U19 WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM ANNOUNCES
FIBA U19 WOMEN’S BASKETBALL WORLD CUP 2017 ROSTER
12 ATHLETES SET TO REPRESENT CANADA IN ITALY
TORONTO, ON (July 7, 2017) – Canada Basketball’s Women’s High Performance program is pleased to announce the final roster for the U19 Women’s National Team set to compete at the FIBA U19 Women’s Basketball World Cup 2017 in Udine and Cividale del Friuli, Italy.
“After a very competitive tryout we have selected 12 athletes to represent Canada in Italy for the FIBA U19 Women’s Basketball World Cup 2017,” said Denise Dignard, Director, Women’s High Performance. “We look forward to seeing these athletes build on their previous international experience and compete against the best in the world within their age-group.”
Carly Clarke (Ryerson University) takes the helm in her second year as Head Coach. Clarke is joined by Assistant Coaches Ryan Thorne (McGill University) and Claire Meadows (UBC Okanagan), along with Performance Analyst Nick DeAdder (Acadia University).
The team is currently at training camp until July 11th at Humber College – North and will travel to Voiron, France for an exhibition tournament from July 15-17 en route to Italy. Canada is set to compete against 3rd ranked France, 7th ranked Australia and 9th ranked China and will face host France Saturday July 15 at 12 PM EST.
The women tip-off at the FIBA U19 Women’s Basketball World Cup 2017 on Saturday July 22 against 15th ranked Korea at 8: 00 AM EST in Udine, Italy.
Canada looks to improve upon their 8th place finish from 2015.
Canada is currently ranked 4th worldwide in the FIBA youth girls rankings.
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The full staff list, roster and schedule can be found below. Follow Canada Basketball on Twitter for game streaming details and live game coverage.
2017 U19 JWNT ROSTER
|Laeticia Amihere||Forward||6’2’’||Mississauga, ON||King’s Christian Collegiate (OSBA)|
|Angela Bongomin||Centre||6’2’’||Regina, SK||University of Regina (U SPORTS)|
|Hailey Brown||Power Forward||6’1″||Hamilton, ON||TRC Academy (OSBA)|
|Sarah Donovan||Forward||6’0″||London, ON||A.B. Lucas Secondary (HS)|
|Libby Epoch||Point Guard||5’6″||Moose Jaw, SK||University of Saskatchewan (U SPORTS)|
|Hanna Hall||Point Guard||5’3″||Hamilton, ON||Lincoln Prep (OSBA)|
|Alyssa Jerome||Forward||6’2″||Toronto, ON||Harbord Collegiate Institute (HS)|
|Aislinn Konig||Guard||5’9″||Langley, BC||North Carolina State (NCAA)|
|Summer Masikewich||Power Forward||6’1”||Calgary, AB||University of Saskatchewan (U SPORTS)|
|Shaina Pellington||Guard||5’8″||Pickering, ON||Durham Elite (OSBA)|
|Andrea Torres||Power Forward||6’0″||Terrebonne, QC||Collège Montmorency (CEGEP/CCAA)|
|Kendra Van Leeuwen||Guard||5’9″||Brantford, ON||University of Wisconsin (NCAA)|
|Taya Hanson||Guard||5’9’’||Kelowna, BC||TRC Academy (OSBA)|
|Kyla Shand||Centre||6’3”||Saskatoon, SK||Holy Cross (HS)|
COACHING & SUPPORT STAFF
|Carly Clarke||Head Coach||Halifax, NS||Ryerson University|
|Ryan Thorne||Assistant Coach||Montreal, QC||McGill University|
|Claire Meadows||Assistant Coach||Brantford, ON||UBC Okanagan|
|Nick DeAdder||Performance Analyst||Wolfville, NS||Acadia University|
|Elyse Jobin||Physiotherapist||Quebec, QC||n/a|
|Leah Hillier||Physician||Toronto, ON||University of Toronto|
|Kristina Alvero||Team Manager||Toronto, ON||Philip Pocock CSS|
|Denise Dignard||Director Women’s High Performance||Toronto, ON||Canada Basketball|
2017 U19 SCHEDULE
|July 5-11||Training Camp||Humber College – North (205 Humber College Blvd, Etobicoke, ON M9W 5L7)|
|July 12||Depart for France||Voiron, France|
|July 15-17||Exhibition Tournament|
|July 15||Canada vs. France @ 12 PM EST|
|July 16||Canada vs. Australia @ 9:30 AM EST|
|July 17||Canada vs. China @ 9:30 AM EST|
|July 22-30||FIBA U19 Women’s Basketball World Cup 2017||Udine & Cividale del Friuli, Italy|
|July 22||Canada vs. Korea @ 8 AM EST||Udine, Italy|
|July 23||Canada vs. France @ 9:45 AM EST||Cividale del Friuli, Italy|
|July 25||Canada vs. Latvia @ 10:15 AM EST||Cividale del Friuli, Italy|
Courtesy Canada Basketball