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February 25, 2015

The Camosun College Chargers chalked up PACWEST honours for the sixth week in a row with Katie Fetting and Vitor Macedo each earning the title of Volleyball Athlete of the Week.

Vitor Macedo

Vitor Macedo
Year
Fourth
Sport
Men's Volleyball
Home Town
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
High School
ADW
Program of Study
BSFL Ex Well

Squaring off against the Vancouver Island University Mariners in their final league home and away matches, the Camosun Chargers men's volleyball team produced a pair of straight set wins on Thursday and Saturday to finish the regular season #2 in the PACWEST standings, just behind the nation's top squad, the Douglas College Royals. Leading the Chargers to victory was fourth-year setter Vitor Macedo (Rio de Janerio, Brazil) who cranked out two star performances to earn this week's PACWEST Men's Volleyball Athlete of the Week.

"In Thursday's match, Vitor consistently created one-on-one situations for his hitters," comments Chargers Head Coach Charles Parkinson. "His accuracy, especially in out of system plays, was uncanny. Vitor also used his pin-point serving to put the Mariners on their heels and contributed nine digs as a defensive leader in the backcourt. Saturday was a carbon copy of Thursday as VIU travelled to Victoria where Vitor quarterbacked the Chargers to another 3-0 win. Both in and out of system he was at the top of his game and with three rookies in the line-up he infused them with confidence through his set selection, decision making and encouragement. Once again he was superb on defense, contributing 11 digs and helping the Chargers to wrap up second place in the league standings."

Having completed the regular season, the Chargers are only days away from the PACWEST Volleyball Championships hosted by Camosun College at the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence, February 26-68. As the #2 seed, the Chargers bypass Thursday's Quarter-Final round and head straight into the Semi's, hitting the court on Friday at 3pm.

Katie Fetting

Katie Fetting
Year
Third
Sport
Women's Volleyball
Home Town
Lethbridge, AB
High School
Catholic Central
Program of Study
Business

The Camosun College Chargers women's volleyball team finished the PACWEST regular season with a home and away series versus their Island Rivals the Vancouver Island University Mariners. Over the course of two matches, third-year outside hitter Katie Fetting (Lethbridge, AB) put forth 38 points as the Chargers earned a split and finished the year with three wins and one loss to their Nanaimo counterparts. Today, the PACWEST awarded Ms. Fetting with her first PACWEST Women's Volleyball Athlete of the Week as the top seeded Chargers prepare for the PACWEST Provincial Volleyball Championships hosted by Camosun, February 26-28. 
                                     
The Chargers picked up their third loss of the season last Thursday in Nanaimo against the Mariners who collected their sole 2014-15 win over Camosun in four sets (25-18, 25-21, 26-28, 25-13). On Saturday, the two teams went the distance in Victoria delivering a thrilling five-set battle that ended in victory for the home team (25-21, 16-25, 25-19, 21-25, 15-4).

"VIU has closed out the season with strong volleyball and performances like Katie's on Saturday helped keep them at bay and allowed us to wrap up an incredible season with a 21-3 record," comments Chargers Head Coach Chris Dahl. "The Island Rivalry is a lot of fun. Our program has long been the underdog so to take three of four matches this season from the Mariners is an accomplishment unto itself."

Katie transferred to Camosun College from Lethbridge where she was an ACAC All-Star in 2013-14. In addition to her offensive contributions, her ball control and ability to read the game from the backcourt are a major factor in the success of the Chargers.

"Katie is a lot of fun for fans of the game to watch," says Coach Dahl. "It's easy to notice her when she attacks the ball… not only is it impressive to see, but you can hear it. On Saturday we went the distance and Katie had one of her most significant matches of the season. Along with her teammates, she's preparing for the PACWEST Championships and clearly the prep is going well."

Camosun College hosts the PACWEST Provincial Championships February 26-28 at the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence. Seeded No. 1, the Chargers women have a first round bye and begin their pursuit of the conference title in Friday's 6pm semi-final match.

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