After a storybook season which ended with an Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) championship, the men's volleyball Hurricanes begin the journey of defending their championship by adding Cole Mackey to their roster. He will call Holland College home in the fall of 2019 enrolling in the Sport & Leisure Management program.
“The Sport & Leisure Management program is a great fit for me because I have always been very passionate about many different sports. I believe this career path can put me in a position to excel in the future,” he shared.
Mackey, a 6’1” right-side hitter from George's Brook Milton, Newfoundland, has tallied quite a list of accomplishments throughout his playing career including being named captain of the Clarenville High Cougars, the Eastern Impact Volleyball Club as well as the 2018 Team Newfoundland provincial team.
Mackey was also recognized as an all-star at the Eastern Elite Championships, the Newfoundland & Labrador Volleyball Association (NLVA) Junior Male Athlete of the Year in 2015-2016, and the Senior Male Athlete of the Year in 2016-2017 season. Mackey also attended the Eastern Youth Team Canada U16 selection camp.
Head coach, Max Arsenault, welcomes MacKey to the roster.
“We are very excited to add Cole to our roster, he is a very smart hitter and strong in all aspects of the game. He has a long list of achievements and accomplishments that caught our eye early. We have been discussing the opportunity to play for Holland College with him for quite some time and are very excited to see him on the court with the Hurricanes.”
When Mackey was asked about what he hopes to bring to the Hurricanes, he had this to say.
“My strengths as a player is I am very aggressive in the front court. I am also patient at the net, waiting for a block and consistent while serving in big games. I plan on bringing a very positive mindset to the team and ultimately contribute to bringing another championship to Holland College.”
The Newfoundland native is no stranger to championship wins, being part of provincial championship victories at the U16, U17 and U18 levels.
“I enrolled at Holland College because I wanted to take my volleyball career to the next level. I also wanted to go to a school that had a reputation for providing a positive experience to their students, plus it’s not too far from home. I wanted to play at the highest level possible and I feel like Holland College was the best choice for me.”
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Story written by:
Communications Coordinator Assistant
Department of Athletics and Recreation
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Daniel Cudmore, Athletics Development and Communications Coordinator
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Date: Friday, April 12, 2019