Lucy Charuk first wore a Canadian uniform at the 2011 Pan American Cup after being identified earlier in the year at a Volleyball Canada Open Selection Camp where she was a standout middle blocker. After her collegiate career at the University of Houston, Charuk played professionally in Croatia for two years with ZOK Split 1700. She then joined OK Kamnik in Slovenia, helping the team win the Slovenian Cup and the Middle European Cup, at which she was named Best Middle Blocker. Charuk currently plays for VT Aurubis Hamburg in Germany.
Family: Parents Al Charuk and Jill Holliday-Charuk… Older brother Travis… Her father played eight CFL seasons with the Toronto Argonauts and BC Lions… Getting into the Sport: Started playing volleyball at age 12 because her friends were playing it in grade 7… Outside Interests: Enjoys crocheting, drawing, painting, reading, writing… Earned her Bachelor of Science from the University of Houston in December 2012… Odds and Ends: Nickname: Lucifer… Wears her lucky number 13 on a charm around her neck… Favourite quote: “It’s just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up.” – Muhammad Ali…
NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS
FIVB WCh: 2014 – 17th
FISU: 2013 – 6th
Pan Am Cup: 2014 – 6th; 2013 – 7th; 2011 – 7th