BRANDON – The Brandon Bobcats men’s volleyball team is coming off one of the best regular season records in program history but that hasn’t stopped the coaching staff from looking ahead.
Head coach Grant Wilson is pleased to announce the second recruit of the season in Winnipeg’s Nathan Dyck.
Dyck is a stand-out outside hitter with Dakota Collegiate where he played under legendary Manitoba coach Phil Hudson. At Dakota, Dyck was named Athlete of the Year and captain in his grade 12 season of volleyball.
He’s also no stranger to the BU Healthy Living Centre where he has competed as a member of the 204 Volleyball Club.
“The new facilities at BU are amazing, and some of the best that I have seen,” says Dyck. “The people of Brandon also are really supportive of the Bobcats team here. Even more so, the team that’s here along with the great coaching staff made it a great decision. What I’m looking forward to the most is playing at a higher level of volleyball and the challenges that await me.”
That familiarity to both Brandon and the Bobcat program was evident to Wilson, whose Brandon Volleyball Club has competed against Dyck’s 204 squad and seen him develop to one of the elite prospects in Manitoba.
“Nathan is a very dynamic athlete. His spike touch is over 11 feet and he’s left handed, so we feel that once he’s exposed to this level of play he’ll just continue to develop,” says Wilson.
“He’s a great student and solid kid, and the type of personality that we look for in student-athletes so we’re looking forward to seeing his progress over the next few years.”
Dyck becomes the second recruit to commit to the Bobcats men’s volleyball team behind Liam Nohr who was announced last November.
Dyck brings an impressive resume including the aforementioned accomplishments with Dakota where the team reached the Provincial Final Four twice and Dyck was named a graduating all-star for his efforts.
He was also a member of the Manitoba 17U Provincial team, but is now looking ahead to the opportunity that is university volleyball.
“For most of my high school career I have had this goal in mind, and to be able to finally reach it is awesome,” Dyck adds.