Volleyball Canada Announces 2017 U21 Men’s Squad
GATINEAU, Canada, May 4, 2017 - Volleyball Canada is pleased to
announce the 2017 Men’s Junior National Team roster.
"We are extremely happy with the 2017 edition of our U21
team," said Julien Boucher, High Performance Director. "We had a
productive selection camp, which I would consider one of our
best ever and that’s a tribute to all players and staff who
attended. Our future looks bright."
The junior team will be training in Gatineau at the Centre
Sportif to prepare for the U21 Pan Am Cup, held from May 14 to
21 in Fort McMurray, AB. A roster of 12 of the 14 athletes
listed below will be travelling to Fort Mac this month.
The Pan Am Cup tournament will also serve as the qualifier for
the U21 FIVB World Championship in Czech Republic from June 23
to July 2, 2017. The Top NORCECA (North, Central America and
Caribbean Volleyball Confederation) team and top CSV (South
American Volleyball Confederation) side each earn a berth from
this event for the U21 Worlds.
"We’re excited about this year’s group of players," said Gino
Brousseau, head coach of the junior team. "Many of the athletes
were part of the program last year, and have gained valuable
experience and maturity over the past year. We’re looking
forward to the opportunity to play in our home country to work
toward the goal of U21 World Championship qualification."
The final Pan Am Cup roster will be announced before the team
travels to Alberta.
2017 Canadian Men’s Junior Volleyball Team
Mikael Clegg and Derek Epp. Middle Blockers: Daenan
Gyimah, Matthew Mawdsley, Fynn McCarthy and Max Vriend. Wing
Spikers: Jacob Kern, Eric Loeppky, Jesse Elser and Taryq
Sani. Opposite: Matthew Passalent and Sharone Vernon.
Liberos: Jordan Pereira and Andre Foreman. Head Coach:
Gino Brousseau. Assistant Coaches: Adam Simac and
Daniel Cuzmar Grimalt. Therapist: Jennifer Martins.