Team Canada will play European competition to prepare for FIBA Americas
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.
|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)|
|Lisa Thomaidis||Head coach|
|Shawnee Harle||Assistant Coach|
|Steve Baur||Assistant Coach|
|Dipesh Mistry||Performance Analyst|
|Elaine Sun||Team Manager|
|Denise Dignard||Director Women’s High Performance|
|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
|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