Words from 17U

Nessa: I enjoyed this team trip, everyone got along very well and bonded really close. My favourite part was seeing the final game on Saturday night with the team. We all were so into the game as a group. At the game I watched my position and figured out what I could do to improve my skills for the team.

Skoreyko: This trip was a great experience getting to see the NCAA finals. I got to see what it takes to get to the top level. I loved hanging out with my team mates and getting to know them better.
Hollies: I had an absolute blast on this trip and it was a great bonding experience. Getting the opportunity to watch the NCAA matches was great because the girls were very inspirational. Thanks for the opportunity 🙂

Cebak: I truly enjoyed this Seattle trip. It was a blast with the girls, and it was a great time to bond with team and become stronger as one. I really loved having the opportunity to get to watch the NCAA semi and final matches, because it was very motivational and such a huge eye opener of what the true high level of Volleyball really is. As well getting the opportunity to participate in the Phenom program was AMAZING. I had lots of fun, I learned lots of many things, and the seminars were all truly inspiring. 

Bayle: I had such a fun time on this trip! I never thought I would be able to see Penn State play in real life. I was in awe the whole time. They are unbelievably amazing. I really enjoyed the time I spent with my team. I believe we got to know each other a lot better. I wish we could have played more club teams and have a chance to experience high lever volleyball. Thank you so much for organizing this trip.

Ross: This trip was amazing for so many reasons. Not only was it my first time out of Canada but, Being able to watch the NCAA championship up close was so surreal and so inspiring. The Phenom program was a blessing to be able to go to & I look forward to seeing what my future volleyball career will be like. The extent to which we have grown as a team is crazy and I am too excited to spend the next 5 months with these girls. Thank you!

Alongi: This trip was an incredible experience that allowed me the opportunity to create lasting memories with an amazing group of girls. Being able to watch the NCAA semifinals and finals was so inspiring and gave me the chance to watch elite athletes play my position and to learn from them. I feel so blessed to have been part of the Phenom program. Being able to play alongside of top American athletes with university coaches watching was very helpful as a player! I’m excited to see what will come out of the program and where my volleyball career will go from here.  Thank you for this incredible trip!

Cave: This trip was very memorable and a great experience that inspired me as an athlete and created many memories with all the girls. Watching the NCAA finals was the best volleyball game I have ever seen, having the opportunity to watch my favourite team win the final four was a once in a lifetime experience. I loved every minutes of it and being able to spend it with all the girls was so awesome. It’s very easy to say that I have become very close with everyone on the team and it will only get better. It’s such an easy group to hang out and get along with, I couldn’t be more happy! Seeing what it takes to become an NCAA champion is truly inspiring, thank you for giving all of us this opportunity!

Mendes: This trip was such an incredible experience! I got to see firsthand what it takes to be the best in volleyball. I also loved every moment I had with our team. Having this trip before our season kicks off was a great opportunity to interact with my team in a different setting than the court. Thank you for this incredible trip and I would go back in a heartbeat!

Dewar: To be able to travel to Seattle with a bunch of amazing team mates was a great experience. I feel that as a team we really connected and became much closer to one another. Being able to participate in the Phenom program was an amazing learning experience for me. I feel that I have learned a lot and will be able to grow and develop much more as a player and a person. I not only learned new things I can take with me on the court, but off court as well in my everyday life. Watching the NCAA finals was really inspiring and it has shown me that the dreams and goals I have for myself are going to take a lot of work and dedication but it will make me a better player. Thank you for allowing me to participate in this truly memorable trip.

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