2012-2013

FORMER SPARTANS VERHOEFF, HOWATSON NAMED TO CANADA’S WORLD LEAGUE ROSTER
Men's Volleyball - date: May 3rd, 2013
LANGLEY, British Columbia – Trinity Western men’s volleyball alumni Rudy Verhoeff (Calgary) and Josh Howatson (Victoria) were both named to Canada’s 22-man senior national team roster that will compete in the FIVB World League tournament, which gets underway in Quebec City May 31.
FORMER SPARTAN VERHOEFF SIGNS PRO CONTRACT IN FRANCE
Men's Volleyball - date: Apr. 26th, 2013
LANGLEY, British Columbia – One year after graduating from Trinity Western and helping the Spartans men’s volleyball team to its second consecutive CIS national championship, Rudy Verhoeff (Calgary) has signed his first professional contract, committing to Chaumont Volley-Ball 52 Haute-Marne of France’s top division earlier this week.
SPARTANS BALL ADDS ANOTHER AWARD TO COLLECTION
Men's Volleyball - date: Mar. 11th, 2013
RICHMOND, British Columbia –Trinity Western University alum and former men’s volleyball setter Ben Ball has added the Sport BC University Athlete of the Year award to his collection of 2011-12 accolades. Ball, who was CIS men’s volleyball player of the year and Canada West Athlete of the Year in 2011-12, was presented with the Sport BC award Thursday night at the River Rock Show Theatre d the 47th Annual Athlete of the Year Awards, founded by Sport BC.
DEL BIANCO NAMED CIS FIRST TEAM ALL-CANADIAN
Men's Volleyball - date: Feb. 26th, 2013
QUEBEC CITY – Trinity Western outside hitter Nick Del Bianco of Surrey, B.C. earned his first CIS All-Canadian award at the CIS men’s volleyball awards at the national championship awards banquet Wednesday evening at the Universel Hotel in Quebec City.
DEL BIANCO FIRST TEAM ALL-STAR, MARSHALL SECOND TEAM ALL-STAR
Men's Volleyball - date: Feb. 22nd, 2013
LANGLEY, British Columbia – Trinity Western men’s volleyball left side Nick Del Bianco (Surrey, B.C.) was named a Canada West First Team All-Star while fellow Spartans left side Steven Marshall (Abbotsford, B.C.) was voted a Second Team All-Star when the conference awards and all-stars were announced Friday prior to the Canada West Final Four.
NO. 3 SPARTANS HOST NO. 9 WINNIPEG IN CANADA WEST QUARTER-FINALS
Men's Volleyball - date: Feb. 13th, 2013
LANGLEY, British Columbia – The No. 3 Trinity Western men’s volleyball will begin its quest for a CIS three-peat this weekend when it opens the Canada West playoffs against the No. 9 Winnipeg Wesmen in a best-of-three series Thursday, Friday and, if necessary, Saturday, at the Langley Events Centre.
NO. 5 SPARTANS TO TAKE ON VISITING CALGARY
Men's Volleyball - date: Jan. 30th, 2013
LANGLEY, British Columbia – The Trinity Western men’s volleyball team (13-5) will look to redeem themselves at home this weekend, having gone winless in their last three matches at the Langley Events Centre, as they take on the Calgary Dinos (6-12) Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 7 p.m.
NO. 3 MEN’S VOLLEYBALL HOSTS NO. 6 MANITOBA
Men's Volleyball - date: Jan. 16th, 2013
LANGLEY, British Columbia – After a tough five-set loss to now No. 5 Brandon last Saturday that forced the Trinity Western men’s volleyball team to settle for a home split with the Bobcats, the Spartans will look to get back to their winning ways this weekend when they host No. 6 Manitoba Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 7 p.m.
TWU NOMINATED FOR SPORT BC: TEAM OF THE YEAR - MEN'S VOLLEYBALL AND UNIVERSITY ATHLETE OF THE YEAR - BEN BALL
Men's Volleyball - date: Jan. 10th, 2013
Richmond, BC – The BC Sport Community announced today the outstanding amateur athletes, coaches and officials named as finalists for 13 of the 17 award categories to be presented at the upcoming Athlete of the Year Awards, founded by Sport BC.
NO. 2 MEN’S VOLLEYBALL TO TAKE ON VISITING BRANDON
Men's Volleyball - date: Jan. 9th, 2013
LANGLEY, British Columbia – The No. 2 Trinity Western men’s volleyball team will look to continue its home dominance this weekend as it takes on the No. 7 Brandon Bobcats in a rematch of the 2011 CIS championship game Thursday at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at the Langley Events Centre.
MEN’S VOLLEYBALL ANNOUNCES 2013 RECRUITING CLASS
Men's Volleyball - date: Dec. 7th, 2012
LANGLEY, British Columbia – The Trinity Western men’s volleyball team solidified its roster for years to come as coach Ben Josephson announced his highly-touted 2013 recruiting class, which includes setter Adam Schriemer (Winnipeg), middle Levi Wolthuis (Sturgeon County, Alta.) and outside hitters Blake Scheerhoorn (Bellville, Ont.) and Mike Grypma (Langley) Friday.
NO. 2 MEN’S VOLLEYBALL HOSTS NO. 7 HUSKIES
Men's Volleyball - date: Nov. 15th, 2012
LANGLEY, British Columbia – The No. 2 ranked Trinity Western men’s volleyball team (5-1) will look to extend its five-match win streak this weekend when it hosts No. 7 Saskatchewan (3-3) this weekend at the Langley Events Centre.
NO. 2 SPARTANS TO HOST NO. 9 WOLFPACK
Men's Volleyball - date: Nov. 8th, 2012
LANGLEY, British Columbia – The No. 2 Trinity Western men’s volleyball team will look to extend its three-game winning streak this weekend when it returns home to the Langley Events Centre to host No. 9 Thompson Rivers Friday and Saturday nights.
MEN’S VOLLEYBALL TO OPEN SEASON AGAINST UBC
Men's Volleyball - date: Oct. 25th, 2012
LANGLEY, British Columbia – The two-time defending CIS national champion and No. 2 ranked Trinity Western men’s volleyball team begins its quest for a three-peat this weekend when it takes on No. 9 UBC in a home-and-home series Friday and Saturday nights. The Spartans will play at UBC Friday at 8 p.m. and at the Langley Events Centre Saturday at 7 p.m. Both games will be streamed live at www.canadawest.tv.
FROM LIBERO TO SETTER: OFFEREINS IS FIGURING IT OUT
Men's Volleyball - date: Sep. 29th, 2012
LANGLEY, British Columbia – After switching from libero to setter, Jarrod Offereins is just starting to figure out what it takes to lead a championship team.
​BRAZIL GUNNING FOR TOP SPOT AT U23 PAN AM CUP
Men's Volleyball - date: Sep. 28th, 2012
LANGLEY, British Columbia – Think of Brazilian volleyball like Canadian hockey. Winning is the only acceptable result.No matter the tournament, the age of the athletes or the level competition, when Brazil hits the court, like when the maple leaf steps on the ice, it’s all about the top prize.
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE
Men's Volleyball - date: Sep. 27th, 2012
LANGLEY, British Columbia – Dominican Republic head coach Osiel Vazquez is looking to bring a little Cuba to his Caribbean counterparts. Ranked 45th in the most current FIVB Rankings, the Dominican Republic, for years, has wallowed in mediocrity. But with Vazquez at the coaching helm, as he has been for the past four years with a number of the Dominican Republics’ national sides, that is all starting to change.
YOUNG MEXICO IMPRESSES AT U23 PAN AM CUP
Men's Volleyball - date: Sep. 26th, 2012
LANGLEY, British Columbia – They may be young, but the Mexican team competing at the inaugural U23 Pan American Men’s Volleyball Cup means business.
VENEZUELA WITHDRAWS FROM U-23 PAN AM CUP, NEW SCHEDULE RELEASED
Men's Volleyball - date: Sep. 24th, 2012
LANGLEY, British Columbia - Volleyball Canada and the Langley Event Centre have received notice that Venezuela has withdrawn its entry in the inaugural U-23 Pan American Men's Volleyball Cup taking place at the Langley Event Centre Sept. 25-30, 2012.
ARGENTINA ONE OF THE TEAMS TO BEAT AT U-23 PAN AM CUP
Men's Volleyball - date: Sep. 21st, 2012
LANGLEY, British Columbia - If there’s one team to watch out for at the inaugural U-23 Pan American Men’s Volleyball Cup, it’s Argentina. The South American team may be young – the Argentinians are sending their U-21 squad – but with a dearth of international experience, both as a team and as individuals, they may well be the favourites heading into next week’s tournament, which runs Sept. 25-30 at the Langley Events Centre.
U-23 PAN AM CUP TO BE STREAMED LIVE AT LANGLEYEVENTSCENTRE.COM
Men's Volleyball - date: Sep. 19th, 2012
LANGLEY, British Columbia - With just under a week to go before the opening serve of the inaugural U-23 Pan American Men’s Volleyball Cup, which runs Sept. 25-30, the Langley Events Centre officially announced that all 18 tournament games will be streamed live online via PlayFullScreen at www.langleyeventscentre.com.
SPARTANS SUCCESS GROWN LOCALLY
Men's Volleyball - date: Sep. 17th, 2012
LANGLEY, British Columbia - In the days when Sparta military excellence reigned supreme, they called it the agoge. Now, for the Trinity Western men’s volleyball team, more than 2000 years after the original Spartans greatest era, the agoge has made its return.
SPARTANS COMFORTABLE IN RED AND WHITE
Men's Volleyball - date: Sep. 12th, 2012
LANGLEY, British Columbia - When the Trinity Western University men’s volleyball team steps onto the Langley Events Centre court this September for the U-23 Pan American Cup, there will be nerves, but with the experience the Spartans have playing international volleyball, they'll be ready to go at the first serve.
SCHEDULE RELEASED FOR U-23 PAN AMERICAN MEN'S VOLLEYBALL CUP
Men's Volleyball - date: Sep. 10th, 2012
LANGLEY, British Columbia – With less than two weeks to go before the opening serve of the inaugural U-23 Pan American Men’s Volleyball Cup, the Langley Events Centre and its partners officially announced the competition schedule Monday.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE FOR U-23 PAN AMERICAN MEN’S VOLLEYBALL CUP
Men's Volleyball - date: Sep. 10th, 2012
LANGLEY, British Columbia – Some of the best volleyball-playing countries in the world are coming to Langley this September and you can be part of the action.Be more than just a spectator as Volleyball Canada, in partnership with the tournament host Langley Events Centre is offering you an opportunity to volunteer at the U-23 Pan American Men’s Volleyball Cup Sept. 25-30 and to be a part of this historic event.
KOSLOWSKY, CANADA CLAIM SILVER AT U-21 CONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Men's Volleyball - date: Sep. 1st, 2012
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado – Trinity Western second-year libero Tyler Koslowsky and the Canadian national junior team will return to Canada with a silver medal from the NORCECA Men's Under-21 Continental Championship after falling to the United States in the championship match 3-1 (26-24, 25-17, 23-25, 25-2) Saturday in Colorado Springs, Colo.
KOSLOWSKY NAMED TO CANADA’S NATIONAL JUNIOR TEAM
Men's Volleyball - date: Jul. 24th, 2012
LANGLEY, British Columbia – Trinity Western men’s volleyball libero Tyler Koslowsky (Abbotsford, B.C.) was named to Canada’s national junior team Monday after putting together an impressive performance this past weekend playing for Team B.C. Red at the National Team Challenge Cup in Gatineau, Que.
MARSHALL, VAN BERKEL HELP CANADA TO SIXTH PLACE AT PAN AM CUP
Men's Volleyball - date: Jul. 16th, 2012
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – Team Canada, with Trinity Western men’s volleyballers Steven Marshall (Abbotsford, B.C.) and Lucas Van Berkel (Edmonton, Alta.), placed sixth at the Pan Am Cup men’s volleyball tournament after falling to Mexico 3-2 (25-17, 22-25, 25-22, 18-25, 15-13) in the fifth place match Saturday.
MARSHALL, VAN BERKEL GEAR UP FOR PAN AM CUP
Men's Volleyball - date: Jul. 6th, 2012
LANGLEY, British Columbia – Trinity Western men’s volleyball outside hitter Steven Marshall (Abbotsford, B.C.) and middle Lucas Van Berkel (Edmonton, Alta.) are preparing to represent Canada on the international stage as they were both named to the national senior “B” travelling squad that will compete at the Pan American Volleyball Cup in the Dominican Republic July 7-15.
HEPPELL, SCLATER NAMED TO PROVINCE’S HEAD OF THE CLASS, BLACKABY VALEDICTORIAN
Men's Volleyball - date: Jun. 18th, 2012
LANGLEY, British Columbia – Trinity Western men’s volleyball recruits Tyler Heppell and Ryan Sclater were honoured for their athletic achievements this past year, as they were named to the Province newspapers’ and writer Howard Tsumura’s annual Head of the Class, while Spartans men’s basketball recruit Matt Blackaby was named a student-athlete valedictorian.
MEN’S VOLLEYBALL TO REPRESENT CANADA AT U23 PAN AMERICAN CUP
Men's Volleyball - date: Jun. 12th, 2012
LANGLEY, British Columbia – For the second straight year, the Trinity Western men’s volleyball team will be representing Canada as Volleyball Canada announced today that Langley will host the inaugural U23 Pan American Men's Volleyball Cup at the Langley Events Centre from September 25-30 and the Spartans will play as the Canadian entry.
Q&A WITH FORMER SPARTAN, NOW TEAM CANADA, SETTER JOSH HOWATSON
Men's Volleyball - date: May 16th, 2012
LANGLEY, British Columbia – This past weekend, former Trinity Western men’s volleyball setter Josh Howatson helped Canada’s national team to a second place finish at the NORCECA Men’s Continental Olympic Qualification Tournament in Long Beach, Calif. Despite an impressive tournament for the red and white side, a three-set loss to the United States in the final ended Canada’s only chance to qualify for this summer’s Olympic Games in London. We caught up with Howatson to talk about the qualifying tournament and the upcoming FIVB World League 2012, which starts this weekend.
THREE SPARTANS MAKE MEN’S VOLLEYBALL NATIONAL B TEAM
Men's Volleyball - date: May 16th, 2012
OTTAWA, Ontario – Volleyball Canada announced its 21-athlete national B team for the 2012 season Wednesday and three members of the Trinity Western men’s team made the cut as Steven Marshall of Abbotsford, B.C., Dan Jansen Van Doorn of Langley, B.C. and Lucas Van Berkel of Edmonton, Alta. will all represent the red and white this summer.
HOWATSON, CANADA FALL ONE WIN SHY OF OLYMPIC BERTH
Men's Volleyball - date: May 14th, 2012
LONG BEACH, California – Canada’s men’s volleyball team, with former Spartan setter Josh Howatson, lost the gold medal match at the NORCECA Olympic qualifier to the U.S., 28-26, 25-18, 25-20 on Saturday night. Only the tournament winner could land a berth for the 2012 London Games.
BEN BALL INTERVIEW WITH BRIAN WILLIAMS
Men's Volleyball - date: Apr. 30th, 2012
CALGARY - On Monday evening at the BLG Awards Trinity Western University's Ben Ball, who was the Canada West Male Athlete of the Year, was interviewed by TSN's Brian Williams at the annual awards ceremony in Calgary.
BEN BALL HAS BUSY DAY ONE IN CALGARY FOR BLG AWARDS
Men's Volleyball - date: Apr. 30th, 2012
CALGARY - Trinity Western University men's volleyball setter Ben Ball had a very busy 24 hours at the BLG Athlete of the Year awards this weekend in Calgary. Ball, who is the Canada West Athlete of the Year, is one of four males looking to secure the BLG award for CIS Male Athlete of the Year.
BALL NOMINATED FOR CIS ATHLETE OF THE YEAR AWARD
Men's Volleyball - date: Apr. 18th, 2012 at 12:00pm
CALGARY, Alberta – Trinity Western men’s volleyball setter Ben Ball of Abbotsford, B.C. was named a nominee for the 2012 BLG Awards Wednesday and will be one of four male athletes vying for this year’s CIS Athlete of the Year honour at the 20th Annual BLG Awards sponsored by the national law firm Borden Ladner Gervais LLP.
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Individual Records

Match

KillsMatchDate
Luke Bainard32Regina Cougars02/04/00
Steve Rogalsky29Manitoba Bisons01/13/08
Set AssistsMatchDate
Josh Howatson66Winnipeg Wesmen11/13/04
Ben Ball63Laval Rouge et Or03/13/10
Service AcesMatchDate
Steve Rogalsky13Winnipeg Wesmen01/24/04
Josh Howatson9Winnipeg Wesmen02/18/05
DigsMatchDate
Seth Schalk24Alberta Golden Bears03/06/05
Jarrod Offereins24Brandon Bobcats11/14/09
Total BlocksMatchDate
Chris Meehan16York Lions03/04/05
Lucas Van Berkel15UBC Thunderbirds10/30/10

Season

KillsAvgDate
Steve Rogalsky413.2682004
Luke Bainard352.2771999
Set AssistsGamesDate
Josh Howatson11651212004
Ben Josephson9661132002
Service AcesGamesDate
Josh Howatson601212004
Josh Howatson58982005
DigsGamesDate
Jaben Schalk2951292004
Jeff Van Huizen2271162002
Total BlocksGamesDate
Chris Meehan1581182003
Mark Huberts1241192000

Career

KillsAvgDate
Steve Rogalsky1574.2592001-08
Luke Bainard1133.2561999-02
Set AssistsGamesDate
Josh Howatson34513862003-06
Chaim Schalk12591902006-08
Service AcesGamesDate
Josh Howatson2054362003-06
Steve Rogalsky1725012003-07
DigsGamesDate
Jeff Van Huizen7063621999-02
Seth Schalk6664202003-06
Total BlocksGamesDate
Chris Meehan5014302001-05
Justin Pankratz3594302001-05