Straatsma Sets New Standard in OCAA Women's Volleyball

Peter Reid 

The OCAA has a new all-time women's volleyball career points leader. Redeemer's Curtiss Straatsma has etched her name in the OCAA record books as the most prolific scorer in Women's Volleyball history. Straatsma earned herself the record on Saturday afternoon, notching her 1,240th career point. 

Straatsma needed just 12 points in her first match of the second semester to move herself to the top of the leaderboard.  St. Clair College defeated Redeemer 3-2 during the Saturday matinee as Curtiss finished with a game-high 22 points. 

For someone who has been breaking records her entire Redeemer volleyball career, this one will be considered to be the biggest milestone as a Royal. Holder of the all-time Redeemer career points and kills records, Straatsma is now on to the OCAA record book. 

Humbled by the accomplishment, Curtiss commented, "It is pretty exhilarating, but also humbling because I know that none of this would be possible without the tons of people who have supported me. I feel pretty honoured to be doing this with the Redeemer community behind me, showing that even though we are a small school, we can achieve big things."

What's next for the Royals?  "This record is something that will be celebrated, but it is not the biggest thing Curtiss wants to accomplish this season," commented Douwes. "The goal remains an OCAA Championship and the focus remains on that."