Nyhof, Roorda on Volleyball Canada’s radar

Brock Badgers’ Rachel Roorda of St. George

Volleyball Canada announced today the 34 athletes were selected to its Women’s National A and B Teams following a 49-player camp which was held at the Investors Group Athletic Centre at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, from May 21 to 25.

Included on the list are Brock Badgers’ Rachel Roorda of St. George, and Humber Hawks’ Kelly Nyhof of Georgetown. Roorda completed her fourth season with the Badgers in Ontario University Athletics play.

Nyhof’s Hawks were Ontario Colleges Athletic Association champions this past season and she was named a Canadian Colleges Athletic Association All-Canadian.

The 34 athletes will train together for a one month period. In late June the A team will officially be selected and the B team will return to their hometowns. The A squad will then continue training and compete in some exhibition matches against Team Argentina in Winnipeg from July 7-10. Both Team Canada and Team Argentina will be preparing for the Pan Am Cup in Mexico, a qualification event for the 2013 World Grand Prix, which they will both be leaving for on July 11.