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UMBC Volleyball Recruit Goc Earns 2010 Evelyn Holick Award, Ontario's Most Prestigious Honor
Ali Goc with the Evelyn Holick Award trophy.
WATERLOO, Ontario—Incoming UMBC volleyball freshman Ali Goc has been named the 2010 winner of the Evelyn Holick Award, which is the Canadian province of Ontario’s most prestigious honor, by the Ontario Volleyball Association at the 18 and Under Provincial Championships at RIM Park in Waterloo, Ontario.
According to the OVA’s website, the Evelyn Holick Award is presented annually to the “Female Youth Division athlete who best demonstrates the qualities of determination, leadership, athletic ability, sportsmanship and fair play.”
Goc led her club team Durham Attack Black to an unprecedented sixth provincial title at the 2010 Ontario Championships and advanced to the Round of 16 at the Canadian National Championships. Goc and Durham Attack Black had won the previous five national tournaments, including the 2009 title with rising sophomore Ali Loynachan.
In 2009, Goc was the libero on the Canada Games Team and was one of the two athletes still in high school. She has earned numerous accolades, including 2009 All-Star Ontario 18U and 2008 All-Canadian 17U honors.
In addition, fellow incoming freshman Mallory McIntyre helped lead her club team, the Bison Volleyball Club, to a provincial title at the 2010 Manitoba Championships and advanced all the way to the finals of the Canadian National Championships.
McIntyre played for the Blazers Volleyball Club 18-and-Under team in 2009 as a 17-year-old after she won the 2008 Western Canadian Elite Championships with the Shock 16U club team. McIntyre also led her team to a Manitoba Provincial 16U title.