Burlington, Ont. – Zane Grossinger has been named IG Wealth Management Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Male Athlete of the Week, powered by Planters, for the period ending March 17, 2019.
Male Athlete of the Week – Zane Grossinger (Richmond Hill, Ont.) – 2nd Year – Queen’s Gaels
The Queen’s Gaels turned their Forsyth Cup win into a sixth seed at the U SPORTS Championship last weekend and put up a strong performance against the rest of the nation’s best, backed by another solid stretch from their All-Canadian setter, Zane Grossinger.
Grossinger helped the Gaels perform admirably against the third-seeded Laval in the team’s opener, buoying a Queen’s attack that pushed the Rouge et Or to five sets. While the result did not favour the OUA champions, this was just the first of three strong efforts from the Queen’s setter, who finished with 48 assists in the match to go along with five digs and a service ace.
With a spot in the consolation final on the line next, the Gaels battled the Marauders in a rematch of the conference final and left no doubt as to the winning side this time around. Backed by another 35 assists from Grossinger, as well as four aces from the service line, the Gaels swept McMaster in three sets, with the Tricolour’s sophomore setter earning player of the game honours. Grossinger and the Gaels would fare largely the same in their final match of the weekend, securing a fifth-place finish with another three-set victory. In the win over Mount Royal, Grossinger finished with 37 assists to round out his impeccable distribution-filled weekend.
The Richmond Hill native would finish the three-game weekend with an average of 10.9 assists per set, including a sparkling 12 per set in the team’s final two wins.