19 WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM ANNOUNCES TRY-OUT ROSTER

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19 athletes look to make team that will compete at the FIBA U19 World Championships in Chekhov, Russia
(TORONTO, ON) – Canada Basketball Women’s High Performance is pleased to announce the try-out roster of 19 athletes who will vie to represent Canada at the FIBA U19 World Championships in Chekhov, Russia. The training camp will take place at Humber College – North Campus, with try-out by invitation running from June 29-July 1 and training camp running July 2-10.

“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-mailcommunications@basketball.ca to confirm attendance.

INVITATIONAL ROSTER

NAME POSITION HEIGHT HOMETOWN School (’14-’15)
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
COACHING STAFF
NAME POSITION HOMETOWN SCHOOL
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
EXHIBITION SCHEDULE
OPPONENT DATE TIME (EST)
Spain July 12 2:00 p.m.
USA July 13 12:00 p.m.
Australia July 14 12:00 p.m.
U19 FIBA World Championships
OPPONENT DATE TIME (EST)
Mali July 18 8:15 a.m.
France July 19 8:45 a.m.
Belgium July 21 6:30 a.m.
Follow @CanBball for score updates and live stream information. All games will be streamed on youtube.com/FIBA.
About Canada Basketball:
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Courtesy Canada Basketball
Drew Ebanks
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