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    January 1, 2015

    15U 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: Alyssa Esperanzate
    Team: 15U Female
    Position: Guard

    Hometown: Winnipeg, MB
    Present Grade: Grade 9
    School: Sisler High School
    Basketball Club: Manitoba Magic
    Summer Goals: To win a gold medal at nationals, to learn and build on my skills, and to break out of my comfort zone so I can play comfortably with new people.
    Years in Basketball: 5 years

    Basketball Aspirations: To get a scholarship to play university or college basketball
    Favourite Player & Team: Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls
    Fondest Memory in Basketball: Hitting the last shot to win the Tier 1 WSD Championships in grade 8. 
    Biggest Basketball Influence: Coach Arsenio Dela Cruz
    Biggest Influence in Life: My parents and family members
    After High School: To play post-secondary basketball while taking up an education in science.
    When Basketball Career is Over: To pursue my dream career or becoming a veterinarian or a pediatrician, and to stay involved in the basketball community as a coach.

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    Full Name: Lauren Bartlett
    Team: 15U Female
    Position: Guard
    Hometown: Winnipeg

    Present Grade: Grade 8
    School: Van Walleghem
    Basketball Club: Centre for Performance
    Summer Goals: My goals for the summer are to improve my overall abilities, become a more confident player and win gold at Nationals. I am really looking forward to this season!
    Years in Basketball: 6 years

    Basketball Aspirations: I want to go as far as I possibly can with basketball and potentially play in university. 
    Favourite Player & Team: Steph Curry and Golden State
    Fondest Memory in Basketball: My fondest memory in basketball was making the provincial team this year and when I was 12. 
    Biggest Basketball Influence: Steve Nash
    Biggest Influence in Life: My sister
    After High School: I would like to go into medicine in university and potentially play basketball or another sport as well. 
    When Basketball Career is Over: When my basketball career is over I would like to be a basketball coach so that I can develop                                                                           aspiring basketball players' skills.

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    Full Name: Vanessa Lee
    Team: 15U Female
    Position: Guard
    Hometown: Winnipeg
    Present Grade: Grade 9
    School: Vincent Massey Collegiate

    Basketball Club: Centre of Performance
    Summer Goals: To win gold at nationals. Improve and grow as a player. 
    Years in Basketball: 8 years
    Basketball Aspirations: To play university basketball and to win high school provincials.
    Favourite Player & Team: Stephan Curry, Golden State Warriors
    Fondest Memory in Basketball: Making the 15u provincial team.
    Biggest Basketball Influence: Dan Becker and my brother
    Biggest Influence in Life: My parents
    After High School: Go to university and study sciences. 
    When Basketball Career is Over: Continue to play and coach basketball.




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    Full Name: Sonum Sidhu
    Team: 15U Female
    Position: Guard
    Hometown: Winnipeg, MB
    Present Grade: Grade 9
    School: Acadia Junior High

    Basketball Club: CP (Center for Performance)
    Summer Goals: To win a gold medal at nationals. To improve as a basketball player overall
    Years in Basketball: 9 years

    Basketball Aspirations: To make allstars and play university ball
    Favourite Player & Team: Stephan Curry, GS
    Fondest Memory in Basketball: Making the provincial team Making it to provincial finals 
    Biggest Basketball Influence: My Siblings
    Biggest Influence in Life: My Parents
    After High School: I would like to go to university and study sciences
    When Basketball Career is Over: I would like to coach basketball and stay involved in basketball.


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    Full Name: Sarah Lamoureux
    Team: 15U Female
    Position: Forward

    Hometown: Winnipeg, Mb
    Present Grade: Grade 9
    School: Vincent Massey Collegiate
    Basketball Club: Centre for Performance

    Summer Goals: My goals for this summer are to improve my perimeter game, my ball control and ball handling, my leadership, and my to be able to dunk.
    Years in Basketball: 7 years

    Basketball Aspirations: To play high school basketball ball, continue with the Provincial Team, and play university.
    Favourite Player & Team: Stephen Curry, Golden State
    Fondest Memory in Basketball: Tournaments this past year with the CP program
    Biggest Basketball Influence: My coaches 

    Biggest Influence in Life: My parents
    After High School: I'd like to attend university and play university basketball.
    When Basketball Career is Over: I'd like to pursue a career in physio therapy and/or music.

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    Full Name: Niyah Becker
    Team: 15U Female
    Position: Guard
    Hometown: Winnipeg,MB
    Present Grade: Grade 9
    School: Henry G Izatt
    Basketball Club: CP
    Summer Goals: Medal at nationals this summer 
    Years in Basketball: 7 years
    Basketball Aspirations: I want to represent Canada in the Olympics one day.
    Favourite Player & Team: I don't have one 
    Fondest Memory in Basketball: being apart of the Cadet National team camp this year
    Biggest Basketball Influence: My dad 
    Biggest Influence in Life: My parents and friends 
    After High School: Play university basketball and represent Canada as a national team player
    When Basketball Career is Over: Still somehow be apart of the basketball world.








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    Full Name: Emily Johnson
    Team: 15U Female
    Position: Guard

    Hometown: Winnipeg
    Present Grade: Grade 8
    School: Linden Meadows
    Basketball Club: Centre for Performance 

    Summer Goals: I want to get better at my left hand dribbling, outside shooting and rebounding. 
    Years in Basketball: 8 years
    Basketball Aspirations: I would like to one day play for a University team. 
    Favourite Player & Team: Lebron James, Clevland Cavs
    Fondest Memory in Basketball: Winning provincial finals with my grade 8 basketball team. 
    Biggest Basketball Influence: Dan Becker
    Biggest Influence in Life: My parents
    After High School: I would like to coach basketball and play on a university team. 
    When Basketball Career is Over: I don't know yet.



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    Full Name: Taylor Reynolds
    Team: 15U Female
    Position: Forward

    Hometown: Winnipeg
    Present Grade: Grade 9

    School: Henry G. Izzat
    Basketball Club: Centre Preformance
    Summer Goals: My goals are to improve as a team, work together, bond and have fun. The end goal for the summer is to win National's.
    Years in Basketball: 4 years

    Basketball Aspirations: I would like to continue basketball through high school and by grade 12 be able to dunk. 
    Favourite Player & Team: DeMar DeRozan
    Fondest Memory in Basketball: Fondest memory for this year is winning the school conference final and provincial finals.
    Biggest Basketball Influence: My coaches

    Biggest Influence in Life: My parents
    After High School: I haven't thought about my future, where ever sports take me. 
    When Basketball Career is Over: After my career is over I will continue practicing on my own, and start a family.

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    Full Name: Light Uchechukwu
    Team: 15U Female
    Position: Forward

    Hometown: winnipeg
    Present Grade: Grade 8
    School: Arthur a leach 
    Basketball Club: 
    Summer Goals: To win nationals 
    Years in Basketball: 3 years
    Basketball Aspirations: To be able to dunk, to be able to play university 
    Favourite Player & Team: Steph Curry, Golden State 
    Fondest Memory in Basketball: Making team Toba 
    Biggest Basketball Influence: My Coaches 
    Biggest Influence in Life: My Mom
    After High School: I want to play basketball in university, but I don't know what profession I want to go into yet. 
    When Basketball Career is Over: Have a happy family.





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    Full Name: Claire Signatovich
    Team: 15U Female
    Position: Forward
    Hometown: Winnipeg, MB
    Present Grade: Grade 8
    School: St. Ignatius
    Basketball Club: Center for Performance
    Summer Goals: To become a better ball handler
    Years in Basketball: 6 years

    Basketball Aspirations: To play at a university
    Favourite Player & Team: Stephen Curry, Golden State
    Fondest Memory in Basketball: Making the Provincial Team
    Biggest Basketball Influence: My coaches

    Biggest Influence in Life: My mom
    After High School: After high school I would like to play basketball at a university
    When Basketball Career is Over: I would like to become a doctor






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    Full Name: Jillian Duncan
    Team: 15U Female
    Position: Forward

    Hometown: Winnipeg 
    Present Grade: Grade 9
    School: Linden Christian School
    Basketball Club: Blazers
    Summer Goals: My goals for this summer is to improve my average in my outside shooting, and become more confident on offense.
    Years in Basketball: 6 years

    Basketball Aspirations: My aspirations in basketball is to become the first woman in the NBA, and if that doesn't work out go into the WNBA
    Favourite Player & Team: Steph Curry Golden State Warriors
    Fondest Memory in Basketball: My first basketball game when I was 9 years old.
    Biggest Basketball Influence: Steph Curry
    Biggest Influence in Life: My sister
    After High School: I would like to play in the NBA or WNBA. If that doesn't work I would like to become a doctor. 
    When Basketball Career is Over: I would like to become a doctor or a basketball coach.

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    Full Name: Autumn Agar
    Team: 15U Female
    Position: Forward

    Hometown: Winnipeg
    Present Grade: Grade 9

    School: Acadia Junior High
    Basketball Club: Centre of Performance
    Summer Goals: Win Gold at Nationals!!!!
    Years in Basketball: 5 years

    Basketball Aspirations: I want to play University basketball.
    Favourite Player & Team: TBD
    Fondest Memory in Basketball: Making the provincial finals two years in a row and making the provincial team this year.
    Biggest Basketball Influence: My mom

    Biggest Influence in Life: Everybody in some way has been a influence in my basketball journey.
    After High School: I don't know what I want to be, but I know that I want to go to post secondary schooling.
    When Basketball Career is Over: I want to travel the world and have a job that I love.



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    Full Name: Emerson Martin
    Team: 15U Female
    Position: Forward
    Hometown: Winnipeg

    Present Grade: Grade 9
    School: Dakota Coloegiate
    Basketball Club: Jr. Bisons and Wildcats
    Summer Goals: To learn lots, improve, push myself, and have fun
    Years in Basketball: 8 years

    Basketball Aspirations: To be an amazing player and play on a national team
    Favourite Player & Team: Stephan Curry and Lebron James plus both their teams
    Fondest Memory in Basketball: Winning every tournament in the first year of Jr. Bison's and traveling with that team. Also being the top scoring player ever in my JV season
    Biggest Basketball Influence: All my coaches and my dad
    Biggest Influence in Life: mostly my mom but I look up to people that are older.
    After High School: To play lots of basketball and to keep improving. Also to go to a university and make their team.
    When Basketball Career is Over: When its over I would like to be a sports therapist and travel lots

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    Full Name: Janine Garing
    Team: 15U Female
    Position: Guard

    Hometown: Winnipeg
    Present Grade: Grade 8
    School: O. V. Jewitt
    Basketball Club: Manitoba Magic
    Summer Goals: Improve as an individual basketball player and to learn how to play as a strong, aggressive team. 
    Years in Basketball: 7 years
    Basketball Aspirations: To play university ball
    Favourite Player & Team: Stephen Curry and Golden State
    Fondest Memory in Basketball: Making the provincial team
    Biggest Basketball Influence: My family
    Biggest Influence in Life: My family and friends
    After High School: I would like to play university basketball. 
    When Basketball Career is Over: To go to university and become a teacher working with special needs children.





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    Full Name: Alycia Sosnowski
    Team: 15U Female
    Position: Forward

    Hometown: Winnipeg
    Present Grade: Grade 7
    School: St. Maurice School
    Basketball Club: Centre of Performance

    Summer Goals: To improve individually as a player and to be a supportive team member
    Years in Basketball: 6 years

    Basketball Aspirations: To win high school provincials To play university
    Favourite Player & Team: Stephen Curry
    Fondest Memory in Basketball: Winning a championship for grade 7-8 catholic schools division and going undefeated all season
    Biggest Basketball Influence: My Dad

    Biggest Influence in Life: My family
    After High School: move out of the province and play university basketball 
    When Basketball Career is Over: Continue to play and coach younger teams

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