LANGLEY, B.C. – Trinity Western University men’s volleyball star middle Jackson Howe (’22, Calgary) officially announced his signing with Stade Poitevin Volley, where he will compete in France’s top league – LNV Ligue A – starting this fall.
The high-flying middle heads over to France after an outstanding university career with the Spartans, which saw him named a Canada West Second Team All-Star in his final year, 2021-22, after averaging 2.18 kills per set and hitting .485 throughout the 2021-22 season. In his time at TWU, Howe was instrumental in helping the Spartans win three Canada West championships (2017-18, 2019-20 and 2021-22) and one U SPORTS title (2018-19).
This summer, Howe exploded on the international scene with Canada during the Volleyball Nations League. Through his first 11 games, Howe is Canada’s leading scorer amongst middles, averaging 5.45 points per match, which has him fourth overall on the team.
Howe is the third recently graduated Spartan men’s volleyball player to ink a deal in Europe, joining setter Derek Epp (’22, Saskatoon), who signed Arago de Sète (LNV Ligue A) and middle Jordan Schnitzer (’22, Kelowna, B.C.), who will join SVG Lüneburg in Germany’s top league this fall.
About Spartan Athletics
As official members of U SPORTS, the Spartans currently compete in 13 sports in the Canada West conference, including women’s and men’s soccer, volleyball, basketball, hockey, cross country and track & field, as well as women’s rugby sevens. TWU also competes as an independent team in men’s rugby. Since TWU entered U SPORTS in 1999, the Spartans have won 13 U SPORTS team championships and 32 Canada West team championships.
About Trinity Western University
Recognized for quality, TWU has received seven consecutive A+ rankings for Quality of Teaching and Learning, holds three Canada Research Chairs, and wins national championships in CIS sports. More importantly, lives are changed at TWU through its whole-person, Christ-centred approach to education. With a wide array of undergraduate, graduate, and adult degree-completion programs, TWU equips leaders of character and competence to make a positive impact in the lives of others.
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