Volleyball Canada is pleased to announce the 2017 Men’s Junior National Team roster

    Men's Junior National Volleyball Team

    Volleyball Canada is pleased to announce the 2017 Men’s Junior National Team roster.

    “We are extremely happy with the 2017 edition of our U21 team,” said Julien Boucher, High Performance Director. “We had a productive selection camp, which I would consider one of our best ever and that’s a tribute to all players and staff who attended. Our future looks bright.”

    The junior team will be training in Gatineau at the Centre Sportif to prepare for the U21 Pan Am Cup, held from May 14 to 21 in Fort McMurray, AB.  A roster of 12 of the 14 athletes listed below will be travelling to Fort Mac this month.

    The Pan Am Cup tournament will also serve as the qualifier for the U21 FIVB World Championship in Czech Republic from June 23 to July 2, 2017. The Top NORCECA (North, Central America and Caribbean Volleyball Confederation) team and top CSV (South American Volleyball Confederation) side each earn a berth from this event for the U21 Worlds.

    “We’re excited about this year’s group of players,” said Gino Brousseau, head coach of the junior team. “Many of the athletes were part of the program last year, and have gained valuable experience and maturity over the past year.  We’re looking forward to the opportunity to play in our home country to work toward the goal of U21 World Championship qualification.”

    2017 Canadian Men’s Junior Volleyball Team

    Mikael Clegg; St. Andrews, MB; (University of Winnipeg) – Setter
    Jesse Elser; Calgary, AB (FTC – Team Canada) – Left Side
    Derek Epp; Saskatoon, SK; (University of Saskatchewan) – Setter
    Andre Foreman; London, ON (Fanshawe College) – Libero
    Daenan Gyimah; Scarborough, ON (UCLA Bruins) – Middle
    Jacob Kern; Edmonton, AB (Trinity Western University) – Left Side
    Eric Loeppky; Steinbach, MB (Trinity Western University) – Left Side
    Matthew Mawdsley; London, ON (University of Waterloo) – Middle
    Fynn McCarthy; Lake Country, BC (Kelowna Volleyball Club) – Middle
    Matthew Passalent; Hamilton, ON (McMaster University) – Right Side
    Jordan Pereira; St. Catharines, ON (McMaster University) – Libero
    Taryq Sani; Ajax, ON (University of Alberta) – Left Side
    Sharone Vernon; Scarborough, ON (FTC – Team Canada) – Right Side
    Max Vriend; Barrhead, AB (MacEwan University) – Middle

    Gino Brousseau; Quebec City, QC – Head Coach
    Adam Simac; Ottawa/Toronto, ON – Assistant Coach
    Francois St-Denis; Ottawa, ON – Assistant Coach
    Daniel Cuzmar Grimalt; Quebec City, QC – Statistician
    Jennifer Martins; Waterloo, ON. – Therapist