FIVB - Volleyball World Grand Prix

TEAM COMPOSITION


 CAN / Canada

 
Team manager Julien Boucher
Coach Arnd Ludwig
Assistant coach Scott Koskie
Doctor
Physiotherapist Byron Bahniuk
   
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  L 1 Janie Guimond Guimond 11.04.1984 165 62 288 288 Terville Florange
  2   Lisa Barclay Barclay 07.06.1992 188 84 316 297 University of British Columbia
  C 3 Brittney Page Page 04.02.1984 184 77 309 292 SC Potsdam
  4   Kyla Richey Richey 20.06.1989 188 83 309 292 Yesilyurt
  5 Danielle Smith Smith 29.04.1990 178 68 291 277 Team Canada
  6   Kelci French French 28.01.1990 183 73 298 279 AEK Larnaca
  7 Marie-Pier Murray-Methot Murray-Methot 23.03.1986 185 86 307 291 SC Potsdam
  8   Jaimie Thibeault Thibeault 23.09.1989 188 79 302 286 Chateau dAx Urbino Volley
  9 Tabitha Love Love 11.09.1991 196 85 323 307 Budowlani Lodz
  10   Marisa Field Field 10.07.1987 189 71 312 297 Vfb Suhl
  11 Tesca Andrew-Wasylik Andrew-Wasylik 11.08.1990 173 59 292 277 Team Canada
  13   Marie-Sophie Nadeau Nadeau 10.10.1989 184 84 307 292 University of Montreal
  14 Lucille Charuk Charuk 13.08.1989 188 88 315 296 OK Kamnik
  15   Rebecca Pavan Pavan 17.04.1990 192 67 314 300 Allianz Volley Stuttgart
  16 Kelly Nyhof Nyhof 26.06.1991 180 81 306 292 Humber College
  17   Megan Cyr Cyr 01.06.1990 182 75 297 282 Allianz Volley Stuttgart
  18 Shanice Marcelle Marcelle 28.05.1990 180 67 306 286 Dresdner SC
  19   Jennifer Lundquist Lundquist 09.10.1991 178 76 300 282 Team Canada
  L 20 Dana Cranston Cranston 05.12.1991 191 73 317 308 Istres Ouest Provenence
  21   Jennifer Cross Cross 04.07.1992 195 81 315 296 University of Michigan
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

Canada coach Arnd Ludwig sees nothing but positives coming from Canada’s involvement in the World Grand Prix for the first time since their 2003 debut, when they finished equal 11th. Ludwig's men will start their campaign against Peru in Pool J.

The Canadians began the year ranked 20th in the world, up three places since 2012. They have competed seven times at the World Championship, most recently in 2010. Their best results were 11th place finishes in 1974 and 1982.

They have taken two silver medals and eight bronzes at the NORCECA Championship and also took bronze at the 1995 Pan American Games. As host of the Pan American Games next year, the team will be relishing the prospect of playing on home territory next year and will be under pressure to improve on their seventh-place finish in 2011.

Coach profile

Arnd ‘Lupo’ Ludwig will be hoping Canada can make an impact in Pool J as they take part in their first World Grand Prix since 2003. 

The German was appointed coach in 2009 and the following year marshalled the team at the World Championship, which they exited after the first round. Ludwig was assistant coach with the German women’s team from 1999-2002 and took part in their campaigns at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, 2001 European Championship and 2002 World Grand Prix, finishing third in the latter. 

He coached Dresdner SC women’s team in Germany’s top division from 2002 until 2009 and led them to the title in 2007. His team were beaten finalists in the German Cup the same season.