D8 VOLLEYBALL: Yannick Krauss from Père-René-de-Galinée named league MVP


WATERLOO REGION (December 5, 2022) – On Monday, Grade 11 setter Yannick Krauss from Père-René-de-Galinée was announced as the senior volleyball most valuable player for the 2022-2023 season. 

Krauss helped lead les Chevaliers to their first ever senior District 8 team title in school history. Along with fellow first team all-star, grade 11 right side attack, Isaac Kirkwood, Père-René-de-Galinée swept through the senior volleyball league finishing undefeated. 

Père-René-de-Galinée, along with second team all-star selection Etienne Krauss, would go onto single-A CWOSSA to collect a silver medal and qualify for the OFSAA championships where they’d finish in the top eight on the championship side of the bracket. 

Left to right: Isaac Kirkwood, Yannick Krauss, Toby Snider, Adam Snider, Luke Marshall, Shahriar Saeedi

District 8 silver medalists, Rockway Mennonite is represented by a pair of brothers as first team all-stars, Adam and Toby Snider. Older brother Adam Snider in grade 12 played setter for the Flames, while not-so-little-brother Toby in grade 10 attacked from the left side. 

Despite collecting the silver medal at District 8, the Snider brothers, along with second team all-star selection Sasha Thiessen, would help the Flames capture their sixteenth senior boys volleyball championship in CWOSSA history. Rockway would go onto single-A OFSAA, winning the silver medal. 

St. David’s, led by first team all-star Shahriar Saeedi, had a successful District 8 campaign finishing with a 6-2 regular season record. Saeedi, a grade 12 left side, along with second team selection teammate Noah Taylor, helped the Celtics collect a silver medal at the double-A CWOSSA Championship. 

St. Benedict’s advanced to the triple-A CWOSSA championships and are represented by District 8 first team all-star setter Aiden Kennedy, and second team all-star left side Camilo Vasconcelos. 

Woodland Christian’s grade 12 right side Luke Marshall rounds out the District 8 senior first team all-star selections, while Resurrection’s Sebastian Rapacki and Monsignor Doyle’s AJ Domingo were named to the second team. 

2022-23 Boys Volleyball MVP: Yannick Krauss (E.S.C. Père-René-de-Galinée)

First-Team All-Stars (Senior):

First NameLast NamePositionGradeSchool
AidenKennedySetter12St. Benedict C.S.S.
IsaacKirkwoodRight Side11E.S.C. Père-René-de-Galinée
YannickKraussSetter11E.S.C. Père-René-de-Galinée
LukeMarshallRight Side12Woodland Christian H.S.
ShahriarSaeediLeft Side12St. David C.S.S.
TobySniderLeft Side10Rockway M.C.
AdamSniderSetter12Rockway M.C.

Second Team All-Stars (Senior):

First NameLast NamePositionGradeSchool
AJDomingoLeft Side11Monsignor Doyle C.S.S.
EtienneKraussLibero12E.S.C. Père-René-de-Galinée
SebastianRapackiLeft Side12Resurrection C.S.S.
NoahTaylorLeft Side12St. David C.S.S.
SashaThiessenSetter11Rockway M.C.
CamiloVasconcelosLeft Side12St. Benedict C.S.S.

First-Team All-Stars (Junior):

First NameLast NamePositionGradeSchool
MateoCastanoLeft Side10Rockway M.C.
SullivanCofellSetter10Monsignor Doyle C.S.S.
GraemeCrowderLeft Side10E.S.C. Père-René-de-Galinée
DanielDeSousaSetter10St. Benedict C.S.S.
MaxGulyasMiddle10St. Benedict C.S.S.
LucasJonkerSetter10Woodland Christian H.S.
JohnMikelsonsOutside10Woodland Christian H.S.

Second Team All-Stars (Junior):

First NameLast NamePositionGradeSchool
FredricArendoqueRight Side10Our Lady of Mount Carmel Academy
GriffinCrowderRight Side10E.S.C. Père-René-de-Galinée
TheoDickersonLeft Side10Resurrection C.S.S.
GabeMitchellLeft Side10Woodland Christian H.S.
MartyShantzSetter9Rockway M.C.
JakeWarrenLeft Side10St.Mary’s H.S.