Championships Women’s Volleyball

UBC’s Conaire Taub and Western’s Janelle Albert have been named the U SPORTS volleyball players of the week for the period ending January 22, 2023.

Janelle Albert, Western

Position: Outside Hitter
Hometown: Brampton, Ont.
Year of eligibility: 5th
Academic program: Brescia College

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Janelle Albert is the U SPORTS player of the week in women’s volleyball after an impressive 35.5-point weekend. After putting up a team-high nine kills on Friday against Brock, the fifth-year outside hitter broke out with 22 kills, three aces, 17 digs and 52 total attacks in a 3-2 win over the Badgers on Saturday.

The Mustangs’ next game is at home against Toronto Varsity Blues on Saturday.

Conaire Taub, UBC
Position: Outside Hitter
Hometown: Calgary, Alta.
Year of eligibility: 1
Academic program: Kinesiology

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The freshman outside hitter generated 14.5 points, 12 kills and seven digs in a 3-1 loss to Mount Royal on Friday night. The following day, Taub and his Thunderbirds avenged that loss as he produced season-highs in points with 19.5 and kills with 18, he also added 11 digs and three block assists in the 3-1 victory over the Cougars.

The Thunderbirds are off until February 3, when they will visit the Calgary Dinos.