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Men's NEP 2023

The National Excellence Program (NEP) is designed to prepare athletes to perform at the highest level of our sport and to continue their development towards the National Senior Team Program and/or playing professional volleyball. It offers individual technical and tactical skill development as well as team play. Athletes in the program also have access to sport science and sport medicine services.

The program, for athletes in Grade 10 to 12, is running through to December 15, 2023 at the men’s training centre in Gatineau, Quebec (Centre Sportif de Gatineau, QC.)  For more info on the women's program, click here.

2023 NEP Men's Roster                

Athlete/  Province/ Position

Silas Schalk, Alberta - Setter

Travis Schroeder, Manitoba - Setter

Evan Linder, Alberta - Opposite Hitter

Zachary Desfosses, Québec - Opposite Hitter

Owen Harris, Alberta - Middle Blocker

Alex Emery, British Columbia - Middle Blocker

Ashton Fox-Kristensen, Ontario - Middle Blocker

Matthew Siebenga, Ontario - Middle Blocker

Parker Ocampo, Ontario - Libero

Isaac Navarro, British Columbia - Libero

Louis Charbonneau, Québec - Outside Hitter

Nikolas Reimer, Manitoba - Outside Hitter

Cole Czepuryk, Alberta - Outside Hitter

Leks Symes, Alberta - Outside Hitter

William Basilio, Ontario - Outside Hitter

Ben Kuhner, Ontario - Outside Hitter



Dan Lewis, Head Coach

Matheus Braz, Assistant Coach / Program Coordinator

Lionel Bonnaure, Statistician

Melissa Healy, Lead Medical

Louis-Jean Tremblay, NEP S&C

Michael Cook, Lead S&C

Cassandra Nicol, Lead Coordinator

Julien Boucher, High Performance Director

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2023 Men's NEP