LANGLEY, B.C. – Trinity Western’s Male Rookie of the Year Brodie Hofer (Langley) and incoming star recruit Mathias Elser (Calgary) will represent Canada at the U21 Pan Am Cup (May 2-12) in Lima, Peru.
For both Hofer and Elser, this will be their second time playing with Canada’s U21 squad, as they were both part of the Canadian entry at the 2018 NORCECA U21 Continental Championship, where the team won a bronze medal.
TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE: https://bit.ly/2ZNPK21
The Canadian team joins Peru, Colombia and Chile in Group B, while United States, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Dominican Republic make up Group A. The eight team tournament consists of pool play (May 5-7) followed by quarter-finals (May 8), semifinals (May 9), and finals (May 10). The matches will be played at Manuel Bonilla Coliseum of Miraflores, which has been the site of many international volleyball competitions held in Peru.
Canada will be looking to qualify for the 2019 U21 FIVB World Championship at this event.
Following the tournament, the Junior National Team will enter phase two of its program including an open selection camp from May 15-20, 2019.
Pan Am Cup Squad
Mathias Elser, Calgary, AB
Tomas Sorra, Toronto, ON
Michael Dowhaniuk, White Rock, BC
Brodie Hofer, Langley, BC
Coltyn Liu, Vancouver, BC
Alexis Tournier, Gatineau, QC
Alexander Mrkalj, St. Catharines
Xander Ketrzynski, Toronto, ON
Luis Lange, Calgary, AB
Isaac Nesbitt, Wakefield, QC
Matthew Neaves, Calgary, AB
Landon Currie, Vernon, BC
Joao Paulo Bravo, Head Coach
Adam Simac, Assistant Coach
Shayne White, Assistant Coach
Daniel Cuzmar-Grimalt, Statistician
Seadon Pereira, Athletic Therapist
Melanie Desrochers, Team Manager
About Spartan Athletics
As official members of U SPORTS, the Spartans currently compete in 10 sports in the Canada West conference, including women’s and men’s soccer, volleyball, basketball, cross country and track & field. TWU also competes in the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) in men’s hockey. Since TWU entered U SPORTS in 1999, the Spartans have won 12 U SPORTS team championships and 27 Canada West team championships and two BCIHL championships.