One of the Swift Current Comprehensive High School's top offensive volleyball players will be taking his skills to British Columbia to continue his career.

Cade Schindel recently committed to the College of the Rockies men's program in Cranbrook after weighing the multitude of post-secondary options he had on the table.

"I liked the school particularly more than others," he said. "It's gorgeous there and they have a really good team."

Talks with the school and Avalanche head coach Cisco Farrero began following his grade 11 season. The left-side hitter knows he'll be in tough for game action the first couple of years but his goal by year three is to be a starter.

"It's more about staying calm," he said.  "With anything you sort of do, take the hard path instead of the easy path."

Schindel's grade 12 year was one to remember helping his hometown Colts capture the 5A provincial title for a second year in a row and leading his club team in Saskatoon to gold. 

And while he plays the game with power, it's his other abilities he tries to focus on.

"I'm more of a smart guy, if it's there I'll obviously kill it but I try to use my brain more than anything," he said. "I like to be a good leader too." 

The two-time high school provincial gold medalist will enroll in the Bachelor of Education with aspirations to become a teacher.

Schmiess_SchindelJack  Schmiess (left) and Cade Schindel (right)