Sharone Vernon-Evans

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Sharone Vernon-Evans
Sharone Vernon-Evans, CAN-RUS, FIVB‌ Nations League, Urmia, Iran 20190615.jpg
Personal information
NationalityCanada Canadian
Born (1998-08-28) 28 August 1998 (age 22)
Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
Height2.06 m (6 ft 9 in)
Weight101 kg (223 lb)
Spike374 cm (147 in)
Block347 cm (137 in)
Volleyball information
PositionOpposite
Current clubItaly Sir Safety Perugia
Career
YearsTeams
2017–2019
2019–2020
2020–
Poland ONICO Warszawa
Italy Consar Ravenna
Italy Sir Safety Perugia
National team
 Canada

Sharone Vernon-Evans (born 28 August 1998) is a Canadian volleyball player. He is a member of the Canada men's national volleyball team and Italian club Sir Safety Perugia.

Personal life[edit]

Vernon-Evans started playing volleyball at a young age in his hometown of Scarborough, Ontario and attended Agincourt Collegiate Institute. He initially wanted to play basketball but switched to volleyball after his school's basketball team folded.[1] He played club volleyball for the Pakmen Volleyball Club, winning multiple provincial championships and national medals.[2] At the Team Canada tryouts, Vernon-Evans set a national record, touching 12'6.5" in the spike touch test[3]

Career[edit]

Vernon-Evans began his post high-school volleyball career with the Team Canada FTC in Gatineau. In 2017, he signed with PlusLiga club ONICO Warszawa, joining up with national team head coach Stephane Antiga.[4]

National team[edit]

Vernon-Evans first joined the national team volleyball program in 2016 with the Canada men's junior national volleyball team. With the junior national team, he helped them to a bronze medal finish at the 2016 Men's Junior NORCECA Volleyball Championship and the 2017 Men's Junior Pan-American Volleyball Cup. In May 2017, he was announced to be a member of the Senior National Team's roster for the 2017 FIVB Volleyball World League.[5] He helped the team to a team best finish of 3rd place in World League.[6] Few months later Vernon-Evans was named the Best Opposite Spiker at the 2017 Norceca Championship, helping the team win bronze along the way.[7]

Sporting achievements[edit]

National team[edit]

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Doug Harrison (17 June 2017). "'Sky the limit' for young volleyballer Sharone Vernon-Evans". cbc.ca. CBC Sports. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Sharone Vernon-Evans". pakmen.com. Pakmen Volleyball. Retrieved 2 September 2018.
  3. ^ "OVA Superstar Sharone Vernon-Evans Reaches Record Heights". ontariovolleyball.org. 3 May 2017. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Sharone Vernon-Evans zagra w ONICO Warszawa". sport.pl. 31 May 2017. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Canada readies for its World League Group 1 debut". volleyball.ca. 30 May 2017. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Highlights: Canada take World League bronze". fivb.com. FIVB. 9 July 2017. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  7. ^ "Christenson awarded the Most Valuable Player". norceca.net. 1 October 2017. Retrieved 30 January 2018.

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