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Scharff headed to U of Windsor

The Lancers are pleased to bring on Scharff.
Danika Scharff signs with Windsor

Virden’s Danika Scharff is excited to hit the court next season with the University of Windsor women’s volleyball team.
The daughter of Chad and Rita Scharff redshirted this past school year at the University of Winnipeg. She practiced but did not play in U Sports action for the Wesmen, persevering her eligibility while adapting to university life on and off the court. The University of Windsor squad recently announced Scharff, a setter, would be transferring to join them.
“I am really looking forward to being able to have a larger impact on a team,” Scharff said of joining the Lancers. “The opportunity to experience road trips and game days on the active roaster is really exciting. I was able to meet most of the coaching staff and practice with some of the girls on the team during my visit and really felt comfortable with them.”
The Lancers are pleased to bring on Scharff.
“We are very excited to add a player like Danika to our roster,” Lancers head coach Lucas Hodgson said “Her ability to run an offence already is very impressive and she has a very strong grasp of the offence we like to run.”
A strong student, Scharff was drawn to the U of Windsor for several reasons. She wanted to experience living in a different part of Canada. As well, Scharff liked the university’s beautiful campus and new athletic facilities. In addition, the university has a faculty of law and its building is being renovated. Scharff will be studying political science/law with aspirations of becoming a lawyer. 
Scharff enjoyed her time at the University of Winnipeg and joked about wanting to take her Wesmen teammates with her.
“I met the most amazing teammates and coaches who pushed me to be my best everyday on and off the court,” Scharff said. “Without (playing with them), I would not be as prepared as I am for this opportunity in the (Ontario University Athletics). Phil (Hudson) and all the assistant coaches are the most amazing people and coaches, and they care so much about me as a player and person. Being a redshirt with the University of Winnipeg women’s volleyball program really eased me into the university student-athlete experience and set me up to success.”
Scharff said her parents are excited for her opportunity in Ontario.
“They were so supportive throughout this redshirt year in Winnipeg and continue to be when I decided to transfer to Windsor,” she said. “My dad travelled with me to Ontario to check out the city and university, which meant a lot to have him there, and I know my mom was very disappointed she couldn’t make it. My family recently just got out of cattle farming, and I know it was hard for my dad especially, since he grew up doing that his whole life. But this way my family will have more time to travel and watch me play and visit me in Ontario and words can’t even describe how grateful I am for that. My family means the world to me, and I wouldn’t be where I am today without them.”