CWNT TRY-OUT ROSTER ANNOUNCED

2014 CADETTE WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM SUMMER DETAILS ANNOUNCED

Team Canada looks to build on 2012’s FIBA U17 bronze medal finish

Canada Basketball is ecstatic to announce the invitation list for the Cadette Women’s National Team (CWNT). The 15 invitees will assemble on June 9 in Toronto, Ont., where they will work towards making the roster that will represent Canada at the FIBA U17 World Championships for Women. The try-out by invitation will take place at the University of Toronto, Mississauga campus.

Last year’s CWNT won silver at the FIBA Americas tournament, cruising by most of the competition until their final game against the powerhouse United States. 2013 was a concrete example of how strong the Canada Basketball system has become.

Carly Clarke is returning as head coach for the CWNT – her fourth year holding that position.

Our staff is very excited for the summer and the upcoming World Championships. Both our staff and athletes have been diligently preparing for this competition following a successful qualifier last summer,” said Clarke, who is currently the head coach of the Ryerson Rams women’s basketball team.

“Our athletes gained valuable experience and confidence last summer in Mexico, and we will work to build on that with their first exposure to a world championship competition. Our group of athletes have great work ethic and passion for the game - we are looking forward to demonstrating this on the world stage.”

Team Canada’s bench will also include some other familiar faces. Andre Desjardins and Taffe Charles round out the coaching group, Jodi Gram returns as performance analyst, Michelle Bell as therapist and Sarah Barnes as team manager.

Following the try-outs, Canada Basketball will host a training camp with the team before heading to Nogent-sur-Seine, France for a highly competitive exhibition tournament. The team travels to Europe on June 17, and their tournament opponents include China, France and the United States.

At the 2012 FIBA U17 World Championships, Canada finished with a bronze medal – the highest finish ever in a women’s age group FIBA competition.

Event

Dates

Location

Try-out by invitation

June 9-10

University of Toronto – Mississauga

Training Camp

June 11-16

University of Toronto – Mississauga

Exhibition Tournament

June 17-22

Nogent-sur-Seine, France

FIBA U17 World Championships for Women

June 28-July 6

Klatovy/Plzen, Czech Republic

 

2014 Cadette Women’s National Team Invitees

Name

Position

Height

Hometown

Chelayne Bailey

Guard

5’ 5”

Pickering, Ont.

Halle Bovell

Guard

5’ 9”

Hamilton, Ont.

Mikaela Brewer

Guard

5’ 9”

Barrie, Ont.

Hailey Brown

Forward

6’ 1“

Hamilton, Ont.

Bridget Carleton

Guard

6’ 1”

Chatham, Ont.

Julia Chandler

Forward

6’ 2”

Toronto, Ont.

Maurane Corbin

Forward/Post

6’ 3”

St-Bruno, Que.

Danielle Garven

Guard/Forward

5’9”

Scarborough, Ont.

Mael Gilles

Guard/Forward

6’ 0”

Montreal, Que.

Jaelyne Kirkpatrick

Guard

5’ 5”

Oakville, Ont.

Michaela Nieuweuhuizen

Post

6’ 2”

Strathroy, Ont.

Nicole Vander Helm

Guard

5’ 10”

Surrey, B.C.

Kendra Van Leeuwen

Guard

5’8”

Brantford, Ont.

Eternati Willock

Forward/Post

6’1”

Scarborough, Ont.

Lauren Yearwood

Forward/Post

6’3”

Victoria, B.C.

 

 

 

 

 

2014 Cadette Women’s National Team Coaching & Support Staff

Name

Position

Hometown

Carly Clarke

Head Coach

Halifax, N.S.

Andre Desjardins

Assistant Coach

Ottawa, Ont.

Taffe Charles

Assistant Coach

Ottawa, Ont.

Jodi Gram

Performance Analyst

Markham, Ont.

Michelle Bell

Therapist

Brampton, Ont.

Sarah Barnes

Team Manager

St. Catharines, Ont.

Marcus Jansen

Physician

Toronto, Ont.

 

For more information please contact:

Wallace Pidgeon

Media Relations

Canada Basketball

wpidgeon@basketball.ca

Scott Hastie

Communications

Canada Basketball

Tel 416-614-8037 ext 217

communications@basketball.ca

 

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