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Volleyball Canada’s Youth and Junior Program Rosters

By OVA, 07/05/18, 9:00AM EDT


38 OVA Stars Make Youth and Junior National Team Rosters

The Ontario Volleyball Association is extremely excited to pass along the Youth and Junior National Team rosters on behalf of Volleyball Canada. The Ontario representation among the teams this year is outstanding. LP Mainville, High Performance Director passes along his congratulations to these athletes:

"I am very happy and proud of the number of Ontario athletes that were selected to the National Team programs this year. We should definitely expect to have Ontario players on these programs but to have just over 50% representation is incredible. It really speaks to the quality of our athlete development structure in the OVA, from the club level to the provincial programs. Clubs have been working hard to introduce players to volleyball earlier and to provide athletes with a better training environment while the OVA has been able to better align its High Performance programs with Volleyball Canada in the past few years.

We should all be proud of our club coaches, parents and of all those who contributed to the development and success of Ontario players. As we keep working on aligning our development structure between clubs and provincial programs, I am confident that we will be able to reach similar levels of success within the OVA in future years.

Congratulations to all selected athletes. We will be following your progress and performances this summer.”

- LP Mainville, HP Director 

See Youth and Junior National Team rosters below, Ontario athletes listed in BOLD. For more information on the programs, see under "National Teams"

Youth Men 2018 Youth Women 2018

Jackson Bere, Toronto, ON
Cole Brandsma, Abbotsford, BC
Christopher Byam, Bow Island, BC
Jordan Canham, Newlington, ON
Duncan Clark, Uxbridge, ON
Samuel Cooper, Hamilton, ON
Michael Donovan, London, ON
Samuel Elgert, Athabasca, AB
Mathias Elser, Calgary, AB
Liam Espedido, Pt. Coquitlam, BC
Joshua Fadare, Markham, ON
Isaac Heslinga, Organgeville, ON
Ryder Kehler, Regina, SK
Cameron Kern, Edmonton, AB
Cole Ketrzynski, Toronto ON
Jace Martin, Sylvan Lake, AB
Lachlan McBride, Vancouver, BC
Trystan Morris-Fraser, Pickering, ON
Alexander Mrkalj, St. Catharines, ON
Bryce Neuls, St. Albert, AB
Tyler Pavelic, Oakville, ON
James Pratt, Uxbridge, ON
Enrique (Henry) Rempel, Wymark, SK
Erik Siksna, Markham, ON
Charles St-Aubin, Joliette, QC
Grayden Wiebe, Sherwood Park, AB
Evan Yakymishen, Sherwood Park, AB
Jackson Young, Etobicoke, ON

Head Coaches
Shawn Sky, Matt Harris
Assistant Coaches
Nathan Janzen, Joel Dyck, Greg Barthel, Mike Hawkins
Jonathan Lam
July 14 - July 21, Mount Royal University, Calgary AB
July 23 - July 28, USA Volleyball High Performance Championships

Presly Austin, Edmonton, AB
Maya Cerantola, Oakville, ON
Hannah Duchesneau, Sharon, ON
Katerina Georgiadis, West Hill, ON
Phoenix Lee, Oakville, ON
Emma McKinnon, Milton, ON
Katarina Pantovic, Vancouver, BC
Lauren Pastor, Toronto, ON
Jenna Pollock, St. Catharines, ON
Raekelle Powell, Brampton, ON
Madyson Saris, Burlington, ON
Amanda Siksna, Markham, ON
Anna Smrek, Welland, ON
Sasha Van der Merwe, Guelph, ON

Coaching Staff
Dale Melnick

US High Performance Championships Assistant Coaches
Jimmy El-Turk, Tania Harrison

NORCECA Assistant Coaches
Chris Dahl, Jennifer Neilson

Geoff Mabey

Team Manager
Diego Irias

July 14 - July 21, Brock University, St. Catherines, ON

July 23 - July 28 USA High Performance
Championships, Tulsa, OK

August 25 - September 2, 2018, U18 NORCECA
Championships, Honduras


Junior Men 2018 Junior Women 2018

Mathias Elser, Calgary, AB
Tomas Sorra, Toronto, ON
Maxime St-Denis, Ottawa, ON
Braedon Friesen, Swift Current, SK
Michael Dowhaniuk, Richmond, BC
Brodie Hofer, Langley, BC
Coltyn Liu, Vancouver, BC
Alexis Tournier, Gatineau, QC
Alexandre Nsakanda, Ottawa, ON
Xander Ketrzynski, Toronto, ON
Fynnian McCarthy, Lake Country, BC
Luis Lange, Calgary, AB
Isaac Nesbitt, QC, (Ottawa Maverick)
Liam Huth, Sherwood Park, AB
Matthew Neaves, Calgary, AB
Landon Currie, Vernon, BC
Justin Lui, Pickering, ON

Head Coach
Joao Bravo

Assistant Coaches
Glenn Hoag, Adam Simac, Shayne White

Daniel Daniel Cuzmar Grimalt

Athletic Therapist
Jennifer Martins

Haley Armstrong, Milton, ON
Parker Austin, Edmonton, AB
Katreena Bentley, Winnipeg, MB
Gabrielle Brown, Surrey BC
Sadie Dick, St. Catharines, ON
Sarah Glynn, Fredericton, NB
Sydney Grills, Vancouver BC
Cecilee Max-Brown, Surrey, BC
Stella Rains, Sherwood Park, AB
Ella Stewart, Ottawa, ON
Emily Teehan, Markham, ON
Nyadholi Thokbuom, Calgary, AB
Teodora Vukovic, Mississauga, ON
Tiffany Westerberg, Vancouver, ON
Coaching Staff 
Gina Schmidt
Assistant Coaches
Dan Huzar, Monette Boudreau-Carroll
July 14-July 21, Brock University,
St. Catharines, ON
July 23-July 28, USA Volleyball High Performance
Championships, Tulsa, OK