Volleyball

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

 

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

 

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

 

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)
VIU Mariners volleyball players Kaitlyn Vanderkooi, left, and Portia Switzer go for a dig during Sunday’s PacWest match against the Capilano Blues at the Vancouver Island University gym. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

VIU Mariners women closing in on an unbeaten season

Volleyball team in same position as a year ago

VIU Mariners volleyball players Kaitlyn Vanderkooi, left, and Portia Switzer go for a dig during Sunday’s PacWest match against the Capilano Blues at the Vancouver Island University gym. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Greg Russell (6) slams the ball over the net during 1976 Olympics action as a member of Canada’s men’s national volleyball team. Last weekend Russell was inducted in the athlete category in the Volleyball BC Hall of Fame.  Photo contributed

Ex-UVic Vikettes coach reflects on memorable career in volleyball

Kent Andrews, Greg Russell inducted into Volleyball BC hall of fame

Greg Russell (6) slams the ball over the net during 1976 Olympics action as a member of Canada’s men’s national volleyball team. Last weekend Russell was inducted in the athlete category in the Volleyball BC Hall of Fame.  Photo contributed