Canadian women’s junior volleyball team competes at USAV High Performance Championship

 WINNIPEG (July 25, 2012)  Canada’s national junior women’s volleyball team is currently competing at the USAV High Performance Championship tournament in Des Moines, Iowa.

The competition is the highlight event for the 14-member squad which was finalized on Sunday following the National Team Challenge Cup held in Winnipeg.

‘’We are very excited to welcome 14 new players to Team Canada following the NTCC competition,’’ said Canada’s head coach Scott Koskie of Winnipeg.

‘’This is a great opportunity for us to support the development of some of Canada's best young talent. We had some very difficult decisions selecting from over 150 athletes competing this past weekend and want to thank everyone for their efforts.’’

There are 18 teams at the Des Moines tournament including national entries from Chile, the Dominican Republic and New Zealand along with Canada. The other teams are from the U.S.

Canada is in a six-team pool which includes the Dominicans. The Canadians played a match Tuesday and will play two matches on both Wednesday and Thursday. The playoffs run until July 29.

More information on line at: http://www.advancedeventsystems.com/VolleyballResults/Home.aspx?e=PTAwMDAwMDI1MjI90

Canadian team roster

First Name

Last Name

Home Town

2011-2012 Team

 

Autumn

Bailey

Burlington, ON

Assumption HS - Defensa 18U

Jenelle

Sokoloski

Saskatoon, SK

Holy Cross HS - Sasktoon Pure Chaos

Mariah

Walsh

Calgary, AB

Bishop Grandin HS - Dinos Volleyball Club

Juliana

Kaufmanis

Richmond, BC

McMath HS - Thunder Volleyball Club

Jodie

Baker

Brandon, MB

Crocus Plains HS - Storm Volleyball Club

Anna

Dunn-Suen

Halifax, NS

JL Isley HS - Tigers Volleyball Club

Abby

Czenze

Halifax, NS

Citadel HS - Tigers Volleyball Club

Nicola

Laniuk-Etter

Surrey, BC

Seaquam Secondary - Thunder Volleyball Club

Brett

Hagarty

Aurora, ON

Aurora HS - Aurora Storm Volleyball Club

Carolyn

O'Dwyer

Calgary, A

West Island College - Dinos Volleyball Club

Shaïnah

Joseph

Ottawa, ON

18U Mavericks Shotguns

Danielle

Brisebois

Bolton,ON

Aurora Storm 

Laura

MacTaggert

Lacombe, AB

Notre Dame Cougars HS - Queens U18 Volleyball Club

Erin

Smith

Moncton, NB

Harrison Trimble HS - Moncton Roofers Volleyball Club

 

Head Coach:

Scott Koskie (Winnipeg)

Assistant Coaches:

Phil Hudson (Winnipeg)

Maren Hansen (Ottawa)

Chris Dahl (Victoria)

Information: www.volleyball.ca