logo-redx100h

facebook twitter googleplusinstagramtumblrrss


volleyball canadaJanuary 29, 2014 (ISN) - Volleyball Canada is pleased to announce the male and female teams that will represent Canada at the FIVB U21 World Championships held in Larnaka, Cyprus, July 22-27, 2014.

The men's team will consist of 19-year-old Sergey Grabovsky (Aurora, ON) and Chris Towe (Caledon, ON), who is 18. They won the final match of the U21 Selection Tournament - 21-12, 21-16 - over Liam Kopp (St. Catharines, ON) and Sven Trodel (Sudbury, ON).

"The game went really well," said Grabovsky. "Although we only started playing together three months ago, we worked hard and spent a lot of time preparing for the trials."

The bronze-medal team was Liam and Lucas Palmer of Windsor, Ontario, who scored a victory over Jake MacNeil (Georgetown, ON) and Gabriel Burlacu (Windsor, ON) 20-22, 21-17,15-8. Burlacu won the recent U23 trials with Greg Simone.

The women's team of Sophie Bukovec, 18, (Toronto, ON) and Tia Miric, 16, (Toronto, ON) will represent Canada in Cyprus, as well as at the Under 23 Worlds in Poland. Bukovec and Miric won a nail-biter of a match over Megan and Nicole McNamara of Delta, BC, 18-21, 24-22, 23-21.

"It was definitely a stressful game," said Bukovec of the U21 final selection match. "But we stayed composed and pushed through together. It's all worth it, and it feels so great and we're so excited."

For third place, Alexandra Poletto (Toronto, ON) and Brett Hagarty (Aurora, ON) beat Jill Eisenhauer (Toronto, ON) and Zoe Mackintosh (Toronto, ON) 22-20, 21-14.

The tournament was held this week at the Volleyball Canada Beach High Performance Facility, Downsview Park, in Toronto.

Latest Stories

HarbourCatHeadOnly

HarbourCats announce Champions Series

Apr 28, 2016
Victoria sports legends to be honored throughout the season at Royal Athletic
warriors3

Warriors get host side in first game at Western Canada Cup

Apr 28, 2016
West Kelowna Warriors are representing the BCHL at the Crescent Point Energy Western Canada Cup
sledge hky can

Team Canada will face Team USA in a three-game series

Apr 28, 2016
Team Canada to play Team USA at Défi sportif AlterGo MONTREAL, Que. – Canada's National Sledge Development Team will face Team USA in a three-game series as part of the 2016 Défi sportif AlterGo in Montreal April 25-May 1.

Sledge action kicks off Friday,…

Former Prince Albert Raider Mike Modano

The top 125 players in WHL history

Apr 28, 2016
TOP 50 WHL PLAYERS OF ALL-TIME
tyson jost

Jost Nominated for CJHL Top Forward Award

Apr 28, 2016
ANOTHER VEE NOMINATED FOR NATIONAL AWARD
vikes women rowing team

Vikes Women's Rowing Year in Review

Apr 28, 2016
Vikes edged UBC once again to claim first in the B Final
Prince George Cougars

Cougars 50/50 Society has donated over $105,000

Apr 28, 2016
COUGARS 50/50 SOCIETY MAKES TWO HUGE DONATIONS TO LOCAL HOCKEY ORGANIZATIONS
Jason Thompson

Rider Athletics Hall of Fame

Apr 28, 2016
Jason Thompson Rider University Athletics Hall of Fame June 11
Ron Brace

Boston College Mourns the Loss of Ron Brace

Apr 28, 2016
Brace was a standout student-athlete during one of the most successful four-year periods in Boston College football history
Penn State football

Penn State Football Duo Earn NFF Hampshire Honor

Apr 28, 2016
Carter, Kline cap college careers with prestigious honor from National Football Foundation
Micah Jordan ohio

Three Buckeyes Named to AWN All-Rookie Team

Apr 28, 2016
Ohio State has placed three on the list
Ben McKendry

The future of Vancouver Whitecaps FC was on full display

Apr 28, 2016
Ben McKendry 'Caps prospects McKendry, Davies, Richey star as WFC2 move to first place in the West

World Headlines

sledge hky can

Team Canada will face Team USA in a…

in Quebec
Team Canada to play Team USA at Défi sportif AlterGo MONTREAL, Que. – Canada's National…
Former Prince Albert Raider Mike Modano

The top 125 players in WHL history

in Vancouver Island
TOP 50 WHL PLAYERS OF ALL-TIME
vikes women rowing team

Vikes Women's Rowing Year in Review

in Vancouver Island
Vikes edged UBC once again to claim first in the B Final
Jason Thompson

Rider Athletics Hall of Fame

in New Jersey
Jason Thompson Rider University Athletics Hall of Fame June 11
Ron Brace

Boston College Mourns the Loss of Ron Brace

in Massachusetts
Brace was a standout student-athlete during one of the most successful four-year periods…

Just For Fun

funny
Aug 05, 2014

Sad But True Leaf Fans

in Funny Sport Pictures

Aug 5,2014 ISN Funny Pics

leaf fan
Jun 02, 2014

How To Be A Leafs Fan 101

in Just For Fun

10449977 10152443401812808 7316464981347669759 n
Jun 13, 2014

Funny or Red Card ?

in Just For Fun

10458376 10152137855372234 6088573773918976238 n
Jul 09, 2014

And In Calgary This Morning We Have .....

in Just For Fun

July 9,2014 (ISN) - Stampede Barbie

England Bus
Jun 22, 2014

For Sale, Only Used Twice !

in Funny Sport Pictures

For sale, only used twice !

JFBCFan - ISN Vancouver Island

Howie's Car Corral Used Cars

Double N Hardwood Floors