Volleyball Canada announces players for the Women's A & B Open Selection Camp

 WINNIPEG – Forty nine athletes are currently in Winnipeg competing for a spot on Canada’s national women’s A & B teams. The camp started on Monday May 21 and runs until Friday May 25 at the Investors Group Athletic Centre at the University of Manitoba.

This summer both the A and the B teams will train together for a one month period. In late June the A team will officially be selected and the B team will return to their hometowns. The A squad will then continue training and compete in some exhibition matches against Team Argentina in Winnipeg from July 7-10. Both Team Canada and Team Argentina will be preparing for the Pan Am Cup in Mexico, a qualification event for the 2013 World Grand Prix, which they will both be leaving for on July 11.

The selection camp schedule for this week is as follows (all sessions at the University of Manitoba Investors Group Athletic Centre).

Tue, May 22 9am - 12noon, 4pm-7pm

Wed, May 23 9am - 12noon, 4pm-7pm

Thu, May 24 9am - 12noon, 4pm-7pm

The 49 players at the camp, by province (club and hometown), include the following:



Claire Hanna, Full-Time Training Centre (Winnipeg), Calgary AB

Jaimie Thibeault, Full-Time Training Centre (Winnipeg), Sylvan Lake, AB

Olivia Grecu, Mount Royal University, Calgary, AB

Jordyhnn Guy, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB

Kristen Moncks, Medicine Hat College, Standard, AB

Lauren Moncks, Trinity Western University, Standard, AB

Colleen Ogilvie, Full-Time Training Centre (Winnipeg), Calgary, AB

Andrea Price, University of Calgary, Drumheller, AB

Dani Smith, Vancouver Island University, Beaverlodge, AB

Lia Stang, University of Alberta, Provost, AB

Jenice Warkentin, University of Alberta, Sexsmith, AB


British Columbia

Shanice Marcelle, University of British Columbia, Victoria, BC
Alicia Perrin, Trinity Western University, Creston, BC

Ashley Christman, University of Idaho, Christina Lake, BC
Malena Rapaport, University of Toronto, Vancouver, BC

Kayla Bruce, University of the Fraser Valley, Surrey, BC

Brooke Halvorsen, University of Calgary, Vancouver, BC

Hayley Hills, Eastern Washington University, Quesnel, BC

Katy Klomps, Univeristy of British Columbia - Okanagan, Surrey, BC

Royale Richardson, Trinity Western University, Rocky Mountain House, BC



Tricia Mayba, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB

Lisa Barclay, University of British Columbia, Brandon, MB

Kristi Hunter, University of Manitoba, Roblin, MB

Taylor Pischke, Full-Time Training Centre (Winnipeg), Winnipeg, MB

Megan Cyr, North Carolina State University, St. Andrews, MB

Kellie Baker, University of Brandon, Brandon, MB
Amanda Bakker, University of New Brunswick, Winnipeg, MB

Kate Wasyliw, Full-Time Training Centre (Winnipeg), Russell, MB


Nova Scotia

Nicole McCulloch, Saint Mary's University, Shubenacadie, NS



Michaela Reesor, Samford University, Caledon, ON
Tesca Andrew-Wasylik, University of Winnipeg, Unionville, ON

Vanessa Chorkawy, Full-Time Training Centre (Winnipeg), Lively, ON

Jennifer Cross, University of Michigan, Scarborough, ON

Jolande Amoraal, Humber College, Toronto, ON

Rebecca Pavan, University of Kentucky Kitchener, ON

Kristine Dowling, Humber College, Freelton, ON

Kelly Nyhof, Humber College, Georgetown, ON

Michelle Pierce, York University, Windsor, ON

Rachel Roorda, Brock University, St. George, ON

Vicky Savard, Universite de Montreal, Ottawa, ON

Kaitlyn Skinner, Bowling Green University, Cambridge, ON


Nadine Alphonse, FKB Volley Duedingen (
Switzerland), Laval, QC

Marie-Pier Murray-Methot, Val-de-Travers (Switzerland), Quebec City, QC

Janie Guimond, Sport Club Municpal Craiova (Romania), Becancour, QC

Valerie Lemay, Universite Laval, Rouyn-Noranda, QC

Kaiva Mateus, McGill University, Montreal, QC



Candace Hueser, University of Saskatchewan, Dalmeny, SK

Megan Nagy, Medicine Hat College, Bredenbury, SK

Talayna Tremblay, Medicine Hat College, Moose Jaw, SK


In addition, the following returning athletes will re-join the team following the selection camp:

Jaclyn Ellis (Mississauga, ON)

Tiffany Dodds (Lucky Lake, SK)

Marisa Field (Vancouver, BC)

Brittney Page (Vernon, BC)

Kelci French (Okotoks, AB)