Volleyball

Nanaimo’s Tianna Kehler has been selected to Volleyball Canada’s national excellence program and is the first Mariners Volleyball Club athlete to be part of that program. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo volleyball player selected to national high-performance program

Tianna Kehler has been a standout with the NDSS Islanders and Mariners Volleyball Club

 

Danielle Groenendijk is presented with her first team all-star award at the national women’s volleyball championships. (Photo submitted)

Fourth time’s the charm at nationals for Vancouver Island volleyball player

DCS grad and Chemainus resident Groenendijk caps VIU volleyball career in fine fashion

 

The Camosun Chargers men’s volleyball team celebrated a gold medal win at the Canadian College Athletic Association championships in Quebec on Sunday. Camosun defeated the host Titans de Limoilu 3-0 in the final match. (Photo courtesy of Marc Antoine Halle)

Camosun Chargers sweep their way to national men’s volleyball championship title

Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association championship sealed Sunday with 3-0 win

 

The VIU Mariners celebrate winning the CCAA championship on Sunday, March 27, at Holland College on Prince Edward Island. (Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association photo)

VIU Mariners win fourth-straight national volleyball championship

VIU defeated Douglas Royals in CCAA gold-medal match in P.E.I. this past weekend

The VIU Mariners celebrate winning the CCAA championship on Sunday, March 27, at Holland College on Prince Edward Island. (Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association photo)
The Camosun Chargers men’s volleyball team celebrates victory during Saturday’s gold medal match at the Pacific Western Athletic Association (PACWEST) tournament in Abbotsford. The Chargers came from behind to beat the VIU Mariners and earn a spot in the national championship tournament in March in Quebec City. (flickr/CBC Bearcats)

Golden performance sends Camosun Chargers to national men’s volleyball championships

Women’s Chargers spiked in PACWEST semifinal, but rebound to win bronze

The Camosun Chargers men’s volleyball team celebrates victory during Saturday’s gold medal match at the Pacific Western Athletic Association (PACWEST) tournament in Abbotsford. The Chargers came from behind to beat the VIU Mariners and earn a spot in the national championship tournament in March in Quebec City. (flickr/CBC Bearcats)
VIU Mariners player Rylan Van Kootan goes for a kill against the Capilano Blues during PacWest play Saturday, Jan. 29, at the Vancouver Island University gymnasium. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
VIU Mariners player Rylan Van Kootan goes for a kill against the Capilano Blues during PacWest play Saturday, Jan. 29, at the Vancouver Island University gymnasium. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
The Mount Doug Rams senior girls volleyball team celebrates a provincial championship win Dec. 11 in Vancouver. Pictured are (back row, left) coach Jim Smyth, Mira Vance, Becca Pettigrew, Olivia Peterson, Lucy Millam, Jordyn Smyth, Melana Cosentino and coach Derek Horton; (front row, left) Sarah Liu, Kally Hart, Kate Melanson and Giada Valentini. (Photo courtesy of Derek Horton)

Saanich’s Mount Doug Rams crowned B.C. champs at AAA volleyball provincials

Rams senior girls defeat W.L. Seaton Sonics 3-2 in final, lose just three sets all weekend

The Mount Doug Rams senior girls volleyball team celebrates a provincial championship win Dec. 11 in Vancouver. Pictured are (back row, left) coach Jim Smyth, Mira Vance, Becca Pettigrew, Olivia Peterson, Lucy Millam, Jordyn Smyth, Melana Cosentino and coach Derek Horton; (front row, left) Sarah Liu, Kally Hart, Kate Melanson and Giada Valentini. (Photo courtesy of Derek Horton)
The Mount Douglas Rams senior girls AAA team is set to compete in the provincial volleyball championships. (Photo courtesy of Derek Horton)

Saanich’s Mount Doug Rams on a roll heading into AAA girls volleyball provincials

Island champion senior girls team opens B.C.’s on Thursday in Vancouver

The Mount Douglas Rams senior girls AAA team is set to compete in the provincial volleyball championships. (Photo courtesy of Derek Horton)
Coach Charles Parkinson is the only PACWEST conference coach to bring their team four consecutive wins. (File photo courtesy of Kevin Light)

Renowned volleyball coach Charles Parkinson to step back from Camosun Chargers

After departing in the new year, Parkinson said he’ll be looking at behind the scenes roles

Coach Charles Parkinson is the only PACWEST conference coach to bring their team four consecutive wins. (File photo courtesy of Kevin Light)
VIU Mariners player Danielle Groenendijk, right, goes for a bump while teammate Jacey Neid is also in on the play during a match against the Camosun Chargers on Nov. 6 at the VIU gym. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

VIU volleyball team raises national championship banner, starts anew

Mariners women start PacWest season with a split against Camosun Chargers

VIU Mariners player Danielle Groenendijk, right, goes for a bump while teammate Jacey Neid is also in on the play during a match against the Camosun Chargers on Nov. 6 at the VIU gym. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
A slide showing the proposed improvements to the Parksville Community Park volleyball courts. The manager of communications, Deb Tardiff, went before city council on Monday, June 21, 2021, to present what the application to the Canada Healthy Communities Initiative would look like. (Submitted photo)

Parksville could become ‘the beach volleyball hub of Vancouver Island’

City staff members submit grant application to improve community park courts

A slide showing the proposed improvements to the Parksville Community Park volleyball courts. The manager of communications, Deb Tardiff, went before city council on Monday, June 21, 2021, to present what the application to the Canada Healthy Communities Initiative would look like. (Submitted photo)
Danielle Groenendijk and some of her Vancouver Island University teammates back in 2018. (Photo submitted)

Vancouver Island volleyball star running for Parkinson’s awareness, funding

Cause in honour of her grandfather the focus of athlete’s energy over 30 days

Danielle Groenendijk and some of her Vancouver Island University teammates back in 2018. (Photo submitted)
It’s a family affair for the Groenendijks with the Vancouver Island University Mariners volleyball program. From left: Danielle, Doug, dad Chris, mom Henrietta and Megan ensure the family is well-represented at competition in 2019. (Photo submitted)

Nothing set for Vancouver Island’s premier volleyball family due to COVID

Groenendijks: Danielle’s fourth straight national title chance blocked, Doug awaits return to Europe

It’s a family affair for the Groenendijks with the Vancouver Island University Mariners volleyball program. From left: Danielle, Doug, dad Chris, mom Henrietta and Megan ensure the family is well-represented at competition in 2019. (Photo submitted)
Campbell River’s Emoni Bush is part of the first group of female volleyball players to take part in Volleyball Canada’s National Excellence Program in Richmond. ‘I just want to absorb everything they’re teaching me,’ she says. File photo by Marissa Tiel –Campbell River Mirror

Campbell River volleyball player among female trailblazers in new national program

Grade 12 student-athlete Emoni Bush is part of the 16-member National Exellence Program in Richmond

Campbell River’s Emoni Bush is part of the first group of female volleyball players to take part in Volleyball Canada’s National Excellence Program in Richmond. ‘I just want to absorb everything they’re teaching me,’ she says. File photo by Marissa Tiel –Campbell River Mirror
Stefan Dvd makes a dig pass to partner River Ruiz. (Michael Briones)

COVID-19: Modified beach volleyball a hit in Parksville

Organizer happy to get popular summer game going

Stefan Dvd makes a dig pass to partner River Ruiz. (Michael Briones)
The Pacwest conference has announced all fall sports have been cancelled. (Facebook photo)

B.C.’s Pacwest conference cancels all fall sports

Men’s and women’s soccer, golf, volleyball and basketball will not compete until 2021

The Pacwest conference has announced all fall sports have been cancelled. (Facebook photo)
Chemainus’ Doug Groenendijk finds himself on a long hard climb during his time in Europe in the Austrian Alps on a mountain called Grosser Bösenstein. (Photos submitted)

Pro volleyball stint in Austria an amazing experience for Vancouver Islander

Player’s time cut short by COVID-19 but not before enjoying many friendships and memories

Chemainus’ Doug Groenendijk finds himself on a long hard climb during his time in Europe in the Austrian Alps on a mountain called Grosser Bösenstein. (Photos submitted)
VIU Mariners player Shelby Dorman-Banks goes for a kill as teammate Amanda Dobbyn watches the outcome during Saturday’s CCAA gold-medal match against the Élans de Garneau in Quebec. (Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association photo)

VIU Mariners women win third straight national title

Volleyball team goes undefeated at CCAA championships in Quebec

VIU Mariners player Shelby Dorman-Banks goes for a kill as teammate Amanda Dobbyn watches the outcome during Saturday’s CCAA gold-medal match against the Élans de Garneau in Quebec. (Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association photo)
VIU Mariners player Danielle Groenendijk celebrates a point with teammates during the PacWest final on Saturday in New Westminster. (Douglas College Student Services photo)

VIU Mariners add provincial championship to undefeated season

Vancouver Island University women’s team defeats Camosun in PacWest final

VIU Mariners player Danielle Groenendijk celebrates a point with teammates during the PacWest final on Saturday in New Westminster. (Douglas College Student Services photo)
VIU Mariners player Andrea Cankovic at last year’s nationals in Welland, Ont. (Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association photo)

Captain says nothing beats VIU volleyball program

Graduating player Andrea Cankovic has three national titles and isn’t quite done yet

VIU Mariners player Andrea Cankovic at last year’s nationals in Welland, Ont. (Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association photo)