Badgers add recruit for 2020-21, drop last exhibition before second half

Photo Credit: Mackenzie Gerry

Photo Credit: Mackenzie Gerry

Last Wednesday, the Brock Badgers men’s volleyball team announced the signing of their second recruit for the 2020-2021 season.

The team will be adding 17-year old Noah Shapcott out of Westside Secondary School in Orangeville. Shapcott stands at 6’4 and is currently a setter for Storm Volleyball Club in Aurora.

Shapcott has been a member of both the indoor and beach provincial teams, including Team Ontario Elite this year. With his school team, the Westside Thunder, he has won the district championship all four of his high school years, the CWOSSA (Central Western Ontario Secondary Schools Association) championship twice and an OFSAA (Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations) bronze medal. With his club team, he has won an indoor provincial silver medal, an indoor national bronze medal and Beach National bronze medal.

He will help supplant the loss of fifth-year setter Marcelo Muniz Correa after this season. Shapcott will join current rookie Grant Reddon as the team’s setters.

“[Brock] has a very reputable kinesiology program, which is what I will be studying,” said Shapcott. “I like the smaller campus and the intimate community feel. I also really like the chemistry on the men’s volleyball team as they are of a family than just teammates.”

The day following the news of their new recruit, the Badgers men’s volleyball team took on Daemen College, who came up from Amherst, New York.

The Badgers went the distance but ultimately lost, three sets to two, to their American foe in what was their last exhibition tune up before the second half of the regular season starts back up again.

When the second half kicks off this coming Friday at 8:00 p.m. in the Bob Davis Gym, the Badgers will have a good shot at extending their current (regular season) win streak to three as they will be taking on the winless Trent Excalibur. Brock currently stands tied with Western for fourth place in the OUA West with a 4-5 record, while Trent sits last in the OUA with an 0-8 record.

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