I t is something special to be an Islander and represent our school. Our athletes take pride in representing us and it could not be more evident than in our Men’s Volleyball team. Their work ethic has been incredible and despite countless setbacks this season, they are off to Provincials to represent John Abbott.
They managed to get off to a strong start this season but after suffering countless injuries, their future did not look bright. However, the tremendous leadership from team veterans Jonny Diamond and Tyler Tweedie Smith have helped push the team to the next level. Tweedie Smith commented, “Compared to the team we were last season, this team has pushed a lot harder and wanted it more than ever. The injuries were a big setback, but through it all we managed to stay positive and pull through it. I’m really proud of these guys and what we’ve accomplished so far.”
Kurt Tremblay, who has been sidelined all season due to injury, said, “I couldn’t be prouder of a team, who’s struggled with so many injuries, to bounce back and play as unbelievably as they’ve been playing. Everyone stepped up and it really showed. Dominating all season and making it to provincials shows just how great a group of guys we have here. These guys aren’t just a team, they’re a family. I couldn’t be more proud of the boys and not only their success, but their dedication and hard work. They deserve everything they’ve accomplished and more.”
The team is off to Provincials after finishing 4th place in the Conference Championships and will play Levis Lauzon in the Quarterfinals on April 2nd.