Team Alberta had some great performances and results at the National Team Challenge Cup (NTCC), headlined by the women’s 17U and 18U teams who met up in the gold medal final. The 17U team came out on top winning 3-1 in a very close match. Also on the women’s side, Alberta Blue defeated Ontario Black to bring home a bronze medal in the 16U division, while Alberta White beat Manitoba Gold on the consolation side of the draw.
Seven Alberta athletes were named to the Youth National Development Team, congratulations to: Parker Austin, Claire Cossarini, Kassandra Hordal, Tabitha Martin, Danielle Price, Stella Rains, and Myja Wildenhoff.
The men were competing in Kingston, Ontario at Queen’s University. Team Alberta’s 17U & 18U teams had the unfortunate circumstance of meeting up in the first round of playoffs. The 17U team were the better team on this day, winning in straight sets 3-0. The 18U team would win all their remaining matches to finish in fifth place, while the 17U team defeated Quebec 1 for the bronze medal. Our 16U team also brought home a bronze medal, beating BC Blue three sets to one.
Alberta had twelve athletes named to the Youth National Development Team, congratulations to: Mathias Elser, Caleb Funk, Jayden Heibert, Liam Huth, Cameron Kern, Jordan Krause, Matthew Neaves, Mitchell Newman, Jordan Peters, Hunter Stewart, Caleb Weiss, and Ryan Zachary.
Congratulations to all the athletes and coaches, who made a significant commitment and contribution this summer.
16U Girls Blue: Skylar Sieben, Parker Austin, Jessica Osczevski, Parres Holliday, Hope Kotun, Lauryn Tremblay, Claire Cossarini, Julianna Truscott, Nyadholi Thokbuom, Zoe Flowers, Stella Rains, Kassandra Hordal, Josephine Lalonde-Bester (program alternate), Siarra Pless (program alternate). Coaches: Nicole Ban, Kate Rozendaal.
16U Girls White: Tori Baird, Meaghan Mealey, Amaya Perry, Mikayla Benterud, Mariah Bereziuk, Trinity Solecki, Journey Flewell, Dora Komlodi, Quinn Anderson, Jayce Day, Reinali Calisin, Madi Stevens, Siobhan Toal (program alternate), & Mary Murray (program alternate). Coaches: Ian McIntyre, Mariah Walsh
17U Women: Lexi Peart, Elyse Hart, Myja Wildenhoff, Danielle Price, Haley Roe, Marina Culo, Jenae Eisler, Milana Zivak, Emma Kieftenbeld, Madison Marshall, Kacey Jost, Lauren Kroetsch, Amanda McDonald (alternate) & Justine Collins (alternate). Coaches: Christine Smyth & Carolyn O’Dwyer.
18U Women: Mackenzie Gladue, Renae Lapins, Vanessa Jarman, Tess Pearman, Tabitha Martin, Erin Corbett, Danielle Kath, Sydney Austin, Rachel Jorvina, Jamie Brown, Jadyn Leong, Kayla Passmore, Kaitlyn Kuchinka (alternate), & Sydney Tonner (alternate). Coaches: Janelle Rozema & Rhonda Schmuland.
16U Boys: Mathias Elser, Cameron Kern, Ayden Rust, Matt Neaves, Hunter Stewart, Jayden Hiebert, Tanner Piers, JJ Graham, Greg Kaliel, Oscar Gent, Michael Ingstrup, Domonic Losier, Sam Elger (alternate), & Noah Campbell (alternate). Coaches: Craig Wourms & Jordan Taylor
17U Men: Caleb Weiss, Mitchell Newman, Liam Huth, Caleb Funk, Chris Seyffert, Zachari Gotmy, Ryan Zachary, Parker Biletsky, Jordan Krause, Jaxson Thys, Trey Weinmeier, Jackson Brennan, & Tyler Jodoin. Coaches: Brock Davidiuk & Brad Poplwaski
18U Men: Keal Prince, Mark Alexander, Jordan Peters, Marshall Koch, Luke Harvey, Jake Jessup, Garrett Corkery, Jake Fleming, Reece Lehman, Winston Voogd, Jared Krogen, Jonathan Milne, Dexter Mackie (alternate), & Connor Sinnamon (alternate). Coaches: Mike Hawkins & Greg Gulash.