Feb 19, 2013
Los Teques, Venezuela
4th Year Business
Julio Fernandez from the Men’s Volleyball team is this week’s UNB Varsity Reds and Domino’s Pizza Athlete of the Week.
This past weekend, the UNB Varsity Reds battled the Dalhousie Tigers in the 2013 Subway AUS Men's Volleyball Championships. On Friday night, UNB travelled to Halifax for Game 1 in the best of 3 finals where they defeated the Tigers 3-1 (23-25, 25-22, 25-17, 25-23) to take a 1-0 lead in the series. On Sunday night with over 1100 fans braving the blizzard, the Varsity Reds completed the sweep at home with a convincing win 3-1 win (23-25, 25-17, 25-19, 25-7) to reclaim the AUS Championship banner. The Varsity Reds will head to Laval to compete at the CIS Championship March 1 to 3.
Julio Fernandez showed why he was named the AUS Most Valuable Player. On Friday night, he led the team with 13 kills, 8 digs, and 2 blocks and was named the Subway "Player of the Game", and followed that with his best match of the year, leading all attackers with 18 kills with an incredible .438 kill pct., 5 digs, 2 blocks, and a service ace. His dominating performance in the series earned him the AUS Playoff MVP.
"Julio's performance in these last two games is amongst the best I've seen in a playoff series. He has consistently risen to the occasion and has shown that he is one of the best in his position in the country. I am extremely proud of him," commented head coach Dan McMorran.