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Selestine B. Liu-Asomua
Discipline for Recruitment: Women’s Beach Volleyball
Height: 6′ 1.5″
Spike Touch: 10′ 0″
Block Touch: 9′ 10″
Standing Reach: 7′ 11.75″
Wingspan: 6′ 0″
High School Schedule: https://wcm.blsd.ca/cms/One.aspx?portalId=18369610&pageId=18798276
Club Schedule TBD
2023 Canada Youth Beach Nationals U16 (Vancouver) 4th Place
2023 Grand Beach Open (Adult) 2023 2023 Consolation Side Champs
MB Premier Tournament Series #3 (Adult) 4th
2023 MB Youth Beach Provincials U18 Finalists
2023 U18 Youth Beach ranked #1 for season and League Finalists (had subs for final)
2023 Maple Grove U16 Beach League Champions (no provs this year)
2022 Maple Grove U16 Beach League Champions (no provs this year)
2022 Sargent Park U16 Beach League Finalists
2021 Sargent Park U14 Beach League Champions
2023 BTG Canada Selects U18 - Finalists at USA ALL Star Championships (Starting OH/OPP)
2022 Team Manitoba U18 (Starting MB) (Gold Medalists Tier 2 Canada Cup)
Varsity Basketball (2023)
Varsity Volleyball (called up for post-season (2022, 2023) Zone Champions
JV Volleyball (2022, 2023) Zone Champions back to back
Jr High (2019 Champions - undefeated - and MVP) (2020 - no season due to COVID)
Golf Team (2022, 2023)
Current Average (2022-2023 school year) 87%,
Recipient of "Women to Watch in Sport" Grant from Sport Manitoba 2023
High School Team MVP 2 years in a row (2021-2022)
Team Captain: High School team, Jr Bison Gold 2021-2022
Youth for Philanthropy,
Regional Connections Summer Program Volleyball Coach Volunteer,
Community Development Volleyball Student Athlete Coach, Captain JV Vball Team (2021, 2022) Captain Club Volleyball Team (2020, 2021),
U18 Jr Bison Gold 2023 season (OPP) Provincial Champs
U15 Jr Bison Gold 2022 season (Captain) (MB) Provincial Champs
U14 (no season Covid)
U13 Jr Bison Gold (half season due to COVID) Ranked #1
Five words you can use to describe yourself as a high performance athlete.
- High energy
Five words you can use to describe yourself off your field of play.
- High expectations
Describe how you work in a team.
My role on a team is to bring my best, but to also help bring out the best in my teammates. In my culture there is a saying “The road to leadership is through service”, and I try to live this both on and off the court. The gifts I bring to the teams I’m on are humour, intelligence, consideration, and the ability help others stay steady and calm. I am the type of athlete who rises to challenges – I thrive under pressure take my teammates along with me. Off the court, I am inclusive and able to support and work with anyone. These qualities help me to build relationships and understand how my teammates communicate which always helps us be a more focused unit in competition.
Athletic highlights and how you felt when you received them:
One highlight that I am proud of was accepting the challenge of playing in my club’s U18 team as a 15 year old and starting. I was pushed mentally and physically at every practice and game. I grew as an athlete in every way and was proud that I could persevere through challenge to become a much stronger athlete in every way.
Getting MVP last year for my school team was actually very special to me. For me to perform well enough and consistently enough in the big games and moments for him and the Sport Co-Ordinator to recognize me felt like a massive accomplishment that I am proud of.
What are your interests outside of sports? Why do you like them?
I love music. I’m involved in a choir, a jazz ensemble, and can play piano, drums, and guitar. I’ve taken music lessons since I was small and won several vocal competitions, created and produced original compositions, and generally love being creative musically. I also enjoy all water/ocean sports. Before moving to Canada in particular, my family and I spent our free time kayaking, paddle boarding, surfing and fishing. Since moving – we’ve started camping and hiking which I also love.
Who are your role models and why?
Brandie Wilkerson is one of my all time favorite athletes. Her physicality and drive to grow and keep adding dimensions to her game are inspiring to me, and particularly as a BIPOC athlete myself she inspires me to keep perspective on mu goals, learn from challenges and defeats, and stay focused and take care of myself as a whole person to support my athletic goals. I also love watching Brook Van Sickle and her accuracy and explosiveness both on the court and in the sand on defense and offense. Robin Ah Mow – as a coach and Polynesian woman also inspires me. Her ability to create an obvious family culture with her teams that focuses on discipline, excellence, high volleyball IQ, and bringing the best out in each athlete.
Involvement in other sports or extracurricular. Why is it important for you?
Over the last 2 years, I’ve been involved in coaching and volunteer work building a volleyball community in my home town. This has been super rewarding – I’ve loved lighting the spark in others, and watching my athletes grow. I like being involved in my Student Council as well, this gives me a feeling of being effective, serving my school community, and contributing to building positive experiences and energy in the student body.
Finally, I also really enjoyed trying out for golf. It’s a difficult sport, and I’m proud of taking on the challenge. It was new for me to compete and not just play socially with my family, and I enjoyed being humbled and learning from more experienced competitors around me.
Academic highlights and how you felt when you received them?
Health/Phys Ed 85%
Canada dans le Monde 87%
Health/Phys Ed 85%
Human Ecology 76%
It might sound simple, and it’s not one of my academic awards or best subjects, but last year I finished the Semester with an 86% in Math. While it wasn’t the top mark in the class, it was a huge accomplishment for me. Over the last 4 years I switched into French Immersion, and started in grade 7 with no French language. Math has also always been my most challenging subject, but in Jr High, I had a teacher who challenged me and really helped me to grow my mindset in Math and use strategies that help me to learn. My Math teacher in high school also supported me, and worked with me to keep improving each year, so achieving this grade last year is a reminder of that personal growth, resilience, persistence, and ability to tackle any challenge.
What program would you like to attend in school?
I would like to study either Psychology or Education because I find Psychology and how humans think and behave an interesting topic to learn about and Education because I enjoy teaching others and sharing my knowledge.
How do you envision your school life in college/university?
I try my hardest in my academics so I would definitely make sure to stay on top of my school work as well as study. Being in sports actually motivates me to balance my life, and being around other motivated athletes also helps keep me pushing myself both on the court, and in the classroom.