Horne has previously played at the Lockview High School, Dartmouth Volleyball Club, Dalhousie Tigers Volleyball Club and the u17 Team Nova Scotia Eastern Elites. He has also been a part of the Canada Games training team and was a 2018 Volleyball Nova Scotia provincial all-star. In the classroom, Horne earned status on the Principals List in his three years of high school with grades over 90%.
“It’s always been a goal of mine to play at the Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) level,” shared Horne. “But finding a school that has an academic program that’s right for me has been just as important. I’ve heard nothing but good things about the Marketing and Advertising Management program and am very excited to start in the fall.”
As a player, Horne is described as someone with great ball control and work ethic. His natural defensive abilities help dictate what his opponents do with the ball. His passion for the game and ability to stay in the present will play an important role for the Hurricanes this season.
“The brief conversations that I have had with Joey so far really excite me as his coach,” shared new head coach, Hayden Nichol. “I expect him to have a lot of success in his time as a student-athlete at Holland College, both in the classroom and on the court.”
The men’s volleyball ‘Canes were the ACAA champions in 2017 and 2019, and finished as the runners-up in 2020. The 2020-2021 season was cancelled due to Covid-19.
“Our fans can expect lots of great volleyball action this season,” expressed Horne. “Players have been practicing and scrimmaging in gyms for over a year now without real games. Hopefully we can bring some energy back to the campus this fall.”
For more information about this release, please contact:
Daniel Cudmore, Athletics Development and Communications Coordinator
Tel: (902) 894-6870
Date: Wednesday, June 02, 2021