Posted on: March 16, 2017
The university volleyball career of Thompson Rivers University WolfPack women’s volleyball player Iuliia Pakhomenko is ending on a high personal note.
For the third straight year, Pakhomenko (5th year, outside, Donetsk, Ukraine) has been named to the USport first all-star team . As a result, she is considered an “All Canadian.”
Pakhomenko led the country in points (444.2), points per set (5.4), kills (381) and kills per set (4.65). She was also fifth in service aces (40) and 13th in Canada in service aces per set (0.49).
Says Coach Chad Grimm about the selection: “I think it is great to see Iuliia recognized as an All Canadian and it is well deserved. I think if you look at her numbers and her efficiency it is easy to see that she was once again a dominating force in the conference and she should be proud of her selection.”
The announcement came from Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario: where the USport Nationals are taking place.
Here are the rest of the all-stars and major award winners courtesy of USport:
2016-2017 U SPORTS WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL AWARDS & ALL-CANADIANS
Mary Lyons Award (player of the year): Meg Casault, Alberta
Mark Tennant Award (rookie of the year): Claire Vercheval, McGill
Marilyn Pomfret Award (coach of the year): Rick Scott, Dalhousie
Thérèse Quigley Award (student-athlete community service): Myriam Robitaille, McGill
Pos. Athlete University Year Hometown Academic Program
LS Meg Casault Alberta 5 Edmonton, Alta. Phys. Ed. & Rec.
OPP Alina Dormann Toronto 2 Ottawa, Ont. Life Science
LS Marie-Alex Bélanger Montréal 4 Joliette, Que. Applied Comm.
LS Iuliia Pakhomenko Thompson Rivers 5 Donetsk, Ukraine Business
LS Sophie Carpentier Trinity Western 4 Ottawa, Ont. UNDC
LS Danielle Brisebois UBC 5 Bolton, Ont. Arts
OH Jill Snow Memorial 5 Bishops Falls, NL Education
M Kelsey Veltman Western 3 Brampton, Ont. King’s College
OH Kate Pexman Calgary 2 Calgary, Alta. Engineering
OPP Emilie Germain Russell UQAM 4 Rouyn-Noranda, Que. Tourism & Hosp. Mgmt.
M Alyssa Field Laval 4 Chibougamau, Que. Cultural & Social Anthro.
OH Elizabeth Wendel Trinity Western 5 Caronport, Sask. International Business
L Marisa Mota Dalhousie 5 Kitchener, Ont. Arts
OH Joanna Jedrzejewska McMaster 4 Hamilton, Ont. Nursing
OH Claire Vercheval McGill 1 Sainte-Julie, Que. Education (Phys. & Health)
RS Kearley Abbott Manitoba 1 Winnipeg, Man. University 1
S Emie Gaboury Laval 1 Québec City, Que. Biology
M Vanessa Jarman Alberta 1 Edmonton, Alta. Arts
OH Melissa Langegger Western 1 Oakville, Ont. Kinesiology
MH Kristen Burns UNB 1 Mississauga, Ont. Engineering
S Stephanie Armstrong Nipissing 1 Pickering, Ont. Phys. & Health Ed.