May the 07 Indoor Women Next Gen
2021 NextGen Women’s Team Announced
May 07, 2021: Volleyball Canada is pleased to announce its Women’s NextGen National Team athletes.
"The NextGen program is a gateway for the Senior National Team and is an extremely important part of the Women's National Team framework," said 2021 NextGen head coach Gina Schmidt. "I am very excited to have the opportunity to work with this talented group of athletes we have selected to this year's team."
The Women’s NextGen Program is hosted at the National Training Centre in Richmond, BC (Olympic Oval). The 10-week session, from May 24 to July 30, will provide the identified athletes with a full-time training environment that focuses on technical and tactical development in line with the women’s Senior A team.
"The aim of this program is to create a sustainable podium pathway for indoor women’s volleyball by developing world-class athletes, who will help propel Canada beyond the current successes, to Olympic qualifications and podium performances," said women’s head coach, Shannon Winzer, who is currently with the senior team in Italy preparing for Volleyball Nations League (VNL).
- For more information on our women’s NextGen program, see the following link: https://volleyball.ca/en/national-teams/indoor-women-next-gen
Arielle Palermo (Libero) - Burlington, ON
Kat Georgadis (Libero) - Scarborough, ON
Julia Murmann (Libero/Outside) - Toronto, ON
Avery Heppell (Middle) - Langley, BC
Danielle Price (Middle) - Lethbridge, AB
Nyadholi Thokbuom (Middle) - Calgary, AB
Jenna Pollock (Middle) - St. Catharines, ON
Kaylee Plouffe (Middle) - Sherwood Park, AB
Savannah Davison (Outside) - Toronto, ON
Thana Fayad (Outside) - Victoria, BC
Katarina Pantovic (Outside - Vancouver, BC
Melissa Langegger (Outside) - Oakville, ON
Hannah Duchesneau (Outside) - Sharon, ON
Natasha Calkins (Opposite) - Grande Prairie, AB
Jasmine Rivest (Opposite) - Montreal, Que
Courtney Hillier (Opposite) - Fredericton, NB
Courtney Baker (Setter) - Bridgewater, NS
Laura Madill (Setter) - Oakville, ON
Gina Schmidt – Head Coach
Jeff Ross – Assistant Coach
Mischa Partridge – Athletic Therapist
Cody Piwowar-Desilets – Strength & Conditioning Coach
Dr. Sara Forsyth – Team Physician
Dr. Anne Muscat – Clinical Counsellor and Mental Performance Consultant
Ashlen Leonard – Sport Dietitian
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