One of DRVC’s long standing players has reached her ultimate goal.
Sarah Dobinson has played for DRVC since she was 12 years old, missing only her 17U year. Sarah has had the good fortune to work with the best coaches in Durham Region, starting with Mark Somerville when she played up on the 14U team in her first year, followed by Rob Dyment in her second year at 14U. At 15U, 16U & 18U Sarah was under the exceptional guidance of Gerald Brunt, Brittany Brunt, and Katie Fitzgerald.
Sarah’s volleyball career with DRVC has brought great things her way:
- Ontario Winter Games – Region 4 Team (played up), 2012
- Award of Excellence 15U Nationals, Toronto, Ontario, 2013
- All Star Award – 16U Nationals, Calgary, Alberta, 2014
- High Performance Centre – Nippissing University, 2014
- High Performance Centre – Nippissing University, 2015
- Team Ontario – Vancouver, BC, 2015
- Silver Medal, Division 2 Tier 1 – 14U Ontario Volleyball Championships, 2011
- Gold Medal, Division 1 Tier 2 – 14U Ontario Volleyball Championships, 2012
- Silver Medal, Ontario Winter Games 15U (played up), 2012
- Gold Medal, Division 1 Tier 2 – 15U Canadian East Open, Sherbrook, Quebec , 2013
- Silver Medal, Division 1 Tier 1 – 16U Canadian West Open, Calgary, Alberta, 2014
- Bronze Medal, Division 1 Tier 1 – 16U Ontario Volleyball Championships, 2014
- Silver Medal, Division 1 Tier 1 – 17U Canadian West Open, Calgary, Alberta, 2015*
- Silver Medal, Division 1 Tier 1 – 17U Ontario Volleyball Championships, 2015*
- Silver Medal, Division 1 Tier 1 – 18U Ontario Volleyball Championships, 2015*
During her tenure with DRVC, she has given back to the club by helping at the summer camps, house league program, and this season by signing on to be the Assistant Coach for the 13U team. Sarah played for the *Pakmen Gold 17U team, based out of Brampton for the 2014-2015 season, where she also benefitted from superior coaching and a very competitive team.
Sarah had a lot of interest from coaches across Canada and the US. Ultimately, it was Canada where she wanted to go to school and play volleyball. Although Sarah chose Canada, she will not be staying close to home. Earning herself both athletic and academic scholarships, for the next 5 years Sarah will be playing for Coach Chad Grimm on the Women’s Wolfpack Volleyball Team at Thomson Rivers University in Kamloops, BC.
Below is a link to the Recruitment Announcement.
Great job Sarah, we are all very proud of you!!
Submitted by: H. MacArthur