TJ Sanders

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TJ Sanders
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Personal information
Full nameTyler James Sanders
NicknameTJ
NationalityCanadian
Born (1991-12-14) 14 December 1991 (age 27)
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
HometownLondon, Ontario, Canada
Height1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight81 kg (179 lb)
Spike326 cm (128 in)
Block308 cm (121 in)
College(s)University of Manitoba
McMaster University
Volleyball information
PositionSetter
Current clubTrefl Gdańsk
Number3
Career
YearsTeams
2013–2014
2014–2015
2015–2016
2016–2017
2017–
Abiant Lycurgus
PV Lugano
MKS Będzin
Arkas Izmir
Trefl Gdańsk
National team
2010–2011
2014–
Canada U21
Canada
Last updated: 23 December 2017

Tyler James "TJ" Sanders (born 14 December 1991) is a Canadian male volleyball player. He is a member of the Canada men's national volleyball team and Polish club Lotos Trefl Gdańsk[1], a participant in the 2016 Summer Olympics,[2] a gold medallist at the 2015 NORCECA Championship, and a bronze medalist at the 2015 Pan American Games. Bronze medal at the 2017 World League where he ranked statistically as the top setter.

Personal life[edit]

TJ Sanders was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba to Greg and Cindy Sanders. He began playing volleyball at the age of 12 after watching his older sister Sam play club volleyball. Growing up, he played club volleyball for the Forest City Volleyball Club in London, Ontario.[3]

Playing career[edit]

Club[edit]

TJ was a member of the Full Time Training Center roster for the 2012/2013 season. He signed his first professional contract with Abiant Lycurgus in October 2013,[4] making his debut for the club in a 3-1 win over Driasma Dynamo.[5] After a successful first season with the club, in which they finished third in the league, TJ signed with the Swiss club PV Lugano. He spent the 2014/2015 season with the club, finishing the season as Swiss champions. TJ signed with MKS Będzin in the PlusLiga for the 2015/16 season. They finished last in the league, and did not make the playoffs.

For the 2016/17 season, TJ Sanders signed with the Turkish club Arkas Spor.

National Team[edit]

TJ Sanders was a member of the Canada men's junior national volleyball team from 2010 to 2011. He helped the team finish second at the 2010 Junior NORCECA Championship, and finish 11th at the 2011 U21 World Championship. As well, TJ helped them place 5th at the 2013 Universiade.

TJ joined the senior men's national team program in 2013 as a member of the men's "B" national team, and in 2014 joined the senior men's roster. He was a member of the squad that finished 7th at the 2014 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship, a national team best. In 2015, TJ helped the team win bronze at the Pan American Games, and gold at the 2015 Men's NORCECA Volleyball Championship.

TJ was a member of the squad that finished 5th at the 2016 Summer Olympics.[6]

Sporting Achievements[edit]

Club[edit]

National Championship[edit]

National Team[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rudnicki, Michal. "TJ Sanders poprowadzi grę LOTOSU Trefla". Trefl Gdansk. Retrieved 5 June 2017.
  2. ^ Hossain, Asif (22 July 2016). "Canada's men's volleyball team ready for Rio after long Olympic absence". Canadian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 22 July 2016.
  3. ^ Team Canada, Olympic. "TJ Sanders". olympic.ca. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  4. ^ Voth, Chris. "New Playmaker TJ Sanders Arrived in Groningen". Lycurgus Volleyball. Retrieved 27 January 2017.
  5. ^ Voth, Chris. "Abiant Lycurgus True Leader". Lycurgus Volleyball. Retrieved 27 January 2017.
  6. ^ Hossain, Asif (22 July 2016). "Canada's men's volleyball team ready for Rio after long Olympic absence". Canadian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 22 July 2016.

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