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    June 21, 2016

    Emily Potter Selected to Senior National Development Team



    Winnipeg's Emily Potter has been selected to represent Canada this summer as part of the 2016 Women’s National Development Team!  Emily just returned from Europe with the Canadian Senior National Team as part of a pre-Olympic series of games and will be heading into her Junior year at the University of Utah this fall.     

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     “We had a great training camp and continue to build on our Canadian style of play,” said Fabian McKenzie, head coach. “We’re looking forward to competing against top international competition and gaining more international game experience for athletes in our 2017-2020 senior pool.”

    The team will finish-up a 9-day training camp on June 16th in Toronto. The squad will then head to Prague for a 5-game exhibition tournament from June 20th – 25th   where they will take on the Czech Republic, Japan and Slovakia.

    “Our development program is a key component of our building and maintaining our Gold Medal Profile and continued sustainability of national team athletes,” Denise Dignard, director, women’s high performance. “We have a great group of talented players who are committed to representing Canada.”

    McKenzie (Cape Breton University), will be joined by assistants Michele Belanger (University of Toronto), Jeff Speedy (University of New Brunswick) and Performance Analyst Sunny Ahluwalia.

    In 2015, the Development team placed 2nd and won a silver medal at the FISU World University Games in South Korea – a best-ever finish for the team.

    A full list of athletes and coaches can be found below. 

    2016 DEVELOPMENT TEAM 
    NAME                                     POSITION                    HEIGHT            HOMETOWN
    Bridget Carleton                       Guard                               6’1”                 Chatham, ON
    Shay Colley                             Guard                              5’7”                 Brampton, ON
    Maurane Corbin                        Forward                           6’3”                 St. Bruno, QC
    Paige Crozon                           Forward                           6’1”                 Humboldt, SK
    Quinn Dornstauder                   Centre                             6’4”                 Regina, SK
    Tamara Farquhar                      Forward                          6’0”                 Pierrefonds, QC
    Abigail Fogg                             Forward                          6’4”                 Sault Ste Marie, ON
    Mael Gilles                              Guard/Forward                 6’1”                 Montreal, QC
    Sami Hill                                  Guard                             5’10”               Toronto, ON
    Emily Potter                            Centre                             6’4”                 Winnipeg, MB
    Daneesha Provo                      Guard                              5’10”               Dartmouth, NS
    Karly Roser                             Guard                              5’ 10”              Hamilton, ON
    Dakota Whyte                         Guard                               5’9”                 Ajax, ON       
     
    2016 COACHING & STAFF
    NAMEHOMETOWNAFFILIATIONPOSITION
    Fabian McKenzieGlace Bay, NSCape Breton UniversityHead Coach
    Michele BelangerMississauga, ONUniversity of TorontoAssistant Coach
    Jeff SpeedyFredericton, NBUniversity of New BrunswickAssistant Coach
    Sunny AhluwaliaSurrey, BCn/aPerformance Analyst
    Patrice PepinQuebec, QCn/aPhysiotherapist
    Sarah LeaitchNewmarket, ONn/aTeam Manager

    2016 SCHEDULE
    DATEITEMLOCATION
    June 7th -16th, 2016Training CampUofT – Mississauga
    June 20th2016Vs. Czech RepublicExhibition Tournament
    Prague, Czech Republic
    June 22nd, 2016Vs. Japan
    June 23rd, 2016Vs. Slovakia
    June 24th, 2016Vs. Czech Republic
    June 25th, 2016Vs. Czech U20

    Source: http://basketball.ca/en/news-article/2016-development-womens-national-team-announced
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