MAC volleyball players dig for gold at the beaches


Mountain Athletic Club volleyball athletes have been identified for Elite summer programs.

Direct invites to the High Performance Centre for the Ontario provincial teams were MAC’s Renee Helmer of Oakville, Mikaila Nederveen of Dundas, and Jon Adomait of Hamilton. Regional team members for the Ontario Summer Games include MAC’s Pavel Jedrzejewski and Marcus Wu, both of Hamilton.

On the Beach tour, MAC 14U male and female athletes won gold medals.

Cobourg 14U Premier Champions (from left to right) MAC's Madison Ertsinian of Hamilton Mountain and Brittany Vanderlaan of Stoney Creek.

Cobourg 14U Premier Champions (from left to right) MAC's Madison Ertsinian of Hamilton Mountain and Brittany Vanderlaan of Stoney Creek.

Hamilton’s Matthew Passalent and Brandon Koklis won the Male 14U Premier Division at the Cobourg Beach Tournament. Losing only one match in round robin play, Passalent and Koklis swept the rest of their matches with strong team work and defence.

The MAC 14U girls’ team of Brittany Vanderlaan of Stoney Creek and Madison Ertsinian of Hamilton also won Gold in the Girls14U Premier division.

Other Mac 14U top three finalists at recent OVA Beach tournaments include third place finishers Hayley Genovy of Stoney Creek and partner Katiana Pare of Hamilton and second place finishers Victoria Golebiowski of Binbrook and Nicole Gwiazdowicz of Dundas. In the 15U category, MAC’s Caitlin Genovy of Stoney Creek and Roberta Dunlop of Waterdown finished third.