Men's Volleyball Signs 2 Recruits for Fall 2018

Men's Volleyball Signs 2 Recruits for Fall 2018

Trent University welcomes Kyler Gannon and Danny Austin for the 2018/2019 season!

Kyler Gannon

Trent University is pleased to announce the signing of Kyler Gannon of the Atikokan Highschool Voyageurs. Kyler has led the Voyagers to 3 years of OFSAA playoffs and played on the Regional Team for Region 1.

Kyler is a multi-sport athlete and has competed in OFSAA Nordic Skiing. He has also won NOWOSSA medals for both Badminton and Basketball.

"We're excited to add Kyler's passing skills and his offensive output to the Excalibur squad," explains Chris Wilding, Head Coach of the Men's Volleyball Program. "He’s incredibly athletic and we see Kyler as a major part of the future of the Excalibur."

"Trent sounds like a beautiful and friendly campus with interesting programs," Kyler says. "I'm super excited and can't wait to meet everyone."

Kyler is a sports junkie. When not on a volleyball court he enjoys outdoor activities such as fishing, canoe trips and snowboarding. He is currently undecided on his program of study, but has applied to Science, Mathematical Economics and Biomedical Science.

Danny Austin

Trent University is pleased to announce the signing of Danny Austin of the LVC Fire. Danny joins the Excalibur Men’s Varsity program after 3 years with Fire and 4 years with Saunders Secondary School in London.

Danny is a multi-sport athlete and is the recent recipient of the MVP award for his Saunders Sabers baseball team. He has been a part of two TVRAA championship volleyball teams as well as both a bronze and, more recently, a gold medal finish in the WOSSAA finals.

“We are very happy that Danny chose to commit to the Trent Excalibur,” says Chris Wilding, Head Coach of the Men’s Volleyball program. “He will bring a great deal of experience to the middle position.”

“I am thrilled to be playing for Trent and to be a part of such a great school and team for the next chapter of my volleyball career,” Danny said. “The team is young and improving and provides a unique opportunity to help establish the reputation of a new program in the OUA.”

In choosing Trent, Danny explained "I think that Trent is a great school. I was immediately attracted to Trent because it offered the opportunities of a large university while still maintaining smaller class sizes and the feeling of a tight knit community." Danny continued, "The campus is beautiful and I can't wait to start school in the fall."

Off the court, Danny has an interest in world history and politics. He plans to study History or enter the teaching stream with a major in History.