CANADIAN WOMEN’S TEAM ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN EXHIBITION ROSTER

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Team Canada will play European competition to prepare for FIBA Americas

(Toronto, ON)– Canada Basketball has announced the roster that will participate in two tournaments in Europe.

With Olympic qualification on the line at the 2015 FIBA Americas Women’s Championship in Edmonton in August, Team Canada is heading to Europe to prepare. Canada’s six-game tour will feature a match-up with No. 3 ranked Spain, No. 4 ranked France and other European opponents.

“This is an exciting time for this group. The talent level is very high and we are ready to test ourselves against some strong teams during this European tour,” said Head Coach Lisa Thomaidis.

A few senior athletes still in the pool for the TO2015 Pan Am Games and FIBA Americas will not attend the European exhibition due to injury, professional contract and/or academic commitments.

The roster and schedule for the European exhibition series can be found below.

NAME POSITION HEIGHT HOMETOWN CLUB/SCHOOL (’14-’15)
Miah-Marie Langlois Guard 5’8 Windsor, ON Lulea (Sweden)
Kia Nurse Guard 6’0 Hamilton, ON UConn (NCAA)
Jamie Weisner* Guard 5’9 Clarkston, WA Oregon State (NCAA)
Shay Colley Guard 5’8 Brampton, ON St. Edmund Campion (HS)
Kim Gaucher Guard 6’1 Mission, BC UE Sopron (Hungary)
Miranda Ayim Forward 6’3 London, ON Toulouse (France)
Nirra Fields Guard 5’7 Lachine, QC UCLA (NCAA)
Katherine Plouffe Forward 6’3 Edmonton, AB ICIM Arad (Romania)
Lizanne Murphy Forward 6’1 Beaconsfield, QC Angers (France)
Tamara Tatham Forward 6’1 Brampton, ON Pientanske Cajky (Slovakia)
Krysten Boogaard Centre 6’5 Regina, SK Unattached
Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe Forward 6’2 Toronto, ON Donau-Ries (Germany)
Saicha Grant-Allen Forward 6’4 Hamilton, ON Dayton (NCAA)
* Only available for the Spain tournamentStaff

NAME POSITION
Lisa Thomaidis Head coach
Shawnee Harle Assistant Coach
Steve Baur Assistant Coach
Dipesh Mistry Performance Analyst
Joan Mlynarczyk Therapist
Marcel Charland Therapist
Elaine Sun Team Manager
Denise Dignard Director Women’s High Performance
Competition Schedule (Live stats and game reports will be available)
Tournament in Logrono, SpainCAN vs POL: 1:00 p.m. ET
CAN vs GBR: 1:00 p.m. ET
CAN vs ESP: 6:00 a.m. ET
May 28
May 29
May 30
Tournament in France (Arras, Orchies and Villeneuve d’Asq)CAN vs POL: 12:00 p.m. ET
CAN vs ITA: 12:00 p.m. ET
CAN vs FRA: 2:45 p.m. ET
June 3
June 4
June 5
Courtesy Canada Basketball
Drew Ebanks

 

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