16 ATHLETES INVITED TO CANADA BASKETBALL U19 WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM TRAINING CAMP | Canada Basketball

16 ATHLETES INVITED TO CANADA BASKETBALL U19 WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM TRAINING CAMP

TORONTO, ONT. (June 27, 2019) – Canada Basketball is pleased to announce the 16 athletes invited to the U19 women's national team training camp at York University from July 2-13.  

“We have an impressive group of athletes coming into camp and I’m very honoured to be able to lead this group and work with this staff in preparation for the FIBA U19 Women's Basketball World Cup,” said head coach Claire Meadows.  “We understand the commitment it takes to compete at the international level and will be dedicated to representing Canada with pride throughout this journey.”

Joining Meadows will be assistants Ryan Thorne (McGill University) and Erin McAleenan (York University).

“We look forward to seeing the athletes compete as we will have another competitive tryout this year,” said Denise Dignard, Director, Women’s High Performance.  "We're also excited to see the progress they've made during their school/club seasons and our staff is ready to start working with the athletes to help them achieve the highest level of excellence on the world stage.”

Canada is preparing to compete 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 in Group A along with Latvia, Mozambique and hosts Thailand.

Canada earned a historic bronze medal at the FIBA U19 Women's Basketball World Cup 2017 in Udine and Cividale del Friuli, Italy.  The bronze was Canada’s first medal in eight appearances at the event since it began in 1985.

A full list of athletes, coaches and team schedule can be found below.  Training camp will take place at York University from July 2-13 and is closed to the public. Media are invited to post-practice scrums on the following dates:

Wednesday, July 3

4:45 p.m. Gym Opens
5:00 p.m. Availability

Friday, July 12

3:30 p.m. Gym Opens
3:45 p.m. Availability

*All times are EDT and subject to change

Media interested in attending training camp are asked to RSVP to mwalker@basketball.ca.

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

2019 U19 WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM TRAINING CAMP INVITES

Name

Height

Hometown

Current School Team 

Niyah Becker

6’2”

Winnipeg, MB

University of Utah 

Maggie Besselink

6’2”

Kingston, ON

Holy Cross C.S.S.

Micah Dennis

5’9”

Toronto, ON

Capital Courts

Faith Dut

6’2”

Surrey, BC

Semiahmoo S.S.

Aaliyah Edwards

6’3”

Kingston, ON

Crestwood Prep

Yvonne Ejim

6’0”

Calgary, AB

Bishop Carrol H.S.

Taya Hanson

5’10”

Kelowna, BC

Arizona State University

Justina King

5’8”

Scarborough, ON

Long Beach State University 

Roxane Makolo

5’10”

St. Hubert, QC

Dawson College

Brynn Masikewich

6’1”

Calgary, AB

Lincoln Prep

Olivia Morgan-Cherchas

6’5”

Kamloops, BC

South Kamloops S.S

Christina Morra

6’2”

Mississauga, ON

Wake Forest University

Merissah Russell

5’11”

Ottawa, ON

Capital Courts

Sarah Te-Biasu

5’2”

Montreal, QC

Niagara Prep

Keishana Washington

5’7”

Pickering, ON

Drexel University

Aerial Wilson

5’6”

Dundas, ON

TRC Academy

 2019 U19 WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM COACHES & STAFF

NAME

POSITION

HOMETOWN

AFFILIATION

Clarie Meadows

Head Coach

Brantford, ON

University of Saskatchewan

Ryan Thorne

Assistant Coach

Montreal, QC

McGill University

Erin McAleenan

Assistant Coach

Sussex, NB

York University

Connor Jay

Performance Analyst

Saskatoon, SK

University of Saskatchewan

SuFei Yue

Physician

Vancouver, BC

University of Toronto

Elyse Jobin

Physiotherapist

Quebec City, QC

N/A

Kristina Alvero

Team Manager

Toronto, ON

Philip Pocock CSS 

Mike MacKay

Performance Manager

Truro, NS

Canada Basketball

2019 U19 WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM SCHEDULE

DATE

ITEM

TIME (ET)

 LOCATION

July 2-3

Tryouts by Invitation

 

York University - Toronto

July 4-13

Training Camp

 

July 20

Canada vs. Latvia

1:00 AM

FIBA U19 Women’s Basketball World Cup 2019

Bangkok, Thailand

July 21

Canada vs. Mozambique

3:30 AM

July 23

Canada vs. Thailand

3:15 AM

July 24

Round of 16

TBD

July 26

Quarter-finals

TBD

July 27

Semifinals

TBD

July 28

Finals

TBD