Archive for the Alumni Category

Attack Alumni Invited to Junior National Team Selection Camp

Posted in 2012-2013, Alumni on April 25, 2013 by DurhamAttack

Congratulations to Durham Attack alumni Jayson McCarthy (2012) and Robert Wojcik (2011) who are two of forty athletes invited to the Junior National Team selection camp in Gatineau from May 2-7.

Jayson plays for McMaster Marauders.  Robby plays for Ryerson Rams.  Robby’s father Marius coached for our club for many years.

Coach of the Junior National Team is Dave Preston of McMaster Marauders.

Good luck guys!



Congratulations Jenn!

Posted in Alumni on December 18, 2012 by DurhamAttack

DA alumnus Jenn Cross of Scarborough, Ont., saw a very successful season come to a close on Thursday night as the University of Michigan Wolverines lost its Final Four match to the University of Texas 25-11, 21-25, 23-25, 25-12, 15-11.

It was the first time Michigan advanced to the Final Four of the NCAA women’s volleyball tournament. The Wolverines were unseeded entering the championship tournament.

Cross, a third-year kinesiology student at Michigan, set a single-season school record for blocks with 181 and shared a single season matches played record for Michigan with two other teammates at 39.  In addition she was named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) 2012 All-America third team and to the All-Big Ten and All-Berkeley Regional teams.

Prior to joining Michigan, the 6’4” Cross played with Durham Attack Big Black, winning 17u and 18u provincial and national championships, and third provincial championship in her own age group. Jenn is also an accomplished beach volleyball player representing Canada at the U19 and U21 world championships.

Mac Game Day Programs Feature Attack Alumni

Posted in 2012-2013, Alumni on November 22, 2012 by DurhamAttack

Half the athletes featured on McMaster’s game day programs this season are Attack alumni.  Alumni not on the cover include Jayson McCarthy and Shannon McRobert.

Men – Austin Smith (8) and Alex Elliott (5)

Women – Lauren Skelly (3)

Upsets, Near Upsets and Nailbiting Tie-Breakers – CIS Volleyball This Weekend!!!

Posted in 2011-2012, Alumni on February 29, 2012 by DurhamAttack

Whether you are an aspiring club player, a coach or just a fan of the game, there is great volleyball for you this weekend in both Hamilton and Kingston!  The CIS Womens championship at McMaster, and CIS Mens Championship at Queens, both run from Friday March 2 until Sunday March 4.

The gyms today were packed with crazy fans from across the country.  Quarter-finals were today and there will be great action in both gyms tomorrow for the four semi-final/consolation semi-final games.  There is very little that separates the eight teams in each tournament so every match will be great.  What better way to spend your Saturday than to buy a pass for the day and get in some great volleyball plus team bonding.

Go watch eight of the top mens and womens teams in the country vie for the National title.  Matches are also televised on the web on SSN Canada  and on cable 14 in Hamilton (on Sunday).

Womens CIS Championship at McMaster University

Mens CIS Championship at Queens University

Jenny Richardson Named OCAA Rookie of the Year

Posted in Alumni on February 28, 2012 by DurhamAttack

Congratulations to alumni Jenny Richardson, who this past weekend was named Ontario Colleges Athletic Association Rookie of the Year and first team all star for the east region.  Jenny lead the Loyalist Lancers with 229 points(7th overall) and 187 kills (5th overall) with 34 service aces, and 148 digs.  Congratulations Jenny!

Alex Elliott Named OUA Rookie of the Year!

Posted in 2011-2012, Alumni on February 24, 2012 by DurhamAttack

Durham Attack graduate Alex Elliott, playing for McMaster Marauders, has been name the 2012 OUA Rookie of the Year.  Congrats Alex!  More info…

Durham Attack Prominent in Mens OUA All-Stars

Posted in 2011-2012, Alumni on February 24, 2012 by DurhamAttack

Congratulations to DA alumni who were named to 2012 OUA all-star teams.

Durham Attack dominated the mens All-Rookie squad, with four of six athletes:

  • Alex Elliott, OUA Rookie of the year, playing for McMaster
  • Trevor Grant, playing for U of T Varsity Blues
  • Steven Khuu, playing for U of T Varsity Blues
  • Alex Dawson, playing for Ryerson Rams

And on the First Team All-Stars we have Winston Rosser.

Congratulations to all!