Canada’s women’s team is ready to compete at the NORCECA Women’s Volleyball Continental Championship that will be played at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum of Hato Rey in Puerto Rico, from October 8 to 13.

The United States, Dominican Republic, Canada, Cuba, Mexico, Costa Rica, Trinidad & Tobago and Puerto Rico are the eight teams entered in the tournament. The top three ranked teams not already qualified at the end of the competition will get tickets to compete at the NORCECA Qualification Tournament to the Tokyo 2020 Games next January in Santo Domingo.

Canada’s roster:

#1 Jessie Niles, Turner Valley, AB
#3 Kiera Van Ryk, Surrey, BC
#4 Kyla Richey (C), Roberts Creek, BC
#5 Danielle Smith, Beaverlodge, AB
#8 Alicia Ogoms, Winnipeg, MB
#9 Alexa Gray, Calgary, AB
#12 Jennifer Cross, Scarborough, ON
#13 Brie King, Langley, BC
#14 Hilary Howe, Calgary, AB
#16 Shainah Joseph, Ottawa, ON
#17 Kristen Moncks, Standard, AB
#19 Marie-Alex Bélanger, Saint-Alphonse-Rodriguez, QC
#20 Alicia Perrin, Creston, BC
#23 Emily Maglio, Coquitlam, BC

Head Coach: Ben Josephson
Assistant Coach: Joseph Trinsey
Assistant Coach: Shannon Winzer
Team Manager: Cody Piwowar-Desilets
Physiotherapist: Fraser Perry
Statistician: Christophe Elek

Competition Schedule (local time)

October 8
14:00    Canada v Cuba
16:00    United States v Trinidad & Tobago
18:00    Dominican Republic v Mexico
20:15    Puerto Rico v Costa Rica
October 9
14:00    Canada v Costa Rica
16:00    Dominican Republic v Trinidad & Tobago
18:00    United States v Mexico
20:15    Puerto Rico v Cuba
October 10
14:00    Costa Rica v Cuba
16:00    Mexico v Trinidad & Tobago
18:00    United States v Dominican Republic
20:15    Puerto Rico v Canada

Playoffs: TBD

Web stream (by subscription): NORCECA TV