Spartans' Koslowsky named to Canadian junior national team

Trinity Western libero Tyler Koslowsky has been chosen for the Canadian junior national team. - Scott Stewart/TWU Athletics
Trinity Western libero Tyler Koslowsky has been chosen for the Canadian junior national team.
— image credit: Scott Stewart/TWU Athletics

Tyler Koslowsky has been named to the Canadian junior national men's volleyball team.

Koslowsky, a libero, cracked the roster following an impressive performance last weekend playing for Team B.C. Red at the National Team Challenge Cup in Gatineau, Que. He'll spend the next month at the National Training Centre in Gatineau in preparation for the NORCECA Junior Championship, which runs from Aug. 24 to Sept. 2 in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Koslowsky's ascension to the junior national squad is all the more remarkable considering he only began playing the libero position full-time last season, his first with the Trinity Western Spartans. He'd previously been a setter with the Mennonite Educational Institute Eagles.

“Tyler's progression is much faster than we had thought,” said Spartans coach Ben Josephson. “We believed he would develop into one of the nation's premier libero players by the end of his career. But we didn't think he would, in just a year and a half of playing the position, establish himself as a premier libero in his age class nationally.

"I believe he has accomplished this with a tireless work ethic and a pursuit of technical perfection in his craft. He cares about the details and his teammates and those two characteristics have led him to this point of representing his country in volleyball. We couldn't be more proud of him and how far he has come.”

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