12 ATHLETES SELECTED FOR U19 WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM ASSESSMENT CAMP | Canada Basketball

12 ATHLETES SELECTED FOR U19 WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM ASSESSMENT CAMP

TORONTO, ONT. (March 22, 2019) - Canada Basketball is pleased to announce the 12 athletes invited to the U19 Women's National Age-Group Assessment Camp at Athlete Institute in Orangeville, Ontario from March 26-28.

Head Coach Claire Meadows (University of Saskatchewan) will be joined by assistants Ryan Thorne (McGill University) and Erin McAleenan (York University).

“I’m looking forward to another successful training camp as we prepare for the FIBA U19 Women's Basketball World Cup 2019 this summer,” said head coach Claire Meadows.  “It is always an honour to work with and prepare our top athletes for the international stage.”

The objective of the camp is to provide a national training environment with international focus to top identified athletes born in 2000 and later.  Players will continue to be evaluated by national team coaches and technical staff for the purposes of identifying those who will be invited to the represent Canada this summer.

“We would like to thank and recognize Jesse Tipping and Athlete Institute in Orangeville for their very generous support and hosting of our U19 Women's National Age-Group Assessment Camp,” said Denise Dignard, Director, Women’s High Performance.  “The opportunity to have our young NextGen athletes from across the country come together to train and compete is invaluable to our growth and success.”

A full list of athletes and coaches can be found below. Assessment camp is closed to the public.  Media interested in attending are asked to email Matt Walker (mwalker@basketball.ca)

Athletes born 2000 or later will be assessed for their participation on the U19 team, competing at the FIBA U19 Women's Basketball World Cup 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand (July 20-28). Last summer, the team earned a silver medal at the FIBA U18 Women's Americas Championship 2018 in Mexico City, Mexico.

Canada is currently ranked 4th worldwide in the FIBA World Ranking Presented by NIKE.

All athletes attending the camp will also be participating in the first-ever BioSteel All Canadian Girls Basketball Game on Sunday, March 31 at the Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport.  For addition information on the BioSteel All Canadian Girls Basketball Game, click here.

2019 U19 WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM ASSESSMENT CAMP INVITEES

Name

YOB

Hometown

School

BESSELINK, Maggie

2002

Kingston, ON

Holy Cross C.S.S.

BROWNE, Kiandra

2002

Pointe-Claire, QC

É.S. St-Laurent

CLARKE, Jessica

2002

North Vancouver, BC

St. Thomas Aquinas R.S.S.

DUT, Faith

2001

Surrey, BC

Semiahmoo S.S.

EDWARDS, Aaliyah

2002

Kingston, ON

Crestwood Prep

EJIM, Yvonne

2002

Calgary, AB

Bishop Carrol H.S.

MAKOLO, Roxane

2000

St. Hubert, QC

Dawson College

MASIKEWICH, Brynn

2001

Calgary, AB

Lincoln Prep

MORGAN-CHERCHAS, Olivia

2001

Kamloops, BC

South Kamloops S.S

RUSSELL, Merissah

2002

Ottawa, ON

Capital Courts

TE-BIASU, Sarah

2001

Montreal, QC

Niagara Prep

WILSON, Aerial

2001

Dundas, ON

TRC Academy

2019 U19 WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM ASSESSMENT CAMP COACHES & STAFF

Name

Role

Hometown

Affiliation

Steve Baur

Mentor Coach

Sackville, NS

Canada Basketball

Danielle Dobney

Athletic Therapist

Toronto, ON

N/A

Max Hirst

Coordinator, Performance Analysis 

Collingwood, ON

Canada Basketball

Erin McAleenan

Assistant Coach

Sussex, NB

York University

Claire Meadows

Head Coach

Brantford, ON

University of Saskatchewan

Deena Spivak

Women’s High Performance Intern

Richmond Hill, ON

Canada Basketball

Ryan Thorne

Assistant Coach

Montreal, QC

McGill University