Georgian’s Haynes sets OCAA blocks record

It was only a matter of time for Darien Haynes. The Georgian Grizzlies men’s volleyball veteran came into last weekend’s action needing only two blocks to set an Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) record for most in a career.

By the time the action in Oshawa against the Durham Lords, on Jan. 24, was through, Haynes had more than enough to spare. The former St. Joseph’s Jaguar had 15 kills, 10 blocks and one ace in a four-set victory.

Haynes surpassed Fleming College’s Clay Couchman of 251 during the first set of the contest and is now the sole record holder. He also becomes the first Georgian men’s player to surpass 1,000 points in a career, hitting that mark in the opening set, too.

Haynes is the second Grizzlies volleyball player to break OCAA records this season, as teammate Liam Gray now holds the mark for most career aces, as well as the single-game record for aces.

Photo: Barrie native Darien Haynes lines up for a serve. Haynes now holds the OCAA record for most blocks in a career. Chris White photo

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