March 31st, 2016Basketball BC Announces U16 and U17 Girls Provincial Team



March 31, 2016


BASKETBALL BC – Basketball BC announces the athletes who will represent BC on the U16 and U17 Girls Provincial Teams for the 2016 season.


This year’s teams are made up of the top athletes from across the province, and will represent BC at a number of tournaments across North America and for the U17’s concluding at the 2016 Canada Basketball Girls National Championships which will take place July 25-30 in Regina.


Coach McGuinness of the U17 team said “I am very excited about working with this group of players. To date they have proven themselves to be hard working, dedicated and highly skilled. We have a very competitive schedule and are looking forward to representing BC both internationally and at the National Championships in Regina.”


2016 U17 Provincial Team Staff:

Head Coach: Shaun McGuinness (BBC)

Assistant Coach: Leanne Evans (UVic)

Program Analyst: Cheryl Jean-Paul (TWU)

Program Trainer: Chris Spencer (Level 10)


Player                          City                                          Ht.                   High School                 Coach             


Georgia Alexander      Victoria                                   6’2                   Oak Bay                       Rob Kinnear

Sadie Beers                Vancouver                               5’10                 L.F.A.                           Doug Beers

Lyndzie Caron            Penticton                                 5’10                 Penticton                     Dustin Hyde

                                                                                                                                                Lesley Lacroix

Hailey Counsell          Coquitlam                               5’9                   Heritage Woods          Kelly Powell

Ashlyn Day                 Kelowna                                  5’11                 Immaculata                Dino Gini

                                                                                                                                                Andrew Gini

Sophie De Goode              Victoria                          6’1                   Oak Bay                       Rob Kinnear     

Kate Johnson               Kelowna                                  5’7                   Immaculata                Dino Gini

                                                                                                                                                Andrew Gini

Madison Legault         North Vancouver                     5’11                 Windsor                      James Legault

Tanis Metcalfe            North Vancouver                     6’2                   Carson Graham           Scott Bennett

Sage Stobbart            North Vancouver                     6’2                   Seycove                       Darcy Grant

Hannah Walline          Kelowna                                  5’10                 Okanagan Mission      Meghan Faust

Imogene White           Victoria                                   6’1                   Oak Bay                       Rob Kinnear

Coach Luyken of the U16 team said “Love this group. There is opportunity for tremendous growth and development. The exciting part is we even don’t know where our ceiling lies. “

2016 U16 Provincial Team Staff:

Head Coach: Anthony Luyken
Assistant Coach: Erin Button

Player                          Ht                                School                                     City

Emelia Leigh               5'11                             Whistler Secondary                Whistler

Rachel Hare              5'7                               Kelowna Sr. Secondary           Kelowna

Alex Toporowski         6'1                               Brentwood College                 Kamloops

Jaya Bannerman         5'7                               GW Graham                           Chilliwack

Nelli Larjava                5'9                               Mulgrave                                 North Vancouver

Alex Walker                5'8                               Carson Graham                       North Vancouver

Jasmine Lambert        5'5                               Oak Bay Secondary                 Victoria

Jessica Nycholat         5'9                               CHSS                                        Prince George

Katie Anne Reimer     5'7                               Lord Byng Secondary              Vancouver

Madison Draayers       5'11                             Yale Secondary                       Abbotsford

Natalie Froese             5'11                             Oak Bay Secondary                 Victoria

Sydney Fetterly           5'6                               Abbotsford Secondary            Abbotsford


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