Marauders outside hitter Brandon Koppers (Georgetown, Ont.) has been named the Investors Group OUA Male Athlete of the Week after he helped lead McMaster to a bronze medal finish at the 2017 U SPORTS FOG Men's Volleyball Championship.
On Friday night, the fourth-year economics major led the Marauders with 21 kills in 3-2 (25-16, 25-11, 23-25, 19-25, 17-15) victory over the No. 4 ranked Laval Rouge Et Or. In addition, he also recorded nine digs and an ace.
In Saturday’s semifinal against the top seeded rivals, the Trinity Western Spartans, the Georgetown, Ont. native had 14 kills and one block assists for 14.5 points as the Marauders fell to the eventual champs 3-1 (23-25, 25-14, 25-17, 25-21).
However, Koppers and the Marauders bounced back on Sunday, sweeping the UBC Thunderwolves 3-0 (25-14, 27-25, 25-17) in straight sets to claim their fifth consecutive national medal. Once again, Koppers led the Marauders with 10 kills, a block and an ace.
Following the championship, Koppers was named a U SPORTS Tournament All-Star.