The University of Saskatchewan Huskie women’s volleyball team will add a local product to the squad for the 2012-13 season.
Saskatoon’s Erin Guillemin made her commitment to join the team for the upcoming year.
“I am very excited to be part of the U of S Huskies,” said Guillemin. “I can see this team growing and am very happy to be part of that growth. I have had Jason Grieve as my Sask indoor coach and hope to have the chance to play for him again! The Huskies are a great team for me to keep gaining strength in my volleyball skills and experience.”
At 5-10, Guillemin has been recruited to become an outside hitter with the Huskies. She plays middle blocker for the Marion Graham Falcons high school volleyball team and with the Saskatoon Chaos club team. In the summer of 2011, the high school all-star played with Team Saskatchewan at the Western Canada Summer Games placing third on the indoor team while also playing on the beach volleyball team. Last spring, Guillemin finished fifth at both the Las Vegas Classic and 17U Club Nationals with Saskatoon Chaos.
“Erin brings an expectation to succeed to the Huskie women’s volleyball program,” said Huskie head coach Jason Grieve. “In high school, club and provincial team she has always started for teams that compete extremely well. As Erin adapts to university and her new role on the court she will help the Huskies become more competitive in the Canada West.”
Guillemin’s resume also includes winning the 17U Provincial Championship with the Chaos in 2010 and 2011 and has also played provincial beach volleyball. She has also been the captain and starter of her high school team for the last two years.
Guillemin plans to study in the College of Education.
The Huskies will face the University of Alberta Pandas Friday and Saturday. Match time is 6 p.m. at the PAC. The match will be webcast at www.canadawest.tv.
Erin Guillemin 2011 Volleyball Achievements Club/High School
Marion Graham Falcons:
Winners of Mustang Volley and UofS Senior Girls’ tournaments
All Star at Mustang Volley and UofS Senior Girls’ tournaments
17U Nationals (Abbotsford) 5th place
17U SVA Provincial Champions
3rd place Best of the West (Calgary)
Las Vegas Classic 5th place (of 120 teams)
Western Canada Summer Games (Kamloops) with Team Sask:
3rd place in indoor volleyball
4th place in beach volleyball