued to develop his game by playing on one of the top teams in Manitoba. Club head coach Jared Brown believes that Chan has the physical tools and mentality to play and excel in the MCAC. "Cam is a setter with the athletic ability to develop at the higher level," said Brown. "He will be a good recruit for coach Dulder at CMU."

Last week, CMU cemented their first preseason home matches of the 2019-20 season. The Blazers will host new NAIA program, University of Jamestown from North Dakota on September 27th and 28th one week before CMU competes in the annual Rebels Invitational at Red River College.

Don Dulder watched Chan play this past weekend at Club Provincials and is also excited about his new recruit. "Cam is intelligent, which is what you want in a setter. He is athletic and has great hands," raved the Blazers' head coach. "Besides his obvious abilities, what I really like is he is a very strong character-guy who will fit in superbly with our team. Cam gives us the depth at setter that all good programs need."

Visit back regularly this summer to read more about student-athletes signing on with CMU varsity teams to compete in the Manitoba Colleges and Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conferences. 

 

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