Hamilton’s Serena Otshudi has caught the attention of the provincial volleyball community and has made the short list for selection to the Team Ontario High Performance 17-Under Centre.
The 16-year-old, who plays for the club Hamilton Smash Volleyball’s 17U squad and the Westdale Secondary School Warriors, was one of 36 athletes chosen from an initial field of 500 registered for evaluation. Otshudi, who was her Warriors most valuable player this past season, played in the city all-star game.
Players earmarked for the High Performance centre will be candidates to compete in the U.S. High Performance Tournament, July 17-24 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Twelve to 14 players will be chosen from the Ontario camp.
Otshudi, at just over six feet, is very sought after from U.S. and Canadian universities and colleges. She has a spike jump more than 10 feet.