By Woodard, Dale on September 11, 2020.
The Lethbridge College Kodiaks men’s volleyball team made an addition to its roster Thursday, announcing the commitment of Cameron Piers.
The six-foot-four middle/outside attacker from Barrhead comes to southern Alberta from the Barrhead Composite High School Gryphons volleyball program.
During his time in Barrhead, Piers helped his school capture back-to-back Alberta Schools Athletic Association 3A provincial championships in 2018 and 2019 where Piers played alongside current Kodiak Nolan Moes.
“When you’re talking about the best volleyball programs in the province, Barrhead is always at the top of the list,” said Kodiaks head coach Greg Gibos in a release. “We are very fortunate to have Cameron choose to represent the Kodiaks as he comes with elite experience, a strong fundamental foundation and an exceptional desire to win.”
Last year, Piers – who attended the Kodiaks winter ID camp – helped lead the Gryphons to a silver medal and also performed as a standout for the Barrhead Knights club volleyball program.
Gibos cited Piers’ athletic ability and strong volleyball instincts.
“Cameron is another high-flying, dynamic attacker. He’s someone who’s in the top grouping of athletic athletes in the 2020 grad class. However, his biggest strength is his ability to think the game. He’s been brought through such a strong system that he is already thinking the game better than some college-level athletes. He closes his blocking assignments quickly and is a force at the net. He’s got tremendous potential.”
Piers is enrolled in Lethbridge College’s Justice Studies degree program.
The Kodiaks men’s volleyball team enters next season coming off back-to-back Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference silver medals and a fourth-place appearance at the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association men’s national championship tournament in Fredericton, N.B. last season.
The ACAC fall volleyball season has been postponed with sights focused on a winter semester start.
Updates regarding the season will be posted to the Kodiaks website as they become available.