Credo Christian in pursuit of three-peat
Winning the Fraser Valley championships was not a major surprise for the Credo Christian Kodiaks.
After all, the senior boys’ volleyball team cruised through the regular season with a perfect 10-0 mark. And the Kodiaks capped it off with a Fraser Valley banner last week (Nov. 14) as they defeated the Agassiz Eagles in the Single A title game at the Langley Events Centre.
This marked the eighth straight year they have captured the Fraser Valley banner.
Now comes the real test for the team: the provincial championships, which run Nov. 28 to Dec. 1 at the UBC Okanagan campus in Kelowna.
The Kodiaks will be contending for their third straight provincial banner.
Credo enters the tournament as the second seed, behind the Kelowna Christian
The two teams did meet earlier this season with Kelowna Christian defeating Credo Christian in the bronze medal match at the Christian High School championships.
The two teams have have been ranked one-two in the Single A polls all season long, with Kelowna Christian beginning the year first, losing top spot for two weeks to Credo, and then regaining their number one perch for the past four weeks.
Josh Vandelft and Zach Vanderploeg both earned all-star awards at the Fraser Valleys, while Ben Togeretz was named most valuable player.
Togeretz also won the most valuable player award last December when Credo Christian captured the provincial title.
The Credo Christian Kodiaks defeated Campbell River and Pemberton yesterday (Monday) to secure a wildcard berth for the upcoming Single A senior girls’ volleyball championships.
The Kodiaks finished third at the Fraser Valley championships last week, defeating Unity Christian in the bronze medal game.
And as the Valley’s third seed, they faced a wildcard round against the second-place finisher in the Lower Mainland and the third-place team from Vancouver Island (Campbell River).
Those three squads will battle for one of the three available wildcard berths for the B.C. championships.
Langley Christian (see page 26), the team which beat Credo Christian in the Fraser Valley semifinals, has already qualified for provincials, which will be held at Selkirk College in Castlegar.
Rebecca Vane, the Kodiaks’ setter, was named a Fraser Valley all-star.