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Scotland Students Squad 2015-2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Team Profiles

Name: Marc McLaughlin

Age : 19

Position: Setter

Institution: New College Lanarkshire

Club Team: Su Ragazzi 

Volleyball Role Model: Benjamin Toniutti

Best Volleyball Moment: Winning Gold at U20 European SCD Championship

Biggest Volleyball Achievement: Achieving my first full international cap

Name: Rhys Arthur

Age : 18

Position: Setter

Institution: Heriot Watt University

Club Team: City of Edinburgh

Volleyball Role Model: Bruno

Best Volleyball Moment: Winning the U20s SCD European Championships

Biggest Volleyball Achievement: Being selected for the SSG’s Super 6 two years in a row

Name: Darren Martin

Age : 19

Position: Middle Blocker

Institution: Strathclyde University

Club Team: Su Ragazzi

Volleyball Role Model: Matt Anderson

Best Volleyball Moment: Winning Gold at the SCD U20 European Championships

Biggest Volleyball Achievement: Winning Gold at the SCD U20 European Championships

Name: Thomas Barr

Age: 21

Position: Middle Blocker 

Institution: University of Dundee

Volleyball role model: Max Holt

Best Volleyball moment: Winning a 5 setter to win the league and get promoted in BUCS

Biggest Volleyball achievement: Being selected as captain of DUVC for 2 years 

Name: Will Pietsch

Age : 24

Position: Opposite

Institution: University of Edinburgh

Club Team: Brisbane Volleyball Club

Volleyball Role Model: Thomas Edgar

Best Volleyball Moment: Having the winning hit in the South Australia RM State League Final in my rookie year

Biggest Volleyball Achievements: Queensland Premier League Div 1 Premiers 2015

Name: Craig Brown

Age : 19

Position: Wing Spiker/ Opposite

Institution: City of Glasgow College

Club Team: City of Edinburgh VC

Volleyball Role Model: Facundo Conte

Best Volleyball Moment: Winning Bronzer at the 2014 Sainsbury's School Games

Biggest Volleyball Achievement: Becoming a regular starter in the SVL Premier 

Name: Danny Traylor

Age : 29

Position:  Wing Spiker (Captain)

Institution:  University of Strathclyde

Club Team:  City of Edinburgh

Volleyball Role Model:  Ivan Miljkovic

Best Volleyball Moment: Representing Scotland for the first time

Biggest Volleyball Achievement: NAIA 2nd Team All-Conference 2013

 

Name: Moray West

Age :  21

Position: Wing Spiker (Vice-Captain)

Institution: University of Aberdeen

Volleyball Role Model: Giba

Best Volleyball Moment: Being at the 2012 Olympic Gold Medal Match in London 

Biggest Volleyball Achievement: Finalist in BUCS Trophy

Name: Fraser Dunlop

Age : 18

Position: Wing Spiker

Institution: University of Strathclyde

Club Team: South Ayrshire VC

Volleyball Role Model: Earvin Ngapeth

Best Volleyball Moment: Winning U20 SCD European Championships 

Biggest Volleyball Achievement: Winning 2014 U20 SCD European Championships

Name: Codey Forrest

Age : 28

Position: Wing Spiker/Libero

Institution: University of Dundee

Volleyball Role Model: Gavin Schmitt

Best Volleyball Moment: Winning National CCAA Bronze medal

Biggest Volleyball Achievement: Starting libero on top OUA University team 

Name: Stuart McKenzie

Age : 18

Position: Libero

Institution: University Of Glasgow

Club Team: Su Ragazzi

Volleyball Role Model: Mark McGivern

Best Volleyball Moment: Winning Gold at the U20 SCD European Championships 2014

Biggest Volleyball Achievement: Winning the ‘Best Libero’ award at the SCD European Championships 2015

Name: Ross McKelvie

Age: 21

Position: Middle Blocker

Institution: SRUC

Club Team: South Ayrshire

Volleyball Role Model: Ivan Zaytsev

Best Volleyball Moment: Winning the U20 European Championship

Biggest Volleyball Achievement: Being Selected as MVP for the U20 European Championships

 

 

 

Staff

 

Name: Graeme Spowart

Age: 27

Position: Head Coach

Volleyball Role Model: Vladimir Alekno

Best Volleyball Moment: Coaching Dundee University to their first ever Division One and Student Cup titles

Biggest Volleyball Achievement: Coaching Edinburgh University to back to back Bronze medal at the British Student Championships (BUCS)

Name: Connor Boyle

Age : 22

Position: Assistant Coach/Team Manager 

Volleyball Role Model: Lucas Saatkamp

Best Volleyball Moment: Scoring a Head shot during my first international cap

Biggest Volleyball Achievements: Being selected for the Scotland National Team in the same position as two Olympians

Name: Lorena Tussis

Age: 24

Position: Assistant Coach

Volleyball Role Model: Giba

Best volleyball moment: Playing with a broken hand for SSS against Senior Scottish Volleyball team and winning 3:0

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