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Talented Asque sisters set to volley for Jamaica

Wednesday, January 29, 2014    

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When Jamaica's senior women's volleyball team take to the court in May in Canada for the final leg of the World Championships play-offs, history could be created a s well.

The talented Asque sisters, Simone and Gillian, could be on the team, thus making it the first time in the history of Jamaica's volleyball, two sisters are playing at the same time.

The Asques, who presently hold Jamaican, American and Canadian citizenships, chose to represent Jamaica at the behest of their mother Sandra Asque, who was born here, as well as president of the Jamaica Volleyball Association (JaVA), Steve Brown.

Simone, who is 23 and is presently playing professionally in Denmark, is a powerful left side hitter, while her 21-year-old sibling Gillian is described as the more versatile of the two, because of her ability to play technique defence and middle blocker, and on either hitting side.

They are expected in the island in late March to join up with other members of the national team for a weekend tournament and then at the end of April for a national training camp.

The confirmation of these two players has come as a boost to the association which is awaiting confirmation from at least three other top players to join forces with the local talents.

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