Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Pilots Tyler Klassen is the MCAC Male Athlete of the Week for the week ending Nov. 21, 2021
The Providence University College (PUC) Pilots swept their weekend series in week four of the 2021-22 Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference (MCAC) men’s volleyball season. The number one Pilots improved their league record to 5-1 while middle Tyler Klassen was dominant on both offence and defence in the week ending Nov. 21, 2021.
The third year veteran is also an assistant captain and showed his leadership with 11 kills, seven blocks and he was a main reason why the team combined for an impressive 17 point ending stuff blocks over six sets.
To start the weekend, Klassen was quite efficient with seven kills with one error on 10 attempts plus added four blocks in three sets. On Saturday’s matinee match, the Altona, MB native contributed four kills with another three blocks in another three setter win.
“Tyler has been a workhorse for us all year. He has taken his game to another level in the middle this season coming off the slower COVID-19 year. Transitioning from the sport of basketball after his first year at Providence, Tyler began with the men’s volleyball program as a right side then eventually moving to the middle,” commented Cody Quiring, PUC head coach. “He has been a student of the game in learning the ‘ins and outs’ of the middle position and has excelled as a middle blocker for the Pilots and within the MCAC. His dominant performance this weekend was another highlight of how Tyler has become a top tier middle in the MCAC and within the CCAA.”
The Business Administration student-athlete at PUC will now go on the road as the Pilots travel to play at third place Université de Saint-Boniface (USB) Les Rouges on November 26-27. Game time for both matches start at 7:30 p.m. CT.
Author: Chris Zuk, MCAC News