Lions volleyball player wins spot on men’s 20U provincial team

Marko Dakic

Marko Dakic, a member of the York University Lions men’s volleyball team, has won a spot on the Ontario Volleyball Association’s (OVA) 20U men’s indoor provincial team.Marko Dakic

Dakic, an outside hitter from Mississauga, had a superb rookie campaign with the Lions, earning a place on the OUA’s all-rookie team. He played a significant role for the Lions, coming up with big points when called upon. Dakic compiled 40 kills and 14 blocks, averaging 1.3 points per set in his first season with the Lions.

Marko Dakic

The rest of the roster consists of other OUA standouts, including the league’s rookie of the year, Alex Elliott of McMaster University, and second-team all-stars Jeremy Groenveld and Jori Mantha, also of McMaster.

Team Ontario’s 20U men’s team will be joined by a group of 18U athletes from the High Performance Centre at the University of Toronto on July 10 to compete for a spot on Team Ontario’s roster for the National Team Challenge Cup (NTCC). The NTCC is Volleyball Canada’s annual national indoor event and will be held this summer in Gatineau, Quebec from July 18 to 22.

20U Men’s Provincial Team Athletes:

  • Aleksa Miladinovic
  • Alex Elliott
  • Dan Groenveld
  • Gabriel Aaron
  • Jacob Siekierski
  • Jori Mantha
  • Josh Butler
  • Marko Dakic
  • Patrick Strzalkowski
  • Robert Wojcik
  • Tyler Scheerhoorn
  • Zack Doherty
  • Mike Tomlinson
  • Austin Smith