Championships Men’s Volleyball

The Sherbrooke Vert & Or, who had an undefeated run through the RSEQ regular season and playoffs, are the top seed heading into the 2024 U SPORTS Men’s Volleyball Championship. U SPORTS announced the seeding on Sunday for the 2024 championship, which runs from Thursday to Sunday at the Athletics and Recreation Centre on the campus of Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont..

Championship website: https://usports.ca/en/championships/volleyball/m

The complete field, in seeding order, is as follows:

  1. Sherbrooke Vert & Or (RSEQ champions, 15-5 regular season, 4-0 playoffs)
  2. Alberta Pandas (CW champions, 18-6, 5-1)
  3. McMaster Marauders (OUA champions, 16-4, 3-0)
  4. Trinity Western Spartans (CW finalists: 16-8, 4-2)
  5. Queen’s Gaels (OUA finalists, 15-5, 2-1)
  6. UBC Thunderbirds (CW bronze medallists, 16-8, 3-2)
  7. Laval Rouge et Or (RSEQ finalists, 10-6, 2-2)
  8. Guelph Gryphons (OUA bronze medallists, 15-5, 2-1)

The eight participating teams are seeded with the requirements that conference playoff results be respected, that conference champions be seeded no lower than No. 6, that the top two teams from each conference are on opposite sides of the draw and to avoid conference matchups as much as possible.

The quarterfinals will be played on Thursday, as follows: (all times Eastern)

  • Noon: No. 7 Laval vs. No. 2 Alberta
  • 2 p.m.: No. 6 UBC vs. No. 3 McMaster
  • 6 p.m.: No. 4 Trinity Western at No. 5 Queen’s
  • 8 p.m.: No. 8 Guelph vs. No. 1 Sherbrooke

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Consolation semifinals will take place on Friday at 6 and 8 p.m., with thesemifinals set for 4 and 6 p.m on Saturday. On Sunday, the fifth-place game is set for 1 p.m., with the bronze medal game following at 3 p.m. and the championship game at 7 p.m.

Tickets for the event are currently on sale on the U SPORTS website.

All 11 games from the event will be broadcast live on CBC Sports digital platforms in English. In French, the games will be carried on Radio Canada’s digital platforms (French). The full schedule will be available throughout the tournament at usports.ca/en/broadcast.