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St. Lucia off to Defend ECVA Title

Augustin Faulkner [Photo Anthony De Beauville]
Augustin Faulkner [Photo Anthony De Beauville]

DEFENDING champions St. Lucia senior volleyball men’s team is expected to leave the island today for Antigua and Barbuda where they will take part in the Eastern Caribbean Volleyball Championships.

St.Lucia has dominated the ECVA over the years winning back to back championships and qualifying on two consecutive occasions for the NORCECA Continental Championships.

The ECVA Championship stands as the qualification for its teams to grace the continental stage. St. Lucia, as defending will face five other teams vying for the NORCECA Continental spot.

St. Lucia will meet the Commonwealth of Dominica, French St. Martin, Dutch St. Maarten, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and host Antigua and Barbuda.

The senior men’s team this year will comprise mostly the young and upcoming players, the youngest being Augustin Faulkner who has already graced the continental stage as a junior and as senior.

With Julian Bissette playing at the professional level in Greece and Gillan Octave away at university, the team will be led by coach Kendell Charlery and comprises; Keson Edmund, ServinMongroo, Miguel Trim, Darnell Eudoxie, Tevin St. Jean, Augustin Faulkner, Anfernee Ferdinand, Sheldon Descartes and Joseph Clercent.

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