Abbotsford showcases Canada’s top young volleyball players

ABBOTSFORD – A total of 228 teams competed in Abbotsford, B.C., this past weekend at the 17 and under and 18 under Canadian Open volleyball championships with the tournament centred at the TRADEX Centre.

In all there were close to 4,000 players who competed on 31 courts at six venues, including 19 courts at TRADEX.

It was a great tournament for Ontario clubs as the province won gold in five of the six Tier 1 divisions. Winning Ontario teams were Storm Avalanche of Aurora (17U boys), DRVC of Whitby (17U girls Div. 2), Crush of Toronto (18U boys), Defensa of Burlington (18U girls Div. 1) and the Shotguns of Ottawa (U18 girls Div. 2).

The Calgary Dinos 17 won the 17U girls Div. 1 title.

Full results and standings from the tournament are available on-line at http://www.iset.net/vc/en/registration.aspx?TID=150 .

Here are the MVP and all star teams from each of the age groups.

Women’s 18 and under

 

Gold                MVP               #9 Emily Ruetter, Defensa

 

All-Star           #7 Nico Serratone, Defensa

 

Silver              All-Star           #5 Taylor Pischke, Bisons

 

                 All-Star           #7 Christina Souza, Bisons

 

Bronze            All-Star           #13 Michelle Earl, BCO Elite

 

                 All-Star           #1 Emily Oxland, BCO Elite

 

Fourth             All-Star           #6 Jasmine White, DRVC

 

Men’s 18 and under

 

Gold                MVP               #3 Andrew Kocur, Crush

 

All-Star           #9 Danny Demyanenko, Crush

 

Silver              All-Star           #9 Jarrid Ireland, 204

 

                 All-Star           #14 Noah Derksen, 204

 

Bronze            All-Star           #9 Blake Hinchey, NAVC Gold Bears

 

                 All-Star           #7 David Ponich, NAVC Gold Bears

 

Fourth             All-Star           #6 Jon Dvorak, FVVC Blue

 

Women’s 17 and under

 

 

Gold                MVP               # 8Kacey Otto, Dinos

 

All-Star           #9 Alexa Gray, Dinos

 

Silver              All-Star           #3 Tamara Nipp, Thunder BOLTS

 

                 All-Star           #10 Juliana Kaufmanis, Thunder BOLTS

 

Bronze            All-Star           #14 Mallory Sall, Coquitlam Ducks Bryan

 

                 All-Star           #12 Katie Woo, Coquitlam Ducks Bryan

 

Fourth             All-Star           #12 Janelle Hoff, CW Zen

 

Men’s 17 and under

 

 

 

Gold                MVP               #8 Stephen Maar, Storm Avalanche

 

All-Star           #7 Sergey Grabovsky, Storm Avalanche

 

Silver              All-Star           #12 Michael Bommersbach, Winman

 

                 All-Star           #4 Devren Dear, Winman

 

Bronze            All-Star           #11 Tyler Heppell, FVVC Blue

 

                 All-Star           #7 Jeremy Liewen, FVVC Blue

 

Fourth             All-Star           #9 Kevin Falconer, 204

This month of national championships concludes May 19-23, with the 15 and under and 16 and under Canadian West Open with 272 teams invading the BMO Center and the Telus Convention Center in Calgary

For teams, schedules and results visit: http://www.volleyball.ca/content/indoor-2011-opens

For more information regarding the events please contact:

MEAGHAN GREEN
Volleyball Canada
Membership & Events Coordinator | Coordinatrice des membres et des événements
Tel: 613-748-5681 x 226
Fax: 613-748-5727

MARIÈVE MILLAIRE
Volleyball Canada
National Events Coordinator | Coordonnatrice des événements nationaux
Tel: 613-748-5681 x 232
Fax: 613-748-5727