RCI St. Lucia
posted on April 23, 2015 06:49
The St. Lucia Volleyball Association has named three Teams in both Male and Female divisions to represent St. Lucia over the coming two weeks. Firstly, Tevin St. Jean and Afernee Ferdinand along with Dania Hamilton and Kerin Neptune, will represent St. Lucia at the Opening Stage of the 2015 NORCECA Tour to be held in Cayman Islands from April 23-27, 2015. St. Jean and Ferdinand were the upset winners at the recently held Aqua Mele Beach Volleyball Championship April 5th and 6th, only recently agreeing to play together. St. Jean has some experience having partnered with Cohen Caesar on one stage of the Tour before. This will be Ferdinand’s first outing.
Meanwhile, Augusin Faulkner and Cohen Caesar will lead St. Lucia’s charge at the 2016 Rio Olympic Beach Volleyball qualification, at the Continental Cup in the Male division. This will take place in Antigua at the same time, April 24-27, 2015. They will be joined by Sheldon Descartes and Darnel Eudoxie as team St. Lucia takes on nine other ECVA countries for one of four spots in the Second Round of the Continental Cup scheduled for later this year. Faulkner and Caesar know each other very well, as they have been playing together for some time now.
They represented St. Lucia at the 2013 Under 21 World Beach Volleyball Championships in Croatia, and at the 2014 Under 23 World Beach Volleyball Championships in Poland. Eudoxie and Descartes have also been playing together for some time and represented St. Lucia at the 2014 Under 21 World Beach Volleyball Championships in Cyprus.
These two teams also performed well in the two Local Tournaments earlier this year, with Faulkner and Caesar winning the Independence Beach Championships in Vieux Fort Independence Weekend and then placing third at the Aqua Mele Beach Tournament Easter Weekend. Eudoxie and Descartes were runners up in both these tournaments.
The Ladies Continental Cup is scheduled for April 30- May 1st, 2015 in Antigua as well. The teamsw are: Dala Noel and Kerin Neptune on the first team, with Lisa Casimie and Jamila Lansiquot pairing up in the second Team.