Identification and selection camp being held in Vancouver

VANCOUVER – Some of Canada’s top beach volleyball players are currently at an identification and selection camp hosted by Volleyball Canada and Volleyball BC at Spanish Beach East.

“The objective of the camp is to identify and select athletes who will have an immediate and long term impact on the beach national team and also be selected for the U19-U21 world championships,” said Lennard Krapp, the head coach of Canada’s beach volleyball team.

Krapp and national team assistant Angie Shen are being helped at the camp by Mischa Harris and Kyra Iannone, two internationally experienced coaches, and Dolphin Casper, a former provincial coach.  The camp started on Tuesday and ends following a weekend tournament on Sunday.

Another ID & Selection camp will take place in Toronto for all athletes from the Eastern provinces.  The camp is scheduled for June 1-6  and will identify and evaluate other athletes in those categories.

Here’s the list of athletes participating at the ID & Selection camp in Vancouver

Ben Chow                     Surrey, BC

Nick Del Bianco             Langley, BC     

Stephen Richter             Surrey, BC

Daniel Caverly                Coquitlam, BC

Mike Plantinga               Langley, BC

Steven Marshall             Abbottsford, BC

Krysatof Orman             Nanaimo, BC


Jacqueline Caverly         Coquitlam, BC

Shanice Marcelle           Victoria, BC

Samantha Hinz              Saskatoon, SK

Ellina Domnidou Winnipeg, MB

Jessica Renshaw           Delta, BC

Jamie Broder                 Victoria, BC

Emma Schlegl               Ardrossan, AB