“We look forward to this opportunity to evaluate athletes from last year’s U18 and U17 pools who have some age-group international experience. I expect the tryout and training camp to be competitive and players will push each other to be better,” said Head Coach Rich Chambers (Terry Fox Secondary School).
Chambers is in his 12th and final year as head coach of the U18/U19 Women’s National Team. Joining him on the sidelines are assistant coaches Scott Edwards (University of Alberta) and Scott Reeves (Thompson Rivers University).
The U18/U19 Women’s National Team finished second at the 2014 U18 FIBA Americas championship, winning four games and losing in the gold medal game to the United States. This group also includes athletes from the 2014 U17 FIBA World Championship roster.
At the 2015 U19 FIBA World Championships, Team Canada is in Group C, where they will compete against Mali, France and Belgium. The team will compete in an exhibition tournament in Spain ahead of the World Championships.
Athletes were identified throughout the year in a series of identification camps and recommendations from the Provincial/Territorial Service Organizations.
Tryouts will be closed to media. The team will host a media day during training camp on Thursday, July 3rd. Practice is from 10:00 a.m. until 1 p.m. and doors will open for media at 12:15 p.m. Please e-mail[email protected] to confirm attendance.
|Bridget Atkinson||Guard||5-5||Welland, ON||Guelph|
|Mikaela Brewer||Guard||5-9||Barrie, ON||Innisdale SS|
|Christina Buttenham||Guard||5-9||Hamilton, ON||Iowa|
|Bridget Carleton||Guard||6-1||Chatham, ON||John McGregor SS|
|Julia Chandler||Forward||6-3||Toronto, ON||Northern SS|
|Maurane Corbin||Forward||6-3||St. Bruno, QC||Montmorency|
|Cheyenne Creighton||Forward||6-1||Pickering, ON||Memphis|
|Rachel Fradgley||Forward||6-2||London, ON||Simon Fraser|
|Danielle Garven||Guard/Forward||5-9||Scarborough, ON||Blessed Pope John Paul II CSS|
|Mael Gilles||Guard/Forward||6-0||Montreal, QC||Montmorency|
|Madison Horst||Guard||5-7||Baden, ON||Western|
|Nancy Kessler||Post||6-3||St. Catharines, ON||Toledo|
|Jaelyne Kirkpatrick||Guard||5-5||Oakville, ON||St. Ignatius of Loyola|
|Emma Piggin||Guard||5-8||Kamloops, ON||Trinity Western|
|Daneesha Provo||Guard||5-8||Dartmouth, NS||n/a|
|Angela Ribarich||Centre||6-5||Toronto, ON||St. Joseph’s CSS|
|Julianna Thomson||Centre||6-0||Conestoga, ON||Woodland Christian|
|Shantelle Valentine||Forward||6-3||Brampton, ON||Marquette|
|Lauren Yearwood||Forward/Post||6-3||Victoria, BC||Oak Bay SS|
|Rich Chambers||Head Coach||Port Moody, BC||Terry Fox SS|
|Scott Edwards||Assistant Coach||Edmonton, AB||Alberta|
|Scott Reeves||Assistant Coach||Kamloops, BC||Trinity Western|
|Nate McKibbon||Performance Analyst||Hamilton, ON||Mount Royal|
|Danielle Dobney||Therapist||Aurora, ON||n/a|
|Sarah Leaitch||Team Manager||Newmarket, ON||n/a|
|Caroline Cook||Medical||New Westminister, BC||n/a|
|Spain||July 12||2:00 p.m.|
|USA||July 13||12:00 p.m.|
|Australia||July 14||12:00 p.m.|
|Mali||July 18||8:15 a.m.|
|France||July 19||8:45 a.m.|
|Belgium||July 21||6:30 a.m.|