WU SPARTAN ALUMS HELP CANADA TO PERFECT WEEKEND IN VOLLEYBALL

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Ryan Sclater

Trinity Western’s men’s volleyball alums shone bright on the international stage this past weekend, with four Spartans helping Canada to a perfect three-win weekend in the FIVB’s Volleyball Nations League.

 

Recent graduate Ryan Sclater (’17 | Port Coquitlam, B.C.) played a particularly key role in Canada’s success, finishing the weekend with 40 points, including 31 kills, seven blocks and an ace in the Maple Volleys four-set wins over Italy, Argentina and Iran.

 

Against Iran, Sclater led Canada with 16 kills while adding two blocks.

 

Meanwhile, fellow alum Lucas Van Berkel (’14 | Edmonton) finished the weekend with 20 points, including 14 kills, four blocks and two aces from the middle. Dan Jansen VanDoorn (’13 | Langley, B.C.) saw action against Italy, tallying three kills and two blocks, while Steve Marshall (’13 | Abbotsford, B.C.) had one kill against Iran.

 

Canada, who is 4-2 through the first two weekends of the tournament, now heads home as it hosts VNL next week, with the United States, Germany and Australia visiting Ottawa.

 

Canada is amongst a group of five teams with four wins apiece. The United States, Poland and Brazil each have a table-topping five wins.

 

Volleyball Nations League

 

Canada’s roster this week:

1 – TJ Sanders, London, ON (setter)

3 – Steve Marshall, Abbotsford, BC (outside hitter)

4 – Nicholas Hoag, Sherbrooke, QC (outside hitter)

5 – Lucas Van Berkel, Edmonton, AB (middle blocker)

7 – Stephen Maar, Aurora, ON (outside hitter)

9 – Jason DeRocco, Winnipeg, MB (outside hitter)

11 – Daniel Jansen VanDoorn, Langley, BC (middle blocker)

15 – Bryan Duquette, St. Thomas, ON (libero)

16 – Ryan Sclater, Port Coquitlam, BC  (opposite)

17 – Graham Vigrass, Calgary, AB (middle blocker)

18 – Bradley Gunter, Comox, BC (opposite)

19 – Blair Bann, Edmonton, AB (libero)

20 – Arthur Szwarc, Toronto, ON (middle blocker)

21 – Brett Walsh, Calgary, AB (setter)

 

Head coach: Stephane Antiga

Assistant coach: Dan Lewis

Therapist: Melissa Healy

Statistician: Lionel Bonnaure

Team Manager: Julien Boucher

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