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‘Canes add New Brunswick setter to roster in Porter

Emma Porter, of Grand Falls, New Brunswick, has committed to attend Holland College this fall as she looks to crack the Hurricanes women’s volleyball team.

The 5’5” setter has experience with the Reds Volleyball Club, Leo Hayes High School as well as numerous Volleyball New Brunswick provincial teams.  She is a former Most Valuable Player at Leo Hayes High School and currently is a member of the Volleyball New Brunswick Excellence Program.

Porter will study in the Kinesiology program at Holland College.

“I thought Holland College would be a good fit for me because of the tradition of volleyball excellence,” shared Porter.  “I felt I could become a better athlete learning from their experienced coaches.”

Porter’s strengths include her competitive nature and grit, staying positive on the court and her leadership through always pushing her teammates.

“I’m really happy to add Emma to our roster for next season,” shared Jon MacDonald, head coach of the Hurricanes.  “She comes from a great club in Fredericton and will bring some great experience at the setting position to our group.”

“I chose the Kinesiology program because I’ve always been interested in learning about how the body works,” shared Porter.

The ‘Canes will host the 2022 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Women’s Volleyball National Championship next March at the Holland College McMillan Centre for Community Engagement in Charlottetown.

“I feel that being a student-athlete will make my college experience more memorable.  My entire life has involved being on a team and working towards a goal.  I am excited to be able to do this at the next level.  Hopefully we can give the fans something to cheer about next season with a competitive team.”

The Hurricanes women’s volleyball team won the 2020 Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) championship for the first time in team history.  The 2021 season was cancelled due to Covid-19.

Connect with the women’s volleyball Hurricanes at www.twitter.com/caneswvball and www.instagram.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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For more information about this release, please contact:
Daniel Cudmore, Athletics Development and Communications Coordinator
Tel: (902) 894-6870
Date: Tuesday, March 09, 2021