15 ATHLETES SELECTED TO ATTEND SENIOR WOMEN'S PHASE 2 TRAINING CAMP

TORONTO, ON (June 14, 2016) Today, Canada Basketball announced the 15 athletes who will participate in Phase 2 of the Women's National Team Program Assessment camp from June 19-26 in Edmonton, AB.

"This second phase of training is focused on developing our athletes as we assess our path forward to the FIBA Women's AmeriCup," said Lisa Thomaidis, Head Coach, women's national team. "The exhibition tournament in China will help determine what we need to build upon as we progress to the final phase of training."

The Team will travel to China for a six-game exhibition tournament against China, Lithuania and Belarus from July 1st-8th.

The tournament tips-off on July 1rst against 24th-ranked Lithuania at 7:30 AM EST. Canada, currently 6th in FIBA World Rankings, will then face-off against 12th-ranked Belarus and 10th-ranked China.

Media are invited to post-practice scrums on the following dates. Please RSVP to bwilliams@basketball.ca. Practices will take place at the Saville Centre (11610 65 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB).

MEDIA AVAILABILITES

Tuesday, June 20 
4:45 p.m. Gym Opens
5:00 p.m. Availability

Thursday, June 22
4:45 p.m. Gym Opens
5:00 p.m. Availability

Sunday, June 25
4:15 p.m. Gym Opens
4:30 p.m. Availability
*All times are EST and subject to change

The full China Exhibition staff list, roster and schedule can be found below. Follow Canada Basketball on Twitter for game streaming details and live game coverage.

 

2017 SENIOR NATIONAL TEAM CHINA EXHIBITION ROSTER

NAME

POSITION

HEIGHT

HOMETOWN

CLUB/SCHOOL (16-17)

Bridget Carleton       

Guard

6'1"

Chatham, ON

Iowa State (NCAA)

Shay Colley

Guard

5'7"

Brampton, ON

Michigan State (NCAA)

Laura Dally

Guard

5'9"

Sarnia, ON

BG 89 Avides (Germany)

Quinn Dornstauder

Centre           

6'4"

Regina, SK

Arizona State (NCAA) / Los Angeles Sparks (WNBA)

Nirra Fields

Guard

5'6"

Montreal, QC

Edrremit (Turkey) / Atlanta Dream (WNBA)

Abigail Fogg

Centre           

6'4"

Sault Ste. Marie, ON

South Dakota (NCAA)

Alex Kiss-Rusk 

Centre           

6'4"

Beaconsfield, QC

McGill (USport)

Ruth Hamblin

Centre           

6'6"

Houston, BC

Perth Lynx (Australia)

Sami Hill          

Guard

5'10"

Toronto, ON

Virginia Tech (NCAA)

Miah-Marie Langlois*

Point Guard

5'8"

Windsor, ON

Enisey Krasnoyarski Kraj (Russia)

Katherine Plouffe*     

Small Forward

6'3"

Edmonton, AB

Nantes Reze (France) / Phoenix Mercury (WNBA)

Michelle Plouffe*       

Small Forward

6'3"

Edmonton, AB

Mondeville (France)

Jamie Scott

Guard

5'9"

Clarkston, WA

Flying Foxes (Austria) / Los Angeles Sparks (WNBA)

Rashida Timbilla         

Forward

6'1"

Ottawa, ON

Lombos Quinta (Portugal)

Dakota Whyte

Guard

5'9"

Ajax, ON

Proteas (Greece)

*Athlete attending only training camp, not traveling to China

 

SWNT PHASE 2 COACHES AND STAFF

NAME

POSITION

HOMETOWN

Lisa Thomaidis

Head Coach

Saskatoon, SK

Shawnee Harle

Assistant Coach

Calgary, AB

Steve Baur

Assistant Coach

Sackville, NS

Max Hirst

Performance Analysis Coordinator

Collingwood, ON

Rhonda Shishkin

Physiotherapist

Saskatoon, SK

Danielle Dobney

Athletic Therapist

Toronto, ON

Laura Buschmann

Sport Scientist/IST Manager

St. Catharines, ON

Bryce Tully

Mental Performance Coach

Halifax, NS

Marni Wesner

Lead Physician

Edmonton, AB

Olesia Markevych

Physician

Edmonton, AB

Anne Marie Thus

Team Manager - Competition

Hamilton, ON

Hailey Roll

Team Manager - Training

Port Credit, ON

Denise Dignard

Director, Women's High Performance

Toronto, ON

 

2017 PHASE 2 SCHEDULE

DATES

PHASE 2

LOCATION

June 19-26

Training Camp

Edmonton, AB

June 29-30

Training in China

China

July 1

Canada vs. Lithuania @ 7:30am EST

Tournament Round 1

Xilinhot, Inner Mongolia, China

July 2

Canada vs. Belarus @ 7:30am EST

July 3

Canada vs. China @ 4:00am EST

July 6

Canada vs. Lithuania @ 9:30am EST

Tournament Round 2

Liupanshui, Guizhou, China

July 7

Canada vs. Belarus @ 9:30am EST

July 8

Canada vs. China @ 7:30am EST


Canada will re-group in Edmonton on July 23 where the final phase of training will begin and the final roster for the FIBA Women's AmeriCup 2017 will be confirmed.

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For more information, contact:

Bailey Williams, bwilliams@basketball.ca, 647.460.79