Announcements

U19 Women's National Team Tryout Invitees Include 4 BC Athletes


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 

24 ATHLETES INVITED TO ATTEND U19 WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM TRYOUTS
CANADA SET TO TRAVEL TO FRANCE FOR THREE-GAME EXHIBITION SERIES EN ROUTE TO THE FIBA U19 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL WORLD CUP 2017 IN ITALY

TORONTO, ON (June 28, 2017) - Canada Basketball's Women's High Performance program is pleased to announce the 24 athletes invited to participate in the U19 National Team invitational tryouts at the Humber College - North Campus (Toronto, ON) from July 2-4, 2017.

"After a competitive evaluation process we have invited 24 athletes who hope to represent Canada in Italy at the FIBA U19 Women's Basketball World Cup 2017," said Denise Dignard, Director, Women's High Performance. "We look forward to a competitive tryout as our program continues its international development."

Training camp will follow tryouts from July 5-11 at Humber College - North and the finalized team roster will travel to Voiron, France for an exhibition tournament.  Canada is set compete against 3rd ranked France, 7th ranked Australia and 9th ranked China from July 15-17.

The team will then travel to Italy to compete at the FIBA U19 Women's Basketball World Cup 2017 where they look to improve upon their 8th place finish from 2015. The women tip-off the tournament on July 22 against 15th ranked Korea at 8:00 AM EST in Udine, Italy.

Carly Clarke (Ryerson University) takes the helm in her second year as Head Coach. Clarke is joined by Assistant Coaches Ryan Thorne (McGill University) and Claire Meadows (UBC Okanagan) along with Performance Analyst, Nick DeAdder (Acadia University).

Canada is currently ranked 4th worldwide in the FIBA youth girls rankings.

Media are invited to post-practice scrums on the following dates. Please RSVP to mwalker@basketball.ca

MEDIA AVAILABILITES

Thursday, July 6
11:45 a.m. Gym Opens
12:00 p.m. Availability

Monday, July 10
4:45 p.m. Gym Opens
5:00 p.m. Availability

*All times are EST and subject to change

The full staff list, roster and schedule can be found below. Follow Canada Basketball on Twitter for game streaming details and live game coverage.


PLAYERS INVITED TO 2017 U19 JWNT TRYOUTS BY INVITATION

 Name

Position

Height

 Hometown

School

Laeticia Amihere 

 Forward

6'3" 

Mississauga, ON 

King's Christian Collegiate (OSBA) 

 Angela Bongomin

 Centre

 6’2”

Regina, SK 

University of Regina (U SPORTS) 

 Halle Bovell

 Guard

 5’10”

 Hamilton, ON

Duquesne University (NCAA) 

Mikaela Brewer 

 Guard

 5’9”

 Barrie, ON

Stanford University (NCAA) 

 Hailey Brown

Forward 

6’1” 

Hamilton, ON 

TRC Academy (OSBA) 

 Mikaela Dodig

Guard 

5’5” 

 Bolton, ON

University of New Brunswick (U SPORTS) 

 Sarah Donovan

 Forward

 5’9”

London, ON 

 Lucas AB (HS)

Libby Epoch

Guard

5’6”

Moose Jaw, SK  

University of Saskatchewan (U SPORTS)

Louise Forsyth

Guard

5’9”

Langley, BC

Brookswood SS (HS)

Emma Fraser

Forward

6'2"

Toronto, ON

Ryerson University (U SPORTS)

Hanna Hall

Guard

5’3”

Hamilton, ON

Lincoln Prep (OSBA)

Taya Hanson

Guard

5’8”

Kelowna, BC

TRC Academy (OSBA)

Alyssa Jerome

Forward

6’1”

Toronto, ON

Harbord CI (HS)

Justina King

Guard

5’6”

Toronto, ON

Bill Crothers SS (OSBA)

Aislinn Konig

Guard

5’9”

Langley, BC

NC State (NCAA)

Myriam Leclerc

Guard

5’8”

St. Roche-de-Rickelieu, QC

Ste. Foy (CEGEP/CCAA)

Roxane Makolo

Guard

5’8”

St. Hubert, QC

Gerard-Filion (HS)

Summer Masikewich

Forward

6’2”

Calgary, AB

University of Saskatchewan (U SPORTS)

Bridget Mulholland

Guard

5'10"

Kingston, ON

Queen’s University (U SPORTS)

Shaina Pellington

Guard

5’7”

Pickering, ON

Durham Elite (OSBA)

Kyla Shand

Center

6’2”

Saskatoon, SK

Holy Cross (HS)

Sage Stobbart

Forward

6’1”

North Vancouver, BC

Seycove (HS)

Andrea Torres

Forward

5’11”

Terrebonne, QC

Montmorency (CEGEP/CCAA)

Kendra van Leeuwen

Guard

5’8”

Brantford, ON

University of Wisconsin (NCAA)

 

 

COACHING & TEAM STAFF

Name  

Position

Hometown

Affiliation

 Carly Clarke

Head Coach 

Halifax, NS 

Ryerson University 

 Ryan Thorne

 Assistant Coach

Montreal, QC 

McGill University 

 Claire Meadows

Assistant Coach 

Brantford, ON 

UBC Okanagan 

 Elyse Jobin

 Physiotherapist

 Quebec City, QC

 N/A

 Nick DeAdder

 Performance Analyst

 Canning, NS

Acadia University 

Kristina Alvero

Team Manager

Toronto, ON

Philip Pocock CSS 

Leah Hillier

Physician

Toronto, ON

University of Toronto

 

 

2017 U19 SCHEDULE 

DATE

ITEM

LOCATION

July 2-4

Tryouts

Humber College – North
(205 Humber College Blvd, Etobicoke, ON M9W 5L7)

July 5-11

Training Camp

July 12

Depart for France

Voiron, France

July 15-17

Exhibition Tournament

July 22-30

FIBA U19 Women's Basketball World Cup 2017

Udine & Cividale Del Friuli, Italy

July 22

Canada vs. Korea @ 8 AM EST

Udine, Italy

July 23

Canada vs. France @ 9:45 AM EST

Cividale del Friuli, Italy

July 25

Canada vs. Latvia @ 10:15 AM EST

Cividale del Friuli, Italy


 

For more information, contact:

Matt Walker, mwalker@basketball.ca , 289.244.9993