LANGLEY, BC — For the second time in three years, the Brandon Bobcats are bringing home a medal from the CIS national championship tournament. The Bobcats improved on 2009’s bronze medal performance by winning the silver medal at this year’s event.
Fifth-year outside hitters Paul Sanderson and Kevin Miller were named tournament all-stars in their final match. Miller registered ten kills and eight digs while Sanderson contributed nine kills and five digs in the finall game.
Although a silver medal may be a bitter pill to swallow, it’s an impressive finish for a Bobcats team that was 2-6 at the midway point of the season. It’s also a notable accomplishment for a team that is only in its sixth year of existence.
“We had adversity in the first half of the season but the guys bought in to the team philosophy and worked hard in the second half and we had a great run,” says head coach Russ Paddock. “Just like we have for the last two months, we battled for every point and never stopped believing the whole way”.
Tonight brings the careers of Sanderson, Miller, Kyle Dellezay, Shaun Funk and Brendan Lyons to a close, all of which now have two CIS national championship medals to their credit.
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