Canada sends call to McMaster volleyball players

Two McMaster Marauders men’s volleyball players have earned tryouts to the Canadian national teams. Nathan Groenveld (Welland) has been invited to the Senior Men’s National team tryouts April 30 – May 3, in Gatineau, QC.

The Canadian National team will train over the summer at the Team Canada volleyball centres in Winnipeg, and Gatineau in preparation for the World Championship Qualifying Tournament in Cuba Aug. 7-12.

Groenveld is a two-time Ontario University Athletics All-Star and first team Canadian Interuniversity Sport All-Canadian. Josh Lichty (St. Catharines) received an invitation to the Team Canada Junior Men’s National team. The tryout will take place June 15-18 in Winnipeg.

The Canadian Junior National team will compete for the Junior World Championships July 31 to Aug. 9 in Pune, India.

Lichty was a member of the Canadian Interuniversity Sport All-Rookie team in 2007/2008.