UCLA opposite Ketrzynski makes Canadian Men’s Junior National Team

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UCLA will be represented at the upcoming FIVB U21 World Championship.

All-MPSF opposite Cole Ketrzynski was among the players recently selected to the Canadian Men’s Junior National Team.

Ketrzynski joins Team Canada after finishing the 2021 season with the Bruins in the NCAA’s top 15 averaging 3.98 kills per game average on a career-best .345 attack percentage. The opposite also had at least 20 kills in three matches to help UCLA finish in second place in the MPSF, including 20 kills in a .421 in an upset victory against BYU.


Along with his offensive performance, Ketrzynski ended last season seventh in the nation with a 0.49 aces per game average.

Ketrzynski is the only NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball player on Canada’s 19-player roster.

“After a successful virtual training session last year, we are excited and ready to get to work in person,” Canadian coach Ryan Marsden said in a statement. “We have selected a very good group of athletes that can’t wait to represent our country.”

Canada will conduct its training camp starting July 5 in Quebec.

The U21 World Championship is a bi-annual event that will take place Sept. 23 through Oct. 3 in Italy and Bulgaria.