After a historic season where the men’s volleyball Hurricanes captured the Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) championship, they look to begin the journey of repeating as conference champions this fall with the help of the team’s newest addition, 6’2” left side hitter, Alex Joudrey.
Joudrey, from New Germany, Nova Scotia, is currently a member of the New Germany Rural High School men’s volleyball team as well as the Tigers U18 volleyball club; he has been confirmed as the newest member of the Holland Hurricanes.
“The main reason I chose Holland College for my education is because of my sister; she is a former student-athlete that played on the women’s volleyball team. I chose to enroll in the Business Administration program at Holland College because I enjoy working with the public and want to expand my knowledge and options of different paths with this program. The quality of education you receive at Holland College is amazing and I can’t wait to be a part of the Hurricanes family.”
Joudrey was the most valuable player for the U16 Axe Volleyball Club before being named captain for team Nova Scotia in 2018 when they went on to win the Eastern Championship. In 2019 he was named the senior male Athlete of the Year at New Germany Rural High School; he hopes his playing experience will transition into success with the Hurricanes.
“I have been playing volleyball for five years and am a strong team player. I have a high commitment level towards any team that I play for and will strive to bring enthusiasm along with my skills to the Hurricanes this season.”
Head coach Max Arsenault is happy with the addition of Joudrey to the roster this season.
“We are very excited to have Alex Joudrey join the Hurricanes family. He is a very dedicated athlete, always wanting to improve his game and is willing to do anything to benefit the program; he will be a great fit. He is capable of playing a variety of positions that gives our coaching staff a lot of options. I’m looking forward to watching him develop over the course of the season.”
Last season the Hurricanes were 2-5 before the holiday break but would turn their season around with a 6-2 record in the second half, finishing at 8-7 and in third place entering the ACAA Championships. They would then go undefeated in the championship, claiming their second ACAA title in team history.
With hopes of the Hurricanes continuing this level of success in 2019-20, Joudrey has a positive outlook for his first season with the Hurricanes.
“For the 2019 season, our fans can expect high energy on the court while gaining
strength in individual and team plays. Ultimately we want to get back to nationals this year.”
The Hurricanes will kick off their season on Saturday, November 2 when they visit the Université de Sainte-Anne Dragons at 6pm in Church Point, Nova Scotia. The team will play their home opener on Saturday, November 9 when they host the University of New Brunswick-Saint John (UNBSJ) Seawolves at 2pm at the Holland College Centre for Community Engagement in Charlottetown, PEI.
To connect with the men’s volleyball Hurricanes, please visit www.twitter.com/canesmvball.
Story written by:
Communications Coordinator Assistant
Department of Athletics and Recreation
For more information about this release, please contact:
Daniel Cudmore, Athletics Development and Communications Coordinator
Tel: (902) 894-6870
Date: Monday, June 24, 2019