Women's Volleyball
February 24, 2014

(Oshawa, Ontario) – On Saturday night, the Fanshawe Women's Volleyball team earned the silver medal at the 2014 OCAA Provincial Championships. This marks the first medal for the Fanshawe Women's Volleyball program at the OCAA championships since 2011, when they captured the bronze. It also is the first silver medal in the program's history.

The Falcons had an impressive run at the championships, with their only loss coming to the undefeated Humber Hawks in the gold medal game. Fanshawe opened the tournament on Thursday afternoon in the quarter-finals, defeating the Georgian Grizzlies in four sets (25-27, 25-18, 25-23, 25-19). Kaitlyn Kelly earned game MVP for her outstanding effort in the match, including 12 kills. The Falcons then went on to defeat the Seneca Sting in the OCAA semi-finals in three straight sets (25-19, 25-20, 25-17). OCAA All-Rookie and game MVP Darian Gropp finished with 22 assists, to go along with 10 digs and one huge stuff block. In the championship final, Fanshawe took the first set from the Humber Hawks but eventually fell in four sets (25-22, 16-25, 10-25, 22-25). Kelly led the way for the Falcons with a team high six kills. Shelby Charlton, along with Kelly, were named OCAA Championship team all-stars for the tournament.


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Rob Thorpe

Sports Information Officer - Fanshawe College Athletics 1001 Fanshawe College Blvd. London, ON N5Y 5R6

Cell: 519-777-7849

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