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Charlottetown volleyball player commits to Hurricanes

August 5, 2014

Mackinnon spent last season as a member of the UPEI Panthers.

Mackinnon spent last season as a member of the UPEI Panthers.

Meg MacKinnon from Charlottetown will be joining the Holland Hurricanes this fall.  She was last a member of the UPEI Panthers volleyball team in 2012 and 2013 as well as the PEI Canada Games team.  In 2011 she was a member of the Colonel Gray Colonels before graduating high school.

The 5’9” middle looks forward to beginning her studies in the Practical Nursing program.

“I’m very excited to start playing for the Hurricanes and compete in the ACAA.  On top of my excitement to start my program I’m really looking forward to getting back onto the court.  Volleyball is such a passion for me and I get such a thrill from the sport and the family-like atmosphere that being a member of a team provides”, shared MacKinnon.

Volleyball highlights for MacKinnon include her Canada Games experience, winning three provincial championships with the Colonel Gray Colonels, being named a Volleyball PEI all-star in 2009, 2010 and 2011, being a member of Team PEI at the Eastern Elite tournament, being named the Volleyball PEI Senior Athlete of the Year in 2011 and the 2013-2014 UPEI Panthers women’s volleyball Most-Valuable-Player.

“I am thrilled to have Meg joining our team for the upcoming season. Her aggressive play will add strength to our front row and her competitive experience is a great asset”, shared head coach Lori-Beth Dwyer.

MacKinnon is listed as a player that can bring experience, leadership and passion to the court.  As a member of the Hurricanes she’ll be expected to lead by example through her hard working style.

“I’m extremely excited to be playing for Lori-Beth Dwyer.  I met her through the senior women’s league and I got to see her passion and also heard about her playing career in the sport.  She brings a lot of experience to the court and I am excited to play under her.  She is the most experienced coach I have ever played under”, MacKinnon expressed.

The Hurricanes improved leaps and bounds last season within the ACAA and after a strong off-season of recruiting they are poised to move up the ACAA standings.  MacKinnon has begun to set some goals for herself as the season nears.

“I don’t have any statistical goals but I do want to show my leadership.  With a new team and atmosphere it will take time to adjust to things but with my strong will to lead I hope to help the team progress as much as possible”, she said.

“As a team we will have to come out hard right from the start of the season and I know we will turn some heads.  This is a huge building year for the ‘Canes and I feel that with the caliber of players we are gaining we are going to impress a lot of people with our play”.

The Holland Hurricanes will begin their training camp in September.  Their regular season will kick off on Saturday, November 1st at home versus the Universite Sainte-Anne Dragons at the Holland College Centre for Community Engagement at 6pm.

For more information on the Hurricanes visit www.hollandcollege.com/athletics, www.facebook.com/hollandhurricanes and www.twitter.com/hc_hurricanes.

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