JAVON MASTERS # 23
“My ultimate goal is to win an AUS Championship.”
From: Kitchener, Ontario
Masters is in his third year playing for the V-Reds. He averaged 26.25 points his first two years and will look to make his second straight CIS First team All-star appearance. He was the runner-up for the 2014/15 CIS MVP and won the AUS MVP award that year, he was also CIS and AUS Rookie of the Year in 2013/14.
Background: Masters played rep level basketball with the Waterloo Wild Hawks until he graduated and was recruited by head coach Brent Baker, who was good friends with Masters Trainer, Kyle Julius.
Career Highlight as a V-Red: Finishing first in the AUS regular season for the first time since 1967.
Pump up music: Drake.
PAIGE NELMES # 5
“I’ve played volleyball since I could walk.”
Height: 5’ 8”
From: Poole, United Kingdom
Nelmes is in her fourth and final year playing for the V-Reds. She is the in-court Captain of her team this year and will look to lead the team to an AUS championship, which they fell short of in 2014/15. Paige played for the England National team from the age of 13 until age 18, when she decided to go to school in Canada and play for UNB.
Background:Nelmes trained with boys until the age of 14 when she finally found enough girls to put together an actual team. She played club level volleyball at several ages and was recruited to UNB by her former coach, who she trained alongside in the summer of 2011 with the Great Britain National team.
Career Highlight as a V-Red: Winning UNB female rookie athlete of the year and playing with a bunch of great girls each season.
Pump up music: None, Paige likes five minutes of peace and quiet before matches to gather her thoughts.