Langley’s Dan Jansen Van Doorn will once again spend time with the Canadian senior national team this summer. Jansen Van Doorn — who helped Canada finish fifth at the 2016 Rio Olympics — is one of seven TWU men’s program alum on the team. And four former TWU women’s team players are with Canada’s women’s national team program. Gary Ahuja Langley Times file photo

Langley well represented on national team

Seven former Trinity Western men’s volleyball players and four women’s program alum get call for Canada

Canada’s senior men’s volleyball program has a distinctive Langley flavour.

Seven former members of the Trinity Western Spartans men’s volleyball program — including a pair of Langley residents — will play for either Canada’s senior A or senior B teams.

Langley’s Dan Jansen Van Doorn — a graduate of Langley Christian before he played for the Spartans — and Rudy Verhoeff, who now calls Langley his off-season home, Steve Marshall and Lucas Van Berkel are on the Canada’s senior A squad.

Jansen Van Doorn, Verhoeff and Marshall represented Canada at last summer’s Olympic Games in Rio, helping the Canadian side finish fifth.

The 18-player team will be compete in the FIVB World League.

The championships begin June 2 and run until July 8.

The first round of the competition will see Canada head off to Serbia for competition.

Blake Scheerhoorn, Ryan Sclater and Tyler Koslowsky will wear the Maple Leaf for the senior B team.

And four former Spartans women’s players are also spending time this summer with the Canadian national team.

Alicia Perron, Kristen Moncks, Elly Wendel and Nikki Cornwall have all been selected.

Perron, Moncks and Wendel are on the 24-player roster while Cornwall is one of three reserves.

The team is set for a busy summer which includes the Pan Am Cup in Peru in June and the FIVB World Grand Prix in July in Richmond. They are also off to California June 12 to 14 to train and play against their U.S. counterparts.

Just Posted

B.C. freestyle skier wins gold

Cassie Sharpe of Comox shines in the halfpipe

Jacob Tremblay tells Langley film fest about playing a boy with facial differences

It was a long stay in a makeup chair, but it could have been even longer

Langley Rivermen inviting fans to anti-bullying painting party

Come down to George Preston Recreation Centre Wednesday night to take stand against bullying

Update: Eyewitnesses kept driver who hit Langley pedestrian from fleeing (with video)

Police issue tickets for multiple offences after Sunday incident

VIDEO: A Langley man travels coast-to-coast to honour Canada’s national symbol

The “Beaver appreciation tour” was timed for country’s 150th birthday

Update: Police report “physical altercation” during Langley gas station holdup (with video)

Incident on Glover Road involving armed robber draws massive police response

Virtue and Moir end ice dance careers with Olympic gold

Virtue and Moir’s gold medal win at the Olympics makes them the world’s most decorated figure skaters

Canadians find living in small spaces teaches creativity

Canadian families choosing to live in small spaces to bring closeness to children

SAR suspends search for missing man at Sun Peaks

RCMP will continue to search for a missing man near Kamloops but SAR has suspended their role

Lottery will help save children’s lives

Each ticket gets you a chance to win a lot of money, while helping a lot of kids

B.C. RCMP officer officially cleared in car wash shooting incident

A report found the Salmon Arm officer fired 14 bullets at the man’s truck

Fallen cedar knocks out Otter area power

Strong gusts of wind caused an entire cedar to split off and crash into power lines

Aldergrove U18 soccer boys keep on win streak

Aldergrove’s boys prevailed in this game and have a 8 win, 1 tie and 2 loss record

Interest in Canadian Armed Forces remains high

Canada seeks about 5,000 recruits each year for its regular forces of about 68,000

Most Read