24 ATHLETES INVITED TO ATTEND U19 WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM TRYOUTS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TORONTO, ON (June 28, 2017) - Canada Basketball's Women's High Performance program is pleased to announce the 24 athletes invited to participate in the U19 National Team invitational tryouts at the Humber College - North Campus (Toronto, ON) from July 2-4, 2017.

"After a competitive evaluation process we have invited 24 athletes who hope to represent Canada in Italy at the FIBA U19 Women's Basketball World Cup 2017," said Denise Dignard, Director, Women's High Performance. "We look forward to a competitive tryout as our program continues its international development."

Training camp will follow tryouts from July 5-11 at Humber College - North and the finalized team roster will travel to Voiron, France for an exhibition tournament.  Canada is set compete against 3rd ranked France, 7th ranked Australia and 9th ranked China from July 15-17.

The team will then travel to Italy to compete at the FIBA U19 Women's Basketball World Cup 2017 where they look to improve upon their 8th place finish from 2015. The women tip-off the tournament on July 22 against 15th ranked Korea at 8:00 AM EST in Udine, Italy.

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).

Canada is currently ranked 4th worldwide in the FIBA youth girls rankings.

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

MEDIA AVAILABILITES

Thursday, July 6
11:45 a.m. Gym Opens
12:00 p.m. Availability

Monday, July 10
4:45 p.m. Gym Opens
5:00 p.m. Availability

*All 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.


PLAYERS INVITED TO 2017 U19 JWNT TRYOUTS BY INVITATION

Name

Position

Height

Hometown

School

Laeticia Amihere

Forward

6'3"

Mississauga, ON

King's Christian Collegiate (OSBA)

Angela Bongomin

Centre

6'2"

Regina, SK

University of Regina (U SPORTS)

Halle Bovell

Guard

5'10"

Hamilton, ON

Duquesne University (NCAA)

Mikaela Brewer

Guard

5'9"

Barrie, ON

Stanford University (NCAA)

Hailey Brown

Forward

6'1"

Hamilton, ON

TRC Academy (OSBA)

Mikaela Dodig

Guard

5'5"

Bolton, ON

 University of New Brunswick (U SPORTS)

Sarah Donovan

Forward

5'9"

London, ON

Lucas AB (HS)

Libby Epoch

Guard

5'6"

Moose Jaw, SK  

University of Saskatchewan (U SPORTS)

Louise Forsyth

Guard

5'9"

Langley, BC

Brookswood SS (HS)

Emma Fraser

Forward

6'2"

Toronto, ON

Ryerson University (U SPORTS)

Hanna Hall

Guard

5'3"

Hamilton, ON

Lincoln Prep (OSBA)

Taya Hanson

Guard

5'8"

Kelowna, BC

TRC Academy (OSBA)

Alyssa Jerome

Forward

6'1"

Toronto, ON

Harbord CI (HS)

Justina King

Guard

5'6"

Toronto, ON

Bill Crothers SS (OSBA)

Aislinn Konig

Guard

5'9"

Langley, BC

NC State (NCAA)

Myriam Leclerc

Guard

5'8"

St. Roche-de-Rickelieu, QC

Ste. Foy (CEGEP/CCAA)

Roxane Makolo

Guard

5'8"

St. Hubert, QC

Gerard-Filion (HS)

Summer Masikewich

Forward

6'2"

Calgary, AB

University of Saskatchewan (U SPORTS)

Bridget Mulholland

Guard

5'10"

Kingston, ON

Queenâ??s University (U SPORTS)

Shaina Pellington

Guard

5'7"

Pickering, ON

Durham Elite (OSBA)

Kyla Shand

Center

6'2"

Saskatoon, SK

Holy Cross (HS)

Sage Stobbart

Forward

6'1"

North Vancouver, BC

Seycove (HS)

Andrea Torres

Forward

5'11"

Terrebonne, QC

Montmorency (CEGEP/CCAA)

Kendra van Leeuwen

Guard

5'8"

Brantford, ON

University of Wisconsin (NCAA)

COACHING & TEAM STAFF

Name

Position

Hometown

 Affilation

Carly Clarke

Head Coach

Halifax, NS

Ryerson University

Ryan Thorne

Assistant Coach

Montreal, QC

McGill University

Claire Meadows

Assistant Coach

Brantford, ON

UBC Okanagan

Elyse Jobin

Physiotherapist

Quebec City, QC

N/A

Nick DeAdder

Performance Analyst

Canning, NS

Acadia University

Kristina Alvero

Team Manager

Toronto, ON

Philip Pocock CSS 

Leah Hillier

Physician

Toronto, ON

University of Toronto


2017 U19 SCHEDULE 

DATE

ITEM

LOCATION

July 2-4

Tryouts

Humber College - North
(205 Humber College Blvd, Etobicoke, ON M9W 5L7)

July 5-11

Training Camp

July 12

Depart for France

Voiron, France

July 15-17

Exhibition Tournament

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

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For more information, contact:

Matt Walker, mwalker@basketball.ca , 289.244.9993