The Women's Volleyball team will tip off their season on Oct. 20 at home against the Calgary Dinos as head coach Melanie Sanford returns to her role on the bench after taking a year off. The Cougar boast a strong veteran roster as Ashlee Sandiford, Leah Sywanyk, Kathleen Bruce and Taylor Ungar will each suit up for their final year of U SPORTS eligibility. Outside hitter Diana Lumbala enjoyed a breakout season a year ago and will look to carry that into her fourth year with the team, while five new faces make up a strong core of rookie athletes.
Greg Barthel leads a young Cougar men's volleyball team into the Canada West season, as the Cougars will play host to the Calgary Dinos on Oct. 20 for their first regular season action. The team will be led by a strong group of middle-year players, as Michael Corrigan, Brennan Goski and Dalton Wolfe all suit up for their fourth year, while Conal McAinsh and Canada West all-rookie team member Matthew Aubrey both enter their second season with the Cougars. The Cougars have also announced a strong recruiting class of four new players, including 6-foot-6 outside hitter Mason Issel who hails from Prince Albert.