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Volleyball ‘Canes add Australian middle to roster

The Holland Hurricanes women’s volleyball team continues to build for the 2019-20 season as they hunt for conference gold in the Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA).  Last season, on home-court, they took home a silver medal at the conference championships in Charlottetown, PEI.  

The Hurricanes welcome Kateia Barenaba to the roster for this upcoming season; the 6’0” from New South Wales, Australia will be studying in the Early Childhood Education Program at Holland College.

“I decided on Holland College because not only does it offer an exceptional volleyball program, but offers an excellent Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) program. ECCE offers a great opportunity for me to study internationally and work alongside other students at Holland College as well as pursue and develop my volleyball career.”

Barenaba brings her international experiences with her to the Hurricanes; she was a member of the Australian Volleyball League and the Australian junior women's team that competed in three international tours (Cornacchia World Cup-Italy 2017, Asian Championships and Princess Cup-Thailand 2016, and Southeast Asian Games-Thailand 2015).

The rookie middle commented on her international experience and how it equips her to succeed with the Hurricanes.

“As I have competed in multiple international competitions, I have been exposed to different strategies and coaching methods.  Subsequently, I respond well to different coaching styles and have a multifaceted view of how to play the sport.”

The 2018 Most Valuable Player for UTSSU in the Australian Volleyball League, Barenaba had this to say on what the Hurricanes fans can expect this coming season.

“I think that our fans can expect a dynamic and an exciting season from the Hurricanes; we will play with passion and team unity.”

Connect with the women’s volleyball Hurricanes by visiting www.twitter.com/caneswvball.

For more information on the Holland Hurricanes, please visit www.hollandhurricanes.com, www.facebook.com/hollandhurricanes, www.twitter.com/hc_hurricanes and www.instagram.com/hollandhurricanes.

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Story written by:

Mason Murray

Communications Coordinator Assistant

Department of Athletics and Recreation

Holland College


For more information about this release, please contact:
Daniel Cudmore, Athletics Development and Communications Coordinator
Tel: (902) 894-6870
Date: Monday, May 06, 2019