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Canada’s Women’s Roster Announced for Week 1 of Volleyball Nations League

May 06, 2024: Canada’s head coach Shannon Winzer has released the roster for the opening week of Volleyball Nations League (VNL) 2024, which begins for the women in Brazil on May 14.

"This year’s VNL has the additional importance of achieving our goal of qualifying for Paris 2024," said Winzer. "Earning a spot in the Olympic tournament requires the time, effort and commitment of more than just the 14 athletes selected to this roster, it’s the effort of the athletes and staff of the program as whole."

Additional senior athletes will remain training in Richmond, BC, and the Next Gen team is scheduled to be announced this week.

In this year’s VNL, the women hit the ground running in Rio de Janeiro on May 14 against host Brazil, to be followed by matches against strong teams including Dominican Republic, China and Thailand.

The women’s team is still in contention to qualify for Paris 2024 via the World Rankings.

Seven women’s teams are already qualified for the Games. The remaining five places are filled by selecting the top five not yet qualified teams in the FIVB World Ranking as of the end of the preliminary phase of Volleyball Nations League.

VNL Web site: https://en.volleyballworld.com/volleyball/competitions/volleyball-nations-league/

VNL Roster Week 1
Brie O'Reilly – Langley, BC
Courtney Baker - Bridgewater, NS
Emily Maglio – Coquitlam, BC
Jazmine White – Oshawa, ON
Alicia Ogoms – Winnipeg, MB
Layne Van Buskirk – Windsor, ON
Alexa Gray (C) – Calgary, AB
Hilary Johnson – Calgary, AB (formerly Howe)
Andrea Mitrovic – Mississauga, ON
Vicky Savard – Jonquière, QC
Kiera Van Ryk – Surrey, BC
Shainah Joseph – Ottawa, ON
Julia Murmann – Toronto, ON
Kacey Jost – St. Albert, AB

Head coach : Shannon Winzer
Vincenzo Mallia - Asst. coach
Matt Krueger - Asst. coach
Kevin Valcke - Physiotherapist
Gabriele Tortorici - Statistician
Rob Hooper - IST lead
Hilary Mallinger - Physiotherapist
Roger Friesen - Mental performance coach
Julien Boucher - High performance director
Jennah Paron - Team coordinator

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