MAC 17Us hold their own against “older” players

The Mountain Athletic Club volleyball 17-under girls finished fifth at the 18U Open in Stratford this past weekend (Feb.28).

Seeded No. 10, MAC finished second in their pool, losing to the Georgetown Impact, 21-25, 25-23, 5-15, and defeating the Burlington Blaze, 25-21, 25-13.

In the crossover, the Hamilton squad defeated the Chatham Ballhawks, 25-11, 25-16, and then lost to their club mates, the MAC 18U team, 19-25, 21-25.

The 17U moved on to defeat the Stratford Stingers, 25-23, 25-23, and then London Forest City, 18U 25-18, 26-24, for fifth place.

The MAC 17U girls are coached by Kilbride’s Denis Levesque and Burlington’s Jenn Eccles.

Playing for the team are Chi Chi Chuks-Mady, Hamilton; Renee Helmer, Oakville; Nichole Helmer, Oakville; Michelle Kolich, Hamilton; Mira Krunic, Oakville; Milena Gligorovic, Kitchener; Corinne McGrath, Cambridge; Mikaila Nederveen, Dundas; Jessica Peic, Mount Hope; Julia Quinn, Hamilton; Olja Vazic, Kitchener.