On November 27 Alex Sabourin of the College Regional Gabrielle-Roy Les Roys Volleyball team was named Tri-Star Rural High School athlete of the week.
Sabourin, a 5’9” setter led his team to the “AAA” Provincial Volleyball Championship. For his efforts he was named the Dairy’s Farmer’s Player Choice Award co-recipient and the Championship MVP.
Coach Pascal Guenette says that even though Sabouring is smaller in stature, he is an “offensive threat”.
“He is a very stable player on the court, never gets down on himself or other players, and keeps the fight alive at all times. He is quick at solving problems on the court and runs a most creative offence,” stated Guenette. “Though smaller in stature, he is an offensive threat at the net as a setter that can score repeatedly and is an effective blocker. His defensive abilities may be even stronger. He is a great ambassador and role model for the sport of volleyball and sports in general.”
Guenette noted the grade 12 student maintains an average of 88%, while also competing in soccer, badminton, basketball and baseball.
During the school year, the Manitoba High School Athletic Association names two students per week as Tri-Star Rural Athlete and Athlete of the Week. To be named Tri-Star Rural Athlete students are chosen from all of the province’s high schools, and competition is fierce. Athlete of the Week is geared towards students within Winnipeg schools.