U18 WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM ANNOUNCED AHEAD OF FIBA U18 WOMEN'S AMERICAS CHAMPIONSHIP 2018 | Canada Basketball

U18 WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM ANNOUNCED AHEAD OF FIBA U18 WOMEN'S AMERICAS CHAMPIONSHIP 2018

TORONTO, ONT. (July 26, 2018) - Canada Basketball is pleased to announce the 12 athletes who will represent Canada at the upcoming FIBA U18 Women's Americas Championship 2018.

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

Prior to departing for Mexico City, Mexico to begin their quest for a gold medal in the FIBA U18 Women's Americas Championship 2018, the U18 women's national team will play an exhibition game on Friday night prior to the Nike Crown League Finals.  Tip-off is scheduled for 6:30 pm at Kerr Hall (Ryerson University).

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

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 (Tait McKenzie Centre).

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 ROSTER

#

Name

Height

Hometown

2017-18 School Team

12

Carly Ahlstrom

5'11"

Calgary, AB

Centennial H.S.

8

Niyah Becker

6'1"

Winnipeg, MB

Lincoln Prep

13

Kiandra Browne

6'2"

Pointe-Claire, QC

E. S. St-Laurent

10

Julia Chadwick

6'0"

Ottawa, ON

Durham Elite

6

Kenya Cote-Lysius

5'8"

St. Constant, QC

E. S. Lucien-Page

11

Ashley de Sousa Martins

5'11"

Saskatoon, SK

Aden Bowman C.I.

9

Taya Hanson

5'9"

Kelowna, BC

Kelowna S.S.

5

Justina King

5'7"

Scarborough, ON

Ribet Academy

7

Roxane Makolo

5'10"

St. Hubert, QC

Dawson College

14

Sammie Martin

6'2"

Sudbury, ON

Southwest Academy

15

Christina Morra

6'3"

Mississauga, ON

King's Christian College

4

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

University of Saskatchewan

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

2018 U18 WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM SCHEDULE

DATE

ITEM

 

July 13-29

Training Camp

York University - Toronto

August 1

Canada vs. Colombia

FIBA U18 Women's Americas Championship 2018

Mexico City, Mexico

August 2

Canada vs. El Salvador

August 3

Canada vs. Mexico

August 5

Quarter-finals

August 6

Semifinals

August 7

Finals