March 12, 2019 – 7:59am Updated: March 12, 2019 – 8:49am
RED DEER- RDC Athletics has named Mark Dewit the Boston Pizza Athlete of the Week.
The Kings volleyball player had a strong weekend on the court for the Red Deer College Kings, helping them win silver at the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Men’s Volleyball National Championship.
The second year Bachelor of Commerce student was also named a CCAA Championship First Team All-star.
In Friday’s three set sweep over the defending CCAA Champion Limoilou Titans (25-11, 25-21 and 25-22), Dewit had three kills and one stuff block.
Then in the semi-final against the Vancouver Island University (VIU) Mariners, the Lacombe native elevated his play, totaling 11 kills, three stuffs, two digs and one assist, energizing the Kings over the Mariners in three sets (25-23, 25-20 and 26-24).
Mark was also named the Kings Player-of-the-Game for his performance.
In Saturday’s national final, the Fanshawe Falcons downed the RDC Kings in four sets (25-12, 25-13, 22-25 and 25-23).
Dewit once again played a key role in the Kings, totaling six kills, four stuffs, one dig, one assist and one service ace.
(Red Deer College – Gary McKinnon)