Christmas Break Volleyball – St. Clair College Men’s Varsity Team will be Busy
The Saints will be hosting the Fort Wayne (IPFW) Mastodons on December 29 at 7 pm and December 30 at 3 pm at the Sportsplex. Admission will be free to both of these matches. The Mastodons are a NCAA Division I program who will take on such major colleges as Ohio State and Penn State this season. Fort Wayne is coached by Windsor Native Ryan “Rock” Perrotte.
Perrotte, enters his third season as the men’s volleyball head coach for the Mastodons. After opening his tenure with a 10-19 season, Perrotte’s second season ended with a 5-23 record. Perrotte spent 12 seasons as the Fort Wayne men’s assistant volleyball coach prior to his first season as head coach in 2016. Indiana Purdue Fort Wayne Men’s Volleyball started in 1981. They have had 6 NCAA final four appearances and one final’s appearance. The Mastodons have produced two Olympians, an Olympic gold medalist, and had sixteen All-American selections.
Perrotte is looking forward to coaching in Windsor. “It is truly an honour and a privilege to have the opportunity to bring my team home to play in the city I love and grew up in. To have many friends come out and support me is awesome. To play at St. Clair College, where I had so many memorable moments (in the old gym) in high school winning two of my four city championships in volleyball (and lost one too), and to coach against Coach Lynch, who is one of the most influential people in my volleyball career, is truly special.”
The St. Clair men are currently 5-4 at the mid-point of their season and are ranked 8th in the OCAA. The Saints were ranked as high as 3rd in the OCAA and 12th in Canada earlier in the season.