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Titans de Limoilou continue to be THE nursery of the Red and Gold of the University Laval in men’s volleyball.
Of the seven runners during the conquest of the gold medal at last year’s national Championship in college, six will carry the colors of Red and Gold next season.
The outstanding player of the national, the attacker Nicolas Fortin as well as the central Jonathan Girard have confirmed their coming to Laval in anticipation of the next season as the libero, William Bergeron. Only the central Étienne Belzile has opted for the national centre.
“Nicholas will need little time to adapt to the calibre of the academic game, provides for the head coach Pascal Clément that we have attached to Boston, on Wednesday, a few hours before the first of two games against the Crimson of Harvard. Even if he is only 6 ‘1”, he makes up for it by his athleticism. It has a pulse that was not seen often in Laval over the past 10 years. He hits very hard. In addition to small, it is in the same range of players as Eric Lebreton.
“Because it drags in the gyms for a long time, it has a good technical background, sue Clement. Former player of the Titans AA, his father has coached through the ranks in school La Malbaie. It is also a good young man who is easy to coach. “
“Imposing at the net “
For Girard, the top of its 6 ‘7″, he will add a physical dimension that is currently missing in the Red and Gold.
“It is a gap in Laval and the presence of Jonathan is going to be beneficial. It is well developed as a centre, but there is a lot of work to do to refine his offensive game. Imposing at the net, this is the same kind of player than Bruno Pelletier. Because he played hockey and football over the years, he played volleyball for only four years. It is imposing on the block and it is a good investment in the medium term. I coached his father with the Quebec team and we had won the national title. “
As for Bergeron, a utility player, he will have to wait since the Red and Gold put on two very good passers and two very good liberos.