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Panthers announce new recruits

Apr 4, 2017

The girls holding jerseys

Three girls holding jerseys

Canadore College women’s varsity volleyball coach Andrew Nicholson proudly announced three new recruits during Canadore College’s Open House on Saturday, April 1.


Jessica Veley:  Timiskaming District Secondary School; from  New Liskeard, Ont.

5’6” Setter – Defensive Specialist

Coach’s comments: Jessica has a tremendous on-court presence and is a true leader.  We look for Jessica to become one of our more vocal players and add depth to the very important setters position.


Madisyn Gaudette:  Almaguin Highlands High School from Powassan, Ont.

5’11” Middle Blocker

Coach’s comments: Maddie brings an ‘edge’ to our Middle Blocking position. Her Almaguin coach says that Maddie only wants one thing from her teammates and that is to match her desire to win!  We could always use more ‘win at all costs’ attitude on the team. were lacking that ‘win at all cost’ attitude last season so Maddie will address that for us.


Katie Albert:  Elliot Lake District High School,, from  Elliot Lake, Ont.

5’11 Right Side

Coach’s comments: Katie is a formidable presence at the net!  She blocks extremely well and hits a very heavy ball.  Our goal with this recruiting class was to add physicality at the net and toughness throughout the line-up; Katie brings both of those attributes to her position.


Jessica, Madisyn and Katie are joining the Panthers hot on the heels of an exciting season.


About Coach Andrew Nicholson:

Nicholson has extensive background in coaching and as an official. He has been a successful coach with both the Ontario and British Columbia volleyball systems and has held the position of head coach/administrator of the Volleyball Canada Centre of Excellence in Hamilton. Nicholson possesses a strong level of leadership, dedication to sport, technical knowledge, , team building and recruiting skills. His coaching philosophy is “…always remember that a coach is not truly successful unless he/she develops a great citizen, not just a great athlete.”


Interested in joining the women’s varsity volleyball team? Contact Coach Nicholson for more details -

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