2016 U18 WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM ROSTER ANNOUNCED | Canada Basketball

2016 U18 WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM ROSTER ANNOUNCED

TORONTO, ON (July 7, 2016), Canada Basketball's women's high performance program is pleased to announce the 2016 U18 women's national team who will represent Canada at the 2016 FIBA Americas U18 Women's Championship in Chile and will be looking to qualify for the 2017 FIBA U19 Women's World Championships

'The selection process was competitive again this year as our team looks to qualify a Canadian team to for a seventh consecutive FIBA U19 Championship.  We look forward to seeing these athletes grow in the international context against the top athletes from other nations in our zone.' Denise Dignard, Director, Women's High Performance.

The team will finish training camp on July 8th at York University. The team will play an exhibition game against the USA and the tip-off for the tournament against Mexico on July 13th at the FIBA Americas U18 Championship in Valdivia, Chile from July 13th-July 17th.
 
Carly Clarke (Ryerson) will be joined by assistants Ryan Thorne (McGill) and Claire Meadows (UBC Okanagan).

In 2015, the U19 women's national team finished 8th at the U19 FIBA World Championships. Canada is currently ranked 4th worldwide in the FIBA youth girls rankings.
 
A full list of athletes and coaches can be found below. For media requests, please contact bwilliams@basketball.ca.
 
2016 U18 Women's National Team

#

Name

Position

Height

School

Hometown

4

Libby Epoch

Guard

5'6"

Peacock Collegiate

Moose Jaw, SK

5

Mikaela Brewer

Guard

5'9"

Innisdale SS

Barrie, ON

6

Mikaela Dodig

Guard

5'5"

Bill Crothers SS

Bolton, ON

7

Halle Bovell

Guard

5'10"

St. Mary CSS

Hamilton, ON

8

Summer Masikewich

Forward

6'2"

St. Francis HS

Calgary, AB

9

Kendra Van Leeuwen

Guard

5'8"

St. John's College

Brantford, ON

10

Hailey Brown

Forward

6'1"

St. Thomas More CSS

Hamilton, ON

11

Alyssa Jerome

Forward

6'1"

Harbord Collegiate

Toronto, ON

12

Sarah Donovan

Forward

5'9"

A.B. Lucas SS

London, ON

13

Aislinn Konig

Guard

5'9"

Brookswood SS

Langley, BC

14

Andrea Torres

Forward

5'11"

College Montmorency

Terrebonne, QC

15

Angela Bongomin

Centre

6'2"

Luther HS

Regina, SK

 
2016 U18 COACHING & STAFF

Staff

Position

School

Carly Clarke

Head Coach

Ryerson

Ryan Thorne

Assistant Coach

McGill

Claire Meadows

Assistant Coach

UBC Okanagan

Nick DeAdder

Performance Analyst

Acadia

Kristina Alvero

Team Manager

Phillip Pocock CSS

Kristin Anstey

Physician

Alberta

Mireille Beland

WHP Youth Council Member

Vanier College

Elyse Jobin

Physiotherapist

n/a

 

2016 U18 SCHEDULE

DATE

ITEM

PLACE

July 13

Vs. Mexico @ 11am local time

 
 
 
U18 FIBA Americas
Valdivia, Chile
(July 13-17)

July 14

Vs. Chile @ 7:15pm local time

July 15

Vs. Puerto Rico @ 5pm local time

July 16

Semi-Finals

July 17

Finals

 

Bailey Williams, 647-460-7976, bwilliams@basketball.ca