The dynamic hometown duo, Josh Timukas and Steven Abrams, are on their way to potential provincial glory with the University of Windsor men’s volleyball team.
The Windsor Lancers are moving on to Hamilton to take on the McMaster Marauders in the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Forsyth Cup Final today (March 11) at 6 p.m.
With stellar digging from the libero, Abrams, and offensive prowess of the outside-hitting Timukas, the Lancers punched their ticket to tonight’s game after an OUA semi-finals win against the University of Toronto last weekend.
The Lancers also solidified their spot in the U Sports National Championships later this month. But at the moment, their focus is on the present and taking home the Forsyth Cup.
“The team is feeling very good about our upcoming match. We feel very prepared for the task at hand and are ready to battle.” Timukas said.
Volleyball in Georgetown has surrounded Abrams and Timukas throughout their entire lives. Playing for both the Georgetown Impact and for Georgetown District High School (GDHS), the duo is all too familiar with championship glory. In 2018, both of them helped the local high school win OFSAA for the Boys Volleyball AAA division.
“GDHS made a big impact on my growth in volleyball with amazing coaches like Mr. Costley and Mr. Stewart. Some of my fondest volleyball memories come from the GDHS teams,” said Timukas.
Lifelong teammates and friends is the best way to describe the relationship between these two. They’ve competed alongside one another at the U21 Beach Volleyball World Championships, both for high school and travel teams in Georgetown, and finally now in the OUA Final for the Windsor Lancers.
“Playing with my hometown club and high school teammate has been surreal. Being able to grow together on and off the court is such an amazing opportunity,” said Abrams. “Over the past eight years of university and high school, the growth we have helped each other achieve is insane.”
Local residents can catch the championship match on OUA TV for free at 6 p.m. tonight.