From MEI Eagles Athletics. The MEI senior boys’ volleyball team has been invited to an international 16-team tournament in China. Teams from Argentina, Austria, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Finland, France, Italy, Kenya, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Thailand and USA have been invited.
MEI will be representing Canada. Dean Weiss, vice principal at the school, says that the boys should be able to represent Canada quite well. The team has returning seniors who won bronze at the AA provincial level as well as new members from the junior team, which went undefeated through its season and won gold at the provincial level.
He says that an invitation such as this is a great opportunity to showcase the quality of the volleyball program. Through this tournament the players are getting to be a part of something that normally doesn’t happen.
Jordan Geransky, coach of the team, echoes this sentiment. Tournament rules allow graduating players to participate in the tournament and while he realizes that his team could be playing teams with players up to two years older than his, he also realizes that this is an opportunity for his young team that just doesn’t usually happen. Being a part of this tournament cements the legacy of the volleyball program at MEI.
It’s a fantastic recognition of the hard work done in the past and he hopes that this will be a stepping-stone to continuing to be one of the top high school volleyball programs in the country. Ben Lieuwen, one of the key members of the team, is looking forward to this once in a lifetime experience. He feels very fortunate to be a part of the team and it means an opportunity to further the team’s goal of trying to portray God’s love for people and for the world through volleyball and furthering His kingdom on the court.
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