65 ATHLETES INVITED TO WOMEN’S NATIONAL AGE-GROUP ASSESSMENT CAMP

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(TORONTO, ON) – Sixty-five athletes from across the country have been invited to participate in the women’s national age-group assessment camp at Humber College, North Campus in Toronto, ON from December 13-17.

“We are excited to hold this camp to provide identified athletes with exposure to our Canadian Style of Play to then apply the skills and knowledge towards the goal of becoming a world-class athlete and representing Canada at the top international level,” said Denise Dignard, Director of Women’s High Performance. “Having a pool of world-class coaches who are committed to the long-term development of podium athletes for the senior national team is a key contributor to our successful system.  When we gather individuals who are all striving for excellence, the energy is tremendous and sparks the passion for continued growth.”

The camp offers a national training environment with international focus to top athletes born 1996 or later who have been selected through the national identification process.

Women’s high performance coaches from across the country will provide leadership, including junior (U18) women’s national team head coach Rich Chambers (Terry Fox Secondary School) and 2014 cadette (U16) women’s national team head coach Carly Clarke (Ryerson University).

National team sport scientist, coaches and technical staff will conduct testing and training sessions, as well as assess the overall athlete pool to determine the areas of growth of the athletes as well as list of invitees for the March age-group camp leading towards the nominees to the 2015 summer cadette and junior national team program tryouts.

Placing 6th at the 2014 FIBA U17 World Championships for Women, the cadette team will participate in the 2015 FIBA Americas U16 Championship for Women. The team will be comprised of athletes born 1999 or later. The assistant coaching staff to be confirmed following the camp.

Silver medalist at the 2014 FIBA Americas U18 Championships in Colorado Springs, the junior squad has advanced to the 2015 FIBA U19 World Championships for Women in Russia from July 16-26.

Qualifying for 6 consecutive U19 world championships Chambers returns as head coach and will be assisted by Scott Edwards (University of Alberta) and Scott Reeves (Thompson Rivers University). The 2015 junior team will be comprised athletes born in 1996 or later.

Canada is currently ranked 4th in the world in the FIBA women’s age-group rankings.

A full athlete invitee and staffing list below.

WOMEN’S NATIONAL AGE-GROUP CAMP INVITEES

Name YOB Hometown
Laeticia Amihere 2001 Mississauga, ON
Chelayne Bailey 1997 Pickering, ON
Jacey Bailey 1998 Burnaby, BC
Niyah Becker 2000 Winnipeg, MB
Angela Bongomin 1998 Regina, SK
Halle Bovell 1998 Hamilton, ON
Mikaela Brewer 1998 Barrie, ON
Hailey Brown 1999 Hamilton, ON
Bridget Carleton 1997 Chatham, ON
Julia Chandler 1997 Toronto, ON
Shay Colley 1996 Brampton, ON
Maurane  Corbin 1997 St. Bruno, QC
Macaela Crone 1999 Moose Jaw, SK
Emily Dewey 1999 Regina, SK
Sarah Donovan 1999 London, ON
Zayn Dornstauder 1997 Regina, SK
Libby Epoch 1998 Moose Jaw, SK
Taisha Exanor 1999 Saint-Laurent, QC
Louise Forsyth 1999 Langley, BC
Danielle Garven 1997 Ajax, ON
Maël Gilles 1997 Montreal, QC
Oksana Gouchie-Provencher 1998 Markham, ON
Hanna Hall 1999 Hamilton, ON
Carmen Handy 1999 Sarnia, ON
Taya Hanson 2000 Kelowna, BC
Sarah Hiscock 1999 Mount Pearl, NL
Paule-Beline Ibata 2000 Pierrefonds, QC
Dana Inglis 1999 Winnipeg, MB
Alyssa Jerome 1999 Toronto, ON
Barbara Johnson 1996 Toronto, ON
Ella Johnson 1999 Saskatoon, SK
Jaelyne Kirkpatrick 1997 Oakville, ON
Aislinn Konig 1998 Surrey, BC
Veronika Lavergne 1997 Cumberland, ON
Myriam Leclerc 1998 St.-Roch-De-Richelieu, QC
Roxane Makolo 2000 St.Hubert, QC
Eleanore Marciszewski 1999 Ste-Julie, QC
Summer Maskewich 1998 Calgary, AB
Amy Mazutinec 1999 Stirling, AB
Julan McDonald 1998 Scarborough, ON
Bridget Mulholland 1998 Kingston, ON
Reece Mungar 1999 Stoney Creek, ON
Bliss Mutanda 1998 Greenfield Park, QC
Alexa Neal 2000 Mercier, QC
Michaela Nieuwenhuizen 1997 Strathoy, ON
Shaina Pellington 1999 Pickering, ON
Lauryn Prokop 1999 Saskatoon, SK
Aiden Rainford 1999 Toronto, ON
Gabrielle Roache 2000 St. Johns, NL
Alicia Roufosse 1997 Abbotsford, BC
Cierra Roufosse 1997 Abbotsford, BC
Marcie Schlick 1998 Prince George, BC
Kyla Shand 1999 Saskatoon, SK
Sage Stobbart 1999 North Vancouver, BC
Sarah Te-Biasu 2001 Montreal, QC
Nyamuoch Teny 1998 Kitchener, ON
Julianna Thomson 1998 Conestogo, ON
Tatiana Toledo 1998 Blainville, QC
Andrea Torres 1998 Terrebonne, QC
Kendra van Leeuwen 1998 Brantford, ON
Anika Weekes 2000 Toronto, ON
Paulla Weekes 2000 Toronto, ON
Eternati Willock 1997 Scarborough, ON
Lauren Yearwood 1997 Victoria, BC
Jessica Zarowny 1999 Lethbridge, AB

WOMEN’S HIGH PERFORMANCE COACHES

NAME HOMETOWN CB AFFILIATION AFFILIATION
Agnes Borg Toronto, ON WHP pool candidate and TAS Canada Basketball and Ontario Basketball
Rich Chambers Port Moody, BC JWNT HC Terry Fox SS
Carly Clarke Halifax, NS CWNT HC Ryerson University
Andre Desjardins Gloucester, ON WNT coaching pool & coach mentoring Louis Riel SS
Scott Edwards Edmonton, AB JWNT AC University of Alberta
Jodi Gram Markham, ON CWNT co-lead Bill Crothers SS
Erin McAleenan Lethbridge, AB WHP pool candidate University of Lethbridge
Fabian McKenzie Sydney, NS DWNT HC & coach mentoring Cape Breton University
Claire Meadows Brantford, ON WHP pool candidate University of Lethbridge
Scott Reeves Kamloops, BC JWNT AC Thompson Rivers University
Dani Sinclair Victoria, BC WHP pool candidate University of Victoria
Ryan Thorne Montreal, QC WHP pool candidate & TAS-QC McGill University
Emily Wright Burnaby, BC WHP pool candidate Simon Fraser University

PERFORMANCE ANALYSTS (PA)

NAME HOMETOWN CB AFFILIATION AFFILIATION
Sunny Ahluwalia Vancouver, BC WHP PA Simon Fraser University
Hasan Alanam Etobicoke, ON Candidate PA
Nick DeAdder Canning, NS Candidate PA Acadia University
Brett Harper Waterloo, ON Candidate PA
Michele Hynes Winnipeg, MB DWNT PA University of Manitoba
Nate McKibbon Dundas, ON WHP PA McMaster University
Dipesh Mistry Markham, ON SWNT PA Ryerson University
Megan Wiggins Fillmore, SK WHP PA

TEAM MANAGERS/APPRENTICE COACHES

NAME HOMETOWN CB AFFILIATION AFFILIATION
Megan Pinske Coquitlam, BC CW TM/Apprentice University of Alberta
Kadie Riverin Ottawa, ON JW TM/Apprentice The York School

OBSERVING PROVINCIAL COACHING & TECHNICAL STAFF AND OTHER COACHES AND TECHNICAL LEADERS:

Name Hometown CB Affiliation Affiliation
Mireille Beland Repentigny, QC TAS-QC & Youth Council Vanier College
Albena Branzova-Dimitrova Montreal, QC TAS-QC Universite du Quebec a Montreal
Katie Hamilton Sault Ste Marie, ON Technical staff Basketball PEI
Harry Lamarre Montreal, QC TAS-QC Ecole Louisbourg
Shaun McGuinness North Vancouver, BC TAS-BC Basketball BC
Devon Norris Halifax, NS Technical staff Basketball Nova Scotia
Lindsay Walsh Truro, NS Technical staff Ontario Basketball
Renaldo Maignan Montreal, QC TAS-QC École Lucien Pagé

THERAPISTS

Name Hometown Role Affiliation
Michelle Bell Brampton, ON Athletic Therapist Ryerson University
Tracy Blake Rexdale, ON Physiotherapist
Marcel Charland Toronto, ON SWNT Athletic Therapist University of Toronto
Danielle Dobney Aurora, ON Athletic Therapist
Jessica Kenny London, ON Physiotherapist
Joan Mlynarczyk Toronto, ON SWNT Physiotherapist & Lead Sport Medicine and Therapy Sport Medicine and Therapy Lead
Patrice Pepin Quebec City, QC DWNT Physiotherapist
Yung Wong Edmonton, AB Physiotherapist University of Alberta

For more information, please contact:

Denise Dignard Bailey Williams
Director, Women’s High Performance Manager, Communications
Canada Basketball Canada Basketball
Tel. : 416-614-8037, ext 204 Tel. : 416-614-8037, ext 206
ddignard@basketball.ca bwilliams@basketball.ca

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