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Water Polo Canada – (Montreal, QC, January 8, 2019) – Water Polo Canada has announced the 13 players that will represent Canada at the 2019 UANA Cup (January 22-26, 2019) in Sao Paulo. This year, three nations will battle for the two spots available for the 2019 FINA World Aquatics Championships in Gwangju, South Korea. Canada, Brazil, and Cuba will face each other in a round-robin tournament to determine who will represent the Americas next summer.

“Our main objective at this UANA Cup is to qualify for the 2019 World Championships in Gwangju next summer. Our team will include a selection of senior and junior athletes training in Canada, NCAA athletes and girls playing in Italy’s Serie A. This tournament is an opportunity to come together as a team and to consolidate the skills we developed last summer and during our training camp in the fall.” mentioned David Paradelo, Women’s National Team Head Coach. 

This competition will showcase young talented athletes who will be making their first trip with the senior women’s national team. They will be joined by many veteran players who will help guide the Canadian squad to its qualification for the 2019 World Championships. Here’s the selection for the 2019 UANA Cup:

Women’s National Team

 

Name

Hometown

Jessica Gaudreault

Ottawa, ON

Krystina Alogbo

Montreal,QC

Axelle Crevier

Montreal, QC

Emma Wright

Lindsay, ON

Floranne Carroll

Montreal, QC

Elyse Lemay-Lavoie

Montreal, QC

Hayley McKelvey

North Delta, BC

Kyra Christmas

High River, AB

Maria-Eleni Mimides

Montreal, QC

Apryl Gonzalez

Montreal, QC

Jaiden Miller

Coquitlam, BC

Shae Fournier

Winnipeg, MB

Claire Wright

Lindsay, ON

 

Women’s National Team – Staff

 

  • Head Coach: David Paradelo

 

  • Assistant Coach/Team Leader: Cora Campbell

 

  • Massage Therapist : Manon Prieur

 

  • Referee : Jean-François Morisseau

 

Schedule

 

  • January 22: Brazil vs Canada –  3:30 PM Local / 12:30 PM EST
  • January 23: Canada vs Cuba – 3:30 PM Local / 12:30 PM EST
  • January 24: Day Off
  • January 25: (F4) Semi-final – 2nd place vs 3rd place – 3:30 PM Local / 12:30 PM EST
  • January 26: Final – 1st place vs Winner F4 -11:00 AM Local / 8:00 AM EST

 

 

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MEDIA

Mylène Turcotte-Fitzgerald,

Water Polo Canada Communications

(613) 748-5682 x 325/ (819) 639-6414

 mfitzgerald@waterpolo.ca