OCAA Round-up – Badminton and volleyball
A trio of Collège Boréal’s badminton players cleaned up at the OCAA East regional championships, held Feb. 1-2 at Cambrian College. The mixed team of Jenna Dupuis and Patrick Michel, and ladies singles competitor Valérie Breen took the top spots in their categories, posting undefeated scores.
Their success continued at the provincial championships, held Feb. 15-16 at Centennial College.
Breen earned a silver medal in the women’s singles event, after being defeated 21-8 in the gold-medal match. She moved onto the CCAA Badminton National Championship, held Feb. 28-March 2.
Michel and Dupuis also earned a silver medal in the mixed doubles event.
Dupuis is a three-time OCAA medallist, while Breen has two of her own OCAA medals. The pair earned a silver medal together in women’s doubles in 2010-11.
Cambrian College also sent a contingent to the OCAA championships. In the East regional championships, former OCAA silver medallist Adam D’Agostino and Tyler Cameron finished second and third, respectively, in men’s singles; Kaitlyn Webber took second place in women’s singles; and the men’s doubles team of Stephen Lajambe and Bud Tinney, along with the mixed doubles team of Hans Agnihotri and Lindsey Champaigne both finished third. The Cambrian players did not place at provincials.
Cambrian College’s Shawna Metcalf, of Azilda, has become the queen of the volleyball court this season, rewriting the record books in her final season in OCAA women’s volleyball.
She has set new records for both kills and offensive points. Earlier in the season, the fifth-year nursing student surpassed the kills record, which was 821, the standard since 2007. Her total as of mid-February was nearing 900.
In late January, Metcalf claimed her second record with her 220th offensive point of the season, adding to her five-year total and making her the all-time OCAA career leader in the category. The previous record was 1,120 set by Humber’s Landis Doyle from 2006 to 2011. Metcalf had surpassed 1,150 points with five regular season matches remaining.
Metcalf also holds the single season OCAA record with 354 points, 259 kills and 71 aces, all set in the 2009-10 season.