Epp Named U SPORTS Men's Volleyball All-Rookie


University of Saskatchewan men's volleyball setter Derek Epp was named to the U SPORTS All-Rookie Team Thursday at a breakfast in Edmonton. 

Epp quarterbacked the Huskies in 23 matches recording 642 assists. He added 31 kills, 107 digs and 35 blocks in his rookie campaign. He was named Canada West Male First Star after a 59 assist performance in two matches against the Trinity Western Spartans. 


Player of the year: Ryan Sclater, Trinity Western

Rookie of the year: Eric Loeppky, Trinity Western

Coach of the year: Garth Pischke, Manitoba

Dale Iwanoczko Award (Student-Athlete Community Service): Ken Rooney, Manitoba 

First Team

Pos.    Athlete                       University      Year    Hometown                Academic Program

OH      Ryan Sclater              Trinity Western 5          Port Coquitlam, BC    English

M         Danny Demyanenko McMaster         5          Toronto, Ont.               Justice, Poli. Phi. & Law      

S          Brett Walsh                  Alberta             5          Calgary, Alta.               Business         

OH      Vincente Ignacio         Laval                3          Santiago de Chile, Chile  Business Admin.       

            Parraguirre Villalobos          

OH      Alex Duncan-Thibault  York                5          Scarborough, Ont.    Kin. & Health Science   

RS        Devren Dear                Manitoba        5          St. Andrews, Man.     Arts     

OH      Lucas Coleman            Ryerson          4          Brooklyn, Ont.            Professional Comms.      

Second Team

LS        Roy Ching                 Brandon         5          Nelson, N.Z.               Science          

OH      Kristen O'Brien          Dalhousie      5           Truro, NS                   Kinesiology    

S          Gabriel Chancy        Montréal         2          Montréal, Que.           Law

OH      Curtis Stockton          Calgary           4          Melbourne, AUS       Arts

S          Eivind Andersen       UNB                 5          Sardnes, Norway     Arts     

MB       Kendrick Kerr            Guelph            3          Georgetown, Ont.     History            

S          Luke Herr                   Manitoba        5          Winnipeg, Man.         Kine. & Rec. Mgmt.   

All-Rookie Team 

OH      Eric Loeppky             Trinity Western 1            Steinbach, Man.        General Studies        

S          Jordan Figueira        Toronto             1            Oakville, Ont.            Commerce    

S          Derek Epp                 Saskatchewan  1          Saskatoon, Sask.    Kinesiology    

RS        John Elgersma        Brock                 1           Wellandport, Ont.     Medical Sciences     

OH      Connor McConnell   UNB                  1           Hanwell, NB               Business Admin.       

LS        Elliott Viles                 Brandon           1           Adelaide, AUS           Business Admin.      

OPP     Olivier Riopel            Montréal           1           Gatineau, Que.          International Studies