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    March 22, 2017

    CAMP BEGINS FRIDAY: 6 Manitoba Female Basketball Players Invited to Canada National Team Camps

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    TORONTO, ON (February 8, 2017) – Fifty-six athletes from across Canada, including six from Manitoba have been invited to take part in the women’s national age-group assessment camp, to be held at Humber College (Toronto, ON) and University of Toronto Mississauga (Mississauga, ON) from March 24-30, 2017.

    "We look forward bringing this group of new and returning nationally identified athletes into our camp, to see them compete and provide direction on their individual performance plans,” said Denise Dignard, director of women's high performance.

    “As we kick-off a new Olympic quadrennial this summer, continued assessment and development of our athletes at all levels is key in moving Canada forward on the international scale.”

    The purpose of this camp is to provide a national training environment with international focus to top identified athletes in a variety of age-groups ranging from those born in 1998 and later. This process will aid in identifying athletes to be invited to the U16 and U19 national team programs.
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    Alyssa Grant

    The six from Manitoba were identified from the Western Canada ID Camps held in December and include Niyah Becker, Emily Dewey, Mikayla Funk, Raizel Guinto, Dana Inglis and Claire Signatovich (pictured above left to right).  Due to injury, Emily Dewey will not be attending.  

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    Michele Sung
    Manitoba coaches attending the camp include Manitoba's Canada Games head coach Alyssa Grant and University of Manitoba Head Coach Michele Sung (Hynes).  
     
    Canada’s age-group girls are ranked 4th in the world by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA). Canada’s U16 squad will head to Argentina for the U16 FIBA Americas Championship for women this upcoming June. The U19 team will compete at the 2017 FIBA U19 World Championships in Udine and Cividale del Friuli, Italy, in July.



    Niyah Becker
    Emily Dewey *
    Mikayla Funk
    Raizel Guinto
    Dana Inglis
    Claire Signatovich

    * Emily Dewey is originally from Saskatchewan and is now living in Manitoba.  She is attending school at Westwood Collegiate in her grade 12 year and has committed to play at the University of Nebraska - Omaha for the 2017-18 season.  

    A full list of invited athletes below.


    2017 MARCH AGE GROUP ASSESSMENT CAMP INVITEES

    NAMEYOBHOMETOWNSCHOOL
    Carly Ahlstrom2000 Calgary, ABCentennial HS
    Georgia Alexander2000Victoria, BCOak Bay HS
    Laeticia Amihere2001Mississauga, ONKing’s Christian Collegiate
    Niyah Becker2000Winnipeg, MBVincent Massey Collegiate
    Clara Bergeron2002Boucherville, QCRiverains St. Jean sur Richelieu
    Brianna Breedy2000Ajax, ONPickering HS
    Hailey Brown1999Hamilton, ONTRC Academy
    Julia Chadwick2000Ottawa, ONDurham Elite
    Kenya Cote-Lysius2001St. Constant, QCLucien-Page HS
    Micah Dennis2001Toronto, ONNorthern SS
    Emily Dewey1999Regina, SK / Wpg, MBWestwood Collegiate
    Kennedy Dickie2001Kelowna, BCKelowna SS
    Laura Donovan2000London, ONLucas AB
    Sarah Donovan1999London, ONLucas AB
    Kayla Drummond2002Toronto, ONNorth Toronto CI
    Aaliyah Edwards2002Kingston, ONFrontenac SS
    Yvonne Ejim2002Calgary, ABSt. Elizabeth Seaton
    Makayla Ennis2001Brampton, ONTRC Academy
    Taisha Exanor1999Saint-Laurent, QCSt. Laurent
    Rachel Farwell2000Rothesay, NBKennebecasis Valley High
    Louise Forsyth1999Langley, BCBrookswood SS
    Mikayla Funk2000Winkler, MBNorthlands Parkway Collegiate
    Naomi Ganpo2000Mississauga, ONGuelph Prep
    Raizel Guinto1999Winnipeg, MBSisler HS
    Hanna Hall1999Hamilton, ONLincoln Prep
    Kaillie Hall2001Stoney Creek, ONLincoln Prep
    Taya Hanson2000Kelowna, BCTRC Academy
    Dana Inglis1999Winnipeg, MBShaftesbury HS
    Alyssa Jerome1999Toronto, ONHarbord CI
    Cassandra Joli-Coeur2002Brockville, ONAnge-Gabriel Catholic
    Justina King2000Scarborough, ONBill Crothers SS
    Myriam Leclerc1998St. Roche-de-Rickelieu, QCSte. Foy CEGEP
    Briar MacDonald2001Antigonish, NSAntigonish Regional HS
    Laura MacKinnon2002Bedford NSCP Allen High School
    Roxane Makolo2000St. Hubert, QCGerard-Filion
    Rebecca Marzan Demeke2002Toronto, ONSt. Joseph’s College
    Brynn Masikewich2001Calgary, ABSt. Francis SS
    Kate Moran2000Waterloo, ONTRC Academy
    Olivia Morgan-Cherchas2001Kamloops, BCSouth Kamloops SS
    Christina Morra2000Mississauga, ONKing’s Christian Collegiate
    Donna Ntambue2001Montreal, QCLucien-Page HS
    Kylee O’Hara2000Ajax, ONDurham Elite
    Shaina Pellington1999Pickering, ONDurham Elite
    Aiden Rainford1999Toronto, ONLincoln Prep
    Merissah Russell2002Ottawa, ONLongfields-Davison Heights SS
    Kyla Shand1999Saskatoon, SKHoly Cross
    Claire Signatovich2001Winnipeg, MBOak Park HS
    Ella Stanley2001St. Albert, ABPaul Kane HS
    Sage Stobbart1999North Vancouver, BCSeycove HS
    Sarah Te-Biasu2001Montreal, QCLucien-Page HS
    Lisa Tesson2002Montreal, QCLucien-Page HS
    Andrea Torres1998Terrebonne, QCMontmorency CEGEP
    Deanna Tuchscherer2001Chilliwack, BCGW Graham SS
    Maryama Turkstra2002Dundas, ONBlessed Sacrament
    Keishana Washington2000Pickering, ONDurham Elite
    Aerial Wilson2001Dundas, ONTRC Academy

    Source: http://basketball.ca/en/news-article/56-athletes-invited-to-2017-march-age-group-assessment-camp
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