Men's Volleyball 2018- 2019 Season Recap

Men's Volleyball 2018- 2019 Season Recap

Playoff finish: Canada West semifinalists (finished 3rd)

Regular season / playoff records: 15-7 / 3-2


Team Leaders:

Kills per set: Tyler Schmidt, 4.61

Blocks per set: Scott Gieske, 1.01

Assists per set: Tanner Greves, 9.56

Digs per set: Jonathan Phillips, 2.63


The Mount Royal Cougars put together the best season in program history finishing fourth in the conference with a 15-7 record. The Cougars were consistently ranked in the top ten of U SPORTS and rose to as high as third. They had a very consistent year, never losing more than two games in a row. MRU was tough to play at home with an 8-2 record, including a sweep of the number one Brandon Bobcats.

Their team was led by fifth–year Tyler Schmidt who broke multiple Canada West records in the last weekend of the regular season. He became the all-time leader in career points and kills and was awarded a Canada West first team all-star. MRU's setter Tanner Greves was a second team all-star and Louis Lange was on the all-rookie team.

Men's volleyball is the first Mount Royal athletic program to qualify for a national championship since joining U SPORTS. They travelled to the University of Laval in Quebec City, Quebec to join the top eight volleyball teams in the country. Here is a video that captured the historic trip to nationals.