FIVB - Volleyball World League

TEAM COMPOSITION


 CAN / Canada

 
Team manager Julien Boucher
Coach Glenn Hoag
Assistant coach Vincent Pichette
Doctor
Physiotherapist Mathieu Seguin
   
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  1 Tyler Sanders Sanders 14.12.1991 191 81 326 308 Abiant Lycurgus
  2   John Gordon Perrin Perrin 17.08.1989 201 95 353 329 Arkas Sport Club
  L 3 Daniel Lewis Lewis 03.04.1976 189 86 340 325 ZAKSA Kedzierzyn-Kozle
  4   Jason Derocco Derocco 19.09.1989 198 94 342 318 Nantes Rezé Métropole Volley
  5 Rudy Verhoeff Verhoeff 24.06.1989 198 88 349 317 CHAUMONT VB 52
  6   Justin Duff Duff 10.05.1988 202 94 370 335 Jakarta Energy
  7 Dallas Soonias Soonias 25.04.1984 200 91 356 323 Fujian VC
  8   Adam Simac Simac 09.08.1983 203 101 348 336 PV Lugano
  9 Dustin Schneider Schneider 27.02.1985 182 82 322 297 ZAKSA Kedzierzyn-Kozle
  10   Toontje Van Lankvelt Van Lankvelt 01.07.1984 197 91 347 317 Asul Lyon Volley
  11 Steve Brinkman Brinkman 12.01.1978 203 96 344 335 Panachaiki Gymnastiki Enosi
  12   Gavin Schmitt Schmitt 27.01.1986 208 106 372 340 Arkas Sport Club
  13 Christopher Hoag C.Hoag 03.09.1988 192 79 335 317 SAEMS Tourcoing VB
  14   Adam Kaminski Kaminski 27.05.1984 205 89 355 335 WKS Czarni Radom
  C 15 Frederic Winters Winters 25.09.1982 195 98 359 327 Beijing BAIC Motors
  16   Stephen Gotch Gotch 18.10.1985 194 90 339 315 Panachaiki Gymnastiki Enosi
  17 Graham Vigrass Vigrass 17.06.1989 205 97 354 330 Arago de SETE VB
  18   Nicholas Hoag N.Hoag 19.08.1992 200 91 342 322 TOURS VB
  19 Blair Cameron Bann Bann 26.02.1988 184 84 314 295 Nantes Rezé Métropole Volley
  20   Ciaran Mcgovern Mcgovern 05.06.1989 181 80 336 312 Evivo Duren
  21 Jay Blankenau Blankenau 27.09.1989 194 94 334 307 MAS NIKI Aiginiou
  22   Steven Marshall Marshall 23.11.1989 190 87 350 322 Team Canada
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

Canada will enter the World League in confident mood on the back of an impressive display in last year’s competition in Argentina when they finished fifth. That performance followed the ending of a five-year absence from the World League in 2012, when the team finished third in their pool and 12th overall. A win over Finland in the last match of pool play secured their place in the 2013 edition of the competition. The team also finished second behind the United States in last year’s NORCECA Continental Championship in Langley, US. Under the guidance of coach Glenn Hoag - a veteran of the 1980s side which is considered Canada’s best ever - the present crop will be highly motivated to build on their recent good form. Also in their sights is the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto with the ultimate goal being qualification for Rio 2016 and the prospect of ending a 24-year absence from the Olympic Games.

Canada have taken many steps forward since they began competing at international level in 1959. Their achievements include a fourth-place finish at the 1984 Olympic Games, a bronze medal at the 1999 Pan American Games and top-three NORCECA Championship finishes. The team narrowly missed out on qualification for London 2012.

Coach profile

Glenn Hoag played for Canada from 1981 to 1986 and was part of the team that produced the country’s best ever result, a fourth-place finish at the Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games. He played for clubs in Europe for a decade, winning three national titles in France and the French Cup twice. As a coach in France he guided Paris Volley to 2011 triumphs in the championship, the French Cup and European Champions Cup. Hoag also has a Turkish national title on his coaching resume along with two Slovenian championships. He was appointed head coach of Canada’s men’s team in 2006. In 2011 he was inducted into the Quebec Volleyball Hall of Fame in recognition of his accomplishments as a player.