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Mountaineers varsity highlights – February 8, 2024

volleyball player returning the ball over blocking defenders

Playoff dates are set for Mohawk volleyball teams and the basketball teams have clinched home playoff dates.

The volleyball regular season concluded this past weekend with both Mountaineer teams losing 3-0 to the Humber Hawks. The women will now prepare for a home playoff match versus the Algonquin Wolves on Feb. 10 at 1 p.m. The men will travel to play the Centennial Colts on Feb. 10 at 7 p.m.

On the basketball court, the Mohawk women’s team had a perfect week with wins over the Conestoga Condors and Humber Hawks. The Mountaineers have solidified the fourth seed in the OCAA West division and will host a home playoff game. The date, time, and opponent for the playoff game are still to be determined. The Mountaineer men’s team split their games, defeating the Condors but losing to the Hawks. Mohawk is guaranteed to host a home playoff game as well, but their seeding is still to be determined.

On the ice, Mohawk curling teams will be competing in the OCAA Championships this week in Sault Ste. Marie. Action begins today, Feb. 8.

Athletes of the Week

Rachel Vanderwal (Hamilton, ON) - Women's Volleyball

Vanderwal put up a career performance this past week in a crucial matchup versus the Niagara Knights. The third-year graduating student-athlete had a career-best 16 kills with a 48.1 kill percentage. Vanderwal's performance, which also included one ace and one block, was crucial to the Mountaineers earning a home playoff game. In Mohawk's second match of the week versus the Humber Hawks, Vanderwal had six kills and three digs to close out regular season play.

Cale Calura (Hamilton, ON) - Men's Basketball

Calura filled up the box sheet for the Mountaineers in a 92-83 victory versus the Conestoga Condors. The third-year guard scored 14 points, grabbed six boards, provided four assists and had five steals. Calura and Mohawk have now won three consecutive games.

Upcoming Game Schedule


  • Feb. 10 – Mountaineers basketball will close out the regular season when they host the Fanshawe Falcons. Women’s game tips off at 6 p.m. and the men are scheduled for 8 p.m.


  • Feb. 10 – Playoff action begins with the women hosting the Algonquin Wolves in the DBARC at 1 p.m. The men will hit the road as they travel to play the Centennial Colts at 7 p.m.


  • Feb. 7-10 – Mohawk curling heads to Sault Ste. Marie for the OCAA Championships.

All Mountaineers home games are free to attend.

Games are also streamed online, and can be watched here.

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