Caroline Livingston of Kelowna on the Canadian national volleyball team roster

The Canadian women’s national volleyball team competes this week at the quadrennial FIVB World Championships, which take place in Poland and the Netherlands.

Caroline Livingisotn of Kelowna, who graduated from Immaculata High School, is the only Okanagan player on the list.

<who> Photo Credit: U Sports </who> Livingston, seen here in a match at Summer Universiade, first made his national team debut in 2019.” class=”img-responsive” src=” ” style=”margin: 5px;”/></p>
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<p>Livingston went on to high school at Queen’s University and played for the Gael volleyball team.  The 6 foot 2 outside hitter has two sisters, Veronica and Natalie, who have competed at U Sports level. </p>
<p>Canada enters the tournament ranked 16th in the world and the World Championship will see the top 24 teams from around the world compete. </p>
<p>So far, the Canadian team has won 2-2 in the round-robin game.  Their first match was against the world number one team, USA, where they lost in straight sets.  Then, they went against the defending champions, Serbia and lost in three matches.</p>
<p>However, victories over Kazakhstan and Belgium pushed their record back to 0.500. </p>
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<p><img alt= Photo Credit: FVIB Canada celebrates after beating Kazakhstan.” class=”img-responsive” src=”” style=”margin: 5px;”/>

They have one group stage game remaining, against Germany, who are ranked 11th in the world.

The top four teams in each group will then advance to the playoffs. Canada has already secured a place in the playoffs. The best the country has ever done in that tournament was its 11th, way back in 1982, so hopes of improving on that result must have been met.

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