Edmonton’s Nicholas Cundy treasures nine years with Team Canada

 OTTAWA (November 19, 2012) – Nicholas Cundy of Edmonton ended nine years of service with Canada’s national men’s volleyball team by recently announcing his retirement to conclude a brilliant sports career.

Cundy played in 81 international matches, three of those at the 2010 World Championship in Italy. Cundy was also part of the 2011 senior team that qualified for the 2012 World League and placed second at the NORCECA Olympic Qualifier.

“My time with Team Canada was invaluable,” said Cundy.  "I spent nine summers with the team, and this is where I built some of my best friends. It was a pleasure going to work with the guys.”

The sport took Cundy much further than he expected.

“It's pretty surreal to think of where we came from, and where the sport took us,” he said.  “In high school I didn't expect I would be wearing the Maple Leaf, but once I got the opportunity, I never took it for granted. It was a privilege to be part of the group to represent our country, and an honor that will stay with me for life”.

Cundy led Red Deer College to two CCAA National Championships and was on the Alberta Golden Bear 2004-05 championship team. During his time in university he received every possible individual honor including; team MVP, First Team-All Canadian, CIS Championship All-Star, as well as Canada West and CIS Player of the Year.

In 2006, he joined the Full-Time Training Center with long time teammate Brock Davidiuk.  He was on Canada’s silver medal winning team at the 2007 World University Games.

In 2007, he also helped Canada to seventh at the Pan Am Games and to 13th spot in the World League tournament.

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