Under Armour & Players Bench Athlete of the Week, Feb. 27-Mar 5, 2019

Under Armour & Players Bench Athlete of the Week, Feb. 27-Mar 5, 2019

CALGARY – Jonathan Phillips has been selected as the Under Armour & Players Bench Athlete of the Week. This time for the week of February 27 - March 5, 2019.

Mount Royal took on Brandon in a heavy-weight Canada West semi-final last weekend. The number four Cougars pushed the number one Bobcats to a deciding third game on Saturday. This tight matchup was highlighted by fifth-year libero Jonathan Phillip's massive 37 digs on the weekend.

The Cougars stunned the Brandon crowd on Friday, handing them their first loss of the season on home court. MRU played a clean match and was led by 10 digs from Phillips. The Bobcats responded with two victories to win the series, but the Mount Royal libero showed fighting spirit with a match high 14 digs on Saturday in only three sets..

The Cougars now wait for three different conference championships before receiving a potential wild-card berth to the national championships in Quebec City, QC. This would be the first time any athletics team from Mount Royal University would attend a U SPORTS championship.