Vernon’s Landon Currie (right) is presented with the Top Digger award at the conclusion of the NORCECA U21 Pan American Cup men’s international volleyball tournament in Lima, Peru. Currie and Canada took the silver medal, falling 3-0 to Cuba in the championship. (Volleyball Canada - photo)

Okanagan libero wins international volleyball award

Vernon’s Landon Currie named top digger at U21 Pan American Cup in Peru; Canada takes silver medal

LARRY READ

TRU SPORTS INFORMATION

Vernon’s Landon Currie of the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack was named the ‘top digger’ at the NORCECA U21 Pan American men’s volleyball championship tournament.

The event wound up Saturday in Lima, Peru with Currie and Team Canada capturing the silver medal.

Canada lost in the gold medal match to Cuba 3-0. The set scores were 25-19,25-22, 29-27.

RELATED: Vernon’s Landon Currie cracks Team Canada roster

Currie, who plays libero for Canada and TRU, had 14 digs and seven assists in the gold medal match.

“Overall we had a great week considering we had only six to eight practices before we came here,” said Currie. “Our serving and block defence was the key to our success. I thought we put up a great fight in the final. It was an honour winning this award because there were so many good liberos in this tournament.

“Lima was a great host with very nice people, beautiful sites and amazing food.”

Earlier, Canada swept Puerto Rico 3-0 in their semifinal. The scores were 25-19,25-18,25-15. Currie had seven digs.

Puerto Rico captured the bronze medal.

Currie and the rest of the Canadian team will now return to Gatineau, Que. to begin an open tryout for positions on the junior national team which will compete at the World U21 Championships in Bahrain later this summer.



roger@vernonmorningstar.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Column: A solar pioneer in the Okanagan rides among us

This Summerland octogenarian has been producing his own electrical energy for more than 20 years

Woman in hospital after being thrown off horse

She was airlifted to Kelowna General Hospital from Okanagan Falls

Okanagan-Shuswap weather: cloudy

Environment Canada is calling for a similar day tomorrow.

Top women’s hockey player Natalie Spooner coming to the Okanagan

Natalie Spooner special guest at annual Grindstone Award Foundation charity weekend in Kelowna

Update: Washed out South Okanagan road temporarily closed for assessment

A portion of Eastside Road, south of Penticton, appears to be crumbling into Skaha Lake

Marriage proposal on the big screen at Enderby drive-in

Kelowna man gets engaged in front of hundreds to Vernon sweetheart

On-duty Vancouver police officer facing dangerous driving charges

Few details have been provided about the case

Government dedicates $5 million to address workplace sexual harassment

Four organizations in B.C. will split the stipend

Oil companies, 24-cent gap between B.C., Alberta to be focus of gas price probe

Premier John Horgan called the spike in gas prices ‘alarming’

Okanagan College Enactus chapter brings home national gold

Students are leading the way to social betterment

Driver, animals escape injury after collision on Highway 1 near Sicamous

RCMP say road conditions were not a factor in afternoon crash

Motorcycle deaths spike 50% since 2017

Riders were most likely fatally crash on the weekends compared with the rest of the week

Fifth cannabis store proposed for downtown Salmon Arm

City council has already approved maximum of four stores policy supports for commercial core

Mother of accused charged in death of Surrey teen girl found in torched SUV

Manjit Kaur Deo charged with ‘accessory after the fact’ in 2017 death of Surrey teen

Most Read