Celebrating V-ball success!

OVA Excellence

With the 2017-2018 volleyball season in the books, more than 500 members of the FCVC volleyball family gathered on May 29 to celebrate individual and team successes. It was a great evening, as the athletes, coaches, parents, volunteers, and invited guests came together to cap off another successful year.

Congratulations to all the teams for their dedication and hard work (and for representing FCVC in such an outstanding way), and to all the individual award winners, which are listed below.


OVA Award of Excellence

The athlete selected for this award shows dedication to the sport of volleyball, perseverance and commitment, sportsmanship, team spirit, leadership and performance. The OVA Award of Excellence is given to one member of each team from 12U through 16U.


Girls 12U – Green: Claire McLean

Girls 13U – Blue: Kaja Kurobasa

Girls 13U – Green: Ella Nicholas

Girls 14U – Blue: Emma Vockentanz

Girls 14U – Green: Macy Riddell

Girls 15U – White: Calista Chimbos

Girls 15U – Blue: Adriana Turkovic-Canoglu

Girls 15U – Green: Sydney Scatcherd

Girls 16U – Blue: Christina McClelland

Girls 16U – Green: Piper VanderVelden

Boys 13U – Green: Noah Morelli

Boys 14U – Blue: Mike McCallum

Boys 14U – Green: Kyle Van Nest

Boys 15U – Blue: Nick Keller

Boys 15U – Green: Jake Thomson

Boys 16U – Blue: George Richard

Boys 16U – Green: Jack Richards



OVA Grand-Prix All Stars

Individual athletes are also recognized by the OVA for outstanding achievement via selection to the OVA Grand Prix All-Star team (16U, 17U, and 18U only). Congratulations to the FCVC athletes below who were recognized as among the best in the province at their age group: Rachel Gray (Girls 16U), Ethan Hendriksen (Boys 16U), and Evan Falardeau (Boys 18U).


FCVC Nothers Team Award

The athlete selected for this award has made a significant contribution to their team through personal commitment, dedication, and spirit.


Girls 12U – Green: Natalie Froats

Girls 13U – Blue: Charley Lynds

Girls 13U – Green: Lorelai Phinnemore

Girls 14U – Blue: Jessica Wozniewski

Girls 14U – Green: Emerson McAuley

Girls 15U – White: Sydney Bilyea

Girls 15U – Blue: Emily Wessman

Girls 15U – Green: Sarah Pratt

Girls 16U – Blue: Mariana Morena-Ibarra

Girls 16U – Green: Megan Rendall

Girls 17U – Blue: Maria Lierman

Girls 17U – Green: Karly Von Dehn

Girls 18U – Green: Camilyn Cheng


Boys 13U – Green: Keaton Mizak

Boys 14U – Blue: Hayden Janzen

Boys 14U – Green: Jalen Ngan

Boys 15U – Blue: Nik Derikx

Boys 15U – Green: Brodan Murphy

Boys 16U – Blue: Isaiah Clelland

Boys 16U – Green: Ethan Hill

Boys 17U – Green: Nader Elshawish

Boys 18U – Green: Riley Fitch


FCVC Award of Achievement

 The athlete selected has demonstrated strong effort and has shown the most significant improvement.


Girls 12U – Green: Isabelle Shi

Girls 13U – Blue: Natalie McIntosh

Girls 13U – Green: Ella Froats

Girls 14U –  Blue: Danielle Durand

Girls 14U – Green: Grace McLean

Girls 15U – White: Allison Terrio

Girls 15U – Blue: Leaha Johnston

Girls 15U – Green: Claudia Morelli

Girls 16U – Blue: Abby Horvath

Girls 16U – Green: Juliana Dieleman

Girls 17U – Blue: Melissa Glavas

Girls 17U – Green: Valerie Bousygine

Girls 18U – Green: Manal Birani

Boys 13U – Green: Cameron Usher

Boys 14U – Blue: Ben Manders

Boys 14U – Green: MacLean King

Boys 15U – Blue: Foster Lund

Boys 15U – Green: Cole Richards

Boys 16U – Blue: Malcolm Muir

Boys 16U – Green: Spencer Young

Boys 17U – Green: Jonah Levite

Boys 18U – Green: Owen Kelly


FCVC Award of Excellence 

The athlete selected has pursued excellence and has developed into the team’s most outstanding player.


Girls 12U – Green: Tessa Slee

Girls 13U – Blue: Ella Booth

Girls 13U – Green: Emmi Nicholas

Girls 14U – Blue: Olivia Moffatt

Girls 14U – Green: Nina Sredojevic

Girls 15U – White: Julia Blain

Girls 15U – Blue: Sarah Brulé

Girls 15U – Green: Jasmine Cooper

Girls 16U – Blue: Vanesa Molina

Girls 16U – Green: Rachel Gray

Girls 17U – Blue: Alina Tranberg

Girls 17U – Green: Jensen Tait

Girls 18U – Green: Danielle Morelli

Boys 13U – Green: Arthur Richard

Boys 14U – Blue: Connor MacDonald

Boys 14U – Green: Andrew Kerkhoff

Boys 15U – Blue: Colin Toft

Boys 15U – Green: Brendan Mills

Boys 16U – Blue: George Richard

Boys 16U – Green: Blake Brand

Boys 17U – Green: Aiden Duffy

Boys 18U – Green: Evan Falardeau



Jane and Vaughan Peckham Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to an FCVC graduate in recognition of outstanding achievement in their first year of post-secondary competition.

This year’s winner is Ashlyn Kadlecik, who played five seasons for FCVC before starting her collegiate volleyball career at Canadore College, where she is earning her Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Ashlyn led her team’s offense with 434 assists and 164 digs and earned the OCAA and CCAA Athlete of the Week Award last November. She was also selected to the OCAA All-Rookie Team and was named Canadore College’s Female Athlete of the Year.

Congratulations Ashlyn!


FCVC Hall of Fame

A new award has been created to recognize outstanding contributions to FCVC over the more than quarter-century of the club: membership in the FCVC Hall of Fame.

There was no doubt who the first inductee would be, as Vaughan Peckham, the founder and driving force behind FCVC – and London volleyball influencer at every level – was recognized for his lifelong dedication to youth and sports.

With family and friends gathered to celebrate this achievement, various speakers rose to recognize the immeasurable contributions that Coach Peck has made over the past 40+ years to volleyball in London – at the high-school, university, and club level. The award also coincides with Vaughan’s induction into the OVA Hall of Fame, in the Builder category.

As Vaughan takes a step into retirement from volleyball, his influence will continue to be felt through the many former players who carry on in his coaching and volunteering footsteps.

Congratulations, and thank you for everything, Peck!


OVA Summer High Performance Athletes 

With the indoor season in the rear-view mirror and the award winners recognized, we want to wish the best of luck to those FCVC athletes attending OVA High Performance activities this summer.

Whether competing or coaching for Region 3 at the Ontario Summer Games (to be held this summer in London), or training at the High Performance Centre or Tall Maples Program to improve their individual skills, we wish the best for all these athletes working hard this summer to improve their game. Go get ’em!


Summer Training Opportunities with FCVC

 The FCVC Elite Skills Camp is intended for volleyball athletes that are participating at the club level. Top level coaches from FCVC and across the province will deliver an intense 4 days of individual and team play development. Register today at www.forestcityvolleyball.com/our-club/programs/camps/

High Performance Positional Training is also available on Monday nights at Fanshawe College throughout June, July and August: 14U and under (6-7pm), 15U and over setter training (7-8pm).

Cost is $2 for an hour – hone your positional skills over the summer with top FCVC Coaches! For more information, contact Lloyd Rumble at rumby23@gmail.com.


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