Introducing Cindy Ross, Head Coach, 15UG-2: After playing club volleyball for the Ganaraska Wolves, Cindy played OCAA volleyball for the Humber College women’s team. During her time at Humber, Cindy helped the Hawks win their first-ever OCAA provincial gold and was named MVP that season. Upon graduation she went on to Durham College where she continued to play post-secondary volleyball. Cindy was (and continues to be) an exceptional athlete earning Rookie of the Year during her time at both Humber and Durham. She was second in the OCAA for scoring and selected to the All-Star team during her time at each school. Cindy is also the recipient of the Good Sportsmanship Award and a CCAA Academic All-Canadian.
Cindy has had the good fortune of being coached by some OCAA legends including Dave Hood and Chris Wilkins at Humber and the late Stan Marchut at Durham College. Each has instilled their love of the game and commitment to excellence in Cindy as both a player and a coach.
Cindy has a passion for community service and worked as a lifeguard in her earlier days before studying policing, and volunteering with the police K9 Unit. She now works as an Industrial Fire Fighter with OPG and is mom to two very athletic teenagers. This is Cindy’s second year as a coach with our Club and she is excited to get into the gym with our athletes to help them reach their potential both on and off the court.
If you’d like to meet Cindy and the rest of our 15U Head coaches (1 more HC to be announced), be sure to sign up for our Get Prepped for Rep! warm-up clinics starting next week.
Congratulations to our own 12U Crush who have just been crowned ONTARIO PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONS. Crush was one of 48 teams competing in the 12U division in Waterloo for the Ontario Provincial Championships that wrap up the season for our 12U athletes. It took 7 games and 15 sets (losing just 1 set all weekend) for Crush to to earn the title of Division 1 Tier 1 Champs. Congratulations to our player and coaches and a special thanks to the most supportive parents a team and club could ask for. 12U Crush players are Jessica Elford, Emily Jackson, Taylor Landers, Taylor Leblanc, Megan Mokus, Camryn Penny, Isla Senft, Sophie Smith, and Reese Van Volsen. Scott Senft and Cassandra Leblanc are in their second year of coaching our 2007 players at DRVC.
We look forward to bringing you a summary of all of our team’s accomplishments at provincials. While not every team comes home with a medal, all have improved their ranking this season and that’s progress we can be proud of — marathons, not sprints!
Durham Rebels is working hard to create solid foundation programs for our youngest athletes. Most of our junior rep athletes come from our summer camps and Learn to Play programs. There’s just 3 spots left in week 3 of our summer camp while week 1 has just 10 spots — don’t miss your chance to take part in a program that focuses on skill development and fun! Register soon!
Week 3 is now FULL – please consider week 2 where all skill levels from recreational to elite will be challenged.
Don’t miss your chance to take part in a fun week of camp while enjoying great volleyball instruction! Participants can sign up for our recreational, competitive, or elite camp instructional groups. Athletes will be grouped and challenged based on skill level. There is something for everyone, but don’t wait too long! Our camps are open to male and female athletes but male athletes are encouraged to register for our co-ed week to ensure the ratio of male athletes is suitable. Due to popular demand, we have now opened a rep/elite court for week 2.