20 ATHLETES SELECTED FOR U18 WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM INVITATIONAL TRYOUTS AND TRAINING CAMP | Canada Basketball

20 ATHLETES SELECTED FOR U18 WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM INVITATIONAL TRYOUTS AND TRAINING CAMP

TORONTO, ONT. (July 12, 2018) - Canada Basketball is pleased to announce the 20 athletes invited to the U18 women's national team invitational tryouts and training camp at York University from July 14-28.

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

"We have a strong group of athletes who are ready to compete in preparation for the FIBA U18 Women's Americas Championship," said Head Coach Claire Meadows. "It is always an honour to be able to represent your country as we look to qualify a Canadian team to the FIBA U19 Women's Basketball World Cup 2019"

Following the end of the invitational tryouts and training period, the team will depart for Mexico City, Mexico to begin their quest for a gold medal in the FIBA U18 Women's Americas Championship 2018.

A full list of athletes and coaches can be found below. Tryouts and training camp are closed to the public. Media are invited to post-practice scrums on the following dates:

Monday, July 23

5:45 p.m. Gym Opens
6:00 p.m. Availability

Saturday, July 28

5:45 p.m. Gym Opens
6:00 p.m. Availability

*All times are EDT and subject to change

Media interested in attending training camp can contact Matt Walker (mwalker@basketball.ca).  Practices will take place at York University.

Last summer, the team earned a bronze medal at the FIBA U19 Women's Basketball World Cup 2017 in Udine / Cividale Del Fruiuli, Italy.

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

2018 U18 WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM INVITATIONAL TRYOUTS AND TRAINING CAMP INVITEES

Name

Height

Hometown

2017-18 School Team 

Carly Ahlstrom

5'11"

Calgary, AB

Centennial H.S.

Georgia Alexander

6'1"

Victoria, BC

Oak Bay S.S.

Niyah Becker

6'1"

Winnipeg, MB

Lincoln Prep

Brianna Breedy

5'5"

Ajax, ON

Pickering H.S.

Kiandra Browne

6'0"

Pointe-Claire, QC

E. S. St-Laurent

Julia Chadwick

6'0"

Ottawa, ON

Durham Elite

Kenya Cote-Lysis

5'8"

St. Constant, QC

E. S. Lucien-Page

Ashley De Sousa Martins

5'11"

Saskatoon, SK

Aden Bowman C.I.

Rachel Farwell

6'0"

Rothesay, NB

Kennebecasis Valley H.S.

Naomi Ganpo

6'2"

Brampton, ON

Bishop Macdonell C.H.S.

Taya Hanson

5'9"

Kelowna, BC

Kelowna S.S.

Paule-Beline Ibata

5'7"

Pierrefonds, QC

College Montmorency

Kaitlin Jockims

5'8"

Saskatoon, SK

Centennial Collegiate

Justina King

5'7"

Scarborough, ON

Ribet Academy

Roxane Makolo

5'10"

St. Hubert, QC

Dawson College

Sammie Martin

6'2"

Sudbury, ON

Southwest Academy

Tiya Misir

5'2"

Markham, ON

Bill Crothers S.S.

Christina Morra

6'1"

Mississauga, ON

King's Christian College

Kylee O'Hara

5'11"

Ajax, ON

Durham Elite

Keishana Washington

5'5"

Pickering, ON

Durham Elite

2018 U18 WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM COACHES & STAFF

NAME

POSITION

HOMETOWN

AFFILIATION

Claire Meadows

Head Coach

Brantford, ON

Unattached

Ryan Thorne

Assistant Coach

Montreal, QC

McGill University

Erin McAleenan

Assistant Coach

Sussex, NB

York University

Erika Persson

Physician

Edmonton, AB

University of Alberta

Elyse Jobin

Physiotherapist

Quebec City, QC

N/A

Connor Jay

Performance Analyst

Saskatoon, SK

University of Saskatchewan

Elaine Sun

Manager, Basketball Operations

Thornhill, ON

Canada Basketball

Mireille Beland

Head of Delegation

Repentigny, QC

Vanier College