26 Athletes Invited to Women’s National Team Program Assessment Camp in Edmonton

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TORONTO, ON (June 13, 2018) – Canada Basketball announced today the 26 athletes who have been invited to attend the Women’s National Team Program Assessment Camp from June 14-21 at the Saville Community Sports Centre in Edmonton, AB.

For the full Women’s National Team Assessment Camp roster click here.

“I can’t wait to see all of the athletes and re-connect with them after their respective seasons,” said Lisa Thomaidis, Head Coach, Senior Women’s National Team. “So many Canadians had excellent seasons on their respective professional and collegiate teams, so I’m excited to see the progress everyone has made.”

Following the Women’s National Team Program Assessment Camp, Canada will also hold Phase 1 Training Camp (June 22-July 3) at the Saville Community Sports Centre and this will be followed by exhibition games.

“We are excited to be hosting Turkey in Edmonton as our senior team’s home base and to showcase the athletes and team to Canadian fans,” said Denise Dignard, Director Women’s High Performance. “As we begin the second year of the quad, these exhibition games will provide valuable competition mileage to our athletes and coaches as we prepare for the 2018 FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup.”

Canada’s Senior Women’s National Team will face Turkey in a three-game exhibition series as the Edmonton Grads International Classic returns to the Saville Community Sports Centre in Edmonton on July 4-7. Single game tickets and full tournament passes are now available here for as low as $8.00. For more information on the Edmonton Grads International Classic, click here.

After successfully defending their FIBA Americas title last summer, Canada is currently ranked a program-high 5th in the FIBA World ranking presented by Nike. Canada will be participating in its 4th consecutive FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup and looking to build on its 5th place in 2014.

Media are invited to post-practice scrums on the following dates. Please RSVP to Brian Swane.

Tuesday, June 19 MEDIA AVAILABILITES

Location: Saville Centre (11610 65 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB)

12:45 p.m. Gym Opens

1:00 p.m. Availability

Sunday, June 24

Location: Saville Centre (11610 65 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB)

12:45 p.m. Gym Opens

1:00 p.m. Availability

Friday, June 29

Location: UofA Main Gym – North Campus (114 St and 87 Ave, Edmonton, AB)

12:45 p.m. Gym Opens

1:00 p.m. Availability

*All times are MDT and subject to change

2018 WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM PROGRAM ASSESSMENT CAMP ROSTER

Name Position Height Hometown 2017-2018 Club / School
Natalie Achonwa* Power Forward 6’3″ Guelph, ON Indiana Fever (WNBA)
Kayla Alexander* Forward 6’4″ Milton, ON Indiana Fever (WNBA)
Miranda Ayim Forward 6’3″ London, ON Basket Landes (France)
Adut Bulgak Forward 6’4″ Edmonton, AB Elitzur Ramla (Israel)/Chicago Sky (WNBA)
Hailey Brown Forward 6’1″ Hamilton, ON Michigan (NCAA)
Bridget Carleton Guard 6’1″ Chatham, ON Iowa State (NCAA)
Shay Colley Point Guard 5’9″ Brampton, ON Michigan State (NCAA)
Maurane Corbin Forward 6’3″ St. Bruno, QC Utah (NCAA)
Nirra Fields Guard 5’6″ Lachine, QC UNI Gyor (Hungary)
Abigail Fogg Centre 6’4″ Sault Ste Marie, ON BBC Troistorrents (Switzerland)
Kim Gaucher Shooting Guard 6’1″ Mission, BC Mondeville (France)
Saicha Grant-Allen Power Forward 6’4″ Hamilton, ON Bembibre (Spain)
Ruth Hamblin Centre 6’6″ Houston, BC Bourges (France)/Dallas Wings (WNBA)
Sami Hill Guard 5’10” Toronto, ON Donau-Ries (Germany)
Alyssa Jerome Forward 6’2″ Toronto, ON Stanford (NCAA)
Alex Kiss-Rusk Centre 6’4″ Beaconsfield, QC McGill (U SPORTS)
Aislinn Konig Guard 5’9″ Langley, BC North Carolina State (NCAA)
Miah-Marie Langlois Point Guard 5’8″ Windsor, ON Dynamo Novosibirsk (Russia)
Kia Nurse* Guard 6’0″ Hamilton, ON New York Liberty (WNBA)
Shaina Pellington Guard 5’8″ Pickering, ON Oklahoma (NCAA)
Katherine Plouffe Forward 6’3″ Edmonton, AB Bourges (France)
Michelle Plouffe Forward 6’4″ Edmonton, AB Tarbes (France)
Emily Potter Centre 6’4″ Winnipeg, MB Utah (NCAA)
Daneesha Provo Guard 6’0″ Dartmouth, NS Utah (NCAA)
Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe Forward 6’2″ Vernon, BC Nantes-Reze (France)
Jamie Scott Guard 5’10” Clarkston, WA Ferrol (Spain)

2018 WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM PROGRAM ASSESSMENT CAMP COACHES & STAFF

Name Position Hometown Affiliation
Lisa Thomaidis Head Coach Saskatoon, SK University of Saskatchewan
Steve Baur Assistant Coach Wolfville, NS Canada Basketball
Carly Clarke Assistant Coach Halifax, NS Ryerson University
Max Hirst Coordinator, Performance Analysis Collingwood, ON Canada Basketball
Lauren Buschmann Sports Scientist & IST Manager St. Catherines, ON Canada Basketball/CSI-Ontario
Rhonda Shishkin Physiotherapist Saskatoon, SK University of Saskatchewan
Danielle Dobney Athletic Therapist Toronto, ON N/A
Patrice Pepin Physiotherapist (Phase 1) Quebec City, QC N/A
Bryce Tully Mental Performance Coach Halifax, NS CSC-Atlantic
Marni Wesner Lead Physician Edmonton, AB University of Alberta
Jessica Curran Physician (Phase 3) Ottawa, ON N/A
Olesia Markevych Physician (Phase 2) Edmonton, AB University of Alberta
Elaine Sun Manager, Basketball Operations Thornhill, ON Canada Basketball
Anne Marie Thuss Team Manager Hamilton, ON McMaster University
Hailey Roll Team Manager (Phase 1) Port Credit, ON N/A
Denise Dignard Director, WHP Port Cartier, QC Canada Basketball
Mike MacKay Performance Manager, WHP Truro, NS Canada Basketball

2018 WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM PROGRAM ASSESSMENT CAMP SCHEDULE

EVENT DATES LOCATION/TIME
Women’s National Team Program Assessment Camp June 14-21 Edmonton
Phase 1 Training Camp June 22-July 3 Edmonton
Edmonton Grad Invitational

(3 games vs. Turkey)

July 4-7

(July 7 @ 3pm Game 3

July 4 @ 7pm Game 1
July 6 @ 7pm Game 2
July 7 @ 3pm Game 3

 

Courtesy Canada Basketball