Volleyball Canada’s 2017 Beach National Team

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Canada’s national beach athletes have been officially named for the 2017 season.

After a record-breaking past year for Canadian beach volleyball; with three top-10 Olympic finishes and multiple podium finishes on the World Tour and NORCECA circuits, Canadian beach teams are again ready to take on the world.

“It will be very interesting and exciting to see how our teams perform early in the season and with several new partner pairings,” said Canada’s beach volleyball team head coach, Steve Anderson. “We are carrying the support and momentum of a ground-breaking couple of years into the next Olympic cycle toward Tokyo 2020.”

The World Tour calendar can be found here: http://www.fivb.org/EN/BeachVolleyball/sliders/BVB_Calendar_2017.pdf

And more information on the NORCECA beach tour can be found here:  www.norceca.net.

A full list of Canada’s team members is below.

Several teams are currently at the Fort Lauderdale Major; the first World Tour event of the year. Follow the action: www.swatchmajorseries.com #Ftlmajor

2017 Canadian Beach Volleyball Team (Senior)

Men
Ben Saxton (Calgary, AB)
Chaim Schalk (Red Deer, AB)
Sam Schachter (Richmond Hill, ON)
Sam Pedlow (Barrie, ON)
Grant O’Gorman (Scarborough, ON)
Mike Plantinga (Langley, BC)
Felipe Humana-Paredes (Toronto, ON)
Cam Wheelan (Barrie, ON)
Garrett May (Toronto, ON)
Simon Fecteau-Boutin (Lévis, QC)
Sergiy Grabovskyy (Aurora, ON)
Jake MacNeil (Georgetown, ON)
Aaron Nusbaum (Aurora, ON)
James Battiston (Malton, ON)
Dallas Keith (Toronto, ON)
Liam Kopp (St. Catharines, ON)

Women
Heather Bansley (Toronto, ON)
Sarah Pavan (Kitchener, ON)
Melissa Humana-Paredes (Toronto, ON)
Taylor Pischke (Winnipeg, MB)
Jamie Broder (Victoria, BC)
Kristina May (Toronto, ON)
Sophie Bukovec (Toronto, ON)
Brandie Wilkerson (Toronto, ON)
Julie Gordon (Barrie, ON)
Megan Nagy (Bredenbury, SK)
Rachel Cockrell (Winnipeg, MB)
Marie-Christine Lapointe (St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC)
Caleigh Cruickshank (Toronto, ON)
Caleigh Whitaker (Sharon, ON)
Tessa Davis (Surrey, BC)
Charlotte Sider (Ottawa, ON)
Hélène Rancourt (St-Joseph-de-Beauce, QC)

Head Coach – Steve Anderson
National Team Assistant Coach / NextGen Development  – Adriana Bento
Program Coach – Ish Joseph
Program Coach – Dana Cooke

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