LANGLEY, British Columbia – Trinity Western’s women’s volleyball team will be well-represented this summer as four Spartan alums were named to Canada’s women’s national team roster, including Alicia Perrin (Creston, B.C.), Kristen Moncks (Standard, Alta.), Elly Wendel (Caronport, Sask.) and Nikki Cornwall (Coquitlam, B.C.).
Perrin, Moncks and Wendel, who were all part of the senior national team last summer, were selected to Canada’s 24-player roster, while Cornwall was named as one of three reserves.
Wendel and Cornwall area coming off a 2016-17 season in which they helped lead the Spartans earn bronze medals at both the Canada West and U SPORTS championships. This year, Wendel was named a U SPORTS Second Team All-Canadian while both Wendel and Cornwall were Canada West First Team All-Stars.
Canada’s selection camp wrapped up earlier this month in Richmond, B.C., with head coach Marcello Abbondanza beginning preparations for a busy summer that will include the FIVB World Grand Prix in July, the Pan Am Cup in Peru in June and the NORCECA Continental Championship in Trinidad in October. The team will also train and play in Anaheim, Calif. with the U.S. women’s team June 12-14.
One of the highlights of the season will be when Canada hosts the FIVB World Grand Prix at the Richmond Oval July 21- 23. Volleyball Canada will host six matches among four teams in Group 2, including Germany, Peru and the Czech Republic.
Rosters for specific events will be named at a later date.
Courtney Baker, Bridgewater, NS
Brianna Beamish, Surrey, BC
Marie-Alex Bélanger, Saint-Alphonse-Rodriguez, QC
Danielle Brisebois, Caledon, ON
Meg Casault, Edmonton, AB
Lucille Charuk, Vancouver, BC
Alissa Coulter, Calgary, AB
Jennifer Cross, Scarborough, ON
Megan Cyr, St. Andrews, MB
Alina Dormann, Ottawa, ON
Anna Feore, Stratford, ON
Marisa Field, Kelowna, BC
Alexa Gray, Calgary, AB
Shae Harris, North Vancouver, BC
Shainah Joseph, Ottawa, ON
Aidan Lea, Kelowna, BC
Kristen Moncks, Standard, AB
Alicia Ogoms, Winnipeg, MB
Alicia Perrin, Creston, BC
Michaela Reesor, Caledon, ON
Kyla Richey, Roberts Creek, BC
Danielle Smith, Kelowna, BC/Beaverlodge, AB
Layne Van Buskirk, Windsor, ON
Elly Wendel, Caronport, SK
Sarah Chase, Campbell River, BC
Nikki Cornwall, Coquitlam, BC
Alison McKay, Port Moody, BC
Head coach: Marcello Abbondanza
Assistant coaches: Vincenzo Mallia, Daniele Alpi and Gina Schmidt
Statistician: Darrin Moreira
Head Athletic Therapist: Morgan Sangster Team Manager: Chrissy Benz