Volleyball Canada announces athletes for the women’s senior national team camp


Louis Daignault

April 26, 2013, Winnepeg (ISN) – Athletes will begin flying into Winnipeg on Sunday, April. 28th for the 2013 Women’s Senior National Team Open Selection Camp.

The camp officially begins on Monday, April. 29th and will run until Thursday, May 2nd at the Investors Group Athletic Centre at the University of Manitoba.

This summer, an extended A team will be selected as opposed to having both an A and B team. The first competition of the year will be the annual Pan Am Cup, held in Peru from June 8-18. Eligible athletes will then travel to the FISU Games from July 8-16 in Kazan, Russia. Winnipeg will then host some international exhibition matches slated for August 19-23 in preparation for the NORCECA Continental Championship, which will be held in Omaha, Nebraska from September 14-22.

The final squad won’t be selected until all athletes arrive into Winnipeg after finishing either their pro seasons, or their NCAA seasons. The final squad will be selected on approximately May 23rd.

The selection camp schedule is as follows (all sessions at the University of Manitoba Investors Group Athletic Centre, except for Thursday, May 2nd which will be held in the Frank Kennedy Centre, also at the U of M):

Monday, April 29: 9am-12pm , 4pm-7pm

Tuesday, April 30: 9am-12pm (court testing), 4pm-7pm

Wednesday, May 1: 9am-12pm, 4pm-7pm

Thursday, May 2: 9am-12pm, 4pm-7pm

The 46 athletes at the camp, by province (club and hometown), include the following:


Kristen Moncks, Trinity Western University, Standard, AB

Colleen Ogilvie, University of Queen’s, Calgary, AB

Andrea Price, University of Calgary, Drumheller, AB

Dani Smith, Vancouver Island University, Beaverlodge, AB

Carolyn O’Dwyer, Mount Royal University, Calgary, AB

Krista Zubick, University of Alberta, St.Albert, AB

Karly Janssen, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

Meg Casault, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

Kacey Otto, University of Alberta, Calgary, AB

Courtney Dawson, University of Alberta, Okotoks, AB

Josie LeDuc, Saint Mary’s University, Okotoks, AB

Shauntelle Hogg, University of Calgary, Red Deer, AB

Jessie Niles, University of Alberta, Turner Valley, AB

Kelci French, Trinity Western University, Okotoks, AB

Mariah Walsh, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB

British Columbia

Shanice Marcelle, University of British Columbia, Victoria, BC

Shelby Michaels, Saint Mary’s University, Mill Bay, BC

Kyla Richey, SC Potsdam (Germany), Robert’s Creek, BC

Alicia Perrin, Trinity Western University, Creston, BC

Brooke Halvorsen, University of Calgary, Vancouver, BC

Briana Liau Chan Kent, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC


Lisa Barclay, University of British Columbia, Brandon, MB

Tricia Mayba, Full-Time Training Centre (Winnipeg, MB), Winnipeg, MB

Nicole Hall, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB

Amanda Bakker, Full-Time Training Centre (Winnipeg, MB), Winnipeg, MB


Tesca Andrew-Wasylik, Full-Time Training Centre (Winnipeg, MB), Unionville, ON

Vanessa Chorkawy, Lakehead University, Lively, ON

Samantha Clarey, Syracuse University, Roseneath, Ontario

Emily Nicholishen, Ryerson University, Whitby, Ontario

Myriam English, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON

Kelsie English, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON

Brett Hagarty, Queen’s University, Aurora, ON

Kelly Nyhof, Humber College, Georgetown, ON

Michelle Pierce, York University, Windsor, ON

Kristen Bolduc, Acadia University, Sudbury, ON

Marieka Ouimette, University of Guelph, Spencerville, ON

Laurel O’Bright, Saint Mary’s University, Ottawa, ON

Curtiss Straatsma, Redeemer University College, Brampton, ON


Marie-Sophie Nadeau, University of Montreal, Saint Aime, QC

Janie Guimond, Kopenicker Sport Club (Germany), Becancour, QC

Marie-Alex Belanger, College Edouard-Montpetit, Joliette, QC

Kaiva Mateus, Full-Time Training Centre, (Winnipeg, MB), Montreal, QC

Nova Scotia

Jessica Josenhans, Dalhousie University, Lunenburg, NS

Anastasia Callaghan, Saint Mary’s University, Truro, NS

New Brunswick

Tara Gowan, Dalhousie University, Fredericton, NB


Sasha Wilkins, Full-Time Training Centre (Winnipeg, MB), Gambo, NF

Athletes who are coming after their professional or NCAA seasons:

Marisa Field, Istres Ouest Provence (France), Kelowna, BC

Brittney Page, Barbar D’X-Elles (Belgium), Vernon, BC

Claire Hanna, Barbar D’X-Elles (Belgium), Calgary, AB

Jaimie Thibeault, E.S. Cannet Rocheville (France), Sylvan Lake, AB

Marie-Pier Murray-Methot, Montichiari Volley Femminile (Italy), Quebec City, QC

Tasha Holness, Voleil Tomas 2004 Constanta (Romania), Calgary, AB

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

Michaela Reesor, Samford Univeristy, Caledon, ON

Dana Cranston, Colorado State University, Fort St.John, BC

Lucy Charuk, ZOK Split 1700, Tsawwassen, BC

Tabi Love, Caguas Criollas (Puerto Rico), Dauphin, MB

Jennifer Lundquist, Montana State University, Surrey, BC

Alicia Ogoms, St.Mary’s Academy (High School), Winnipeg, MB