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    May 4, 2014

    16U Female Provincial Team Player Profiles

    Basketball Manitoba is proud to present the Manitoba Provincial Team program which identifies, trains and develops the top basketball players in the province.  Get to know the current team members below.  Click or tap on an image to view it in full size.  

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    Manitoba Provincial Team


    Full Name: Skylar Nowrang
    Team: 16U Female
    Position: Guard
    Hometown: Winnipeg, Manitoba
    Present Grade: Grade 9
    School: Garden City Collegiate
    Basketball Club: EDGE
    Summer Goals: My summer goals are to play basketball successfully within my team and to improve my overall skill. I would like to spend this summer getting stronger and improving my game overall within finishing around the hoop and working on my shot. I would love to medal at the games and that is something our team is striving to do this summer.
    Years in Basketball: 10 years
    Basketball Aspirations: My basketball aspirations are to make the 17U team next summer and to play college basketball.
    Favourite Player & Team: Stephen Curry and Golden State Warriors
    Fondest Memory in Basketball: My fondest basketball memory was when my high school team made it to KPAC championships. We ended up wining by fourteen and the spirit that my school had is something like no other, it is truly an honour to be a part of that family.
    Biggest Basketball Influence: My club coach, Manoj Nowrang who is also my dad.
    Biggest Influence in Life: My Family 
    After High School: After high school I would like to play college basketball and get my degree as an architect or a business degree.
    When Basketball Career is Over: Coach with Lana and help teach younger generations fundamentals, skills and how to play team basketball.

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    Full Name: Steffany Chan
    Team: 16U Female
    Position: Guard
    Hometown: Winnipeg
    Present Grade: Grade 9
    School: Glenlawn 
    Basketball Club: Manitoba Magic
    Summer Goals: To get better not only as a team player but as an individual.
    Years in Basketball: 7 years
    Basketball Aspirations: My aspiration for basketball is to get a gold medal this summer at Westerns.
    Favourite Player & Team: Kobe Bryant, LA Lakers
    Fondest Memory in Basketball: Becoming provincial champions with my club team last year.
    Biggest Basketball Influence: Mitch Catacutan
    Biggest Influence in Life: My parents
    After High School: Play university basketball.
    When Basketball Career is Over: When basketball career is over I'd like coach and ref.

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    Full Name: Deidre Bartlett
    Team: 16U Female
    Position: Guard
    Hometown: Winnipeg
    Present Grade: Grade 9
    School: Oak Park High School
    Basketball Club: 
    Summer Goals: My goals for the summer are to become a better player through this great experience and to and to represent Manitoba well in the upcoming tournaments. 
    Years in Basketball: 8 years
    Basketball Aspirations: TO DUNK
    Favourite Player & Team: I love everyone equally
    Fondest Memory in Basketball: My fondest basketball memory was when I scored 42 points at one of my school games. 
    Biggest Basketball Influence: My sister
    Biggest Influence in Life: My sister
    After High School: I would like to go and play basketball at the university of Hawaii and become a teacher. 
    When Basketball Career is Over: When my basketball career is over I would like to coach to still be involved. :)

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    Full Name: Liyanah Serapio
    Team: 16U Female
    Position: Guard
    Hometown: Winnipeg, Manitoba
    Present Grade: Grade 10
    School: Sisler High School
    Basketball Club: Merc Wesmen
    Summer Goals: My goals for the summer are to be more consistent on my shot, learn to see the court better while handling the ball, to become an aggressive player on the court. Overall, my goals are to become a better basketball player than I am now, and to win the finals in the Westerns National Tournament.
    Years in Basketball: 7 years
    Basketball Aspirations: My basketball aspirations are to continue being a part of the Manitoba's Basketball Program for as long as I can, then play university basketball. My aspiration is also to play in the WNBA. It is a hard goal, but possible to overcome. 
    Favourite Player & Team: Candace Parker, Los Angeles Sparks 
    Fondest Memory in Basketball: My fondest memory in basketball is playing as a Sisler Spartan this season and winning the City Championships. This is one of my fondest memories because through all the ups and downs we had through out the season we learned to work as a team and win as a team. We had tears of joys in our eyes. It was a definitely a moment to remember.
    Biggest Basketball Influence: Candace Parker
    Biggest Influence in Life: My cousin, Angelica.
    After High School: What I would like to do after high school is to play university basketball, and help out younger children that do not have enough money to play basketball. 
    When Basketball Career is Over: When my basketball career is over, I'd like to become a sponsor for basketball athletes that have a lot of potential to play but might not have the money to play. Overall, I would just like to be connected with basketball and helping others.

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    Full Name: Jessica Marx-Houndle
    Team: 16U Female
    Position: Guard
    Hometown: Winnipeg
    Present Grade: Grade 10
    School: Westwood Collegiate 
    Basketball Club: Spartans 
    Summer Goals: To improve and learn lots this summer! Also to have a lot of fun and medal at Westerners.
    Years in Basketball: 7 years
    Basketball Aspirations: To play university ball, and play for the 17U team next year.
    Favourite Player & Team: Michael Jordan
    Fondest Memory in Basketball: In grade 7, we were down by a basket with 7 seconds left. The other team was inbounding on their half and I stole the ball and made a buzzer beater layup, tying the game. We went into overtime and won. 
    Biggest Basketball Influence: Michael Jordan
    Biggest Influence in Life: My Mom 
    After High School: To play university or collage ball.
    When Basketball Career is Over: I want coach

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    Full Name: Lana Mackic
    Team: 16U Female
    Position: Forward
    Hometown: Winnipeg
    Present Grade: Grade 10
    School: Miles Macdonell
    Basketball Club: EDGE
    Summer Goals: My goals are to play basketball successfully within my team and to win gold at Westerns. Another goal of mine is to improve my ball-handling skills, strength and shooting percentage. 
    Years in Basketball: 9 years
    Basketball Aspirations: My basketball aspirations are to make the 17U team next year and play university basketball.
    Favourite Player & Team: Lebron James and Miami Heat
    Fondest Memory in Basketball: My fondest basketball memory is making the varsity team this year. We all worked very hard and had great determination. Being part of that team was something special. 
    Biggest Basketball Influence: My club coach, Manoj Nowrang
    Biggest Influence in Life: My family
    After High School: I would like to play university basketball and finish medical school. 
    When Basketball Career is Over: Coach with Skylar and teach the young generation fundamentals, skills and how to play team basketball.

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    Full Name: Michelle Leung
    Team: 16U Female
    Position: Guard
    Hometown: Winnipeg MB
    Present Grade: Grade 10
    School: Glenlawn Collegiate
    Basketball Club: 
    Summer Goals: My goals for the summer is to get gold and to improve and become the best that I can be. 
    Years in Basketball: 6 years
    Basketball Aspirations: I wish to be a starter in Varsity next year and get a scholarship to play in University.
    Favourite Player & Team: Derrick Rose & San Antonio Spurs
    Fondest Memory in Basketball: Winning gold against GC in provincials, finishing off an undefeated season. 
    Biggest Basketball Influence: Michelle Hynes
    Biggest Influence in Life: My family
    After High School: Travel for a year and then go to University in Vancouver.
    When Basketball Career is Over: Become a coach and move to California.

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    Full Name: Keziah Brothers
    Team: 16U Female
    Position: Forward
    Hometown: Winnipeg
    Present Grade: Grade 10
    School: Linden Christian School
    Basketball Club: Team Edge
    Summer Goals: My goals for this summer are to really improve in my skills as a player, especially handling the ball and becoming a better shooter. I want to rise to my full potential so that I can be all that I can to help my team win that gold medal. I want to improve in my leadership skills so that I can become a leader for my teams and the rest of life. 
    Years in Basketball: 9 years
    Basketball Aspirations: My basketball aspirations are to continue to play with Basketball Manitoba and maybe one day play University ball. 
    Favourite Player & Team: Kevin Durant OKC
    Fondest Memory in Basketball: This past year I got to play up at the Varsity level for my school team which was so far the best basketball experience I've had. We were an AAA team entering AAAA provincials and eventually made it to the final four. The older girls taught me a lot and it was so great to be able to play with them. 
    Biggest Basketball Influence: My Dad
    Biggest Influence in Life: My parents
    After High School: I think it would be a great experience to play University Basketball after high school. I would like to be able to help kinds reach their full potential in basketball no matter who they are or what they've been through.
    When Basketball Career is Over: When my basketball playing career is over I don't really know what I want to do, but I would like to stay close to the sport in some way.

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    Full Name: Caitlin Fennell
    Team: 16U Female
    Position: Forward
    Hometown: Thompson
    Present Grade: Grade 10
    School: RDPC
    Basketball Club: 
    Summer Goals: To improve this summer, work hard. prepare myself for next season and to win gold at westerns.
    Years in Basketball: 5 years
    Basketball Aspirations: To Win provincials next year. Go as far as basketball can take me. I also want to play university ball.
    Favourite Player & Team: Michael Jordan Miami heat
    Fondest Memory in Basketball: Winning a semifinals game in provincials by one point. than going to provincials finals and losing by four points
    Biggest Basketball Influence: Michael Jordan
    Biggest Influence in Life: My dad 
    After High School: After high school I want to attended university or collage to study law.
    When Basketball Career is Over: I want to become a coach to give back.

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    Full Name: Kirsten Balness
    Team: 16U Female
    Position: Forward
    Hometown: Winnipeg
    Present Grade: Grade 10
    School: Oak Park 
    Basketball Club: Manitoba Magic 
    Summer Goals: To improve my skills and win a medal at westerns 
    Years in Basketball: 5 years
    Basketball Aspirations: To one day play for a university team and win provincial title in high school 
    Favourite Player & Team: Lisa Leslie L.A Sparks 
    Fondest Memory in Basketball: This year at Oak Park I had a team I really enjoyed playing with and a big accomplishment for us was when we beat Sisler 
    Biggest Basketball Influence: Lisa Leslie 
    Biggest Influence in Life: My dad 
    After High School: Go to study to became a dentist in Europe 
    When Basketball Career is Over: Be involved in basketball Manitoba in any way I can

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    Full Name: Vanessa Millions 
    Team: 16U Female
    Position: Forward
    Hometown: Carman 
    Present Grade: Grade 10
    School: Elm Creek School 
    Basketball Club: Manitoba Magic 
    Summer Goals: To win a medal at Westerns To improve my basketball skills in general 
    Years in Basketball: 4 years
    Basketball Aspirations: To play college or university Basketball To get a scholarship 
    Favourite Player & Team: Michelle Jordan Toronto Raptors 
    Fondest Memory in Basketball: Winning zones playing my first year of senior varsity Basketball 
    Biggest Basketball Influence: Derek Tyler 
    Biggest Influence in Life: My family 
    After High School: Get a Basketball scholarship and be a gym teacher 
    When Basketball Career is Over: Be a Basketball coach, and gym teacher

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    Full Name: Katelyn Campbell
    Team: 16U Female
    Position: Forward
    Hometown: Winnipeg, Manitoba
    Present Grade: Grade 10
    School: Glenlawn Collegiate 
    Basketball Club: Edge 
    Summer Goals: My goals for the summer are too improve my basketball skills and become a better all around player. 
    Years in Basketball: 7 years
    Basketball Aspirations: I want to play in University 
    Favourite Player & Team: Steve Nash & Miami Heat
    Fondest Memory in Basketball: Winning provincials this year for school and being named MVP of the tournament. 
    Biggest Basketball Influence: My Dad
    Biggest Influence in Life: My family 
    After High School: Go to University and get a good education. 
    When Basketball Career is Over: Become a coach.

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    Full Name: Jessica Hartog
    Team: 16U Female
    Position: Forward
    Hometown: Winnipeg
    Present Grade: Grade 9
    School: Sargent Park School
    Basketball Club: Mayhem
    Summer Goals: My goal for the summer is to have a higher shot percentage and just improve everything overall.
    Years in Basketball: 3 years
    Basketball Aspirations: I someday to hope play university or college basketball.
    Favourite Player & Team: Steve Nash
    Fondest Memory in Basketball: My favourite basketball memory beating Sisler in the school provincial Finals this year by 1 basket that was scored with 1.6 seconds left in the game. It was my favourite basketball memory because they had beaten us 3 times before the provincial finals and they had a undefeated season.
    Biggest Basketball Influence: Mr. Mark & My Mom
    Biggest Influence in Life: My Mom
    After High School: After High School I want to go to university and finish school.
    When Basketball Career is Over: When my Basketball career is over, I want to coach some basketball to give back.

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    Full Name: Victoria Gutscher
    Team: 16U Female
    Position: Guard
    Hometown: Canada 
    Present Grade: Grade 10
    School: Vincent Massey Collegiate
    Basketball Club: Spartans
    Summer Goals: My summer goals are to dribble more proficiently with both hands, more accurate shots and (3 pointers). I want to have at least two "go to" finishing moves that I can do that work really well.
    Years in Basketball: 8 years
    Basketball Aspirations: My Basketball aspirations are to make both my varsity team and 17U provincial team next year. Later in the future after I graduate, I want to get a scholarship to play university basketball. 
    Favourite Player & Team: Michael Jordan 
    Fondest Memory in Basketball: My fondest basketball memory is when my junior varsity basketball team this year. Our team was down by one basket, I scored the buzzer beater at the last second and we won the game!
    Biggest Basketball Influence: Steve Nash 
    Biggest Influence in Life: My Parents 
    After High School: After high school I want to go to play basketball in university and graduate on the honor roll. 
    When Basketball Career is Over: When my basketball career is over I would like to coach basketball, alongside my profession.




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