By Brian Schultz
The sports world was watching NBA superstar LeBron James Thursday as he made his decision to sign with the Miami Heat next season. But locally, another announcement took place over at the University of Manitoba.
The U of M Bison men’s volleyball team named Zach Duncan to their 2010-11 roster.
The 18-year-old from Miles Macdonell Collegiate was named to the All Manitoba and All-Star Team in 2009, and carries a number of other accomplishments under his name, including being co-captain of the MHSAA (Manitoba High Schools Athletic Association) 2009 “AAAA” Provincial High School Volleyball semi-finalist team in November 2009.
Head coach Garth Pischke is pleased with the addition of the 6’6″, 195 lbs middle side hitter. “We are very fortunate to have landed a very talented middle blocker in Zach,” said Pischke. “He is very dedicated and works extremely hard in the off-season to better himself.”
In addition to his high school career, Duncan was a gold medallist with the club team Winnipeg Strike in the MVA Provincial Championship in April 2010 and then gold medallist at the MVA Canadian Open Championship in May 2010.