Matthew Shand is a force on the court.
Shand, a Grade 12 volleyball player at College Heights Secondary School, is among the most feared power hitters in B.C. During the 2018 season, he was named a first-team all-star at the double-A provincial championship tournament, an event in which he led his squad to a fourth-place finish.
Shand’s dominance at the net – not only offensively but also defensively – made him a standout player at every event the Cougars attended. At one of their most prestigious tournaments, the Best of the West gathering in Kelowna in October, he was part of a silver-medal performance and was named a first-team all-star.
In the summer leading into his Grade 12 year, Shand was a member of B.C.’s Under-18 select team. As he nears high school graduation, he is being pursued by multiple college and university teams for next season.