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LANGLEY, British Columbia – Volleyball Canada has announced that Trinity Western’s women’s volleyball head coach Ryan Hofer has been named the head coach of the Canadian U17 women’s national team. Hofer, along with assistant coaches Sammy Fraser (Old’s College), and Sandra Lamb (Volleyball Canada) will lead Canada at the 2024 U 17 FIVB World Championships this summer. The championships will be held August 17-24 in Peru, with team selection open until April 12. There will be 26 athletes heading to training camp beginning July 12, with a roster of 12-14 heading to Peru.
Ryan Hofer
“It is an honour to represent Canada on the international stage and to work with the top Canadian players of this age group. Every time we have the opportunity to wear our country’s colors and see our athletes compete against the top teams in their age group is a reminder of the responsibility we have to prepare our athletes to play with heart, pride, and determination.  I look forward to working with a great staff and bringing out the best in this group.”
In his 19 years as head coach of the Spartans women’s volleyball team Hofer has won six Canada West championships and two U SPORTS championships while obtaining an overall record of 467-165.
Canada’s senior national team is currently ranked No. 11 in the world and No. 3 in NORCECA, and currently has former Spartans’ Brie King (’19), Hillary Howe (’21), and Avery Heppel (’22) on the roster.
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About Spartan Athletics
As official members of U SPORTS, the Spartans currently compete in 13 sports in the Canada West conference, including women’s and men’s soccer, volleyball, basketball, hockey, cross country, and track & field, as well as women’s rugby sevens. TWU also competes as an independent team in men’s rugby. Since TWU entered U SPORTS in 1999, the Spartans have won 14 U SPORTS team championships and 34 Canada West team championships.

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