Three Stars of the Week: November 30th - December 6th
1st Star: Colton de Man - Tierp Volley
Colton De Man (Calgary, AB) has been enjoying a great first season playing for Tierp Volley in Sweden this season, but he took things to another level this weekend. The former MRU Cougar was a machine last week, first dropping 43 points in a 3-2 heartbreaker to Sollentuna on Thursday, then following that up with another 29 points while getting the 'W' over Linköpings on Saturday. Any way you look at it, 72 points in a couple matches is down right filthy.
2nd Stars: Toon van Lankvelt and Jason DeRocco - Jastrzebski Wegiel
We decide which of these two teammates was better over the weekend, so in the words of the Old El Paso girl - "why not both?" Jason DeRocco (Winnipeg, MB) returns from injury to help Toon van Lankvelt (Rivers, MB) and Jastrzebski Wegiel to two big wins over the weekend. The pair scored 14 points a piece in a 3-0 win over AZS Czestochowa on Monday with DeRocco picking up the game MVP. They weren't done there, as Van Lankvelt led the way with 18 and DeRocco backed him up scoring 16 times as they swept Transfer Bydgoszcz on Saturday.
3rd Star: Marissa Field - Panathinaikos AO
Making her mark on one of the most heated rivalries in sport, Marissa Field (Kelowna, BC) got a taste of the Athens Derby over the weekend, with both Field's Panathinaikos and their opponents Olympiakos Piraeus heading into the match a perfect 7-0. While the Canadian middle blocker was big scoring 12 points with three aces and two blocks, the clovers suffered their first loss of the season, falling 3-1.