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Canada Basketball – TORONTO, ON (July 7, 2017) – Canada Basketball’s Women’s High Performance program is pleased to announce the final roster for the U19 Women’s National Team set to compete at the FIBA U19 Women’s Basketball World Cup 2017 in Udine and Cividale del Friuli, Italy. 

“After a very competitive tryout we have selected 12 athletes to represent Canada in Italy for the FIBA U19 Women’s Basketball World Cup 2017,” said Denise Dignard, Director, Women’s High Performance. “We look forward to seeing these athletes build on their previous international experience and compete against the best in the world within their age-group.”

Carly Clarke (Ryerson University) takes the helm in her second year as Head Coach. Clarke is joined by Assistant Coaches Ryan Thorne (McGill University) and Claire Meadows (UBC Okanagan), along with Performance Analyst Nick DeAdder (Acadia University).

The team is currently at training camp until July 11th at Humber College – North and will travel to Voiron, France for an exhibition tournament from July 15-17 en route to Italy. Canada is set to compete against 3rd ranked France, 7th ranked Australia and 9th ranked China and will face host France Saturday July 15 at 12 PM EST.

The women tip-off at the FIBA U19 Women’s Basketball World Cup 2017 on Saturday July 22 against 15th ranked Korea at 8: 00 AM EST in Udine, Italy.

Canada looks to improve upon their 8th place finish from 2015.

Canada is currently ranked 4th worldwide in the FIBA youth girls rankings.

Media are invited to post-practice scrum on the following date. Please RSVP to
Monday, July 10
4:45 PM Gym Opens
5:00 PM Availability
*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.


Name Position Height Hometown School (2016-2017)
Laeticia Amihere Forward 6’2’’ Mississauga, ON King’s Christian Collegiate (OSBA)
Angela Bongomin Centre 6’2’’ Regina, SK University of Regina (U SPORTS)
Hailey Brown Power Forward 6’1″ Hamilton, ON TRC Academy (OSBA)
Sarah Donovan Forward 6’0″ London, ON A.B. Lucas Secondary (HS)
Libby Epoch Point Guard 5’6″ Moose Jaw, SK University of Saskatchewan (U SPORTS)
Hanna Hall Point Guard 5’3″ Hamilton, ON Lincoln Prep (OSBA)
Alyssa Jerome Forward 6’2″ Toronto, ON Harbord Collegiate Institute (HS)
Aislinn Konig Guard 5’9″ Langley, BC North Carolina State (NCAA)
Summer Masikewich Power Forward 6’1” Calgary, AB University of Saskatchewan (U SPORTS)
Shaina Pellington Guard 5’8″ Pickering, ON Durham Elite (OSBA)
Andrea Torres Power Forward 6’0″ Terrebonne, QC Collège Montmorency (CEGEP/CCAA)
Kendra Van Leeuwen Guard 5’9″ Brantford, ON University of Wisconsin (NCAA)


Name Position Height Hometown School (2016-2017)
Taya Hanson Guard 5’9’’ Kelowna, BC TRC Academy (OSBA)
Kyla Shand Centre 6’3” Saskatoon, SK Holy Cross (HS)


Name Position Hometown Affiliation
Carly Clarke
Head Coach
Halifax, NS
Ryerson University
Ryan Thorne
Assistant Coach
Montreal, QC
McGill University
Claire Meadows
Assistant Coach
Brantford, ON
UBC Okanagan
Nick DeAdder
Performance Analyst
Wolfville, NS
Acadia University
Elyse Jobin
Quebec, QC
Leah Hillier
Toronto, ON
University of Toronto
Kristina Alvero
Team Manager
Toronto, ON
Philip Pocock CSS
Denise Dignard
Director Women’s High Performance
Toronto, ON
Canada Basketball


Date Location Item
July 5-11 Training Camp Humber College – North (205 Humber College Blvd, Etobicoke, ON M9W 5L7)
July 12 Depart for France Voiron, France
July 15-17 Exhibition Tournament
July 15 Canada vs. France @ 12 PM EST
July 16 Canada vs. Australia @ 9:30 AM EST
July 17 Canada vs. China @ 9:30 AM EST
July 22-30 FIBA U19 Women’s Basketball World Cup 2017 Udine & Cividale del Friuli, Italy
July 22 Canada vs. Korea @ 8 AM EST Udine, Italy
July 23 Canada vs. France @ 9:45 AM EST Cividale del Friuli, Italy
July 25 Canada vs. Latvia @ 10:15 AM EST Cividale del Friuli, Italy


For more information, contact:

Matt Walker,, 289.244.9993