DEVELOPMENT WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM ANNOUNCES TOURNAMENT ROSTER

TORONTO, ON (August 4, 2017) – Canada Basketball's Women's High Performance Program is pleased to announce the final roster for the Development Women’s National Team set to compete at the U24 Women Basketball League Four Nations 2017 and Taipei 2017 29th Summer Universiade this month.

"We are pleased to confirm the twelve players who will represent Canada and gain international mileage against a variety of styles and levels of development national teams,” said Denise Dignard, Director, Women's High Performance. "We look forward to seeing their progress as individuals and as a team as we grow our athlete pool and provide our Canadian coaches with valuable international experience."

Fabian McKenzie takes the helm in his sixth year as Head Coach and is joined by assistant coaches Chantal Vallée and Nate McKibbon.

The team is currently training at Ryerson University (Kerr Hall) until August 8th and will first travel to Tokyo, Japan on August 9 to compete at the inaugural U24 Women Basketball League Four Nations 2017 where they will face off against Japan, USA and Australia. Canada tips-off tournament play on August 12 against host Japan at 3:30 AM ET.

Following this tournament, the team will then travel to Taipei City, Taiwan to compete at the Taipei 2017 29thSummer Universiade. Canada tips-off tournament play on August 21 against Portugal at 3 AM ET.

Canada is currently ranked 6th in the FIBA Women’s World Rankings.

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

MEDIA AVAILABILITY

Monday August 7
5:45 p.m. Gym Opens
6:00 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.

2017 DWNT ROSTER

#NamePositionHeightHometownSchool / Club
4Ceejay NofuenteGuard5'8"Toronto, ONHumber College (OCAA/CCAA)
5Jaelyne KirkpatrickGuard5'6"Oakville, ONUniversity of Illinois (NCAA)
6Mariah NunesGuard5'10"Ajax, ONOviedo (Spain D2)
7Kellie RingGuard5'9"Ottawa, ONRyerson University (U SPORTS)
8Megan LindquistForward6'0"Saskatoon, SKUniversity of Saskatchewan (U SPORTS)
9Mael GillesGuard6'1"Montreal, QCRutgers University (NCAA)
10Paige CrozonForward6'1"Humboldt, SKUniversity of Utah (NCAA)
11Catherine TraerForward6'1"Chelsea, QCCarleton University (U SPORTS)
12Abigail FoggCentre6'4"Sault Ste. Marie, ONUniversity of South Dakota (NCAA)
13Alison KeoughForward6'1"Marion Bridge, NSCape Breton University (U SPORTS)
14Alex Kiss-RuskCentre6'4"Beaconsfield, QCMcGill University (U SPORTS)
15Angela BongominCentre6'2"Regina, SKUniversity of Regina (U SPORTS)

2017 COACHES & STAFF

NamePositionHometownAffilitation
Fabian McKenzieHead CoachGlace Bay, NSCape Breton University
Chantal ValléeAssistant CoachMontreal, QCUniversity of Windsor 
Nate McKibbonAssistant CoachHamilton, ONMount Royal University
Patrice PepinPhysiotherapistQuebec, QCn/a
Ryan NguyenPerformance AnalystMarkham, ONn/a
Elaine SunTeam LeaderThornhill, ONCanada Basketball
Jacquelyn CorkumPhysician (Japan only)Halifax, NSUniversity of Toronto

2017 SCHEDULE

DATE

ITEM

LOCATION

July 29-August 8

Tryouts and Training Camp

Ryerson University - Kerr Hall (379 Victoria St, Toronto, ON M5B 0A1)

August 9

Travel to Japan

Katayanagi Arena

Tokyo, Japan

August 12-15

U24 Women Basketball League Four Nations 2017

August 12

Canada vs. Japan @ 3:30 AM ET

August 13

Canada vs. USA @ 3:30 AM ET

August 15

Canada vs. Australia @ 3:30 AM ET

August 20-29

Taipei 2017 29th Summer Universiade

Taipei Heping Basketball Gymnasium

Taipei City, Taiwan

August 21

Canada vs. Portugal @ 3:00 AM ET

August 22

Canada vs. Korea @ 8:00 AM ET

August 23

Canada vs. Japan @ 3:00 AM ET

 

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For more information, contact:

Matt Walker, mwalker@basketball.ca , 289.244.9993