Volleyball (w) Roster
No. Athlete Position Height Yr Program Hometown High School
1 Portia SWITZER Setter 5'0" 1 Bachelor of Science White City, SK Luther College
2 Zoe DENDES Setter 5'9" 2 BACHELOR OF ARTS Nanaimo, BC Dover Bay
4 Tova RAE Outside 5'11" 3 Bachelor of Education Vancouver, BC Sir Winston Churchill
5 Kendall STEPHAN Outside 5'11" 1 BACHELOR OF SCIENCE Springwater, ON Eastview
6 Amanda DOBBYN Middle 6'1" 4 BACHELOR OF ARTS - GENERAL Nanaimo, BC Dover Bay
8 Chantal CUMMING Setter 5'9" 5 Exploratory University Studies North Vancouver Windsor
9 Megan GROENENDIJK Outside 5'10" 4 Bachelor of Science Chemainus, BC Duncan Christian
10 Josie HEENEY Libero 5'7" 1 BUSINESS ADMIN Ingersoll, ON Ingersoll District Collegiate
11 Karoline TORMENA Outside 6'2" 1 ESL Brusque-SC, Brazil EEB Francisco Mazzola
12 Maddie MCDONALD Outside 5'11" 1 Bachelors of Education Nanaimo, BC Dover Bay
13 Olivia NIEWCHAS Libero 5'8" 1 Recreation Tourism Cochrane, AB Bow Valley
14 Keira CHRISTENSEN Libero 5'8" 2 BACHELOR OF ARTS Nanaimo, BC Woodlands
15 Mahala GRUBAC Setter 6'0" 1 BACHELOR OF ARTS Nanaimo, BC NDSS
16 Danielle GROENENDIJK Outside 5'10" 2 BACHELOR OF SCIENCE Chemainus, BC Duncan Christian
17 Andrea CANKOVIC Outside 5'8" 4 Bachelor of Science Zadar, Croatia Juraj Barakovic
18 Taylor WICKSON Middle 6'1" 3 Exploratory University Studies Calgary, AB St Francis
19 Kayla PASSMORE Middle 5'11" 2 BACHELOR OF SCIENCE Sherwood Park, AB Bev Facey
20 Kenzie MCDONALD Outside 5'11" 3 Bachelor of Science Nanaimo, BC Wellington
Head Coach: Shane HYDE
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#1
Portia SWITZER
Setter, Freshman
5'0"
Bachelor of Science
White City, SK
Luther College

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#2
Zoe DENDES
Setter, Sophomore
5'9"
BACHELOR OF ARTS
Nanaimo, BC
Dover Bay

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#4
Tova RAE
Outside, Junior
5'11"
Bachelor of Education
Vancouver, BC
Sir Winston Churchill

Awards:
2018 CCAA National Champion
2018 PACWEST Silver Medalist
2017 CCAA Bronze Medalist
2017 PACWEST Gold Medalist
Athlete of the year 2013, 2015 & 2016, MVP at Bulldog Classic basketball tournament 2016, BC AAA Girls volleyball 2016 Provincial 2nd team all-star, Vancouver Girls Basketball Association tournament All-star 2016, academic Honour role

Previous team: Thunder
Highschool coach: Pearl Ling
Club coach: Titus & Carmina

Favourite food: blueberries & pasta (not together)
Favourite movie: Matilda
Favourite Athlete: Penny Oleksiak
Pre game ritual: eating frozen mango
Warm up song: This girl by Kungs & cookin' on 3 burners
Best sports moment: there are too many to just name 1!
Nobody believes me when I tell them: I took spinach to eat at the movies once
Favourite toy as a child: tamagotchi
I never tire about talking about: adventures
Where I see myself in 10 years: learning to bake at a bakery in France.

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#5
Kendall STEPHAN
Outside, Freshman
5'11"
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
Springwater, ON
Eastview

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#6
Amanda DOBBYN
Middle, Senior
6'1"
BACHELOR OF ARTS - GENERAL
Nanaimo, BC
Dover Bay

Awards and Accomplishments:
2018 CCAA National Champion
2018 PACWEST Silver Medalist
2017 CCAA Bronze Medalist
2017 PACWEST Gold Medalist

Previous teams: Dover Bay Dolphins, Mariners Volleyball Club, BHE Warriors

Highschool Coach: Dave Nelson

Club Coach: Jordan Church

Favorite food : Spaghetti
Favorite movie: The Princess Bride, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and Titanic. I can't pick one.
Favorite athlete: Gavin Schmitt
Pre game ritual: Getting in a good stretch
Warm up Song: Sail- AWOLNATION
Best sports moment: The Highschool AAA Island Championship final in grade 12, we lost but it was the best game we had ever played as a team.
Nobody believes me when I tell them:
My favorite toy as a child was: Casey the cow, until someone stole her from the pool locker room (I'm still bitter)
I never tire of talking about: Outer Space
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?: Doing whatever makes me happy

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#8
Chantal CUMMING
Setter, Senior
5'9"
Exploratory University Studies
North Vancouver
Windsor

2018 CCAA National Champion
2018 PACWEST Silver Medalist
2017 CCAA Bronze Medalist
2017 PACWEST Gold Medalist
2016 CCAA National Champion
2016 PACWEST Provincial Silver Medalist
2016 CCAA All-Star at Nationals
2015 PACWEST Gold Medalist

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#9
Megan GROENENDIJK
Outside, Senior
5'10"
Bachelor of Science
Chemainus, BC
Duncan Christian

Awards & Accomplishments :
Athletic:
2014 PACWEST Gold Medalist
2014 CCAA Bronze Medalist
2014 Mariner Academic Excellence award
2013 PACWEST Provincial Bronze medal
2013 PACWEST All-Rookie team
High School Female Athlete of the Year 2008-2012
First-team all-star at A high school volleyball provincials 2011
Academic:
Honor and Merit Roll 2008-2012
Student of Distinction 2011 & 2012

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#10
Josie HEENEY
Libero, Freshman
5'7"
BUSINESS ADMIN
Ingersoll, ON
Ingersoll District Collegiate

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#11
Karoline TORMENA
Outside, Freshman
6'2"
ESL
Brusque-SC, Brazil
EEB Francisco Mazzola

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#12
Maddie MCDONALD
Outside, Freshman
5'11"
Bachelors of Education
Nanaimo, BC
Dover Bay

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#13
Olivia NIEWCHAS
Libero, Freshman
5'8"
Recreation Tourism
Cochrane, AB
Bow Valley

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#14
Keira CHRISTENSEN
Libero, Sophomore
5'8"
BACHELOR OF ARTS
Nanaimo, BC
Woodlands

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#15
Mahala GRUBAC
Setter, Freshman
6'0"
BACHELOR OF ARTS
Nanaimo, BC
NDSS

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#16
Danielle GROENENDIJK
Outside, Sophomore
5'10"
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
Chemainus, BC
Duncan Christian

2018 CCAA National Champion
2018 PACWEST Silver Medalist

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#17
Andrea CANKOVIC
Outside, Senior
5'8"
Bachelor of Science
Zadar, Croatia
Juraj Barakovic

Awards:
2018 CCAA National Champion
2018 PACWEST Silver Medalist
2017 VIU International Education Award
2017 PACWEST Champion
VIU 2016 Rookie of the Year
2016 CCAA National Champion
2016 PACWEST Provincial Silver Medalist
Previous teams: OK Zadar (CRO) OK Fortis (CRO)
Highschool coach: Robert Kresoja
Club coach: Ivona Obajdin
Favorite food: Burek with cheese
Favorite movie: Filth
Favorite athlete: Nikola Karabatic
Pre game ritual: Stretching and eating chocolate
Warm up song: Queen - Don't Stop Me Now
Best sports moment: Winning Nationals 2016
Nobody believes me when i tell them: I wasn't sarcastic
My favorite toy as a child was: Puzzles
I never tire of talking about: Pranks
Where do you see yourself in 10 years: Wherever I want to go

This athlete is proudly sponsored by:

Gateway to India

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#18
Taylor WICKSON
Middle, Junior
6'1"
Exploratory University Studies
Calgary, AB
St Francis

2018 CCAA National Champion
2018 PACWEST Silver Medalist

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#19
Kayla PASSMORE
Middle, Sophomore
5'11"
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
Sherwood Park, AB
Bev Facey

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Kenzie MCDONALD
Outside, Junior
5'11"
Bachelor of Science
Nanaimo, BC
Wellington