Guezen lands a spot with U19 Women’s National Volleyball

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Salisbury Composite High School volleyball player Abby Guezen has been selected to train with the U19 Women’s National Team, which trains this week at the University of Calgary. Of the top 36 women selected across the country, 12 will play at the Pan American Cup in Tulsa, Oklahoma from July 18-23 and the other 24 players will compete on two teams at the Canada Cup in Calgary starting July 21. at 24.

“It gives me the chance to show my skills at the international level, to learn from very well-known coaches in Canada and to develop my skills for the university I decide to play for,” Guezen said. The news Wednesday.

“Training with the national team has just started today, and I couldn’t be more excited to start!”

Team Canada coaches never delved into the specifics of why certain athletes were chosen, but final decisions and cuts were based on what they saw while scouting certain tournaments throughout. of the year.

Pandas 18U and Sal outside forward Abby Guezen is training this week with the Canadian U19 team in Calgary. Of the top 36 women selected across the country, 12 will play at the Pan American Cup in Tulsa, Oklahoma from July 18-23 and the other 24 players will compete on two teams at the Canada Cup in Calgary starting July 21. at 24. Photo courtesy Chase Woodske

Guezen intends to stand out on a more personal level with his social skills and team bonding. She also planned to make herself more visible in the field by being prepared to come forward to participate in demonstration exercises.

According to Volleyball Canada, the purpose of the Junior National Team is to identify, select and train a group of athletes who have future potential for the Senior National Team.

“The goal is to identify and develop a pool of athletes through training opportunities for Team Canada programs,” the organization explained.

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Previously, Guezen only played one season at Sal.

“It was my first season playing as an outside hitter. Salisbury was a starting point for my new position and I plan to continue to improve. I love all aspects of the sport and that will never change,” Guezen said.

Salisbury Composite's Abby Guezen is one of 36 women from across the country to be selected for the Canadian U19 team.  Photo courtesy of Robert Antoniuk
Salisbury Composite’s Abby Guezen is one of 36 women from across the country to be selected for the Canadian U19 team. Photo courtesy of Robert Antoniuk

Last season, the outside hitter caught the eye of the 18U Pandas.

“It was a fantastic season and I learned a lot from all the older girls in the team, developing as a person and as a player. We finished second in the Premier 1 and then it didn’t matter. only climb to get gold in the next two Premiers and Provincials. Then she went to Nationals to beat the best teams in the country and missed out on the title to clinch third place overall,” he said. she tells.

“With the Pandas, I would have improved tremendously. I had fantastic coaches, Cheri Wright and Suzanne Landers, and I would like to thank all the players on my team for being role models. The Pandas season, for me, has been full of growth and definitely the biggest turning point of my career,” she added.

Beyond what’s happening with his Team Canada business, Guezen is in it for the long haul.

“I want to go as far as possible with volleyball. Playing college is the next step once I graduate, and in the off-season I want to continue to be nationally recognized and hopefully make the national team eventually. senior,” she said. “Volleyball is my real passion and I want to go as far as possible.”

If Sal’s athlete lands a spot on the coveted Pam Am Cup team, many more doors could open for her as this event is also a qualifier for the 2023 Women’s U19 World Championships.

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