Koppers chosen for Canada Games team

Pakmen’s Brandon Koppers made an impression at the Team Ontario tryouts recently for the Canada Games. The 18 year old Georgetown native made the U21 team and will represent Ontario at the upcoming Canada Games this summer. Read below for more details:

Posted on the Ontario Volleyball Association website.

Canada Games Indoor Teams Announced
The 21U Men’s and 20U Women’s Canada Games Team Selection Camp was held at the York University this past weekend May 17th to 19th.

After three rigorous days of drills, scrimmages, testing and evaluations, the Ontario Volleyball Association is proud to announce the list of successful athletes who will represent Ontario at Canada Games. The first Canada Games was held in February 1967 in Quebec City. The event has since grown to become the biggest and most prestigious multi-sport competition offered to young Canadians. The volleyball event will be held August 1-9, 2013 in Sherbrooke, Quebec.

20U Women’s Canada Games Team
Emily Betteridge
Lauren Stirling
Chelsea Briscoe
Alix Durivage
Taylor Brisebois
Vicky Savard
Kaly Soro
Sophie Carpentier
Danielle Brisebois
Emily Nicholishen
Brett Hagarty
Julie Longman

Alternates:
Ashleigh Andzel
Nikki Slikboer
Rebecca Steckle

Head Coach: Michelle Wood
Assistant Coach: Evan Williams
Assistant Coach: Dale Melnick

21U Men’s Canada Games Team
Jori Mantha
Patrick Strzalkowski
Dan Groenveld
Austin Smith
Alex Elliott
Robert Wojcik
Tyler Scheerhoorn
Aleksa Miladinovic
Marko Dakic
Andrew Kocur
Markus Trence
Jeff Ardron
Brandon Koppers
Alexander Duncan-Thibault
Reed May

Head Coach: Jeff Chung
Assistant Coach: Frank St. Denis
Assistant Coach: Danny Gosselin

The OVA would like to thank all the coaches who assisted during the weekend. The selection process was made very difficult by the outstanding group of athletes who attended the selection camp. The OVA is proud to have these athletes and coaches representing our province and would like to wish both teams the best of luck as they strive for gold in Sherbrooke.