Team Canada Women’s NEP Announces Athletes for 2022

RICHMOND, British Columbia, May 19, 2022 - After an extensive athlete identification process, which included virtual applications and in-person selection camps across the country, 18 athletes have been selected for Volleyball Canada’s National Excellence Program.


NEP provides a full-time daily training environment to Grade 11 and 12 females from September through to December 2022. In addition to providing technical and tactical training in line with the Senior Women’s National Team, NEP will also provide competition opportunities with local and college programs, strength and conditioning, nutrition education, mental performance and well-being, as well as ongoing educational support.


“This is such an important program for our Women’s National Team in identifying and developing our top talent in Canada at a young age. We were fortunate to return to in-person talent identification for the first time since 2019, and the ability to engage with athletes and coaches from across the country is a huge benefit of this program,” explains women’s National Team Head Coach Shannon Winzer.


“The level of talent across Canada was quite high and these 18 athletes that have been selected are exceptional athletes. It is an exciting time for women’s volleyball in Canada and I can’t wait to get started working with the next generation of national team athletes,” said NEP Head Coach, Carolyn O’Dwyer.


National Excellence Program

Erika Bang (OH), Taylor de Boer (OH), Maeli Cormier (OP), Ronnie Dickson (MB), Olivia Edlund (OH), Anya Fehr (S), Mary Healy (OH), Lydia Johnson (OP), Tianna Kehler (MB), Logan King (OP), Calinda Kok (OH), Esther Lim (L), Sophia Magus (S), Lauren Perugini (OH), Naomie Sinclair (MB), Isabella Stothart (MB), Kaiya Tyson (S), Delaney Watson (L).