Niko Roumanis, a standout volleyball player at École Secondaire Catholique Marie-Rivier will be staying in Kingston to continue his volleyball career as he’s committed to playing for the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) Paladins.
“I chose RMC because I am looking forward to challenging myself and growing both as a person and as a volleyball player,” Roumanis said. “No other university can challenge its students academically, physically, and mentally the way RMC can.”
Roumanis will be entering the engineering program at Royal Military College with hopes of becoming an Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Officer with the Canadian Army.
He’s also no stranger to the Paladins coaching staff, as head coach Steve Leknois serves as a technical director for the Kingston Rock Volleyball Club, where Roumanis also plays competitively.
“Skill-wise, he is quick to close his outside blocks and uses his intelligence when analyzing the play,” Leknois said. “Off the court, his leadership skills, I believe, will show up quickly.”
Leknois adds he is excited to add another local talent to his club’s roster.
“Niko is not the first local talent to play for me,” Leknois said. “I try to bring in the local talent as I see them often, and it means so much when they agree to come to RMC.”