Pierce Johnson Named First Team All-Canadian
Chatham’s Pierce Johnson, a men’s volleyball player for the University of Windsor Lancers has been named a First Team All-Canadian. The USports honour follows up a WESPY Win for Male Athlete of the Year, and OUA First Team All-Star honours.
Below is the University of Windsor Lancers release regarding Johnson:
The Windsor Lancers are pleased to announce that Pierce Johnson has been named a U SPORTS first team all-Canadian as announced by the league Wednesday night at the annual awards reception in Winnipeg.
This season, Johnson stood out among a talented crop in the OUA’s deep west division. The Liberal Arts student was a terror on most nights, racking up 196 total kills on the year, which ranked fourth in the OUA.
But OUA west division player of the year brought much more to his Windsor team than just power. He is among the most versatile players in the league, showing an ability to serve (22 aces), defend (35 blocks and 76 digs), and produce points at a high rate (239, ranking him fourth in the conference).
Johnson, who was also named an OUA first team all-star, gained tremendous experience from stints with Canada’s Summer Universiade team in both 2017 and 2019. And after a few consecutive seasons of constant improvement, he now finds himself grouped among the very best players in the country.