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:
Membership & Events Coordinator | Coordinatrice des membres et des événements
Tel: 613-748-5681 x 226
National Events Coordinator | Coordonnatrice des événements nationaux
Tel: 613-748-5681 x 232