Volleyball Canada Announces 2011 Indoor Women's National Team Selection Camp Participants


WINNIPEG - Volleyball Canada is pleased to announce the list of athletes who have accepted the invitation to attend the 2011 National Women's Selection Camp.

The 2011 Selection Camp is scheduled from May 15-20 at the University of Manitoba. The following 48 athletes were selected from the Open Identification Camps which were held in Montreal and Calgary have been invited to attend this camp, as well as Senior A & B athletes from the 2010 season. The complete schedule for the camps is outlined below.

Following the Selection Camp, approximately 18 athletes will be selected to stay in Winnipeg for the Senior A National Team program. Those selected to the B Team following camp will return to their hometowns and come back to Winnipeg to train together in July through their departure to China for the 2011 FISU Games in August. Those selected to the Senior A Team will train throughout the summer, fall and winter with the main focus being preparation for and success at the 2011 Continental Olympic Qualifying Tournament in December. The first competition for the Senior Women’s A Team will be the annual Pan Am Cup in Chihuahua, Mexico from June 29-July 10th. Preparation for the Pan Am Cup will include hosting the Argentinian Women's National Team from June 22-June 29 in Manitoba.  Team Canada will also host Team Holland for a series of exhibition games in the Ontario region (Oshawa, Waterloo & Hamilton) from August 15-22.  This exhibition series will help Team Canada prepare for the 2011 NORCECA Championship from September 10-18 in Caguas, Puerto Rico, as well as the Pan American Games from October 15-20.      

The Senior A Team will be lead by Head Coach Arnd Ludwig, along with Assistant Coach Scott Koskie.  Alain Pelletier from the Université Laval has recently been named the Head Coach for the B Team.  He will be supported over the summer by Lee Carter from Brandon University, and Joely Christian-Macfarlane from Queen's University. 

Athletes attending the 2011 Selection Camp (May 15-20) include:

Lauren O'Reilly, BC, Trinity Western University
Carla Bradstock, BC, Full-Time Training Centre
Kelci French, AB, Full-Time Training Centre
Alexandra Lojen, QC, Université de Montréal
Jaki Ellis, AB, University of Alberta
Malena Rapaport, BC, University of Toronto

Left Side:
Tammy Mahon, MB, Athens, Greece
Tiffany Dodds, SK, Ageo, Japan
Tonya Mokelki, SK, Sinsheim, Germany
Kyla Richey, BC, University of British Columbia
Krista Zubick, AB, University of Alberta
Lisa Barclay, MB, University of British Columbia
Shanice Marcelle, BC, University of British Columia
Liz Cordonier, BC, Erfurt, Germnay 
Colleen Ogilvie, ON, Queen's University 
Michaela Reesor, ON, Defensa (High School Athlete) 
Noemie Lefebvre, QC, Syracuse University
Marie-Sophie Nadeau, QC, Université de Montréal
Kristi Hunter, MB, University of Manitoba
Sarah Moncks, AB, University of Calgary
Dana Cranston, BC, Colorado State University
Marie-Pier Murray-Methot, QC, Full-Time Training Centre
Simon Asque, QC, University of Virginia

Jennifer Hinze, BC, University of British Columbia
Marisa Field, BC, Sinsheim, Germany
Nadine Alphonse, QC, Full-Time Training Centre
Tasha Holness, AB, Wiesbaden, Germany
Tricia Mayba, AB, University of Manitoba/Full-Time Training Centre
Beth Clark, SK, Full-Time Training Centre 
Jaimie Thibeault, AB, University of Montana  
Lucy Charuk, BC, University of Houston
Tanya Paulin, NB, University of New Brunswick
Katie Matthews, ON, Queen's University
Kelsie English, ON, Ottawa Univesrity
Amy Toews, MB, University of Manitoba
Lauren Sears, NS, University of Winnipeg
Alicia Perrin, BC, Trinity Western University
Michelle Sweeting, SK, University of Regina

Right Side:
Sarah Pavan, ON, Seoul, Korea
Brittany Page, BC, Kuusamo, Finland
Colette Meek, AB, Hungary
Vanessa Chorkawy, ON, Lakehead University

Julie Young, AB, Erfurt, Germany
Janie Guimond, QC, Full-Time Training Centre
Claire Hanna, BC, Full-Time Training Centre
Tesca Andrew-Wasylik, ON, Wilfrid Laurier University 
Daphnee-Maude Andre-Morin, QC, McGill University
Brooke Halvorsen, AB, University of Calgary 

Selection Camp (May 15-20) Schedule:

Sun, May 15th: Athletes arrive into Winnipeg

Mon, May 16 8:30am-1:30pm Session #1, University of Manitoba Investors Group Athletic Centre
3:30pm-6pm, Session #2 University of Manitoba Investors Group Athletic Centre

Tues, May 17 8:30am-1:30pm Session #3 University of Manitoba Investors Group Athletic Centre
3:30pm-6pm Session #4 University of Manitoba Investors Group Athletic Centre

Wed, May 18 8:30am-1:30pm Session #5 University of Manitoba Investors Group Athletic Centre
3:30pm-6pm Session #6 University of Manitoba Investors Group Athletic Centre

Thurs, May 19 8:30am-1:30pm Session #6 University of Manitoba Investors Group Athletic Centre
3:30pm-6pm Session #7 University of Manitoba Investors Group Athletic Centre

Friday, May 20 8am-1pm Session #7 University of Manitoba Investors Group Athletic Centre

For further information please contact:

John Blacher or Nichole Mailey

Team Canada Volleyball Centre - Winnipeg

Ph: 204-474-7210 / 204-474-7331

Mobile: 204-479-3612 / 204-997-7547

email: jblacher@volleyball.ca / nmailey@volleyball.ca