Men's National Excellence Program resumes in Gatineau 


GATINEAU, Canada, January 19, 2021 - Volleyball Canada is pleased to welcome 19 male athletes to the 2021 National Excellence Program (NEP) based at the Centre Sportif de Gatineau.

"It’s very exciting to have this group of athletes training at the centre," said Julien Boucher, high performance director (indoor). "Despite the challenges of the 2020-21 season, most of our Olympic hopefuls are playing professionally overseas, and this program is an important part of the pathway to the senior National Team for players based in Canada."

NEP head coach Dan Lewis leads the program that kicked off January 18 and runs until March 26.

Daniel Jansen Van Doorn, Fynnian McCarthy, Aaron Elser, Braedon Friesen, Darian Koskie, Dax Tompkins, Erik Siksna, Gabriel Chancy, Jackson Bere, Jonathan Pickett,

Jonathan Portelance, Jordan Pereira, Maxime Gratton, Mikael Clegg, Pierce Johnson,

Rémi Cadoret, Samuel Cooper, Steven Abrams and Zac Hutcheson.

Dan Lewis, Head Coach, Olivier Faucher, Assistant coach, Scott Koskie, Assistant coach, Ian Eibbitt, Assistant coach, Lionel Bonnaure, Performance analyst, Melissa Healy, Athletic therapist, Louis-Jean Tremblay, Strength coach, Michael Cook, Strength coach, Kyle Paquette, Mental performance coach, Erik Sesbreno, Sport dietitian, Julien Boucher, High performance director, Cassandra Nicol, Men’s team coordinator.