Golden sun, golden medals

Former Bison Taylor Pischke has added more gold to her impressive trophy case while representing Canada in the North, Central American, and Caribbean (NORCECA) beach volleyball championship.

Pischke and her Team Canada beach volleyball partner from York University, Melissa Humana-Paredes, are currently ranked 34th in Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) World Tour rankings and are steadily rising.

Look for the pair to climb the FIVB rankings over the next year and potentially earn a chance to represent Canada at the upcoming summer Olympics.

Pischke is the daughter of North America’s winningest coach, Garth Pischke, who also found success as a player. Garth played for two Canadian Junior Championship teams from Manitoba, was part of the Canadian Olympic team, won three Canadian Interuniversity Athletic Union championships, and has coached at the Olympic level.

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree with the younger Pischke, who, at the age of 21, has already compiled an impressive resume full of medals and wins.

Pischke was an integral part of the Bison team that went a perfect 9-0 in Regina last year to capture a national championship. She picked up 327 kills and 297 digs in 27 games during her final year with the Bisons.

Pischke has two Under 23 World Championship bronze medals, two NORCECA circuit titles, the CIS gold medal with the Bisons, and now a NORCECA gold medal.