2016 DEVELOPMENT WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM ANNOUNCED | Canada Basketball

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,� 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 bwilliams@basketball.ca.

2016 DEVELOPMENT TEAM 

   
NAME                                     POSITION                    HEIGHT            HOMETOWN
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
Tamara Farquhar                      Forward                         6'0                 Pierrefonds, QC
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       
 
2016 COACHING & STAFF
NAMEHOMETOWNAFFILIATION POSITION
Fabian McKenzieGlace Bay, NSCape Breton UniversityHead Coach
Michele BelangerMississauga, ONUniversity of TorontoAssistant Coach
Jeff SpeedyFredericton, NBUniversity of New BrunswickAssistant Coach
Sunny AhluwaliaSurrey, BCn/aPerformance Analyst
Patrice PepinQuebec, QCn/aPhysiotherapist
Sarah LeaitchNewmarket, ONn/aTeam Manager
 
2016 SCHEDULE
DATEITEMLOCATION
June 7th -16th, 2016Training CampUofT- Mississauga
June 20th, 2016Vs. Czech RepublicExhibition Tournament
Prague, Czech Republic
June 22nd, 2016Vs. Japan
June 23rd, 2016Vs. Slovakia
June 24th, 2016Vs. Czech Republic
June 25th, 2016Vs. Czech U20