FIVB - Women's Volleyball World Cup 2011

TEAM COMPOSITION

 CAN / Canada - Team Composition

 
Team manager Julien Boucher
Head coach Glenn Hoag
Assistant coach Vincent Pichette
Doctor
Therapist / trainer Kristian Seguin
Journalist
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block
  1 Louis-Pierre Mainville Mainville 03.04.1986 200 100 340 324
  2   Nicholas Cundy Cundy 14.09.1983 191 88 350 320
  L 3 Daniel Lewis Lewis 03.04.1976 189 86 340 325
  4   Joshua Howatson Howatson 07.10.1984 199 95 346 325
  5 Brock Davidiuk Davidiuk 24.04.1983 194 88 333 310
  6   Justin Duff Duff 10.05.1988 202 94 370 335
  7 Dallas Soonias Soonias 25.04.1984 200 91 356 323
  8   Adam Simac Simac 09.08.1983 203 101 348 336
  9 Dustin Schneider Schneider 27.02.1985 182 82 322 297
  10   Toontje Van Lankvelt Van Lankvelt 01.07.1984 197 91 347 317
  11 Steve Brinkman Brinkman 12.01.1978 203 96 344 335
  12   Gavin Schmitt Schmitt 27.01.1986 208 106 372 340
  13 Olivier Faucher Faucher 14.09.1984 191 85 330 305
  14   Adam Kaminski Kaminski 27.05.1984 205 89 355 335
  C 15 Frederic Winters Winters 25.09.1982 195 98 359 327
  16   Stephen Gotch Gotch 18.10.1985 194 90 339 315
  17 Alexandre Gaumont Casias Casias 26.11.1984 195 95 360 325
  18   John Gordon Perrin Perrin 17.08.1989 201 95 353 329
  L 19 Blair Bann Bann 26.02.1988 182 88 314 288
  20   Ciaran Mcgovern Mcgovern 05.06.1989 181 80 336 312
  21 Spencer Leiske Leiske 03.05.1988 204 112 339 322
  22   Max Burt Burt 25.07.1988 207 101 350 327
  23 Jacob Kilpatrick Kilpatrick 17.12.1988 207 100 345 330
  24   Sander Ratsep Ratsep 24.04.1988 195 88 330 312
  25 Graham Vigrass Vigrass 17.06.1989 205 97 354 330
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

Currently ranked 18th in the world, Canada has taken many steps forward since it began international competition in 1959. Results of note include fourth at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games, bronze at the 1999 Pan American Games, plus numerous World Cup and World Championship berths and top-three NORCECA Championship finishes.

2007 saw a long-awaited return to the prestigious FIVB World League, but numerous injuries to its veterans and starters dealt a devastating blow to their goal of a second place finish in their pool. Injuries continued to plague the squad throughout 2007, however, its youngsters proved their worth, producing an impressive second place finish at the 2007 FISU Games in Bangkok, Thailand.

A disappointing end to the last quadrennial was evident when Canada failed to qualify for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, but that has been put in the past and the team is now focused on new goals. Still under the guidance of Glenn Hoag, the team is re-energized and motivated like never before. They qualified for and competed in the 2010 World Championship in Italy, but after drawing a very tough pool and defeating Serbia, Canada wasn't able to carry the momentum and lost to Germany to finish fourth in their group to crash out in 19th place.

Canada started their 2011 season by finishing third at the 2011 Pan Am Cup in Gatineau, Canada and in doing so earned their chance to qualify for the 2012 World League, which they did by beating Slovakia and then Puerto Rico.

At the 2011 NORCECA Championship, Canada was looking at their first opportunity to qualify for the 2012 London Olympic Games, but were beaten to a top-two spot by Cuba in the semifinals before beating the Puerto Ricans to bronze.

Coach profile

Glenn Hoag has been an integral part of the Canada side since May 2006 when he became coach of the team. Since then he has led them in over 100 matches.

Previously, Hoag was coach of Paris Volley of France, Ach Volley Bled Slovenia and was assistant coach for France at the 2004 Olympic Games where they finished ninth.