Volley Maritza has just announced in its official webpage the signing of Canadian national teamer and recent Florida Gator graduate Shainah Joseph. She is expected to join the team during its training camp in Turkey after New Year’s eve. Her official debut should happen on Jan. 11, as Maritza will face off against Vizara for its second 2018 CEV Champions League match.
Transfer news: Canadian ?? international Shainah Joseph strengthens #Maritza for the rest of the #volleyball seasonhttps://t.co/Z4LxfntUvj pic.twitter.com/aZ0bSjvlEu
— Maritza Plovdiv VC (@volleymaritza) December 29, 2017
Shainah was born in Ottawa, Canada and is 22 years old. After high school, she moved to the USA to play college ball for the University of Florida, with whom she was named a 2017 AVCA All-America Second Teamer and a 2017 VolleyMob All-American Honorable Mention player. She has played for Canada’s youth national teams, and since 2015 has been a frequent member of its adult roster, having played in competitions like the Pan American Cup and the 2016 FIVB Grand Prix. Here is what she had to say after the signing:
Every day, when I step on the volleyball court, my goal is to become better as a player. I try to learn as much as I can to be the best athlete I can be. Everything else will work itself out.
Maritza recently won its 4th ever Bulgarian Cup, and is currently focusing in its first ever participation in the final rounds of the CEV Champions League.