2011 Summer Universiade: UBC's Shanice Marcelle named to Canada women's vb roster

2011 Summer Universiade: UBC's Shanice Marcelle named to Canada women's vb roster

OTTAWA (CIS) – Canadian Interuniversity Sport, in conjunction with Volleyball Canada, announced Tuesday the 12 student-athletes who will represent Canada in women’s volleyball at the 26th Summer Universiade in August in Shenzhen, China.

2011 Summer Universiade

Team Canada 

The Canadian roster is comprised of 10 CIS and two NCAA standouts. The Canada West conference dominates the selection with eight representatives including the reigning CIS player of the year, UBC’s Shanice Marcelle.

The six-foot outside hitter, who was born in Toronto but grew up in Victoria, was also named MVP of the CIS championship in 2011 after she led the Thunderbirds to their fourth straight national title. And superb indoor and outdoor player, she has represented Canada at the under-19 and under-21 world beach championships.

Also in is a talented group of hitters for the Shenzhen Games are UBC teammate Lisa Barclay of Brandon, Man., Manitoba’s Kristi Hunter of Roblin, Man. and Alberta’s Krista Zubick of St. Albert, Alta.and U of A's Jaclyn Ellis of Mississauga, Ont., University of Regina’s Beth Clark of Saskatoon, Manitoba’s Tricia Mayba of Winnipeg and Trinity Western’s Alicia Perrin of Creston, B.C.

Team Canada
Position  Name   Height (cm)  University Hometown 
Setter  Jaclyn Ellis  183  Alberta  Mississauga, Ont.
Setter  Alexandra Lojen 180  Montreal Montreal, Que.
Middle  Beth Clark  184  Regina  Saskatoon, Sask.
Middle  Tricia Mayba  185  Manitoba Winnipeg, Man.
Middle  Jaimie Thibeault 188  Montana Sylvan Lake, Alta.
Middle  Alicia Perrin  192  Trinity Western Creston, B.C.
Left Side Lisa Barclay  188  UBC  Brandon, Man.
Left Side Kristi Hunter  175  Manitoba Roblin, Man.
Left Side Shanice Marcelle 180  UBC  Victoria, B.C.
Left Side Marie-Sophie Nadeau 183  Montreal Saint-Aimé, Que.
Left Side Krista Zubick  183  Alberta  St. Albert, Alta.
Libero  Noémie Lefebvre 175  Syracuse Terrebonne, Que.

Head coach  Alain Pelletier   Laval  Quebec City, Que.
Coach   Lee Carter   Brandon Brandon, Man.
Coach & Team Leader Joely Christian-Macfarlane Queen’s Kingston, Ont.
Athletic Therapist Christine Johnston  -  Winnipeg, Man   

A: China, Japan, Sweden, Belarus
B: Italy, Brazil, Slovenia, Ukraine
C: Poland, Taiwan, CANADA, France
D: Russia, Thailand, Norway, Hong Kong

Aug. 14 : Poland vs. Canada 
Aug. 15: Taiwan vs. Canada
Aug. 16: France vs. Canada
Aug. 18: Quarter-finals
Aug. 19: Semifinals
Aug. 21: Bronze & Final

Top Canadian Results
1997 (Sicily, Italy): 4th 
1983 (Edmonton, Canada): 4th

Recent Canadian Results
2009 (Belgrade, Serbia): 13th
2007 (Bangkok, Thailand): 11th
2005 (Izmir, Turkey): 12th 
2003 (Daegu, South Korea): 11th 
2001 (Beijing, China): 8th

About the Summer Universiade
The Summer Universiade is an international multi-sport event that takes place every two years and is second only to the Olympic Games in the number of participating athletes and countries. The Universiade is open to competitors who are at least 17 and less than 28 years of age as of January 1 in the year of the Games. Participants must be full-time students at a post-secondary institution (university, college, CEGEP) or have graduated from a post-secondary institution in the year preceding the event.

About Canadian Interuniversity Sport
Canadian Interuniversity Sport is the national governing body of university sport in Canada. Fifty-two universities, 10,000 student-athletes and 550 coaches vie for 21 national championships in 12 different sports. CIS also provides high performance international opportunities for Canadian student-athletes at Winter and Summer Universiades, as well as numerous world university championships. For further information, visit www.cis-sic.ca.

About Canada West Universities Athletic Association
Canada West is consistently the most decorated of the four conferences in Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS), winning at least 10 CIS national titles every year, 1997 to 2010. Comprised of 14 schools (15 on Sept. 1, 2011), from the provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia, Canada West produces numerous major award winners and Academic All-Canadian student-athletes each year, with many going on to athletic success around the globe in pro leagues or events such as the Olympics, Paralympics or Universiade Games. "cwuaa" on Twitter.

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