Caitlin Van Essen

Middle Blocker

Class of 2026

Six Pack Indoor Volleyball

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Caitlin Van Essen

Middle Blocker


Discipline for Recruitment: Women’s Indoor Volleyball

Height: 5′ 11″

Spike Touch: 9′ 11″

Block Touch: 9′ 8″

Standing Reach: 92.5″

Wingspan: 74.5″

Vertical: 26.5″

Upcoming Schedule

Pending for Nationals May 24-26 will update when available

Athletic Accomplishments

  • 2021-2024 Captain of Lions Volleyball Club
    Provincial All Star award
    MVP award x2

  • Ernest Manning High School
    2022-2023 volleyball/basketball
    2023-2024 volleyball
    Middle blocker, team captain, team spirit award, MVP award.

  • Ernest Manning High School, Calgary
    Class of 2026
    Average 80%
    2022-2023 Honour Roll

  • x3 city championship finalist
    x2 city champion
    10+ MVP awards
    Provincial All Star

  • Ref volleyball
    Helped coach volleyball
    Leadership course Ernest Manning
    Mentorship program for elementary students

Athlete Bio

Five words you can use to describe yourself as a high performance athlete.
  • Dedicated
  • Composed
  • Competitive
  • Spirited
  • Collaborative
Five words you can use to describe yourself off your field of play.
  • Generous
  • Energetic
  • Hard-working
  • Empathetic
  • Fearless
Describe how you work in a team.

I am a huge team player, my team often looks to me for guidance and conflict resolution. I am able to refocus my teammates when things are not going our way. I make an effort to connect with all of them both on and off the court.

Athletic highlights and how you felt when you received them:

2x Undefeated city championship- A city championship was the best way to end the undefeated seasons.
Provincial All Star- I felt supported by my coaches and teammates.

What are your interests outside of sports? Why do you like them?

Modelling- I like being able to express myself in different creative ways.
Spending time with friends and family- the people I surround myself with shape who I become.
Travelling- I love new adventures and meeting new people.

Who are your role models and why?

My aunt who was named one of the top 100 female basketball players in the past 100 years. She encourages me to push myself to reach my full potential and she inspires me to never stop trying.

Involvement in other sports or extracurricular. Why is it important for you?

Basketball, hiking, pickleball, biking – I love staying active.

Academic highlights and how you felt when you received them?

Honour Roll- I felt recognized for all the time I put in to studying and bettering my academics.

What program would you like to attend in school?

I would to go into communications. I have interest in a lot of different careers with that background.

How do you envision your school life in college/university?

I envision that there will be a lot of hard work in both academics and volleyball but I will be well supported by friends, family and teammates.

Athlete Video

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