Action and reaction from the court

After a long 24-game regular season, both the men’s and women’s teams headed into playoffs looking for success. Though the season has been filled with its ups and downs, the SAIT Trojans never failed to put on a good show.

SAIT photojournalism majors were sent to cover the volleyball action in January and February 2016. Here are the best images from those games, ranging from on the court action to fan reaction.

Celebrate: SAIT Trojans middle Samantha Carpenter celebrates a point during a women's volleyball game against the Lethbridge College Kodiaks at SAIT’s Campus Centre gym in Calgary on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016. The Trojans won the action-packed Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference regular season contest by a score of 3-0. (Photo by Vanessa Paterson/The Press)
Celebrate: SAIT Trojans middle Samantha Carpenter celebrates a point during a women’s volleyball game against the Lethbridge College Kodiaks at SAIT’s Campus Centre gym in Calgary on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016. The Trojans won the action-packed Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference regular season contest by a score of 3-0. (Photo by Vanessa Paterson/The Press)
Hit and a Miss: Trojans leftside Kristopher Singbeil, second from left, lays out a spike as the Lethbridge College Kodiaks respond to the play with a block during men's volleyball game at SAIT's Campus Centre gym in Calgary on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016. The Trojans fought hard in the fourth set but the Kodiaks won the Alberta College Athletic Conference game with a final score of 3 - 1. (Photo by Victoria Vadeboncoeur/The Press)
Hit and a Miss: Trojans leftside Kristopher Singbeil, second from left, lays out a spike as the Lethbridge College Kodiaks respond to the play with a block during men’s volleyball game at SAIT’s Campus Centre gym in Calgary on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016. The Trojans fought hard in the fourth set but the Kodiaks won the Alberta College Athletic Conference game with a final score of 3 – 1. (Photo by Victoria Vadeboncoeur/The Press)
Fly By: The Briercrest Clippers setter Ashley Zacharias misses the ball during a game against the Trojans Women’s Volleyball team at SAIT's Campus Centre gym in Calgary on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016. The Clippers won the women's Alberta Colleges Athletics Conference volleyball match 3-1. (Photo by Andy Maxwell Mawji/The Press)
Fly By: The Briercrest Clippers setter Ashley Zacharias misses the ball during a game against the Trojans Women’s Volleyball team at SAIT’s Campus Centre gym in Calgary on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016. The Clippers won the women’s Alberta Colleges Athletics Conference volleyball match 3-1. (Photo by Andy Maxwell Mawji/The Press)
Chew Toy: A young fan uses a sound maker inappropriately during The SAIT Trojans verse Briercrest Clippers during a women's volleyball match at SAIT's Campus Centre gym in Calgary on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016. The Clippers won the Alberta Colleges Athletics Conference volleyball match 3-1. (Photo by Andy Maxwell Mawji/The Press)
Chew Toy: A young fan uses a sound maker inappropriately during The SAIT Trojans verse Briercrest Clippers during a women’s volleyball match at SAIT’s Campus Centre gym in Calgary on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016. The Clippers won the Alberta Colleges Athletics Conference volleyball match 3-1. (Photo by Andy Maxwell Mawji/The Press)
Ready for Action: Trojans volleyball jerseys hang ready for action before a Trojans women's volleyball game against the Lethbridge College Kodiaks at SAIT’s Campus Centre gym in Calgary on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016. The Trojans won the action packed Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference regular season contest by a score of 3-0. (Photo by Vanessa Paterson/The Press)
Ready for Action: Trojans volleyball jerseys hang ready for action before a Trojans women’s volleyball game against the Lethbridge College Kodiaks at SAIT’s Campus Centre gym in Calgary on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016. The Trojans won the action packed Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference regular season contest by a score of 3-0. (Photo by Vanessa Paterson/The Press)
Make Some Noise: SAIT Trojans women's volleyball libero Kayla Nixon, centre, rings a miniature cowbell in support of the Trojans Make Some Noise for Mental Health campaign before the Trojan's take on the Lethbridge College Kodiaks at SAIT’s Campus Centre gym in Calgary on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016. Make Some Noise for Mental Health is a yearly mobile pep rally the Trojans organize to raise awareness for mental health. (Photo by Vanessa Paterson/The Press)
Make Some Noise: SAIT Trojans women’s volleyball libero Kayla Nixon, centre, rings a miniature cowbell in support of the Trojans Make Some Noise for Mental Health campaign before the Trojan’s take on the Lethbridge College Kodiaks at SAIT’s Campus Centre gym in Calgary on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016. Make Some Noise for Mental Health is a yearly mobile pep rally the Trojans organize to raise awareness for mental health. (Photo by Vanessa Paterson/The Press)
Accomplishment: Megan Brennan, right, congratulates SAIT Trojans women's volleyball head coach Art O'Dwyer before their game versus the Lethbridge College Kodiaks at the Campus Centre gym at SAIT in Calgary on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016. O'Dwyer received a picture frame containing moments from his a career with the Trojans, in celebration of 100 games coached. (Photo by Vanessa Paterson/The Press)
Accomplishment: Megan Brennan, right, congratulates SAIT Trojans women’s volleyball head coach Art O’Dwyer before their game versus the Lethbridge College Kodiaks at the Campus Centre gym at SAIT in Calgary on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016. O’Dwyer received a picture frame containing moments from his a career with the Trojans, in celebration of 100 games coached. (Photo by Vanessa Paterson/The Press)
Volley: Steven Guebert, left, of the SAIT Trojans Men's Volleyball team gets in position to set the ball for a teammate during a men's volleyball game against the Lethbridge College Kodiaks at the SAIT Campus Centre gym in Calgary on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016. The Trojans fought hard in the fourth set but the Kodiaks won the Alberta College Athletic Conference game with a final score of 3 - 1. (Photo by Victoria Vadeboncoeur/The Press)
Incoming: Steven Guebert, left, of the SAIT Trojans Men’s Volleyball team gets in position to set the ball for a teammate during a men’s volleyball game against the Lethbridge College Kodiaks at the SAIT Campus Centre gym in Calgary on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016. The Trojans fought hard in the fourth set but the Kodiaks won the Alberta College Athletic Conference game with a final score of 3 – 1. (Photo by Victoria Vadeboncoeur/The Press)
Chatter Away: The SAIT Trojans women's volleyball team cheers on the sidelines during their game against the Lethbridge College Kodiaks at SAIT’s Campus Centre gym in Calgary on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016. The Trojans won the action packed Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference women's volleyball contest by a score of 3-0. (Photo by Vanessa Paterson/The Press)
Chatter Away: The SAIT Trojans women’s volleyball team cheers on the sidelines during their game against the Lethbridge College Kodiaks at SAIT’s Campus Centre gym in Calgary on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016. The Trojans won the action packed Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference women’s volleyball contest by a score of 3-0. (Photo by Vanessa Paterson/The Press)
Reach for It: Briercrest Clippers setter Ashley Zacharias sets the ball during her team's game against the SAIT Trojans Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference league game at SAIT's Campus Centre gym in Calgary on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016. The Clippers won the Alberta Colleges Athletics Conference women's volleyball match 3-1. (Photo by Andy Maxwell Mawji/The Press)
Reach for It: Briercrest Clippers setter Ashley Zacharias sets the ball during her team’s game against the SAIT Trojans Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference league game at SAIT’s Campus Centre gym in Calgary on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016. The Clippers won the Alberta Colleges Athletics Conference women’s volleyball match 3-1. (Photo by Andy Maxwell Mawji/The Press)
Jubilation: Chris Petersen of the SAIT Trojans Men's Volleyball team cheers after a play putting pressure on the Lethbridge College Kodiaks at SAIT in the Campus Centre gym in Calgary on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016. The Trojans fought hard in the fourth set but the Kodiaks won the Alberta College Athletic Conference game with a final score of 3 - 1. (Photo by Victoria Vadeboncoeur/The Press)
Jubilation: Chris Petersen of the SAIT Trojans Men’s Volleyball team cheers after a play putting pressure on the Lethbridge College Kodiaks at SAIT in the Campus Centre gym in Calgary on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016. The Trojans fought hard in the fourth set but the Kodiaks won the Alberta College Athletic Conference game with a final score of 3 – 1. (Photo by Victoria Vadeboncoeur/The Press)
Go Team: A young Trojan fan cheers excitedly during a Trojans women's volleyball game against the Lethbridge College Kodiaks at SAIT’s Campus Centre gym in Calgary on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016. The Trojans won the action packed Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference regular season contest by a score of 3-0. (Photo by Vanessa Paterson/The Press)
Go Team: A young Trojan fan cheers excitedly during a Trojans women’s volleyball game against the Lethbridge College Kodiaks at SAIT’s Campus Centre gym in Calgary on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016. The Trojans won the action packed Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference regular season contest by a score of 3-0. (Photo by Vanessa Paterson/The Press)
A Helping Hand: Marcus Biesheuvel, centre back, of the Lethbridge College Kodiaks passes the ball to teammate Nils Reger to create a play during the men's volleyball match against the SAIT Trojans at the SAIT Campus Centre gym in Calgary on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016. The Trojans fought hard in the fourth set but the Kodiaks won the Alberta College Athletic Conference game with a final score of 3 - 1. (Photo by Victoria Vadeboncoeur/The Press)
A Helping Hand: Marcus Biesheuvel, centre back, of the Lethbridge College Kodiaks passes the ball to teammate Nils Reger to create a play during the men’s volleyball match against the SAIT Trojans at the SAIT Campus Centre gym in Calgary on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016. The Trojans fought hard in the fourth set but the Kodiaks won the Alberta College Athletic Conference game with a final score of 3 – 1. (Photo by Victoria Vadeboncoeur/The Press)
Spike it Like it's Hot: Trojans outside hitter Rianne Virostek attempts to spike the ball on the Olds Broncos during a set at SAIT's Campus Centre gym in Calgary on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. The Broncos won the Alberta Colleges Athletics Conference match 3-1. (Photo by Shayla Deeton/The Press)
Spike it Like it’s Hot: Trojans outside hitter Rianne Virostek attempts to spike the ball on the Olds Broncos during a set at SAIT’s Campus Centre gym in Calgary on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. The Broncos won the Alberta Colleges Athletics Conference match 3-1. (Photo by Shayla Deeton/The Press)
Is it Bird? Is it a Plane?: SAIT Trojans outside hitter Megan Brennan, left, prepares to spike the ball against the Olds Broncos in women's volleyball in the SAIT Campus Centre gym in Calgary on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. The Broncos won Alberta Colleges Athletics Conference game 3-1 against the Trojans. (Photo by Sydney Elton/The Press)
Is it a Bird? Is it a Plane?: SAIT Trojans outside hitter Megan Brennan, left, prepares to spike the ball against the Olds Broncos in women’s volleyball in the SAIT Campus Centre gym in Calgary on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. The Broncos won Alberta Colleges Athletics Conference game 3-1 against the Trojans. (Photo by Sydney Elton/The Press)
Curmudgeon: Olds Broncos head coach Chris Wandler, middle, tells his team the game plan during a women's volleyball game against the SAIT Trojans in the SAIT Campus Centre gym in Calgary on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. The Broncos won Alberta Colleges Athletics Conference games 3-1 against the Trojans.(Photo by Sydney Elton/The Press)
Curmudgeon: Olds Broncos head coach Chris Wandler, middle, tells his team the game plan during a women’s volleyball game against the SAIT Trojans in the SAIT Campus Centre gym in Calgary on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. The Broncos won Alberta Colleges Athletics Conference games 3-1 against the Trojans.(Photo by Sydney Elton/The Press)
About Ken Appleby 1 Article
As a photojournalism major in the journalism program at SAIT, Ken Appleby worked as a photographer for The Press during the 2015-16 academic year.

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