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Newest Men’s Volleyball Recruit Will Add to the Winning Formula

Coming off his third conference championship banner in the past four seasons, CMU head coach Don Dulder continues to build towards 2021-22, today announcing the signing of Fort Richmond Collegiate's Duncan Petrie. The 6'1 opposite hitter showed himself to be an emerging force with the Centurions during the 2018 and 2019 seasons, helping his south-Winnipeg high school to a WWAC Championship as a Grade 10 player and being recognized as Fort Richmond's Most Improved Player in Grade 11.

"Duncan is a left-handed, right side which will be a real bonus for us as the opposite becomes another power side for us when Duncan is on the court," explained Dulder. "His high school coach Greg Scott described him as, 'a player with no weaknesses in his game.'"

On top of high school volleyball, Petrie has developed through the Manitoba club circuit with Winnipeg's 204 Volleyball club since the u-14 level.

"Though he isn't a flashy, loud player, Duncan is very competitive and prefers to let his play on the court speak for itself," added the vetran CMU boss. "He has definitely been improving his overall game, especially his back row attacking. I believe he will be a tremendous addition for us."

The MCAC trophy stakes will be increasing in 2021-22, as the provincial conference is entering it's first season as a full-member of the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Conference. Manitoba will join the winners of five established regional conferences of the CCAA, including PacWest (BC), ACAC (Alberta-Sask), OCAA (Ontario) and RSEQ (Quebec) and ACAA (Atlantic), along with two wildcard representatives at the 2021 Men's Volleyball National Championships in Quebec City in March 2022.

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