Trent University adds Nick Taylor, Matthew Bergin and Nick Paumier to the Men’s Volleyball program!

Nicholas Paumier will be attending Trent from Blessed Trinity CCS in Beamsville where he played 3 years for his The Blessed Trinity Thunder where his team won a volleyball championship.

He also participated in basketball, soccer and rowing, where he won 2 rowing races and 1 ERG race.

“Nicholas is a ball of positive energy,” says Wilding. “He has an amazing attitude and a great work ethic and could prove to be a big glue guy for the men’s program”.

 “My feelings on playing for Trent is that we can make it an amazing program by how we are the underdogs(.) From what I have seen it's looks like we have lots of talent,” Nick said. “For Trent as I school, I enjoy that it's small, close community and that it is not surrounded by a town it is its own community.”

Outside of sports, Nick enjoys photography and nature. He has accepted the Honours Psychology program at Trent.

Nick Taylor comes to Trent from Western Newfoundland Attack Club. He joins the Excalibur Men’s Varsity program with a very impressive resume.

Nick was named as the captain of the Canada Games Team from Newfoundland and Labrador and has received the Premier’s Athletic Award. Nick attended Corner Brook Regional High, where he played volleyball, basketball and soccer for the Titans team, winning him the Male Senior Athlete of the year. Nick led his basketball team to the AAAA championship in 2016 and has received the Eugene Coleman Tri-Colour Scholarship for excellence in Academics, Athletics and Community Involvement. He has also played for the Western Newfoundland soccer team.

“We are very excited to have Nick in the program,” says Chris Wilding, Head Coach of the Men’s Volleyball program. “He brings a level of compete and work ethic that will help take the young Excalibur program to the next level.”

 “I am very excited to play for the Excalibur,” Nick Said. “I have read about the league and the team and think this is the right fit for me. I have always wanted to play Volleyball at the Varsity level and I believe I can contribute to the Excalibur. I think Trent is a great school which will provide me with a high quality undergrad which will help me achieve my goal of becoming a Chiropractor.”

Nick is a major outdoorsman and enjoys hunting, fishing and the wilderness. He will be pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a Specialization in Health Sciences.


Matthew Bergin joins Trent from Adam Scott C.V.I. right here in Peterborough. 

He has played for the Lions for 4 years now and led his team to their first ever OFSSA playoff appearance by winning the first COSSA title in their school’s history. He is a multisport athlete, and also competed in basketball and track, where placed 4th in OFSSA for high jump in his senior year. Matthew has trained with Soul Beach Volleyball for the past 6 years and has competed on the OVA beach circuit. He an outdoors lover and when he is not on the sand, Matthew loves to be on the water. He also has a very string passion for helping kids.

“I love the opportunity presented with playing for this team. It’s a chance to enhance my skills and at the same time get advice from older athletes,” says Matthew. “I have grown up around this area and I always enjoyed the togetherness there is around all the sports teams.”

“Matthew will add a lot of size and firepower to the Excalibur’s roster,” Wilding says. “He brings a level of compete that will elevate the team’s performance. He’s a solid passer and an aggressive attacker. We are very fortunate to have his as a member of our program.”

Matthew will be attending Trent for the Teacher Education Stream of Education.