Columbia athletics

“Birds add depth with three familiar recruits

The UBC men’s volleyball program is proud to welcome three exemplary rookies for the upcoming 2021-2022 season. Easton Sarich, Mason Greves and Logan Greves join a familiar coaching staff, as the three rookies trained with the National Men’s Under-19 team this summer under the direction of the head coach. Mike Hawkins and assistant coach Matt Krueger at War Memorial Gym.

In addition to his role with Volleyball Canada, Hawkins is entering his fourth season as the head of the UBC men’s volleyball program and is delighted to bring the three talented student-athletes to the T-Bird roster.

“No athlete was using eligibility due to the canceled 2020-2021 season, it was essential for us to be very selective in the 2021 rookies we recruited,” said Hawkins. “Not only did they have to fit into our roster projection, but it was also very important that they fit into our culture and be able to fit into a veteran squad. I couldn’t be more delighted with the additions. from Easton, Logan and Mason to the Thunderbirds. These three young men have shown themselves to be among the best in their positions in the country by being selected to the National Under-19 team and we expect that. they immediately play an important role in our program. This season will provide them with great opportunities to grow and develop within this roster of veterans so that they can take the reins once we have graduated from many of our teams. older athletes after this season. These three will help ensure that our team’s strong culture and championship standards remain for years to come. “

Easton Sarich

The ‘Birds add a full forward in the 6-foot-5 Sarich in Campbellville, Ont. Prior to training with the National Men’s Under-19 Team, the outside batter trained with the Ontario Elite Team and won two consecutive National Club Championships with the Pakmen Volleyball Club. Sarich hopes to study film production while studying for his Bachelor of Arts at UBC.

Mason Strikes

Mason Greves joins the Thunderbirds as a smart passer who has won several club national championships as a staple of the Canucks volleyball club’s offense. Calgary’s 6-foot-1 product will study natural resource conservation with its twin brother, Logan Greves, as they both wear blue and gold.

A highly skilled Libero, Logan is a fearless competitor who recently trained at UBC with his brother on the U19 Men’s National Team. Logan has two National Club Championships under his belt with the Canuck Volleyball Club and won a 4A high school provincial championship alongside Mason in 2019.

The three outstanding rookies will fit right into the men’s volleyball program as previous teammates who are poised to contribute to the “Birds” this season.

The Canada West action kicks off on November 12, 2021, as the Thunderbirds host the UFV Cascades inside the War Memorial Gym.