Like her teammate Leanne Muldrew, Danielle Ellis made a return to the national women’s sitting volleyball team this season after a few years away, and earned a berth on Team Canada for the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio.
Canada’s women’s sitting volleyball team will make history in Rio, as it will mark the first time ever that Canada has qualified a sitting volleyball team to compete at the Paralympic Games.
Ellis, who lost her right leg below the knee due to cancer as an infant, was on the Canadian squad from 2008 to 2012. After falling short in qualifying for the London 2012 Paralympic Games, Ellis focused on her studies attending the Justice Institute of B.C. in New Westminster, B.C. where she studied to become a paramedic. She now works with B.C. Ambulance in Langley.
2008-2012 national team member
Born to parents heavily involved in sport, she participated in gymnastics, soccer, baseball, volleyball as a youngster… Currently works as a dispatcher with B.C. Ambulance in Langley.
NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS
2011 Parapan Am Paralympic Qualifier 3rd
2016 Rio Paralympics
Volleyball - Sitting
Sitting Volleyball - Women