Foy joining Holland College volleyball team

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New Haven’s Sydney Foy is coming back to the Island to play volleyball for the Holland College Hurricanes this fall.

Foy, 20, spent the previous two seasons with the Mount Saint Vincent Mystics in Halifax where she led her team to back-to-back Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) championships and two trips to the nationals. In 91 career games with the Mystics, Foy averaged 2.84 kills, 2.74 digs and 3.41 points per game.

“I’m very excited to be returning home to P.E.I. for school,” said the Bluefield graduate. “I enjoyed every minute of attending MSVU but this will be a new experience and I can’t wait.”

The excitement is shared by second-year head coach Lori-Beth Dwyer.

“I am thrilled to have Foy joining our roster in the fall,” she said. “She brings a great deal of competitive experience to the team, which we have been lacking, and is sure to be a leader on the court.

“With the addition of a player of Sydney’s calibre and along with other key additions to our roster, we will be in a strong position to push for a playoff place this season.”

The Hurricanes picked up their first ACAA regular season victory in the program’s history when they knocked off Mount Allison in January. The team finished 1-17.

Foy, who was part of the Island’s beach volleyball team at the 2013 Canada Games in Sherbrooke, Que., will be relied upon as a leader for the Hurricanes this season.

“Coming in as a veteran after attending nationals for back-to-back years I feel as though I can bring knowledge to the team and we can get one step closer to a championship banner,” Foy said.

“I’ll do my best to bring as much positivity and knowledge to the team as possible. Hopefully that will help us make it to the top four in the league.”

The Hurricanes kick off their regular season schedule at home on Saturday, Nov. 1 at 6 p.m. versus the Universite Sainte-Anne Dragons.

Organizations: Foy joining Holland College, Holland College Hurricanes, Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association Canada Games

Geographic location: New Haven, Halifax, P.E.I. Sydney Mount Allison Sherbrooke

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