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Canada Basketball – U18 Women Will Compete in 2016 FIBA Americas in Chile
 

TORONTO, ON (June 22, 2016) – Canada Basketball is pleased to announce the 17 athletes invited to the U18 women’s national team tryouts and training camp, June 27th – July 8th at York university in Toronto, ON.
 
“We’re looking forward to working with this group,” said Carly Clarke, head coach. Clarke takes the helm of the U18 team after leading the U16/17 team for five years. “It will be a competitive camp as we look to put together the best team to compete at the FIBA Americas in Chile and qualify for the 2017 U19 World Championships.”
 
Clarke (Ryerson) will be joined by assistants Ryan Thorne (McGill) and Claire Meadows (UBC Okanagan).
 
The group will train in Toronto prior to traveling to Valdivia, Chile for the 2016 U18 FIBA Americas from July 19th-23rd. The final 12-woman roster will be announced prior to the tournament.
 
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 TRAINING CAMP INVITEES
Name Position Height Hometown Club/School
Jacey Bailey Forward 5’11” Burnaby, BC Burnaby Mountain SS
Angela Bongomin Centre 6’2”  Regina, SK Luther HS
Halle Bovell        Guard 5’10” Hamilton, ON St. Mary CSS
Mikaela Brewer Guard         5’9” Barrie, ON Innisdale SS
Hailey Brown     Forward 6’1” Hamilton, ON St. Thomas More CSS
Mikaela Dodig Guard         5’5” Bolton, ON Bill Crothers SS
Sarah Donovan Forward 5’9”  London, ON A.B. Lucas SS
Libby Epoch      Guard         5’6” Moose Jaw, SK Peacock Collegiate
Keylyn Filewich Centre 6’1” Winnipeg, MB Vincent Massey Collegiate
Oksana Gouchie-Provencher Forward 6’3”  Markham, ON Bill Crothers SS
Alyssa Jerome             Forward 6’1”  Toronto, ON Harbord Collegiate
Emma Kary                          Forward 6’0”  Calgary, AB St. Francis HS
Aislinn Konig                Guard 5’9” Langley, BC Brookswood SS
Summer Masikewich  Forward 6’2”  Calgary, AB St. Francis HS
Nyamuoch Teny                 Guard         5’9” Kitchener, ON Holy Cross HS
Andrea Torres             Forward 5’11” Terrebonne, QC College Montmorency
Kendra van Leeuwen                           Guard 5’8” Brantford, ON St. John’s College
 
 2016 U18 COACHING & STAFF
NAME POSITION HOMETOWN AFFILIATION
Carly Clarke Head Coach Halifax, NS Ryerson
Ryan Thorne Assistant Coach Montreal, QC McGill
Claire Meadows Assistant Coach Brantford, ON UBC Okanagan
Elyse Jobin Physiotherapist Quebec City, QC Laval
Nick DeAdder Performance Analyst Canning, NS Acadia
Kristina Alvero Team Manager Toronto, ONN Philip Pocock CSS
Kristin Anstey Physician Edmonton, AB Alberta
Mireille Beland WHP Youth Council Member Repentigny, QC Vanier
2016 U18 SCHEDULE

DATE ITEM LOCATION
June 27 – July 8 Tryout & Training Camp York University
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