It's been a little while, and I know some people have been anxiously awaiting to hear whats up. The truth is, the lack of material is mostly due to the fact that I've been trying to get everything figured out myself. Fortunately, it looks like the pieces are starting to come together. Going in a new direction with a new partner and new goals. We're both ready to play the rest of the season, and see where it leads.
I'm playing with one of the other young guys who's ready to break out on tour, Steve Marshall. It's the first time since high school that I'll be playing with someone in the same stage of development as myself. The last few season's have been spent with older players, who were all great mentors on and off the court. I learned a lot from all of them, but now, with Steve and I on the same level, it's time to learn from our own experiences and become masters of the game on our own terms.
Name: Steve Marshall
Hometown: Vancouver, BC
Spike touch: higher than mine
Stats: Steve just came off a solid CIS season, ending up with a national all-star and a silver medal around his neck. Very athletic, and extremely fast twitch. The only thing he's lacking is experience. We played in an OVA tournament this past weekend, teams gave me way too much respect, and Steve got served a lot. Little do the other teams know, the more opportunity Steve has to side out, the faster he's going to rack up that essential experience, making our team that much stronger.
-Let's start with a big tournament win with the Sawridge Pro-Beach Tourney in Slave Lake, AB, July 9-11
-Take home a big Cheque at Centre of Gravity, August long weekend
-Play, and do well at, the last 3 FIVB World tour opens in Marseille, France,- Kristiansand, Norway, and Aland, Finland
-Take on North American teams during NORCECA events in September
-Hop on the podium at Canadian Open Nationals in late August
It'll take a little time to develop, and we might not win tournaments and games instantly, but hopes are high. The tracks are being laid and the Saxton/Marshall train is about to leave the station.