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Canadian Lacrosse Association – OTTAWA, ON (October 20, 2016) – Team Canada’s coaching staff have selected the 25 players that will continue to train with the team in preparation for this summer’s 2017 FIL Women’s Lacrosse World Cup. The latest round of cuts were made after a Thanksgiving weekend training camp at the Team USA Fall Classic in Baltimore, Maryland.

While Canada went winless in a series of exhibition games against some of the top lacrosse nations during the event, losing to Australia (13-10), England (7-6) and the U.S. (20-5), the staff used the games to evaluate the 41 women that were competing for a spot on the final roster. 

“Our overall record does not show what we were taking out of this weekend,” said head coach Scott Teeter. “My staff and I were able further evaluate of all forty players, which provided us with some great insight as we continued through the process of selecting our final roster.”

It was also the first time Teeter and his staff had the opportunity to see their offensive and defensive systems implemented by the players outside of practice.

“We saw a number of players step up and buy into our systems and also had a few surprise performances,” he added. “It left us with a number of difficult decisions to make in order to narrow down our group.”

Nearly all of the players on the Top 25 roster have previously represented Team Canada, led by long time veterans Dana Dobbie and Crysti Foote. They will be joined by nine players from the 2015 gold medal winning U19 squad, as well as a few youngsters making their international debut, including the 15-year-old Bianca Chevarie and 16-year-old Claire Mills.

The team selection process has been ongoing for nearly a year, and with so many great players to choose from, narrowing it down was surely was not an easy task.

The staff received 127 tryout applications in late 2015, and of those 79 participated in the team’s first camp at Syracuse University in August. Roughly half were eliminated from contention afterwards, leaving the 41 players that took part in the most recent camp.

“The entire staff has worked tirelessly to select the 25 best players that will help us compete on the world stage,” said women’s field program director Gary Gait. “This talented and athletic group of athletes will help us compete for gold!”

 

Reflecting on the Fall Classic weekend, a positive Teeter was looking forward to getting back to work.

“Any time you get to play the other lacrosse powerhouses you get to see where your group is at,” he said. “We are heading in the right direction, but we have a lot of work to do.”

The coaching staff will have a few more opportunities to evaluate their roster and implement their systems, with training camps scheduled for January and May. They will need to cut the roster from 25 down to 18 in time for this summer’s 2017 FIL Women’s Lacrosse World Cup in Guildford, England and 2017 World Games in Wroclaw, Poland.

Please see below the full list of players, in alphabetical order of last name, invited to the next selection camp:

First Name

Last Name

Hometown

Position

Club

School

Emily

Boissonneault

Brooklin, ON

M

Oshawa Lady Blue Knights

Detroit Mercy ’12

Ashley

Bull

Langley, BC

D

Maple Ridge Burrards

Canisius ’16

Tessa

Chad

Orono, ON

A

Oshawa Lady Blue Knights

Canisius ’19

Bianca

Chevarie

Brantford, ON

A

Six Nations

Syracuse ’23

Allison

Daley

Peterborough, ON

G

Kawartha Lacrosse Club

Canisius ’11

Dana

Dobbie

Fergus, ON

A

Orangeville Northmen

Maryland ’08

Katie

Donohoe

Peterborough, ON

G

Kawartha Lacrosse Club

Monmouth ’15

Erica

Evans

Peterborough, ON

M

Kawartha Lacrosse Club

Canisius ’18

Crysti

Foote

Mimico, ON

A

Mimico Mountaineers

Notre Dame ’06

Taylor

Gait

Fayetteville, NY

M

Christian Brothers Academy

Syracuse ’16

Katie

Guy

Whitby, ON

D

Oshawa Lady Blue Knights

Penn State ’13

Kameron

Halsall

Caledon, ON

G

Orangeville Northmen

Rutgers ’21

Quintin

Hoch-Bullen

Longford Mills, ON

M

Orillia Lady Knights

Denver ’21

Avery

Hogarth

Mississauga, ON

D

Mimico Mountaineers

Southern California ’19

Alie

Jimerson

Irving, NY

A

Lady Roc

Syracuse ’18

Megan

Kinna

Maple Ridge, BC

M

Maple Ridge Burrards

Northwestern ’20

Selena

Lasota

Campbell River, BC

M

Campbell Rivers Raven

Northwestern ’18

Holly

Lloyd

Glen Ridge, NJ

A

Building Blocks Lacrosse Club

Loyola ’20

Tory

Merrill

Orangeville, ON

D

Orangeville Northmen

Toronto’10

Claire

Mills

Oakville, ON

M

Oakville Lady Hawks

N/A

Kaylin

Morissette

Bowmanville, ON

M

Oshawa Lady Blue Knights

Louisville ’16

Carly

Quinn

Orangeville, ON

A

Orangeville Northmen

Canisius ’12

Tori

Quinn

Orangeville, ON

D

Orangeville Northmen

Canisius ’15

Danita

Stroup

Port Coquitlam, BC

A

Port Coquitlam Saints

Northwestern ’17

Lydia

Sutton

Minneapolis, MN

D

Minnesota Elite

Southern California ’18

 

 

About the Canadian Lacrosse Association           

Founded in 1867, the Canadian Lacrosse Association (CLA) is the governing body responsible for all aspects of lacrosse in Canada. Our organization is comprised of 10 Member Associations representing nearly 80,000 individual participants, including coaches, officials, and athletes of all ages and abilities. The CLA’s mission is to honour the sport of lacrosse and its unique nation-building heritage, by engaging our members, leading our partners, and providing opportunities for all Canadians to participate. We strive to accomplish this while adhering to our core values of health, excellence, accountability, respect and teamwork. The CLA oversees the delivery of numerous national championships and the participation of Team Canada at all international events sanctioned by the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL). The CLA is proud to be affiliated with partners that share the same vision and values, including our corporate partners – New Balance Athletics, Warrior Sports, Westjet, and Baron Rings – as well as our funding partners the Government of Canada, the Coaching Association of Canada, and the Canadian Lacrosse Foundation. For more information on Canadian Lacrosse Association and the sport of lacrosse, visit our website at www.lacrosse.ca and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

 

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For more information, please contact:
 

Alain Brouillette

Communications and Marketing Coordinator
Canadian Lacrosse Association
Phone: 613-260-2028 ext. 302
Email: alain@lacrosse.ca