Brennan named Canada West all-star

Logan Brennan, who started the season as a libero but went on to sub in on left side, has been named all-Canada West second team, it was announced on Tuesday. (Kelly Morton photo)
Logan Brennan, who started the season as a libero but went on to sub in on left side, has been named all-Canada West second team, it was announced on Tuesday. (Kelly Morton photo)

DAVID LARKINS, Wesmen Athletics

Logan Brennan became the Swiss Army knife of the Winnipeg Wesmen, and the Canada West conference noticed.

For the first time in his five-year playing career with the Wesmen men's volleyball team, Brennan was singled out as a conference all-star after being named second-team all-Canada West Tuesday afternoon.

The libero-turned-left side from Bragg Creek, Alta. was the lone Wesmen player named to either of the all-conference teams, despite the Wesmen finishing 15-9 in conference play and now one step away from qualifying for the national championship tournament.

Brennan, recruited as a setter for his first year in 2013-14, was the only libero named to either all-star team. Eleven outside hitters and two setters made up the rest of the 14-man all-star honours.

Brennan was one of the top defensive specialists in the conference for much of the season, but was thrust into an attacking role for the Wesmen after two outside hitters – David Bommersbach and Taylor Howe – went down to injury on Jan. 11.

Brennan still finished third in the conference in digs, and was one of only three Canada West players to register more than 200 digs, finishing with 219. Brennan's digs total put him third in U SPORTS and his digs per set (2.31) were 10th in the country and fourth in Canada West.

The 5-foot-11 Brennan registered his first kill since Nov. 23, 2013 in a four-set loss to UBC on Jan. 12 and finished with seven kills in that match, his first start as a left side.

Brennan finished the season with 36 kills in seven matches where he was featured as a left-side attacker.

Brennan also played a match as setter when he moved in for starter Mikael Clegg in the season finale at MacEwan. Brennan put up 35 assists and 15 digs in that role.

2017-18 CW MEN'S VOLLEYBALL ALL-STARS

FIRST TEAM

Name / Position / University / Year / Hometown

Alex Bader / OH / Calgary / 5 / Calgary, Alta.

Irvan Brar / OH / UBC / 5 / Surrey, B.C.

Byron Keturakis / S / UBC / 4 / Surrey, B.C.

Eric Loeppky / OH / Trinity Western / 2 / Steinbach, Man.

Taryq Sani / OH / Alberta / 2 / Scarborough, Ont.

Adam Schriemer / S / Trinity Western / 5 / Winnipeg, Man.

Elliott Viles / OH / Brandon / 2 / Adelaide, Australia

SECOND TEAM

Name / Position / University / Year / Hometown

Lars Bornemann / OH / UBCO / 5 / Victoria, B.C.

Logan Brennan / L / Winnipeg / 5 / Bragg Creek, Alta.

Adam DeJonckheere / OH / Manitoba / 5 / Winnipeg, Man.

Tim Dobbert / OH / Thompson Rivers / 4 / Aichelberg, Germany

Seth Friesen / OH / Brandon / 3 / Brandon, Man.

Alex McMullin / OH / Alberta / 4 / Brisbane, Australia

Tyler Schmidt / OH / Mount Royal / 4 / Calgary, Alta.

2017-18 CW MEN'S VOLLEYBALL ALL-ROOKIES

Name / Position / University / Hometown

Jesse Elser / OH / Trinity Western / Calgary, Alta.

Caleb Funk / M / UBCO / Strathmore, Alta.

Jackson Howe / M / Trinity Western / Calgary, Alta.

Fynn McCarthy / OH / UBC / Lake Country, B.C.

Dylan Mortensen / OH / Saskatchewan / Swift Current, Sask.

Brendan Warren / M / Manitoba / Howden, Man.

Ryan Zachary / OH / MacEwan / Airdrie, Alta.