Top women’s volleyball teams in Canada ready for the DC Adidas Cup

Durham College is set to host the top collegiate women’s volleyball teams in Canada at the 24th annual Adidas Cup taking place from January 6-7, 2012.

The tournament will serve off the new year of CCAA women’s volleyball with play set to start on Friday, January 6 at the Campus Recreation & Wellness Centre (CRWC) at noon. Play will continue through Saturday, January 7 with the championship final scheduled for 6 p.m.

2012 will mark the 24th anniversary of the Durham College women’s volleyball tournament. Friday’s action will consist of round robin play (two straight sets) which will continue into Saturday, followed by the playoffs (best three of five).

Led by fourth year head coach Shane Christopher, the Durham Lords are featured in pool B. They will be joined by the Canadian Mennonite University Blazers from Winnipeg, Manitoba and other OCAA opponents including Niagara, Loyalist, Canadore and Sheridan.

The three-time defending Adidas Cup champion Humber Hawks are the early favourites to win pool A. The Hawks are 9-0 in OCAA conference action this season and are the top ranked team in Ontario. They will be joined by the Cambrian Golden Shield who enter 2012 as the top ranked team in the East region with a 10-0 record. Georgian, Mohawk, Fleming and St. Clair will also be looking to knock off the defending champs in pool A action.

Over the past 12 years, the Lords made their only championship final appearance in 2003-04, where they went on to defeat the Cambrian Golden Shield 2-1 to win the cup.

The Adidas Cup has become a highly regarded tournament in the volleyball community and is one of the biggest and most anticipated invitationals on the CCAA sports calendar.

The tournament will be a preview for the OCAA Provincial Championship scheduled to take place at Georgian College from February 23-25, 2012.

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Scott Dennis
Sports Information and Marketing Coordinator
Durham College and UOIT Athletics
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