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Canada Basketball – FINAL ROSTER SELECTED TO REPRESENT CANADA IN JAPAN AND TAIWAN

TORONTO, ON (August 4, 2017) – Canada Basketball’s Women’s High Performance Program is pleased to announce the final roster for the Development Women’s National Team set to compete at the U24 Women Basketball League Four Nations 2017 and Taipei 2017 29th Summer Universiade this month.

“We are pleased to confirm the twelve players who will represent Canada and gain international mileage against a variety of styles and levels of development national teams,” said Denise Dignard, Director, Women’s High Performance. “We look forward to seeing their progress as individuals and as a team as we grow our athlete pool and provide our Canadian coaches with valuable international experience.”

Fabian McKenzie takes the helm in his sixth year as Head Coach and is joined by assistant coaches Chantal Vallée and Nate McKibbon.

The team is currently training at Ryerson University (Kerr Hall) until August 8th and will first travel to Tokyo, Japan on August 9 to compete at the inaugural U24 Women Basketball League Four Nations 2017 where they will face off against Japan, USA and Australia. Canada tips-off tournament play on August 12 against host Japan at 3:30 AM ET.

Following this tournament, the team will then travel to Taipei City, Taiwan to compete at the Taipei 2017 29thSummer Universiade. Canada tips-off tournament play on August 21 against Portugal at 3 AM ET.

Canada is currently ranked 6th in the FIBA Women’s World Rankings.

Media are invited to post-practice scrums on the following date. Please RSVP to mwalker@basketball.ca.

MEDIA AVAILABILITY

Monday August 7
6:45 p.m. Gym Opens
7:00 p.m. Availability

*All times are EST and subject to change

The full staff list, roster and schedule can be found below. Follow Canada Basketball on Twitter for game streaming details and live game coverage.
 

2017 DWNT ROSTER 

# Name Position Height Hometown School/Club
4 Ceejay Nofuente  Guard  5’8”  Toronto, ON  Humber College (OCAA/CCAA)
5 Jaelyne Kirkpatrick  Guard  5’6”  Oakville, ON  University of Illinois (NCAA)
6 Mariah Nunes  Guard 5’10” Ajax, ON  University of Saskatchewan (U SPORTS)
7 Kellie Ring  Guard  5’9”  Ottawa, ON  Ryerson University (U SPORTS)
8 Megan Lindquist  Forward  6’0″ Saskatoon, SK University of Saskatchewan (U SPORTS)
9 Mael Gilles Guard  6’1” Montreal, QC Rutgers University (NCAA)
10 Paige Crozon Forward  6’1” Humboldt, SK University of Utah (NCAA)
11 Catherine Traer Forward  6’1”  Chelsea, QC  Carleton University (U SPORTS)
12 Abigail Fogg Centre  6’4”  Sault Ste. Marie, ON University of South Dakota (NCAA)
13 Alison Keough Forward 6’1” Marion Bridge, NS Cape Breton University (U SPORTS)
14 Alex Kiss-Rusk Centre 6’4” Beaconsfield, QC  McGill University (U SPORTS)
15 Angela Bongomin  Centre 6’2” Regina, SK  University of Regina (U SPORTS)
2017 COACHES & STAFF 
Name Position Hometown Affiliation
Fabian McKenzie Head Coach Glace Bay, NS Cape Breton University
Chantal Vallée Assistant Coach Montreal, QC University of Windsor 
Nate McKibbon Assistant Coach Hamilton, ON Mount Royal University
Patrice Pepin Physiotherapist Montreal, QC n/a
Ryan Nguyen Performance Analyst Markham, ON n/a
Elaine Sun Team Leader Thornhill, ON Canada Basketball
Jacquelyn Corkum Physician
(Japan only)
Halifax, NS University of Toronto
 
2017 SCHEDULE
DATE ITEM LOCATION
July 29-August 8 Tryouts and Training Camp Ryerson University – Kerr Hall (379 Victoria St, Toronto, ON M5B 0A1)
August 9 Travel to Japan Katayanagi Arena
Tokyo, Japan
August 12-15 U24 Women Basketball League Four Nations 2017
August 12 Canada vs. Japan @ 3:30 AM ET
August 13 Canada vs. USA @ 3:30 AM ET
August 15 Canada vs. Australia @ 3:30 AM ET
August 20-29 Taipei 2017 29th Summer Universiade Taipei Heping Basketball Gymnasium
Taipei City, Taiwan
August 21 Canada vs. Portugal @ 3:00 AM ET
August 22 Canada vs. Korea @ 8:00 AM ET
August 23 Canada vs. Japan @ 3:00 AM ET

 

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For more information, contact:
Matt Walker, mwalker@basketball.ca , 289.244.9993