Combining Youth and Experience:
Coach Jason Warkentin and the Men’s Volleyball program are excited to announce the return of Justin Wood, a 5’8 libero from Abbotsford, BC. Justin returns to the Bearcats after a five year break, bringing a wealth of playing experience. Playing a key role in the historic 2011 National Championship season, Justin was also a key player the following year as CBC placing fourth in the country.
“The addition of Justin immediately provides us with one of the top defenders and serve receivers in the country,” reflects Coach Warkentin. “His drive for excellence, reading of the game and passion to win will be a driving factor for our team next year. Even more than that, he is a winner, a perspective which we need to have around this program.”
When asked about his return to the court, Justin cited a few factors, “I miss playing the game, I want to help this program get some wins again, and I want to embrace the role of mentoring younger athletes.”
Welcome back Justin! #WEAREBEARCATS
Coach Jason Warkentin is also pleased to announce the signing of Graham Walkey, a 5’11 setter from Prince George, BC. “Graham is one of those players who stands out from the moment you watch him play,” remarks Coach Warkentin. “A common theme, from observing him at Baden Cup in 2015 to watching him lead his high school team to a memorable finish at provincials, is his compete factor. The bigger the game, the higher his level of play.”
Graham brings an impressive resumé of playing experience. His list of accomplishments include: North Central zone MVP for 2016 season, 1st team All Star at AA boys provincials 2016, Silver medal at 2016 AA boys provincials, North Central zone champions, Played with the “black” team at the 2016 BC boys all-star game, BC Summer games 2016 beach bronze medal and Coast Capital Savings Leadership Bursary recipient and Team BC 16u in 2015.
On joining CBC, Graham explains, “I am looking forward to making the transition to the high caliber of college volleyball. I am also excited to join the tight knit group of athletes in the Bearcat program. For school, I look forward to building new friendships and participating in campus life. Weekly chapels and biblical courses will be an interesting and welcome addition to my average week.”
Welcome to the Bearcats, Graham! #WEAREBEARCATS
CBC Men’s Volleyball would also like to announce the signing of Jacob Molitwenik, a 6’2 outside hitter from Vernon, BC. Jacob has played an important leadership role on almost every team he has played on, resulting in his ability to handle a high volume of sets and play a variety of positions. Captaining his Vernon Christian high school team, he has lead them to a number of provincial tournaments, becoming the key contributor offensively.
Coach Warkentin observes, “One of Jacob’s biggest strengths is his athleticism. The transition to the college game will be a jump from the level he has been playing at, but the combination of his athleticism, character and willingness to work leave no doubt in my mind that he will be successful.”
Welcome to the Bearcats, Jacob! #WEAREBEARCATS