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A Cougar joins the Kodiaks

By Lethbridge Herald on September 29, 2021.

The Lethbridge College Kodiaks men’s volleyball team didn’t have to look too far to find their newest recruit.

In fact, it was figuratively in their back yard.

On Tuesday, the Kodiaks announced the commitment of libero Adam Boras.

Boras joins the Kodiaks after a successful career with the Catholic Central High School Cougars, representing CCH’s junior varsity and varsity volleyball programs in his Grade 10 season

He captained the junior varsity team to a league and playoff championship and then helped the senior team win a zone championship.

At the five-foot-seven, Boras has played setter and libero throughout his school and club career.

Kodiaks head coach Greg Gibos plans to use him mainly as a back row specialist as the team continues to have major contributions from the libero position.

“This upcoming season will be the first year where teams can use the dual libero strategy in league matches,” said Gibos in a release. “This means you can have a libero that’s focused just on serve receive, and then one who is an excellent defender. We really wanted to bring in athletes who love defending, passing and are fearless in the back row.”

The Kodiaks bench boss is already plenty familiar with the newest recruit.

“Adam has also been someone who represents our program’s values,” said Gibos. “He’s been an athlete who has been involved in our volleyball community and selflessly gives back to others through coaching and volunteer work. He’s a tremendous athlete on the floor, but he’s also going to be someone who makes a much bigger impact on our volleyball community in southern Alberta. He’ll likely log over 100 hours of time just coaching camps this summer and this is a testament to his passion to grow our sport.”

For Boras, his family and key influences helped fuel his passion and desire for volleyball.

“Some of the biggest influences in my life are my family,” he said. “My parents have shown me endless support throughout all of my athletic endeavors and have helped me get to where I am today. My two older brothers also inspired me to play volleyball and taught me some skills when I was too young to play.”

Boras also credits former coach Cam Weitz as being instrumental in his development throughout his Grade 8 and 9 seasons.

“He taught me so much about volleyball and pushed me to be the best player I could be,” says Boras. “During those foundational years he really helped foster the love for the sport and I’m thankful for his investment in me.”

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