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Rylee Leger receives MVP award for contribution to Algonquin College volleyball

Alexandria’s Rylee Leger has been recognized with an athletics award from Algonquin College in Ottawa, named most valuable player of the women’s volleyball team

Graduating this spring from the Bachelor for Early Learning and Community Development Program, Leger was captain of the Thunder volleyball team for the 2019-20 season. She led the East Division in scoring and was second overall in the league.

The 6 ft. 2 in. athlete who plays the right side of the court is a graduate of Holy Trinity Catholic Secondary School where she excelled in numerous sports, including soccer. In her graduating year (2016), Leger captured school athletics awards for volleyball and basketball. She was also recognized as the Senior Female Athlete of the Year.

She was also honoured that summer by the Glengarry Sports Hall of Fame as one of 15 athletes invited to be celebrated at the annual induction dinner and ceremony.

On her time at Algonquin College, Leger says the MVP award was “a really great way to finish my college volleyball career.”

“It’s pretty amazing and quite an honour to have won Most Valuable Player, [be] East Scoring champ, [be named a] 1st team all-star, and to finish second overall in points for all of the OCAA in my last year”

Rylee Leger on her final season of collegiate volleyball

Her now-former head coach, Everton Senior, noted, “Not many in the OCAA can match the dominance of Rylee. We will have a major hole to fill with her departure.”

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Rylee Leger

The Glengarrian adds, “I’m gonna miss it a lot that’s for sure, but it’s time for a new chapter.”

The Thunder had a 15-3 record over the course of the 2019-20 campaign, finishing second in the OCAA East Division. In the playoff opener, the Thunder prevailed over the Redeemer Royals, from Hamilton, 3 sets to 1 (25-11, 25-23, 21-25, 28-26) to earn a berth at the championship tournament, in North Bay.

There, the Algonquin ladies were felled in their opener, losing in straight sets (25-15, 25-12, 25-11) to St. Clair College, ending the season for the Thunder. St. Clair ended up taking bronze at the tournament, while Fanshawe claimed gold over Humber in the title match.

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CCVS Raiders challenged at ‘AA’ EOSSAA senior girls volleyball tourney

Today in Pembroke at the EOSSAA ‘AA’ senior girls volleyball tournament, the SD&G champion CCVS Raiders struggled against their round-robin opponents, bowing out of the event with a pair of match losses.

Playing Kingston CVI in the opener, the Raiders fell in straight sets, on scores of 25-9 and 25-13.

The second match, versus Thousand Islands SS (Brockville), went three sets before the Pirates sealed CCVS’ fate. Scores were 25-20, 17-25, and 15-3.

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GDHS Gaels take silver in SDGAA girls volleyball playoffs

Heritage high school, in Cornwall, hosted the SDGAA playoffs for girls volleyball teams earlier this week, with the junior and senior teams from Glengarry District High School finishing as runners-up in their respective divisions.

The senior championship match saw the host Dragons sweep the Gaels, on scores of 25-12, and 25-7.

In quarter-final play to begin the day, Tagwi topped St. Lawrence (25-10, 25-19) and Char-Lan got past North Dundas (25-20, 25-19) .

The Crusaders bowed out to Heritage in their semifinal, on a straight-sets decision (25-6, 25-11), and the Glengarry ousted the Warriors (26-24, 25-11).

On the junior side of the ledger, North Dundas claimed the championship over the Gaels, winning in straight sets, 25-22 and 25-15. It was the only junior match of the day to end in a straight-sets decision.

Quarter-final action saw Glengarry beat Tagwi (25-22, 19-25, 15-13), while Char-Lan got past the Saints (25-8, 20-25, 15-5).

The Devils earned their spot in the title tilt with a semifinal win over the Crusaders (25-27, 27-25, 15-12). The Gaels prevailed in the other semi against Heritage (23-25, 25-18, 15-12).

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Char-Lan Crusaders volleyball players at the SD&G playoffs. (Char-Lan DHS photo)

EOSSAA at the senior ‘A’ level is scheduled for February 27 in Brockville, while the junior tournament has been moved to March 3, also in Brockville. Both events are slated to be hosted by St. Mary Catholic High School.

The SD&G champions automatically earn a berth.

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Heritage to host high school girls volleyball playoffs on Wednesday

Cornwall’s Heritage high school will host the ‘A’ girls volleyball playoffs for the SDGAA league, with play scheduled to begin at 9 a.m.

The February 19 tournament will begin on split courts, allowing two matches to run simultaneously.

The opening quarter-finals have Glengarry and Tagwi colliding in junior action, while the Warriors will take on St. Lawrence in senior play. The second set of quarters should begin around 10 a.m., when Char-Lan and the Saints play in junior action, and the Crusaders and North Dundas tangle on the senior side.

Junior semifinal play at approximately 11 a.m. will have the Devils take on the lowest-ranked quarter-final winner. The first senior semi will feature the host Dragons and the lowest seed winning earlier.

The second set of semifinals is booked for noon. On the junior side, Heritage will take on the highest seed winning earlier, while in senior play the Gaels will take on the highest-ranked quarter-final winner.

Championship matches are scheduled for full-court action, with the juniors taking the floor at 1 p.m., followed by the senior title tilt at 2 p.m.

Final regular-season standings

Senior ‘A’ division: Heritage 27 points (perfect record of 9 match wins in straight-sets), Glengarry 22, Char-Lan 15, Tagwi 17, North Dundas 9, St. Lawrence 4, Seaway 3.

Amongst ‘AA’ senior teams, St. Joseph’s earned 14 points, with CCVS at 17 pts and, Holy Trinity at 7.

Junior ‘A’ division: North Dundas 20 points, Glengarry 15, Heritage 17, St. Lawrence 12, Char-Lan 12, Tagwi 6.

St. Joseph’s also topped the junior ‘AA’ group with 14 points. Holy Trinity, with 12, was second, followed by CCVS with 1.

Playoffs for ‘AA’ teams were held separately, on February 18, with results not available as of this posting.

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Girls high school volleyball: Gaels seniors second, juniors third

Heading into the two-week Christmas break, the GDHS senior girls volleyball team holds second place in the SDGAA league standings, while the junior squad is third.

In the senior table, Heritage leads with 18 points, having not dropped a set in six matches played to date. The Gaels have 10 points from four matches. Glengarry swept Char-Lan and St. Lawrence, but went the distance against Holy Trinity and St. Joseph’s.

The Crusaders currently rank third (8 points on four matches), followed by Tagwi (6 points on four matches), North Dundas (3 points on four matches), the Saints (3 points on seven matches), Seaway (2 points on five matches), and La Citadelle (2 points on four matches).

In the ‘AA’ senior group, the Panthers are first (10 points on six matches), followed by CCVS (8 points on four matches) and the Falcons (5 points on four matches).

The Devils and les Patriotes are tied for the lead in the junior ‘A’ group with 11 points on four matches. Glengarry is third with 9 points on four matches. The Dragons stand fourth (9 points on five matches), followed by St. Lawrence (6 points on six matches), Char-Lan (3 points on four matches), and Tagwi (0 points on one match).

The ‘AA’ junior leader is. Holy Trinity (6 points on three matches), with St. Joseph’s second (6 points on five matches) and the Raiders third (0 points on four matches).

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High school girls volleyball wraps up December play today

Today in Cornwall, the last SDGAA high school girls volleyball matches of 2019 will be played, as St. Lawrence hosts a day-long tournament.

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The matches had originally been scheduled to be played at Seaway DHS, but the location and order of play have since been revised.

Senior and junior girls teams from Glengarry, Holy Trinity, Seaway, Heritage, and St. Lawrence will be involved in play, with the action running from 9 a.m. through to approximately 3 p.m.

Following a hiatus for the holidays, the league schedule will resume on January 9, with a day of matches hosted by St. Joseph’s

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