Volleyball Canada announces teams for beach volleyball world university championships

 OTTAWA – (May 7, 2012) Volleyball Canada announced today its men’s and women’s teams for the 2012 FISU Beach Volleyball World Championships set for September 12-16 in Maceio, Brazil.

The entry on the men’s side is Sam Pedlow and Grant O’Gorman of Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont., while the women’s team is Melissa Humana-Parades of York University in Toronto and Taylor Pischke of the University of Manitoba.

This past weekend Volleyball Canada organized an Identification and Selection Camp to determine the teams that will compete in the 2012 FISU Beach Volleyball World Championships.

A total of 17 teams (10 women and 7 men) competed in the selection tournament on May 5-6. These 17 teams played a total of 38 matches over two days (May 5-6) at Volleyball Canada's new Beach High Performance Facility (HPF) located at Downsview Park in Toronto.

In the men’s final, Pedlow and O’Gorman defeated Simon Fecteau-Boutin of Université Laval and Mike Plantiga of the University of Alberta 19-21, 21-19, 15-8.  In the third place match Paul Podstawka of McMaster University in Hamilton and Tom Podstawka of York defeated Will Sidgwick of Queen’s and Cam Wheelan of the University of Waterloo 21-16, 15-21, 21-19.

In the women’s final, Humana-Parades and Pischke beat Alexandra Hudson of the University of Toronto and Kayla Ng of Waterloo 21-11, 21-15.  In the bronze match, Victoria Altomare and Caleigh Whitaker of York defeated Julia Hamer and Charlotte Sider of Toronto 21-18, 22-20.