2016 DEVELOPMENT WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM ANNOUNCED
TORONTO, ON (June 15, 2016) - Canada Basketball's women's high performance program is pleased to announce the 2016 women's development team.
"We had a great training camp and continue to build on our Canadian style of play," said Fabian McKenzie, head coach. "We're looking forward to competing against top international competition and gaining more international game experience for athletes in our 2017-2020 senior pool."
The team will finish-up a 9-day training camp on June 16th in Toronto. The squad will then head to Prague for a 5-game exhibition tournament from June 20th - 25th where they will take on the Czech Republic, Japan and Slovakia.
"Our development program is a key component of our building and maintaining our Gold Medal Profile and continued sustainability of national team athletes,â? Denise Dignard, director, women's high performance. "We have a great group of talented players who are committed to representing Canada."
McKenzie (Cape Breton University), will be joined by assistants Michele Belanger (University of Toronto), Jeff Speedy (University of New Brunswick) and Performance Analyst Sunny Ahluwalia.
In 2015, the Development team placed 2nd and won a silver medal at the FISU World University Games in South Korea - a best-ever finish for the team.
A full list of athletes and coaches can be found below. For media requests, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
2016 DEVELOPMENT TEAM
Bridget Carleton Guard 6'1 Chatham, ON
Shay Colley Guard 5'7 Brampton, ON
Maurane Corbin Forward 6'3 St. Bruno, QC
Paige Crozon Forward 6'1 Humboldt, SK
Quinn Dornstauder Centre 6'4 Regina, SK
Abigail Fogg Forward 6'4 Sault Ste Marie, ON
Mael Gilles Guard/Forward 6'1 Montreal, QC
Sami Hill Guard 5'10 Toronto, ON
Emily Potter Centre 6'4 Winnipeg, MB
Daneesha Provo Guard 5'10 Dartmouth, NS
Karly Roser Guard 5'10 Hamilton, ON
Dakota Whyte Guard 5'9 Ajax, ON
|Fabian McKenzie||Glace Bay, NS||Cape Breton University||Head Coach|
|Michele Belanger||Mississauga, ON||University of Toronto||Assistant Coach|
|Jeff Speedy||Fredericton, NB||University of New Brunswick||Assistant Coach|
|Sunny Ahluwalia||Surrey, BC||n/a||Performance Analyst|
|Patrice Pepin||Quebec, QC||n/a||Physiotherapist|
|Sarah Leaitch||Newmarket, ON||n/a||Team Manager|
|June 7th -16th, 2016||Training Camp||UofT- Mississauga|
|June 20th, 2016||Vs. Czech Republic||Exhibition Tournament|
Prague, Czech Republic
|June 22nd, 2016||Vs. Japan|
|June 23rd, 2016||Vs. Slovakia|
|June 24th, 2016||Vs. Czech Republic|
|June 25th, 2016||Vs. Czech U20|