U19 WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM FINAL ROSTER ANNOUNCED

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July 10, 2015

12 athletes will represent Canada at the FIBA U19 Women’s World Championships

(TORONTO, ON) – Canada Basketball is pleased to announce the U19 Women’s National Team roster that will compete in the FIBA U19 Women’s World Championship.“This group is full of hard-working athletes who made the most of our training camp. We have come together and we are ready to test ourselves against some of the world’s best,” said Head Coach Rich Chambers (Terry Fox Secondary School).

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

NAME POSITION HEIGHT HOMETOWN SCHOOL
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
U19 WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM COACHING STAFF
NAME POSITION HOMETOWN AFFILIATION
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
EXHIBITION SCHEDULE – SPAIN TOURNAMENT
OPPONENT DATE TIME (EST)
Spain July 12 2:00 p.m.
USA July 13 12:00 p.m.
Australia July 14 12:00 p.m.
U19 FIBA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
OPPONENT DATE TIME (EST)
Mali July 18 8:15 a.m.
France July 19 8:45 a.m.
Belgium July 21 6:30 a.m.
Follow @CanBball for score updates and live stream information. All World Championship games will be streamed on youtube.com/FIBA.
About Canada Basketball:
Canada Basketball is a private, not-for-profit corporation committed to excellence in leading the growth of the game domestically and in pursuing medal performances on the international stage.
Courtesy Canada Basketball
Drew Ebanks
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