Men's Volleyball Signs Two Big TalentsCoach Daryl Ford is very excited with the off-season recruiting so far. Ford is excited to announce two of his signings for next season. Sean Renaud and T.J. Swerdilyak.
Sean lives in Spruce Grove and is graduating this year from St. Thomas Aquinas High School. Sean has played for the STA Thunder for the past three years as a setter. In Sean’s grade eleven season his team won three tournaments in Fort Saskatchewan, Beaumont, and Edson. The team also traveled to Hawaii for an international tournament where they placed third and finished the season winning the bronze medal at 3A Provincials. In his grade twelve year, Sean was a leader on a rebuilding team. The team lost in the playoffs at the zone championships to Barrhead, who went on to win 3A Provincials. Sean is currently playing for Westlock Volleyball Club, who he has played with for the past three seasons. Sean looks forward to playing for the Rustlers in the upcoming season.
T. J. comes from Libau, Manitoba, and attended high school at Lord Selkirk Regional High School where he played for Jim Schreyer's Selkirk Royals high school team. T. J. has played middle for the Royals for the last 3 years. The past two summers saw Swerdilyak perform on the Manitoba Volleyball Association provincial teams where he won a Bronze medal at the Volleyball Canada 2010 National U17 championships. The 6'5" middle has been a part of the Royals club team system for the past 5 years. The Rustlers look forward to adding his experience and ability to their lineup.
Coach Ford looks to build a contending team for the 2011/2012 season and with these two additions as well as several other key recruits that will be named later, It looks like he has done just that. Rustlers Men's Volleyball looks to be young but very talented next year. Exciting times for Men's Volleyabll.