In keeping with our theme of celebrating Canada’s 150th Birthday and the history of sports in Durham Region we decided to recognize a historic team for this edition of Team of the Month.
The 1985-86 Durham College women's volleyball team, led by head coach Stan Marchut, became the first women's team ever to win a CCAA medal for Durham. At the national championship in British Columbia the Lords, who were the OCAA champions, advanced to the Final Four before eventually losing to Red Deer College in a heartbreaking five-set battle.
The Lords team that year stormed through the regular season with a perfect 14-0 record, dropping only three sets all season.
Keeping their momentum, they finished the OCAA pre-finals with a perfect 7-0 record advancing to the OCAA championships. In the final they defeated the Centennial Colts to advance to the national championship.
That season Durham was led by All-Canadian Carol Cruwys and league all-stars Pat Hayden. Leslie Seeley and Ann Stowell-Smith.