Royce Hinton | Posted: 19 May 2017 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Gray selected for Canada's national team

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OTTAWA, Ontario – Former BYU women's volleyball All-American Alexa Gray was named to Volleyball Canada's 2017 Women's National Team roster, the organization announced this week. 

"With a nice mix of returning veterans and up-and-coming young athletes – our 2017 National Team is very promising," Volleyball Canada High Performance Director Julien Boucher said. "Following the largest women’s selection camp ever, our program will undoubtedly see a new beginning in its new training center in Richmond."

The women’s selection camp wrapped up on May 12, with head coach Marcello Abbondanza assigning Gray as one of 24 players (with three additional reserve players) to the National Team roster. 

Rosters for specific events will be named at a later date. Visit the Volleyball Canada site for more program information.

2017 Summer Schedule (subject to change):

  • June 12-14: Training with the U.S. Women's National Team (Anaheim, California)
  • June 15-26: Pan Am Cup (Peru)
  • July 7-9: FIVB World Grand Prix (Argentina)
  • July 14-16: FIVB World Grand Prix (Puerto Rico)
  • July 21-23: FIVB World Grand Prix (Richmond, BC, Canada)
  • July 29-30: FIVB World Grand Prix Group 2 Finals (Czech Republic)
  • October 7-15: NORCECA Continental Championship (Trinidad & Tobago)

2017 Roster

Courtney Baker; Bridgewater, NS
Brianna Beamish; Surrey, BC
Marie-Alex Bélanger; Saint-Alphonse-Rodriguez, QC
Danielle Brisebois; Caledon, ON
Margaret Casault; Edmonton, AB
Lucille Charuk; Vancouver, BC
Alissa Coulter; Calgary, AB
Jennifer Cross; Scarborough, ON
Megan Cyr; St. Andrews, MB
Alina Dormann; Ottawa, ON
Anna Feore; Stratford, ON
Marisa Field; Kelowna, BC
Alexa Gray; Calgary, AB
Shae Harris; North Vancouver, BC
Shainah Joseph; Ottawa, ON
Aidan Lea; Kelowna, BC
Kristen Moncks; Standard, AB
Alicia Ogoms; Winnipeg, MB
Alicia Perrin; Creston, BC
Michaela Reesor; Caledon, ON
Kyla Richey; Roberts Creek, BC
Danielle Smith; Kelowna, BC/Beaverlodge, AB
Layne Van Buskirk; Windsor, ON
Elizabeth Wendel; Caronport, SK

Sarah Chase; Campbell River, BC
Nikki Cornwall; Coquitlam, BC
Alison McKay; Port Moody, BC

Head coach: Marcello Abbondanza
Assistant coaches: Vincenzo Mallia, Daniele Alpi, Gina Schmidt and Dan Huzar
Statistician: Darrin Moreira
Head athletic therapist: Morgan Sangster
Team manager: Chrissy Benz

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