Lucy Chaurk Completes Tryouts For Canadian National Team
March 21, 2011
HOUSTON - University of Houston junior middle blocker Lucy Charuk recently completed tryouts for the Canadian National "B" team in College Regina Assumpta, Montreal.
Charuk was one of 52 athletes to tryout for the team on March 18-20. While the tryouts were held for the "B" team, those trying out could also earn a spot on the "A" team.
Those selected to play on the team will receive invitations by April 8 for the Selection Camp. The camp will take place May 8-12 at the University of Manitoba IGAC.
The team will then compete in the 2011 International Sports Federation Games, Aug. 12-23 in Shenzhen, China.
Charuk was an important member of the 2010 volleyball squad that finished third in the league standings. The team finished with a 19-13 record and a 13-7 league finish. The 13 C-USA wins marks the first time since 1999 that the team reached the 13-win mark.
The Tswwassen, British Columbia native also earned her second spot on the American Volleyball Coaches Association All-America Honorable Mention list after earning the award in 2008. In addition, Charuk was named an AVCA Midwest All-Region selection and was selected to the All-Conference USA First Team.
Charuk led the team with 361 kills and was second with a .348 hitting percentage. She also led the team with 148 blocks. Her block total is the 10th highest in school single-season history and her 124 block assists rank ninth. She also moves into fifth place in career blocks.
Charuk found herself ranked among the Conference USA leaders at the conclusion of the season. In the final league standings, Charuk finished third in hitting percentage and second in blocks.