Spartan quartet chosen for Canadian teams

It will be a busy summer for four members of the Trinity Western Spartans volleyball team as the quartet has been named to Canada’s national women’s A and B  teams.

Trinity Western middle Alicia Perrin, outside hitter Royal Richardson and setter Lauren Moncks were named to the team after impressive performances during Canada’s selection camp last week at the Univeristy of Manitoba’s Investors Group Athletic Centre.

Forty-nine players attended the selection camp, which ran May 21-25.

The trio joins Spartans setter Kelci French who was already with Canada’s senior side.

“For these girls, this is a fantastic opportunity for them in terms of personal development,” said Spartans coach Ryan Hofer. “They’ll be training in a competitive environment that will help push them and allow them to take their game to another level and, at the same time, this is going to be huge for our program as they’ll return having played at such a high level for at least an extra month this summer. These girls have worked hard and it’s great to see them rewarded for their efforts.”

This summer both the A and the B teams will train together for a one month period. In late June the A team will officially be selected and the B team will return to their hometowns. The A squad will then continue training and compete in some exhibition matches against Team Argentina in Winnipeg from July 7-10. Both Team Canada and Team Argentina will be preparing for the NORCECA Pan Am Cup in Mexico – a qualification event for the 2013 World Grand Prix – which both teams will be leaving for on July 11.

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