Seven Blues pick up PacWest volleyball awards

Justin Yee named men's rookie of the year

Seven members of Capilano University’s men’s and women’s volleyball teams took home PacWest awards this season, including Justin Yee who was named the league’s rookie of the year.

Yee, a setter from Burnaby’s Moscrop secondary who was turned into a power hitter in his first year at Capilano, finished seventh in the league in digs, eighth in total offence, 10th in kills, and 10th in aces.

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Setter Simon Friesen earned a spot on the first all-star team while libero Jonathan Lee joined Yee on the all-rookie team.

On the women’s side Capilano was rewarded for a strong season with both setter Sarah Hughes and right-side hitter Kira Sutcliffe earning first-team all-star status. First-year left-side Tyneille Neufeld earned second all-star status while fellow rookie Anika Kolybaba was named to the all-rookie team.

Both Blues teams are competing in the PacWest provincial championships this weekend at Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo. 

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