Members of the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees Women’s Volleyball team were at Seaway District High School on Sunday, where they worked with local players (grades 8-12) who are participating in the second annual Spikes Volleyball program organized by Andy Lee.
The Spikes program, this year, has attracted 26 local volleyball players intent on improving their skills.
Sunday’s number for the Gee-Gees clinic, presented by GeeGees Myriam English, Stephanie Theiler, Kira Tome and Katherine Weihrer, grew to 31 girls from South and North Dundas, Brockville and Cornwall.
“The Gee-Gees were able to send us out the best of the best in university volleyball,” said Lee. “The girls did a marvelous job instructing both our kids and the numerous coaches who attended. I hope the girls realized the skilled company they were in.”
Stephanie Theiler is the Gee-Gees co-captain with Myriam English. She is currently ninth in Ontario for digs while English is the highest point getter in Canada University ball. Kira Tome is the Gee-Gees starting setter, currently fifth in Ontario in assists, and Katherine Weihrer was last year’s captain and starting middle player.
The Gee-Gees are currently in first place in the OUA East with nine wins and one loss. They are ranked eighth in Canada.
The eight week Spikes Volleyball program, developed by the Ontario Volleyball Association, began at Seaway in early November and runs every Thursday night.
“We will continue to build our core skills,” said Lee following Sunday’s clinic. “Clinics like these go a long way to achieving that.”
“Our Spikes group took in a game at Ottawa U a few weeks ago, and it was nice to be on the courts with these same players today. They were excellent ambassadors for both their school and their sport. We hope to build on this relationship in the years to come.”