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Canada announces beach volleyball players


OTTAWA, Canada, February 9, 2017 - Canada’s national beach athletes have been officially named for the 2017 season.


After a record-breaking past year for Canadian beach volleyball; with three top-10 Olympic finishes and multiple podium finishes on the World Tour and NORCECA circuits, Canadian beach teams are again ready to take on the world.


"It will be very interesting and exciting to see how our teams perform early in the season and with several new partner pairings," said Canada’s beach volleyball team head coach, Steve Anderson. "We are carrying the support and momentum of a ground-breaking couple of years into the next Olympic cycle toward Tokyo 2020."


2017 Canadian Beach Volleyball Team (Senior)

Ben Saxton, Chaim Schalk, Sam Schachter, Sam Pedlow, Grant O'Gorman, Mike Plantinga, Felipe Humana-Paredes, Cam Wheelan, Garrett May, Simon Fecteau-Boutin, Sergiy Grabovskyy, Jake MacNeil, Aaron Nusbaum, James Battiston, Dallas Keith and Liam Kopp.


Heather Bansley, Sarah Pavan, Melissa Humana-Paredes, Taylor Pischke, Jamie Broder, Kristina May, Sophie Bukovec, Brandie Wilkerson, Julie Gordon, Megan Nagy, Rachel Cockrell, Marie-Christine Lapointe, Caleigh Cruickshank, Caleigh Whitaker, Tessa Davis, Charlotte Sider and Hélène Rancourt.