For a young man who spent much of his time with his back to the opposition as one of the best setters in Canadian Interuniversity Sport across the past five men's volleyball seasons, Austin Campion-Smith knows how to pay forward — and keep a promise.
Campion-Smith, who was the nerve centre of a mighty Marauders' attack for the past half-decade, would be "a sought-after commodity in the volleyball world" if he so desired. Volleyball is one team sport where CIS is relatively close to parity with NCAA and many players do go on to spend some of their twenties playing in Europe. Campion-Smith, though, has found a different calling.
The Bowmanville, Ont., native, who helped McMaster win four Ontario championships during his tenure, is in Egbe, Nigeria, helping with a renovation project on a hospital that his grandparents, Dr. George Campion and Esther Campion, helped establish during the 1950s. That's sacrifice:
From Scott Radley
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