Posts Tagged ‘Dan Ota’

Adventure to Europe

In this image: Dalhousie University's men's volleyball team.

The men’s volleyball team had a “once in a lifetime opportunity,” over the winter break.   That’s what the team’s head coach, Dan Ota said after he took the team on a volleyball trip to Europe over the break.   “I think this is the kind of trip that (the players) are going to talk amongst themselves…

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Two teams, one champ

The Atlantic University Sports (AUS) conference is now facing a men’s volleyball season with only two competitors. The Memorial University men’s volleyball team dropped out of the AUS conference this past summer and now Dalhousie University has one opponent for the upcoming season: the University of New Brunswick. “Most people have a knee-jerk reaction to…

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Men’s volleyball looks to re-assert dominance

  Dalhousie men’s volleyball coach Dan Ota refuses to shy away from the high expectations facing his team as it enters the 2013-14 regular season. “We’re always looking to win our conference,” last year’s Atlantic University Sport (AUS) coach of the year states bluntly. “We want to be at the national championships at the end…

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Locked in: men’s vball holds their own

Kristen O'Brien tries to break the Montreal block in the Tigers' five-set victory over the Carabins. (Chris Parent photo)

Volleyball was the big draw at the Dalplex this past weekend as teams from the AUS and Quebec’s RSEQ met for their third interlock of the season. In a tightly contested series against Sherbrooke, Montreal and Laval, the Dalhousie men’s volleyball team held their own in winning two of three games. “I think that our…

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Split decision

Dal volleyball players are hoping that their young team will rise to all challenges. (Martina Marien photo)

More times than not, a team with 11 new players is likely to have a rebuilding season. Try telling that to the Dalhousie men’s volleyball team. Though the majority of last year’s AUS-winning team either graduated or did not return, the new-look Tigers showed no signs of their youth in the first game of their…

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