logo-redx100h

facebook twitter googleplusinstagramtumblrrss


volleyball canadaFebruary 26, 2014 (ISN) - The Under 19 Beach Volleyball selection tournament was held at the high performance centre in Toronto earlier this week, this time determining the two teams – one of each gender – that will represent Canada at the FIVB U19 World Championships in Porto, Portugal, July 29 to August 3, 2014.

It was a clean sweep for the McNamara twins of Delta, BC. - Megan and Nicole won all their matches, including the final over Alexandra Poletto (Toronto, ON) and Tia Miric (Toronto, ON) 21-19, 21-15.

"We prepared a lot in the weeks coming up to the tournament and it feels amazing that all of our hard work paid off," said Megan. "We are super excited to represent Canada at our first World Championships this summer!"

The McNamara sisters didn't miss a beat throughout the tournament, winning over Victoria Haworth (Waverley, N.S) and Klara Doelle (Halifax, N.S) in two sets in the quarter finals, and then beating sisters Courtney and Shelley Sestric of London, ON in the semis. The Sestrics took bronze over Monika Bischof (Whitby, ON) and Gabriela Maciagowski (Etobicoke, ON) 21-12, 22-20 in their final match.

For the U19 men, Zachery Albert (Beamsville, ON) and Craig Ireland (Brampton, ON) upset Jake MacNeil (Georgetown, ON) and Chris Towe (Caledon, ON) 21-19, 13-21, 15-12. Albert and Ireland will represent Canada in Portugal.

"Zach and I are good friends with both Jake and Chris, who we played in the final, and have always admired their skill. Because of this, we just played loose, and managed to win," said Ireland.

Albert said: "I was shocked and couldn't believe we even made it to the finals and now we get the honour to represent Canada at Worlds."

Adam Spragg (Innisfil, ON) and Robert Thompson (Maple, ON) picked up the bronze medal after beating Dylan Hunt (Sharon, ON) and Kevin Szymanski (North York, ON) 22-20, 19-21, 15-13.

The selection tournament for Volleyball Canada's FISU (International University Sports Federation) beach teams will be held in Toronto March 29 and 30. The deadline for registration is March 26.

Latest Stories

vancouver canucks hockey logo

Canucks have signed centre Blair Jones to a one-year deal

Jul 04, 2015

Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the Canucks have signed centre Blair Jones to a one-year deal.

seattle mariners 9623

Mariners Make Six roster Moves

Jul 04, 2015

OAKLAND, Calif. – Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jack Zduriencik announced the following roster moves prior to today's game vs. the Oakland Athletics:

vollywom

Canadians lose a marathon match in tournament debut

Jul 04, 2015

GWANGJU, South Korea (Team Canada) – It took a little more than two hours for Turkey to claim victory over Canada's women's volleyball team, taking the fifth set in the opening match of the Gwangju Universiade women's volleyball tournament on Saturday…

Westshore RFC Logo Jan 15

Westshore Valkyries seek a new Head Coach

Jul 04, 2015

The reigning BC Premier Club Champions are looking for a Head Coach for the 2015-2016 season. The club runs 2 women's teams with a host of current and former National Team and Provincial athletes. The club commences training at its new facility in the…

toronto blue jays logo

Jays Make More Moves

Jul 04, 2015

The TORONTO BLUE JAYS have selected the contract of LHP FELIX DOUBRONT and recalled RHP RYAN TEPERA from Buffalo of the International League (AAA).

univaide

Canada takes commands of its group in women’s soccer

Jul 04, 2015

GWANGJU, South Korea (Team Canada) – By recording a second straight win, the Canadian women's soccer team took over first place in Pool D at the 2015 Universiade tournament. Canada defeated South Africa 2-0 Saturday at the Naju Public Stadium.

dakota dunes open

Eric Onesi leads by one at SIGA Dakota Dunes Open

Jul 04, 2015

(Whitecap, SK) – Bear, Delaware’s Eric Onesi shot a 6-under 66 on Friday at Dakota Dunes Golf Links to take the solo lead heading into the weekend at the SIGA Dakota Dunes Open presented by SaskTel, the fourth event of the Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada…

beach volly wom

Three Top-Ten Finishes at the FIVB Beach Volleyball Worlds

Jul 04, 2015

Volleyball Canada - Jackie Skender

Three out of Canada's five entries in the FIVB Beach World Championships in the Netherlands finished in the top 10.

brettl

Cracking the simple roots of Brett Levis

Jul 04, 2015

By Piccolo Ocampo whitecapsfc2.com

VANCOUVER, BC – It’s not exactly Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde but Brett Levis shows a bit of a complex personality on the pitch that, at first glance, is hard to explain.

womvolly

World Grand Prix: Puerto Rico Controls Canada in Opener

Jul 04, 2015

Carolina, Puerto Rico, – Puerto Rico recorded a home victory with a 3-1 (25-18, 25-10, 24-26, 25-14) win over Canada in Pool K of FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix on Friday. This was Canada’s first Grand Prix match of the year.

ubc swim

Canadians qualify for three finals on day one

Jul 04, 2015

GWANGJU, South Korea (Team Canada) – The Canadian swimming team had a strong start qualifying for three finals on the first day of competition at the 2015 Summer Universiade in Gwangju.

can fen

Fencers enter competition in Gwangju

Jul 04, 2015

GWANGJU, South Korea (Team Canada) – The Canadian fencing team began competition with women's epee and men's sabre on Saturday. Julien Hogues posted the best result, reaching the round of 32.

World Headlines

beach volly wom

Three Top-Ten Finishes at the FIVB Beach…

in Netherlands
Volleyball Canada - Jackie Skender Three out of Canada's five entries in the FIVB Beach…
womvolly

World Grand Prix: Puerto Rico Controls…

in South America
Carolina, Puerto Rico, – Puerto Rico recorded a home victory with a 3-1 (25-18, 25-10,…
can fen

Fencers enter competition in Gwangju

in Asia
GWANGJU, South Korea (Team Canada) – The Canadian fencing team began competition with…
mark older

Mark Oldershaw named flag bearer at Pan…

in Ontario
OTTAWA – The Canadian Olympic Committee has named Olympic bronze medalist Mark Oldershaw…
Latoya 1

Canada’s Women’s National Team falls to USA

in Alberta
Canada's Women's National Team falls 36-28 to USA, New Zealand defeats England 26-7 on…

Just For Fun

Will Ferrell plays for 10 MLB teams in one day
Mar 14, 2015

Will Ferrell plays for 10 MLB teams in one day

in Funny Sport Videos

Will Ferrell, the actor, played in five spring training games yesterday, raising funds for two cancer…

10371734 241669906033812 2687788283330133689 n
Jun 07, 2014

Man Cave ......Oh How I Wish !

in Just For Fun

Man Cave !

leaf fan
Jun 02, 2014

How To Be A Leafs Fan 101

in Just For Fun

unnamed 7
May 14, 2014

All Aboard ....

in Just For Fun

All Aboard ....

Funny Spoons Game Prank
May 12, 2014

Spoons Game

in Funny Sport Videos

OK, this may not be an official sport, but making sport of your friends during a soccer game is close enough!

JFBCFan - ISN Vancouver Island

Howie's Car Corral Used Cars

Double N Hardwood Floors