Roster Selection Announcement

Volleyball BC is proud to announce the Male and Female rosters for the U19 Team BC Select teams. The top 18 athletes in British Columbia are selected for both male and female teams including 2 training alternates on the female roster. Athletes will represent British Columbia at the 2022 Canada Summer Games in Niagara, Ontario in August, as well as the Canada Cup in Calgary, Alberta in July. 

During the last Canada Cup in 2019, teams competed in Halifax, Nova Scotia where the Team BC Male Select team placed 1st in Division 1 and the Team BC Female Select team placed 3rd in Division 1. At the 2017 Canada Summer Games, teams competed in Winnipeg, Manitoba where the Team BC Female Select team placed 7th and our Team BC Male Select team placed 3rd.

Head Coach Charles Parkinson will lead the men’s team alongside Assistant Coach Kelvin Ma.

“The selection of Team BC this summer was extremely difficult as there were so many talented athletes committed to representing British Columbia. This year’s Selects are a blend of athlete’s who have completed their first year of College or University training and competition and others who have just finished up their high school careers. The team is deep in every position and the overall size, skill level, athleticism and work ethic are very impressive. Our coaching team can’t wait to work with this talented group all through a summer that will be geared towards performance volleyball. After training in both Vancouver and Kamloops our first major test will be the Canada Cup in July, where we’ll face teams from across Canada for the first time. This will be a sneak peak and help in our final preparation for the Canada Games in the Niagara Region in August, an event in which British Columbia has a rich history of success. Our goal is to build upon that tradition and with the athletes that have been selected, the summer program Volleyball BC has put together, and the great support of British Columbia’s Canada Games program, we’re confident men’s volleyball will Rock the House in 2022!”  – Charles Parkinson (Head Coach)

19U Team BC Select Male Roster:
Gavin Margerison (MB, Kelowna) Jr Heat
Nick Johnson (S, Surrey) Seaside
Hunter Arulpragasam (OH/OPP, Abbotsford) U of T
Piers De Greeff (OH, Victoria) VVA
Kyden Dmitruk (OH, Surrey) FVVC
Lucas Draper Maffia (S, Victoria) Camosun
Jordan Gazzola (MB, Surrey) York
Kai Higuchi (OH/OPP, Victoria) Ryerson
Owen Lam (OH, Vancouver) Douglas College
Jonathan Letkemann (L, Abbotsford) CBC
Sebastien Manuel (OH/OPP/S, Kelowna) Jr Heat
Aidan Palanca (L, Vancouver) FVVC
Liam Remple (MB, Vernon) TWU
Kieran Robinson-Dunning (MB,Victoria) Camosun
Jesse Umoren (MB, Victoria) VVA
Matthys Weststrate (MB, Kelowna) UBCO
Lucas Woelders (OH, Langley) FVVC
Chris Zimmerman (S, Prince George) PGYVC

Head Coach Ryan Adams will lead the women’s team alongside the Assistant Coaches Brent Hall, Gina Schmidt and Janelle Rozema.

“I’m extremely honored to coach this selected group of athletes as we move closer towards our goal of winning Gold at the Canada Summer Games. Thank you to all the school, club and post secondary coaches for all your hard work with these athletes and of course the parents. I have had the privilege to work with most of these athletes over the last 3 years and I believe I can speak for all the coaches when I say they are equally as great of people as they are volleyball players. I’m also very thankful and excited to work with our amazing coaching staff, Janelle Rozema, Brent Hall and Gina Schmidt, as well as our first class support staff of  Mischa Harris (Athlete Wellness) and Carl Neinhuis (Mental Performance). I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the players and other coaches who have been a part of this 3 year journey but are not with us this summer. Specifically to coaches Jodi Zybyszeski, Becki Garner, Erick Chou, and performance coach Gisele Kruger.  Thanks for all your hard work and support over the last three years. Lastly I want to say a special thank you to VBC Technical Director Jay Tremonti who has led our HP programs through these very challenging times. We wouldn’t be here without him. I believe we have the right people on the bus, and now it’s time to get to work so we can represent BC to the best of our abilities and bring home some hardware!” – Ryan Adams (Head Coach)

19U Team BC Select Female Roster:
Mia Ruse (OH, North Vancouver) BCO
Olivia Andulajevic (L, Victoria) Momentum Volley)
Macyn Unger (L, Prince George) PGYVC
Katarina Kovacevic (MB, West Vancouver) BCO
Madison Gardner (MB, Vernon) UBCO
Tianna Kehler (MB, Nanaimo) Mariners
Heather Benko (OH, Sechelt) BCO
Taylor De Boer (OH, Kelowna) Jr. Heat
Elizabeth Lee (OH, Richmond) BCO
Olivia Tymkiw (OH/OPP, Coldstream) UBCO
Maya Brodie-Rafuse (OH/OPP, Victoria) Momentum
Amy Bennett (S, Kelowna) Jr. Heat
Libby Meldrum (S, North Vancouver) BCO
Lucy Borowski (S/OPP, Vancouver) UBC
Ella Rohani (MB, North Vancouver) Ducks
Quincy Johnson (OH, Vancouver) Thunder

Alternates:
Grace Blaskovits (S/L, West Kelowna) Jr Heat
Anna Liniewski (MB, Burnaby) Capilano

Program Overview

The Team BC Select is the pinnacle program for athletes in the Team BC Development Pathway. Athletes are identified who have future potential to excel and compete for Canada at International levels in the future.

The 2022 Team BC Select program will identify BC’s top athletes (19U – 2003 or later), and select to train and compete at the Canada Summer Games. Athletes will train in a camp based program for up to 20 days. Training is led by a full coaching staff and integrated support team to ensure athletes meet their full potential. 

NOTE – All accredited athletes, coaches, managers, technical officials, participant assistants, venue pass holders, mission staff, guests and media must receive and provide proof of a complete and up-to-date series of a Health Canada approved COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to their arrival at the 2022 or the 2023 Canada Games. For more information please click HERE

Eligible Athletes

Team BC Select 19U – BC athletes born in 2003 or later.

Note: The extended 16-month age categories do not apply for the Team BC Select 19U program. Athletes attending school on a full-time basis outside their province/territory of permanent residence during the year of the Canada Games shall be permitted to compete for either their province/territory of permanent residence or the province/territory in which the athlete attends school. For full eligibility please refer to the Canada Games website here.

Athlete Identification & Selection Process

Step 1 – Athlete Identification 

Eligible athletes are identified for participation in a Team BC Select Program Final Selection Camp. 

Athletes are identified in the following ways:

Identification Path 1: Athlete Identification
Eligible Athletes who previously participated with the Team BC Select program in 2021 are invited to register and participate with the Team BC Select final selection camp.  Eligible Athletes who have not previously participated may be identified and invited through observation in University & College leagues, previous Team BC & Volleyball Canada programs and/or the Volleyball BC Club Season. Athletes who have been identified will receive email confirmation by no later than January 31st for an invitation to the Team BC Select  Final Selection Camp.

Identification Path 2: Open Video Identification
Eligible Athletes who have not been previously identified may submit a video application for identification to be invited to the program selection camp. Athletes who have received an invitation for the program do not need to submit a video for evaluation.

Cost: $30

Registration Deadline: April 1st

Athletes submission to be evaluated after the registration deadline, and to be notified by no later than April 8th.

Registration: https://volleyballbc.canada.sportsmanager.ie/sportlomo/users/registration-login/1840

Full video identification submission details can be found HERE

Team BC Selection Criteria and Identification Matrix can be found HERE

Step 2 – Team BC Select Program Selection Camp

Eligible Athletes: BC athletes born in 2003 or later who have been identified and invited to participate in the program selection camp.

Number of Positions Available: up to 18 athletes to be selected training and the Canada Cup Competition. Up to 2 Training Alternates may be selected for training only. 

* Final travel roster of 12 athletes for the Canada Games to be selected at a later date.

Selection Policy & Criteria: Athletes selection for the Team BC Select Program will follow the Volleyball BC Selection Policy, and evaluated based on the Team BC Athlete Identification Matrix. 

Team BC Select Selection Camp – Males & Females

Location: Harry Jerome Sports Centre, Burnaby
Date & Times: April 29 – May 1

Times:
Male Schedule
April 29th – 8-10 am & 1-330 pm
April 30th – 8-10 am & 1-330 pm
May 1st – 8-3 pm

Females
April 29th – 10-12 am & 330-6 pm
April 29th – 10-12 am & 330-6 pm
May 1st – 8-3 pm
*selection camp schedule tentative, subject to change

Cost
: $175
Registration: HEREOpens February 1st, registration due February 28th April 1st.

Program Coaches

Female Program
Head Coach – Ryan Adams
Assistant Coaches – Gina Schmidt, Janelle Rozema, Brent Hall

Male Program
Head Coach – Charles Parkinson
Assistant Coaches – Kelvin Ma

Team BC Select Training & Competition Schedule

Team BC Select program will consist of 20 days of centralized weekend training camps, and training blocks leading up to the Canada Cup competition July 20-24th in Calgary and the Canada Games August 14-22nd in Niagara ON.

Team BC Select Training Schedule can be found HERE.

2022 Canada Summer Games Website Information – https://niagara2022games.ca/

2022 Canada Summer Games Vaccination Requirement: As a result of the ongoing global pandemic the Canada Games Council, with the support of the 2022 Canada Games Host Society, has made the decision to require accredited individuals at the 2022 Games to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to take part in the Games. For more information on the vaccine requirement please visit https://www.canadagames.ca/about/corporate-resources#policies

Program Fees

Travel Athlete: $3050

Fees include 20 days of training, performance services, Team BC apparel, travel and participation in the Pre-Competition at the Canada Cup and the Canada Summer Games. Food and accommodation services will be provided for both competitions and training block #1. 

Training Alternate Athlete: $1450

Fees include 13 days of training, performance services, Team BC apparel, Food and accommodation services will be provided for training block #1. 

Last Update: February 24 2022
Information tentative, & subject to change
Contact: [email protected]