FIRST STAR, Taryq Sani, Volleyball

FIRST STAR, Taryq Sani, Volleyball

Men’s first star – Taryq Sani

Alberta Golden Bears volleyball

Outside hitter


Scarborough, Ont.

Physical Education & Recreation 

Game log: Friday, Nov. 3 – 24 kills, 12 digs, and two aces in 3-1 W @ Regina / Saturday, Nov. 4 – 23 kills, 13 digs, and one ace in 3-2 W @ Regina. 

Following back-to-back stellar performances on the road against Regina, sophomore University of Alberta Golden Bears outside hitter Taryq Sani is the Canada West First Star of the Week. 

Sani led the Bears to a pair of wins over the Cougars, as the No. 8 ranked Bears improved to 4-0 in conference play. The second-year hitter finished with 47 kills, 25 digs, and three aces in the two-game sweep of Regina. 

The 2016-17 Canada West All-Rookie team member was sensational in Friday night’s four-set win, finishing with a career-high 24 kills on 39 attempts, while also adding a game-high 12 digs.

Saturday’s match was no different, as he finished with a game-high 23 kills, 10 more than any other player. Sani also added another 13 digs, to go along with an ace and an assist. 

The undefeated Bears will look to stay atop the Canada West standings this weekend, as they host the 1-3 Manitoba Bisons at the Saville Centre on Friday and Saturday night.