Adam Simac has wanted to play for Canada since watching the national team play against Italy in the 2001 FIVB World League in Hull, Quebec. The middle blocker been part of the national team program since 2008, during which his international career has been highlighted by Canada’s best-ever seventh place finish at the 2014 FIVB World Championships and competing in the final six of the FIVB World League in 2013. Playing professionally in Europe, Simac was a two-time Slovenian Champion and two-time Slovenian Cup champion with ACH Volley Ljubljana. The club also won the Middle European Cup in 2010-11. He then joined Arkas Holding in Izmir, winning the Turkish Championship in 2012-13, before moving to Pallavolo Lugano in Switzerland for 2013-14 and then ASUL Lyon in France for 2014-15.
Family: Parents Edward and Mary-Lou… Younger brother Jason… Wife Ashley… Getting into the Sport: Started playing volleyball at age 14 but didn’t take it seriously until age 19… Outside Interests: Enjoys reading, golfing, watching sports… Third year Bachelor of Commerce at Athabasca University… Odds and Ends: Nickname: Sheem… Watched game tape of Gustavo Endres of Brazil when he was learning the game… Ties his wedding ring to his left shoe during games and practices… Always has espresso before a game… Favourite motto: “It’s what you do when no one’s watching that counts”…
NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS
FIVB WCh: 2014 – 7th; 2010 – 19th
FISU: 2009 – 6th
FIVB World League: 2014 – 13th; 2013 – 5th; 2012 – 12th
NORCECA: 2013 – SILVER; 2011 – BRONZE