July 10, 2015
12 athletes will represent Canada at the FIBA U19 Women’s World Championships
Chambers is in his 12th and final year as head coach of the U18/U19 Women’s National Team. Joining him on the sidelines are assistant coaches Scott Edwards (University of Alberta) and Scott Reeves (Thompson Rivers University).
The U18/U19 Women’s National Team finished second at the 2014 U18 FIBA Americas championship, winning four games and losing in the gold medal game to the United States. This group also includes athletes from the 2014 U17 FIBA Women’s World Championship roster.
At the 2015 U19 FIBA Women’s World Championships, Team Canada is in Group C, where they will compete against Mali, France and Belgium. The team will compete in an exhibition tournament in Spain ahead of the World Championships.
“We look forward to seeing these athletes build on their previous international experience and compete against the best in the world in their age-group ” said Denise Dignard, Director Women’s High Performance.
Athletes were identified throughout the year in a series of identification camps and recommendations from the Provincial/Territorial Service Organizations. Canada is currently ranked 4th worldwide in the FIBA Women’s age-group rankings.
2015 U19 WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM ROSTER
|Bridget Atkinson||Guard||5-5||Welland, ON||University of Guelph|
|Bridget Carleton||Guard||6-1||Chatham, ON||Iowa State University|
|Julia Chandler||Forward||6-3||Toronto, ON||Syracuse University|
|Maurane Corbin||Forward||6-3||St. Bruno||Collège Montmorency|
|Cheyenne Creighton||Forward||6-1||Pickering, ON||University of Memphis|
|Danielle Garven||Forward||5-9||Scarborough, ON||University of Minnesota|
|Mael Gilles||Guard||6-0||Montreal, QC||Collège Montmorency|
|Nancy Kessler||Centre||6-3||St. Catharines, ON||University of Toledo|
|Jaelyne Kirkpatrick||Guard||5-5||Oakville, ON||University of Illinois|
|Emma Piggin||Guard||5-8||Kamloops, BC||Thompson Rivers University|
|Daneesha Provo||Guard||5-8||Dartmouth, NS||University of Utah|
|Lauren Yearwood||Forward||6-3||Victoria, BC||University of Oregon|
|Rich Chambers||Head Coach||Port Moody, BC||Terry Fox SS|
|Scott Edwards||Assistant Coach||Edmonton, AB||University of Alberta|
|Scott Reeves||Assistant Coach||Kamloops, BC||Thompson Rivers University|
|Nate McKibbon||Performance Analyst||Hamilton, ON||Mount Royal University|
|Danielle Dobney||Therapist||Aurora, ON||n/a|
|Sarah Leaitch||Team Manager||Newmarket, ON||n/a|
|Caroline Cook||Medical Staff||New Westminster, BC||n/a|
|Mike MacKay||Women’s High Performance Manager||Truro, NS||Canada Basketball|
|Spain||July 12||2:00 p.m.|
|USA||July 13||12:00 p.m.|
|Australia||July 14||12:00 p.m.|
|Mali||July 18||8:15 a.m.|
|France||July 19||8:45 a.m.|
|Belgium||July 21||6:30 a.m.|