Volleyball Manitoba Announces 2017 Canada Games Beach Teams

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Volleyball Manitoba is pleased to announce the athletes for the 2017 Team Manitoba Canada Games Beach teams. The selection process wrapped up on June 25, following the Canada Games training and test event. Athletes were selected based on an assessment of current skills and potential, along with results from the past 2 seasons at Provincial, National or International beach volleyball events. Congratulations to the following athletes:

2017 Team Manitoba Canada Games Women’s Team:

Josie Abbott (Winnipeg, University of Manitoba) and Kearley Abbott (Winnipeg, University of Manitoba)

Alternate: Katie Friesen (Niverville, Florida International University)

Head Coach: Wanda Guenette

2017 Team Manitoba Canada Games Beach Men’s Team:              

Daniel Thiessen (Winnipeg, University of Winnipeg) and Ben Hooker (Winnipeg, University of Western Ontario)

Alternate: McKenzie Hildebrandt (Steinbach, Canadian Mennonite University)

Head Coach: Morgan Cheyne

As preparation, the teams will be competing in the Vancouver Open from July 14-16. The highlight will then be the 2017 Canada Summer Games, here in Winnipeg. The beach volleyball competition will take place from July 28 – August 4 at the Sargent Park Beach Volleyball Centre.

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