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Forest Heights standout Marisa Mota is taking her talents to Halifax.
Mota, a libero, will attend Dalhousie University next year and play for the Tigers volleyball team.
"Marisa is a dynamic athlete that has been a standout libero and setter for her high school, club and Ontario provincial teams. She has tremendous passion for the game of volleyball and will bring an outstanding level of skill to our program. She has had excellent coaching from Paul Pavan and this has provided her with a great foundation to be a key player in the years to come," said Dalhousie head coach Rick Scott in a news release.
Since Grade 9, Mota has collected three WCSSAA championships, three CWOSSA championships and a first- and fourth-place finish at OFSAA. In Grade 11, she was the WCSSAA player of the year and received MVP honours at the Fanshawe College Invitational tournament.
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In 2010, Mota was selected to represent her region at the Ontario Summer Games. In 2011, she was a part of Team Ontario at Volleyball Canada's National Team Challenge Cup and as a member of the Kitchener-Waterloo Predators club team, she received an all-star award at the Ontario provincial championship.
"I have always known that Dalhousie University is one of the top academic institutions in the country and that it also has a very rich volleyball history," says Mota. "I have both academic and athletic goals that I want to achieve and I believe that Dalhousie can help me do that. Furthermore, Rick Scott is one of the top coaches in the country and can help me achieve my goals of playing on a top CIS team and put me in a position to continue my volleyball career after my university days are over."
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