The OVA will be hosting an interactive Zoom call on Sunday, July 25 at 8:00 p.m. featuring four Ontario Volleyball alumni and high performance athletes to tackle the discussion of body image.
Team Canada Beach Volleyball
University of Southern California (Beach); Colorado State University (Indoor)
Leaside Volleyball Club
Alex is a professional beach volleyball player who has been competing in international competition since 2014, appearing on numerous continental tours and multi-star FIVB events. Her university career spans indoor and beach with each resulting in multiple All-Conference accolades and NCAA National tournament turnouts.
Team Canada Beach Volleyball - Next Gen
Liam has made 23 appearances on the international beach volleyball circuit, most recently placing third at the 2019 NORCECA Beach Volleyball Tour in Punta Cana with partner Jake MacNeil, a career-best on the tour.
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Jessica was a fulltime beach Team Ontario athlete who is currently playing beach volleyball in the NCAA for University of Birmingham Alabama.
Team Ontario OHPSI Athlete
Jia Lonardi transitioned from indoor volleyball to full-time beach in 2018. She is currently an Ontario High Performance Sports Initiative athlete with objectives to compete internationally with future Olympic objectives.
The athletes will share their experiences dealing with challenges and issues related to body image, including social media, creating a positive environment , validation and self love. Attendees can also contribute to the conversation and ask the panel any questions they have regarding their own challenges or as it relates to the panel.
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