Spectrum grad embarks on international volleyball career

The Spectrum Community school grad Shanice Marcelle won a CIS championship in all five of her volleyball seasons at UBC

Shanice Marcelle

Next stop, Winnipeg.

It’s not Victoria, but it is the home of the national indoor volleyball program. And it’s the next home, albeit temporary, for the top women’s university volleyball player in Canada Shanice Marcelle, recently named MVP of the CIS for the second time.

The Spectrum Community school grad is in a new frame of mind, having ended her CIS playing career with the UBC Thunderbirds with a fifth-straight national volleyball title two weeks ago.

Since then it’s been a whirlwind of catching up on studies.

“I (had) a midterm, group project, and quiz (last week). It’s kind of strange just being a student, I’m grateful for my time as a Thunderbird,” Marcelle said.

Marcelle will finish her kinesiology degree at UBC in a few weeks and head straight to national team tryouts.

She’s also open to a return to the national beach volleyball program after a three-year hiatus. Indoor or outdoor, Marcelle will be on Canadian soil for the summer months only, before moving on to a launch a pro career in Europe.

“An agent will help me with that. I’m not sure where but, depending on the league, hopefully I’ll get room and board covered, and some money on top of that.”

It’s another turn on the path which started when Marcelle first played volleyball as a Grade 6 student at McKenzie elementary school in Saanich.

Several of her ex-Thunderbirds teammates are already in Europe playing, so Marcelle’s chances are strong.

Marcelle was fourth in the Canada West in kills per set and points, sixth in hitting percentage and seventh in aces.

Jessica Von Schilling (Belmont) continues to represent Greater Victoria on the T-birds.

Marcelle’s elder sister Tanisha starred in the Camosun Chargers volleyball program and is now an aspiring make-up artist with film credits to her resume.

 

Just Posted

Saanich intersections rank as Island’s three worst

Intersection of Admirals Road, McKenzie Avenue, and the Trans-Canada Highway had the most crashes

Head-on collision on Prospect Lake Road shuts down road

Prospect Lake Road reopened to traffic at approximately 4:15 a.m. Tuesday

Saanich firefighters rescue bear cub stuck up a tree

Family Day was eventful for cub, firefighters

British Columbia is mellowing out when it comes to using cannabis

Nova Scotia smokes rest of Canada, with almost 22 per cent usage among individuals 15 years and up

Peninsula youth clinic experiencing growing demand

Clinic seeing rising mental and cyber-health referrals

Mermen calendar targets ‘toxic masculinity,’ raises big money for charities

Newfoundland and Labrador Beard and Moustache Club gave a cheque for more than $202,000 to Violence Prevention NL

West coast group campaigns for seal, sea lion harvest

‘Salmon are going the way of the buffalo unless we do something’

Minister says plans to fight poverty, climate change, focus of B.C. budget

The NDP said in its throne speech last week that affordability will be the hallmark of its initiatives

UPDATED: ‘Violent’ B.C. man back in custody after Alberta arrest

Prince George man with ties to Vernon was being sought by police

After a week away, SNC-Lavalin questions await MPs returning to Parliament

Two have resigned already: Jody Wilson-Raybould was veterans affairs minister and Gerald Butts was Trudeau’s principal secretary

Poverty coalition has high hopes for B.C. poverty reduction strategy

Funding allocation expected to be released with 2019 budget

‘How did we get here?’: B.C. mom of transplant recipient worries about measles outbreaks

Addison, 7, cannot get a live vaccine because she has a heart transplant

Chanel: Iconic couturier Karl Lagerfeld has died

He spent virtually his entire career at luxury labels catering to the very wealthy

Lost a ring? This B.C. man will find it for you

Chris Turner founded The Ring Finders, an international directory of metal detector hobbyists

Most Read