With the 2017-2018 volleyball season in the books, more than 500 members of the FCVC volleyball family gathered on May 29 to celebrate individual and team successes. It was a great evening, as the athletes, coaches, parents, volunteers, and invited guests came together to cap off another successful year.
Congratulations to all the teams for their dedication and hard work (and for representing FCVC in such an outstanding way), and to all the individual award winners, which are listed below.
OVA Award of Excellence
The athlete selected for this award shows dedication to the sport of volleyball, perseverance and commitment, sportsmanship, team spirit, leadership and performance. The OVA Award of Excellence is given to one member of each team from 12U through 16U.
Girls 12U – Green: Claire McLean
Girls 13U – Blue: Kaja Kurobasa
Girls 13U – Green: Ella Nicholas
Girls 14U – Blue: Emma Vockentanz
Girls 14U – Green: Macy Riddell
Girls 15U – White: Calista Chimbos
Girls 15U – Blue: Adriana Turkovic-Canoglu
Girls 15U – Green: Sydney Scatcherd
Girls 16U – Blue: Christina McClelland
Girls 16U – Green: Piper VanderVelden
Boys 13U – Green: Noah Morelli
Boys 14U – Blue: Mike McCallum
Boys 14U – Green: Kyle Van Nest
Boys 15U – Blue: Nick Keller
Boys 15U – Green: Jake Thomson
Boys 16U – Blue: George Richard
Boys 16U – Green: Jack Richards
OVA Grand-Prix All Stars
Individual athletes are also recognized by the OVA for outstanding achievement via selection to the OVA Grand Prix All-Star team (16U, 17U, and 18U only). Congratulations to the FCVC athletes below who were recognized as among the best in the province at their age group: Rachel Gray (Girls 16U), Ethan Hendriksen (Boys 16U), and Evan Falardeau (Boys 18U).
FCVC Nothers Team Award
The athlete selected for this award has made a significant contribution to their team through personal commitment, dedication, and spirit.
Girls 12U – Green: Natalie Froats
Girls 13U – Blue: Charley Lynds
Girls 13U – Green: Lorelai Phinnemore
Girls 14U – Blue: Jessica Wozniewski
Girls 14U – Green: Emerson McAuley
Girls 15U – White: Sydney Bilyea
Girls 15U – Blue: Emily Wessman
Girls 15U – Green: Sarah Pratt
Girls 16U – Blue: Mariana Morena-Ibarra
Girls 16U – Green: Megan Rendall
Girls 17U – Blue: Maria Lierman
Girls 17U – Green: Karly Von Dehn
Girls 18U – Green: Camilyn Cheng
Boys 13U – Green: Keaton Mizak
Boys 14U – Blue: Hayden Janzen
Boys 14U – Green: Jalen Ngan
Boys 15U – Blue: Nik Derikx
Boys 15U – Green: Brodan Murphy
Boys 16U – Blue: Isaiah Clelland
Boys 16U – Green: Ethan Hill
Boys 17U – Green: Nader Elshawish
Boys 18U – Green: Riley Fitch
FCVC Award of Achievement
The athlete selected has demonstrated strong effort and has shown the most significant improvement.
Girls 12U – Green: Isabelle Shi
Girls 13U – Blue: Natalie McIntosh
Girls 13U – Green: Ella Froats
Girls 14U – Blue: Danielle Durand
Girls 14U – Green: Grace McLean
Girls 15U – White: Allison Terrio
Girls 15U – Blue: Leaha Johnston
Girls 15U – Green: Claudia Morelli
Girls 16U – Blue: Abby Horvath
Girls 16U – Green: Juliana Dieleman
Girls 17U – Blue: Melissa Glavas
Girls 17U – Green: Valerie Bousygine
Girls 18U – Green: Manal Birani
Boys 13U – Green: Cameron Usher
Boys 14U – Blue: Ben Manders
Boys 14U – Green: MacLean King
Boys 15U – Blue: Foster Lund
Boys 15U – Green: Cole Richards
Boys 16U – Blue: Malcolm Muir
Boys 16U – Green: Spencer Young
Boys 17U – Green: Jonah Levite
Boys 18U – Green: Owen Kelly
FCVC Award of Excellence
The athlete selected has pursued excellence and has developed into the team’s most outstanding player.
Girls 12U – Green: Tessa Slee
Girls 13U – Blue: Ella Booth
Girls 13U – Green: Emmi Nicholas
Girls 14U – Blue: Olivia Moffatt
Girls 14U – Green: Nina Sredojevic
Girls 15U – White: Julia Blain
Girls 15U – Blue: Sarah Brulé
Girls 15U – Green: Jasmine Cooper
Girls 16U – Blue: Vanesa Molina
Girls 16U – Green: Rachel Gray
Girls 17U – Blue: Alina Tranberg
Girls 17U – Green: Jensen Tait
Girls 18U – Green: Danielle Morelli
Boys 13U – Green: Arthur Richard
Boys 14U – Blue: Connor MacDonald
Boys 14U – Green: Andrew Kerkhoff
Boys 15U – Blue: Colin Toft
Boys 15U – Green: Brendan Mills
Boys 16U – Blue: George Richard
Boys 16U – Green: Blake Brand
Boys 17U – Green: Aiden Duffy
Boys 18U – Green: Evan Falardeau
Jane and Vaughan Peckham Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to an FCVC graduate in recognition of outstanding achievement in their first year of post-secondary competition.
This year’s winner is Ashlyn Kadlecik, who played five seasons for FCVC before starting her collegiate volleyball career at Canadore College, where she is earning her Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
Ashlyn led her team’s offense with 434 assists and 164 digs and earned the OCAA and CCAA Athlete of the Week Award last November. She was also selected to the OCAA All-Rookie Team and was named Canadore College’s Female Athlete of the Year.
FCVC Hall of Fame
A new award has been created to recognize outstanding contributions to FCVC over the more than quarter-century of the club: membership in the FCVC Hall of Fame.
There was no doubt who the first inductee would be, as Vaughan Peckham, the founder and driving force behind FCVC – and London volleyball influencer at every level – was recognized for his lifelong dedication to youth and sports.
With family and friends gathered to celebrate this achievement, various speakers rose to recognize the immeasurable contributions that Coach Peck has made over the past 40+ years to volleyball in London – at the high-school, university, and club level. The award also coincides with Vaughan’s induction into the OVA Hall of Fame, in the Builder category.
As Vaughan takes a step into retirement from volleyball, his influence will continue to be felt through the many former players who carry on in his coaching and volunteering footsteps.
Congratulations, and thank you for everything, Peck!
OVA Summer High Performance Athletes
With the indoor season in the rear-view mirror and the award winners recognized, we want to wish the best of luck to those FCVC athletes attending OVA High Performance activities this summer.
Whether competing or coaching for Region 3 at the Ontario Summer Games (to be held this summer in London), or training at the High Performance Centre or Tall Maples Program to improve their individual skills, we wish the best for all these athletes working hard this summer to improve their game. Go get ’em!
Summer Training Opportunities with FCVC
The FCVC Elite Skills Camp is intended for volleyball athletes that are participating at the club level. Top level coaches from FCVC and across the province will deliver an intense 4 days of individual and team play development. Register today at www.forestcityvolleyball.com/our-club/programs/camps/
High Performance Positional Training is also available on Monday nights at Fanshawe College throughout June, July and August: 14U and under (6-7pm), 15U and over setter training (7-8pm).
Cost is $2 for an hour – hone your positional skills over the summer with top FCVC Coaches! For more information, contact Lloyd Rumble at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Story submitted by Forest City Volleyball Club