The Lethbridge College Kodiaks will host a conference volleyball championship for the first time in program history. The 2019-20 Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) Men’s Volleyball Championship was awarded to Lethbridge College at the ACAC’s spring meeting in Edmonton on Wednesday.
The eight-team tournament will take place from Feb. 26 to 29, 2020 in the Val Matteotti Gymnasium. It will mark the fourth straight year that Lethbridge College has hosted an ACAC championship, after welcoming the women’s basketball and indoor track events in 2016, the men’s basketball tournament in 2017, and the men’s and women’s futsal championships in March.
“It is an amazing opportunity to be able to host the 2020 ACAC Men’s Volleyball Championships for the first time in Lethbridge College history,” says Todd Caughlin, manager of Kodiaks Athletics. “This is such a great chance to promote and showcase how the sport has evolved and developed in southern Alberta. To be given this chance to host again says a lot about the work our Lethbridge College administration team has done over our previous hosting opportunities.”
The Kodiaks men’s volleyball team has emerged as a consistent ACAC threat, having made the playoffs in four of its last five seasons. The Kodiaks have made back-to-back ACAC semifinal appearances, and won an ACAC medal for the first time in program history this spring, with a silver medal performance.
The team is positioned to continue its strong showing as the Kodiaks will return the bulk of the roster that earned that silver medal and posted a 22-2 regular season record – the best record in Kodiaks volleyball history.
“We are super excited for the volleyball community of Lethbridge share in this event and experience it together,” says Greg Gibos, Kodiaks men’s volleyball coach. “I know our athletes will be thrilled to continue growing the game in southern Alberta and play in front of their friends and family. Lethbridge College and our community of supporters have been so amazing in their backing of this program, and we can’t wait to showcase volleyball and welcome everyone in February.”
The ACAC regular volleyball season will begin in October.