Mac v-ball quintet gain experience during summer

Five McMaster men’s volleyball players have earned roster positions on provincial and national teams this summer.

McMaster left side hitter, Josh Lichty (St. Catharines) was selected to Team Canada’s Junior National team. The team will compete at the 2009 Fédération Internationale de Volleyball Junior Under-21 Men’s World Championships in Pune, India, from July 31 – Aug. 9.

Four other Marauders will be represented their province at the Canada Summer Games in Prince Edward Island, Aug. 15 – 29.

McMaster right side player, Jeremy Groenveld (Welland), as well as middle blockers, Shawn Bench (St. Catharines) and Tyler Santoni (Kingston) were selected to Team Ontario. McMaster recruit, Kevin Stevens (Winnipeg) was selected to Team Manitoba.

McMaster is the two-time defending Ontario University Athletics champions. The McMaster men’s volleyball team finished fourth at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport men’s championship this season, the highest finish in program history.

McMaster will begin training camp in September.