OTTAWA, Ontario — Sophomore Sarah Chase has been named to Canada's 2017 Women's National Team roster after a strong indoor and beach season for Saint Mary's, Volleyball Canada announced today.
The outside hitter is one of 24 players that will represent Canada on the national team's roster. The women's selection camp wrapped up on May 12, with Canada's national team head coach Marcello Abbondanza assigning 24 players to the National Team roster.
Chase got off to a stellar start in this past year's indoor season as she recorded 126 kills, 93 digs and 34 blocks in just 12 games and 43 sets before being sidelined due to injury. Out of the 12 games, the 6-0 outside hitter racked up six double-digit kill games, five double-digit dig games and four double-doubles.
Chase rebounded nicely from her injury and played solid in the beach season en route to being an All-WCC Second Team honoree. She was also named on the All-Freshman team after finishing with an overall record of 21-8 and 19-8 at the No. 2 spot. In the season's West Coast Conference Tournament, Chase and partner, Emily Bible, were the only Gaels team to go undefeated (5-0).
The second year player for the Gaels will have an outstanding opportunity to compete in several of the premier international tournaments. One of the highlights of the season will be the FIVB World Grand Prix. It will take place at the Richmond Oval, in Richmond, BC, Canada from July 21 to July 23. The city will host six matches among four teams in Group 2 – Canada, Germany, Peru and Czech Republic. For more details, please see this direct link to read more and purchase tickets: http://wgp2017.brownpapertickets.com
The national team will also compete in a Pan Am Cup in Peru this June and the NORCECA Continental Championship (Trinidad) in October. Canada will also train in Anaheim with the U.S. women's team from June 12-14.
For the complete National Team roster and official Volleyball Canada release, please click here.
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