U19 WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM ANNOUNCES FIBA U19 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL WORLD CUP 2017 ROSTER

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TORONTO, ON (July 7, 2017) - Canada Basketball's Women's High Performance program is pleased to announce the final roster for the U19 Women's National Team set to compete at the FIBA U19 Women's Basketball World Cup 2017 in Udine and Cividale del Friuli, Italy. 

"After a very competitive tryout we have selected 12 athletes to represent Canada in Italy for the FIBA U19 Women's Basketball World Cup 2017," said Denise Dignard, Director, Women’s High Performance. "We look forward to seeing these athletes build on their previous international experience and compete against the best in the world within their age-group."

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).

The team is currently at training camp until July 11th at Humber College - North and will travel to Voiron, France for an exhibition tournament from July 15-17 en route to Italy. Canada is set to compete against 3rd ranked France, 7th ranked Australia and 9th ranked China and will face host France Saturday July 15 at 12 PM EST.

The women tip-off at the FIBA U19 Women's Basketball World Cup 2017 on Saturday July 22 against 15th ranked Korea at 8:00 AM EST in Udine, Italy.

Canada looks to improve upon their 8th place finish from 2015.

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

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


MEDIA AVAILABILITIY 

Monday, July 10
4:45 PM Gym Opens
5:00 PM Availability

*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 U19 JWNT ROSTER

NAMEPOSITIONHEIGHTHOMETOWNSCHOOL (2016-2017)
Laeticia AmihereForward6'2"Mississauga, ONKing's Christian Collegiate (OSBA)
Angela BongominCentre6'2"Regina, SKUniversity of Regina (U SPORTS)
Hailey BrownPower Forward6'1"Hamilton, ONTRC Academy (OSBA)
Sarah DonovanForward6'0"London, ONA.B. Lucas Secondary (HS)
Libby EpochPoint Guard5'6"Moose Jaw, SK   University of Saskatchewan (U SPORTS)
Hanna HallPoint Guard5'3"Hamilton, ONLincoln Prep (OSBA)
Alyssa JeromeForward6'2"Toronto, ONHarbord Collegiate Institute (HS)
Aislinn KonigGuard5'9"Langley, BCNorth Carolina State (NCAA)
Summer MasikewichPower Forward6'1"Calgary, ABUniversity of Saskatchewan (U SPORTS)
Shaina PellingtonGuard5'8"Pickering, ONDurham Elite (OSBA)
Andrea TorresPower Forward6'0"Terrebonne, QCCollège Montmorency (CEGEP/CCAA)
Kendra Van LeeuwenGuard5'9"Brantford, ONUniversity of Wisconsin (NCAA)

 

ALTERNATES 

NAME

POSITION

HEIGHT

HOMETOWN

SCHOOL (2016-2017)

Taya Hanson

Guard

5'9"

Kelowna, BC

TRC Academy (OSBA)

Kyla Shand

Centre

6'3"

Saskatoon, SK

Holy Cross (HS)

 

COACHES & SUPPORT STAFF

NAME

POSITION

HOMETOWN

AFFILIATION

Carly Clarke

 

Head Coach

 

Halifax, NS

 

Ryerson University

 

Ryan Thorne

 

Assistant Coach

 

Montreal, QC

 

McGill University

 

Claire Meadows

 

Assistant Coach

 

Brantford, ON

 

UBC Okanagan

 

Nick DeAdder

 

Performance Analyst

 

Wolfville, NS

 

Acadia University

 

Elyse Jobin

 

Physiotherapist

 

Quebec, QC

 

n/a

 

Leah Hillier

 

Physician

 

Toronto, ON

 

University of Toronto

 

Kristina Alvero

 

Team Manager

 

Toronto, ON

 

Philip Pocock CSS

 

Denise Dignard

 

Director Women's High Performance

 

Toronto, ON

 

Canada Basketball

 


2017 U19 SCHEDULE

DATE

LOCATION

ITEM

July 5-11

Training Camp

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

July 12

Depart for France

Voiron, France

July 15-17

Exhibition Tournament

July 15

Canada vs. France @ 12 PM EST

July 16

Canada vs. Australia @ 9:30 AM EST

July 17

Canada vs. China @ 9:30 AM EST

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