U19 Women’s National Team Announces FIBA World Cup 2017 Roster

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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.

Media are invited to post-practice scrum on the following date. Please RSVP to mwalker@basketball.ca

MEDIA AVAILABILITY

Monday, July 10
4:45 PM Gym Opens
5:00 PM Availability
*Times are EST and subject to change

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

Name Position Height Hometown School (2016-2017)
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)

ALTERNATES 

Name Position Height Hometown School (2016-2017)
Taya Hanson Guard 5’9’’ Kelowna, BC TRC Academy (OSBA)
Kyla Shand Centre 6’3” Saskatoon, SK Holy Cross (HS)

COACHING & SUPPORT STAFF

Name Position Hometown Affiliation
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

Date Location Item
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

Drew Ebanks

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