Former Cougar serving as Captain for Canadian Indoor National Team
HOUSTON -- Former University of Houston Volleyball middle blocker Lucy Charuk is serving as Captain for the Canadian Women’s Indoor Volleyball National Team at the FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix.
“We couldn’t be prouder of Lucy and her opportunity to serve as Captain on the Canadian National Team,” Head Coach Kaddie Platt said. “She was a tremendous player for this program, and her success has continued both on the professional and international level.”
Charuk, a four-year letterwinner for the Cougars (2007-08, 10-11), was a three-time Conference USA First-Team All-Conference and three-time AVCA Midwest All-Region selection. She garnered AVCA All-America Honorable Mention honors in 2008 and 2010 before picking up Houston’s first All-America laurel since 1994 with a Third-Team selection as a redshirt senior in 2011.
A force at the net, the native of Tswwassen, British Columbia, is still the program career record holder for hitting percentage (.361). Charuk also ranks second all-time in career total blocks (526) and block assists (440), third in blocks per match (1.24), fifth in solo blocks (86) and eighth in kills (1,250).
She is also the single-season record holder for hitting percentage (.387, 2011) and block assists (140, 2008).
Charuk has been competing for Team Canada since 2014 and served as Captain since 2016.
Canada returns to competition July 15-16 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, before retuning to the maple leaf country for matches July 22-23.