WOMEN'S HIGH PERFORMANCE TO HOST AGE-GROUP ASSESSMENT CAMPS IN TORONTO & EDMONTON | Canada Basketball

WOMEN'S HIGH PERFORMANCE TO HOST AGE-GROUP ASSESSMENT CAMPS IN TORONTO & EDMONTON

TORONTO, ON (December 8, 2016) - 71 athletes from across the country have been invited to participate in the Women's National Age-Group Assessment Camps at Humber College (Toronto, ON) and Saville Community Sports Centre (Edmonton, AB) from December 15th & 19th

"We look forward to assessing progress of returnees and welcoming new nationally identified athletes into our camp and see them compete and provide direction on their individual performance plans," said Denise Dignard, Director of Women's High Performance.  "We are excited to gather national and provincial coaches, technical leaders and mentors from across the country, all of whom are committed to the long-term development of athletes in our Podium Pathway."

The objective of the camp is to provide a national training environment with international focus to top identified athletes born in 1998 and later. At the camp, national team coaches, sports scientists and technical staff will identify athletes who will be invited to the next stage of the 2017 age-group programs.

Athletes born 1998 or later will be assessed for their participation in the U19 team, competing at the 2017 U19 FIBA World Championships for Women in Udine and Cividale del Friuli, Italy from July 22nd-30th. Last summer, the team garnered a Silver medal at the 2016 FIBA Americas U18 Championships in Chile, qualifying them for Worlds.  

Athletes born 2001 or later will be assessed for participation in the U16 team, which will compete this summer at the 2017 U16 FIBA Americas Championships for Women. Last summer, the team placed 7th at the U17 FIBA World Championships for Women, held in Zaragoza, Spain.
Canada is currently ranked 4th overall in the FIBA women's age-group rankings.

A full list of athletes, coaches and staff invited to the assessment camp is below. For media inquiries please contact bwilliams@basketball.ca.

2016 December Age Group Assessment Camp Invitees—West Camp:

Name

YOB

Hometown

School

Carly Ahlstrom

2000 

Calgary, AB

Centennial HS

Georgia Alexander

2000

Victoria, BC

Oak Bay HS

Lauren Bartlett

2001

Winnipeg, MB

Oak Park HS

Niyah Becker

2000

Winnipeg, MB

Vincent Massey Collegiate

Claire Cossarini

2000

Calgary, AB

Western Canada HS

Macaela Crone

1999

Moose Jaw, SK

Peacock Collegiate

Sophie de Goede

1999

Victoria, BC

Oak Bay HS

Emily Dewey

1999

Oak Bluff, MB

Westwood Collegiate

Kennedy Dickie

2001

Kelowna, BC

Kelowna SS

Yvonne Ejim

2002

Calgary, AB

St. Elizabeth Seaton

Haley Fedick

2002

Sherwood Park, AB

Strathcona Christian

Louise Forsyth

1999

Langley, BC

Brookswood SS

Mikayla Funk

2000

Winkler, MB

Northlands Parkway Collegiate

Raizel Guinto

1999

Winnipeg, MB

Sisler HS

Dana Inglis

1999

Winnipeg, MB

Shaftesbury HS

Kaitlin Jockims

2001

Saskatoon, SK

Centennial Collegiate

Anna Kernaghan

2001

Winnipeg, MB

Sturgeon Heights Collegiate

Brynn Masikewich

2001

Calgary, AB

St. Francis SS

Tanis Metcalfe

2000

North Vancouver, BC

Carson Graham HS

Olivia Morgan-Cherchas

2001

Kamloops, BC

South Kamloops SS

Katriana Philipenko

1999

Saskatoon, SK

Holy Cross

Tavia Rowell

2001

Langley, BC

Walnut Grove SS

Kyla Shand

1999

Saskatoon, SK

Holy Cross

Claire Signatovich

2001

Winnipeg, MB

Oak Park

Ella Stanley

2001

St. Albert, AB

Paul Kane HS

Sage Stobbart

1999

North Vancouver, BC

Seycove HS

Deanna Tuchscherer

2001

Chilliwack, BC

GW Graham SS

Coaches and Support Staff - West 
Name
Role
Hometown
Affiliation
Katherine Adams
Guest Coach
Calgary, AB
MacEwan University
Sunny Ahluwalia
DW Performance Analyst
Surrey, BC
n/a
Susan Cockle
Sport Psych
Edmonton, AB
n/a
Denise Dignard
WHP Director
Toronto, ON
Canada Basketball
Danielle Dobney
Athletic Therapist
Toronto, ON
McGill University
Shawnee Harle
SWNT Assistant Coach
Calgary, AB
Canada Basketball
Michele Hynes
WHP Pool Coach
Winnipeg, MB
University of Manitoba
Connor Jay
Performance Analyst
Saskatoon, SK
University of Saskatchewan
Cheryl Jean-Paul
TAS Coach
Winnipeg, MB
Trinity Western University
Elyse Jobin
Physiotherapist
Quebec City, QC
n/a
Mike MacKay
Performance Manager
Truro, NS
Canada Basketball
Nate McKibbon
WHP Pool Coach
Dundas, ON
Mount Royal University
Claire Meadows
U19/U19 Assistant Coach
Brantford, ON
UBC Okanagan
Megan Pinske
WHP Pool Coach
Coquitlam, BC
University of Saskatchewan
Dani Sinclair
WHP Pool Coach
Victoria, BC
University of Victoria
Chris Spencer
S&C Coach
West Vancouver, BC
Basketball BC
Elaine Sun
Manager Basketball Operations
Thornhill, ON
Canada Basketball
 
2016 December Age Group Assessment Camp Invitees - East Camp:
Name
YOB
Hometown
School
Laeticia Amihere
2001
Mississauga, ON
King's Christian Collegiate
Clara Bergeron
2002
Boucherville, QC
Gerard-Fillion
Brianna Breedy
2000
Ajax, ON
Pickering HS
Hailey Brown
1999
Hamilton, ON
TRC Academy
Kenya Cote-Lysius
2001
St. Constant, QC
Lucien-Page HS
Tiarra Davis
1999
Windsor, ON
Durham Elite
Savannah Day
2000
Etobicoke, ON
Michael Power/St. Joseph SS
Micah Dennis
2001
Toronto, ON
Northern SS
Sarah Donovan
1999
London, ON
Lucas AB
Aaliyah Edwards
2002
Kingston, ON
Frontenac SS
Makayla Ennis
2001
Brampton, ON
TRC Academy
Taisha Exanor
1999
Saint-Laurent, QC
St. Laurent 
Rachel Farwell
2000
Rothesay, NB
Kennebecasis Valley High
Juliette Gauthier
1998
Blainville, QC
Montmorency
Hannah Green
2001
Flat Rock, NL
Holy Trinity HS
Samantha Gucciardi
1999
Vaughan, ON
Bill Crothers SS
Hanna Hall
1999
Hamilton, ON
Lincoln Prep
Kaillie Hall
2001
Stoney Creek, ON
Lincoln Prep
Taya Hanson
2000
Kelowna, BC
TRC Academy
Alyssa Jerome
1999
Toronto, ON
Harbord CI
Xianna Josephs
2000
Brampton, ON
TRC Academy
Justina King
2000
Scarborough, ON
Bill Crothers SS
Devon Lawlor
2001
Mount Stewart, PEI
Stonepark Junior HS
Myriam Leclerc
1998
St. Roche-de-Rickelieu, QC
Ste. Foy CEGEP
Roxane Makolo
2000
St. Hubert, QC
Gerard-Filion
Rebecca Marzan Demeke
2002
Toronto, ON
St. Joseph's College
Briar McDonald
2001
Antigonish, NS
Antigonish Regional HS
Christina Morra
2000
Mississauga, ON
King's Christian Collegiate
Kate Moran
2000
Waterloo, ON
TRC Academy
Murielle Mpiana
2000
Brampton, ON
Guelph Prep
Donna Ntambue
2001
Montreal, QC
Lucien-Page HS
Kylee O'Hara
2000
Ajax, ON
Durham Elite
Shaina Pellington
1999
Pickering, ON
Durham Elite
Aiden Rainford
1999
Toronto, ON
Lincoln Prep
Jessica Reid
2001
St. Catharines, ON
TRC Academy
Merissah Russell
2002
Ottawa, ON
Longfields-Davison Heights SS
Marin Scotten
1999
Ottawa, ON
Sir Wilfred Laurier SS
Sarah Te-Biasu
2001
Montreal, QC
Lucien-Page HS
Lisa Tesson
2002
Montreal, QC
Lucien-Page HS
Andrea Torres
1998
Terrebonne, QC
Montmorency CEGEP
Maryama Turkstra
2002
Dundas, ON
Blessed Sacrament
Jayda Veinot
1998
Port Williams, NS
Horton HS
Keishana Washington
2000
Pickering, ON
Durham Elite
Aerial Wilson
2001
Dundas, ON
TRC Academy
 
Coaches and Support Staff - East
Name
Role
Hometown
Affiliation
Sabrina Albanese
Student Athletic Therapist
Woodbridge, ON
n/a
Rob Angione
TAS Coach
London, ON
Southwest Furfaro Academy
Steve Baur
SWNT Assistant Coach/WHP Performance Analyst
Sackville, NS
Canada Basketball
Michelle Bell
Athletic Therapist
Brampton, ON
Ryerson University
Mireille Beland
Talent ID / Youth Council
Repentigny, QC
Vanier College
Fabienne Blizzard
TAS Coach
Ottawa, ON
Algonquin College
Agnes Borg
Manager Youth Player Development
Toronto, ON
Canada Basketball & Ontario Basketball 
Albena Branzova-Dimitrova
TAS Pool Coach
Montreal, QC
UQAM
Carly Clarke
U18/U19 Head Coach
Halifax, NS
Ryerson University
Nick DeAdder
U18/U19 Performance Analyst
Canning, NS
Acadia University 
Andre Desjardins
WHP Pool Coach
Gloucester, ON
Louis Riel SS
Denise Dignard
WHP Director
Toronto, ON
Canada Basketball
Danielle Emmons
WHP Operations
Mississauga, ON
Canada Basketball
Christa Eniojukan
TAS Coach
Ajax, ON
Durham Elite
Jodi Gram
WHP Pool Coach
Markham, ON
Bill Crothers
Adrian Huynh
Student Athletic Therapist
Ottawa, ON
n/a
Fabian McKenzie
DW Head Coach
Glace Bay, NS
Cape Breton University
Amanda Miles
Performance Analyst
Markham, ON
Bill Crothers
Ryan Nguyen
Performance Analyst
Markham, ON
n/a
Patrice Pepin
Physiotherapist
Quebec City, QC
n/a
Hailey Roll
WHP Operations
Port Credit, ON
n/a
Ryan Thorne
U18/U19 Assistant Coach
Montreal, QC
McGill University
Bryce Tully
Sport Psych
Halifax, NS
CSI - Atlantic