October 4, 2012, Victoria, BC (ISN) – The Camosun College Chargers women’s volleyball team will host its’ annual Senior Girls’ High School Tournament this weekend at the Pacific Institute of Sport Excellence and St. Margaret’s School.
The event has attracted a record number of over 20 teams from across Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland and will showcase some of BC’s most promising up and coming talent.
“I believe this is one of the largest Senior Girls’ High School tournaments Camosun has hosted,” commented Camosun Head Coach Chris Dahl. “The draw includes many of the top ranked teams in the province including AAAA #2 South Delta Secondary. The South Delta team features two young athletes – the McNamara sisters – that have already risen to prominence on the North American beach volleyball scene as National Champions. They bring an extraordinary skill level to the game and will be a lot of fun to watch over the weekend.”
The draw also includes AAA division #1 ranked Seaquam Seahawks (Delta), #6 Timberline (Campbell River), and #9 Lambrick Park. Duncan Christian rounds out the provincially ranked schools in the A category, standing at #7.
“The Seahawks are the reigning AAA Provincial Champion and have produced an extraordinary number of high level volleyball players over the past few years,” said Coach Dahl. “Three of our Chargers athletes come from the Seaquam program.”
Despite an appearance of parity on the local scene with squads like Oak Bay, Mt. Doug, Lambrick and Belmont leading the charge, it will be a race to the finish for all teams as the tournament continues to grow and attract some of the top teams in the province.
“I’m looking forward to a great weekend of volleyball,” said Coach Dahl. “This is the first year that Timberline has signed up. The traditional powerhouse under the guidance of Terry Philip is another team that many volleyball fans will look forward to seeing compete.”
Coach Dahl added, “This weekend is our opportunity to engage and interact with the volleyball community. Many of our current athletes competed in this tournament and/or their former schools are now attending. Our athletes see former coaches and teammates, younger sisters and friends; there is a significant part of sport that is the building and maintaining of great relationships and that’s what makes these events and experiences special.”
The action begins Friday afternoon with matches starting at 1:45pm at PISE and St. Margaret’s. The full tournament schedule can be found HERE.