After spending the 2017-18 professional season with French Pro A runner-up, Chaumont 52 VB Haute Marne, Canadian national team libero Bryan Duquette has moved to Rennes Volley 35, which finished 11th in the table of France’s top league.
The move for Duquette is part of a major overhaul of the Rennes Volley 35 roster, with the 26-year-old Canadian replacing Argentine libero Sebastian Closter, who also switched Pro A sides with his move to Spacer’s Toulouse.
Duquette is spending the summer competing in the Volleyball Nations League (#VNL) for his native country. Playing behind Canada‘s starting libero Blair Bann, the St. Thomas, Ontario native has recorded 26 digs for a .55 per set average. Duquette has also recorded 11 excellent receptions in #VNL play.
Prior to joining Chaumont VB 52 Haute Marne at the beginning of the 2017-18 season, Duquette spent one season in Germany playing for the Bundesliga B side, CV Mitteldeutschland. During his university years in Canada, he played for the Dalhousie University Tigers in Halifax, Nova Scotia (2011-15).
2018-19 Rennes Volley 35 Roster
- Kamil Baranek (Czech), Receiver-Attacker
- Gustavo Delgado (Spain), Receiver-Attacker
- Julien Bernard (France), Receiver-Attacker
- Miguel Tavares (Portugal), Setter
- Valentin Bouleau (France), Setter
- Bram Van den Dries (Belgium), Opposite
- Bryan Duquette (Canada), Libero
- Gildas Prévert (France), Middle
- Pierre Toledo (France), Middle