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    January 1, 2015

    17U 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: Maricar Costosa
    Team: 17U Female
    Position: Guard
    Hometown: Winnipeg
    Present Grade: Grade 11

    School: Technical Vocational High School
    Basketball Club: FBA
    Summer Goals: I want to become a better offensive player and to be more vocal on and off the court
    Years in Basketball: 6 years
    Basketball Aspirations: To continue playing basketball after high school
    Favourite Player & Team: Stephen Curry - Golden State Warriors
    Fondest Memory in Basketball: Making it all the way to city championships 11-0
    Biggest Basketball Influence: My varsity coach, Leanne Turner
    Biggest Influence in Life: My cousin, Ana
    After High School: I want to keep playing basketball while I continue to attend school to become a Paramedic
    When Basketball Career is Over: I'd like to coach or ref high school basketball

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    Full Name: Vanessa Millions
    Team: 17U Female
    Position: Forward
    Hometown: Carman 
    Present Grade: Grade 11

    School: Carman Collegiate
    Basketball Club: Edge Elite
    Summer Goals: To become a better offensive player, and improve all my basketball skills.
    Years in Basketball: 5 years
    Basketball Aspirations: To play for a university basketball team.
    Favourite Player & Team: Stephen Curry 
    Fondest Memory in Basketball: Making the final four at provincials.
    Biggest Basketball Influence: Coach Nowrang
    Biggest Influence in Life: My father
    After High School: I would like to go to university into the bachelor of kinesiology, and play on the university basketball team.
    When Basketball Career is Over: I would like to become an athletic therapist.

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    Full Name: Skylar Nowrang
    Team: 17U Female
    Position: Guard

    Hometown: Winnipeg
    Present Grade: Grade 10
    School: Garden City Collegiate
    Basketball Club: EDGE Elite
    Summer Goals: To win a gold medal at nationals.
    Years in Basketball: 8 years

    Basketball Aspirations: To get a scholarship for basketball in the States or Canada.
    Favourite Player & Team: Stephen Curry

    Fondest Memory in Basketball: My fondest memory is winning our conference finals.
    Biggest Basketball Influence: Skylar Diggins
    Biggest Influence in Life: My family
    After High School: I would like go to school and play basketball somewhere.
    When Basketball Career is Over: When my basketball career is over I would like to coach younger kids.

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    Full Name: Liyanah Serapio
    Team: 17U Female
    Position: Guard
    Hometown: Winnipeg
    Present Grade: Grade 11
    School: Sisler High School
    Basketball Club: Manitoba Magic
    Summer Goals: My goals for the summer is to meet our expectations, and strive to become a better athlete.
    Years in Basketball: 8 years
    Basketball Aspirations: To play university ball in Calgary, Alberta
    Favourite Player & Team: Candice Parker, Los Angeles Sparks
    Fondest Memory in Basketball: My fondest memory in Basketball was with my varsity school team. We played in a tournament out of town and in the finals, we went into OT. Everyone was so happy, unfortunately, that was our first lost in the season, but it was definitely a game to remember.
    Biggest Basketball Influence: Candice Parker
    Biggest Influence in Life: My cousin, Angelica
    After High School: I would like to go to university
    When Basketball Career is Over: Have a good job, and sponsor that kids that don't have enough money to play basketball.

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    Full Name: Raizel Guinto
    Team: 17U Female
    Position: Guard
    Hometown: Winnipeg

    Present Grade: Grade 10
    School: Sisler High School
    Basketball Club: Manitoba Magic
    Summer Goals: Win gold at the National Championships
    Years in Basketball: 8 years
    Basketball Aspirations: Get scouted and play somewhere out of Winnipeg
    Favourite Player & Team: Stephen Curry, Golden State
    Fondest Memory in Basketball: Winning the 17U female National Championship
    Biggest Basketball Influence: My Dad 
    Biggest Influence in Life: Family
    After High School: Play college or university 
    When Basketball Career is Over: Stay involved with basketball

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    Full Name: Kyia Giles
    Team: 17U Female
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    Hometown: Winnipeg

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    School: Sisler High School
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    Full Name: Jessica Marx-Houndle
    Team: 17U Female
    Position: Guard
    Hometown: Winnipeg
    Present Grade: Grade 11
    School: Westwood Collegiate
    Basketball Club: Manitoba Spartans
    Summer Goals: To become a better teammate and individual basketball player, and to win gold at Nationals.
    Years in Basketball: 7 years
    Basketball Aspirations: To keep improving and learning lots about the game.
    Favourite Player & Team: Michael Jordan
    Fondest Memory in Basketball: When we (Westwood) beat Vincent Massey for third place in Conference.
    Biggest Basketball Influence: Michael Jordan because of his work ethic
    Biggest Influence in Life: My parents 
    After High School: After high school, I would like to continue playing basketball competitively at the university or college level.
    When Basketball Career is Over: I would like to coach to give back to the game.

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    Full Name: Lana Mackic
    Team: 17U Female
    Position: Guard
    Hometown: Winnipeg, Manitoba
    Present Grade: Grade 11
    School: Miles Macdonell Collegiate
    Basketball Club: Edge
    Summer Goals: To win gold at nationals.
    Years in Basketball: 9 yearsBasketball Aspirations: My goal is to play university basketball. 
    Favourite Player & Team: Stephen Curry and Golden State Warriors
    Fondest Memory in Basketball: Making it to final four with my high school basketball team. 
    Biggest Basketball Influence: My coaches Manoj Nowrang and Karl Schroeder.
    Biggest Influence in Life: My family
    After High School: I would like to play university basketball.
    When Basketball Career is Over: continue to referee and coach young kids.

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    Full Name: Keziah Brothers 
    Team: 17U Female
    Position: Guard
    Hometown: Winnipeg
    Present Grade: Grade 11
    School: Glenlawn Collegiate
    Basketball Club: 
    Summer Goals:  Improve my skills on offence and improve as an all around basketball player.
    Years in Basketball: 10 years
    Basketball Aspirations: I would like to play competitively after high school and reach my full potential in the game.
    Favourite Player & Team: Russell Westbrook
    Fondest Memory in Basketball: Playing at the varsity level in grade ten and making it to the Final Four. 
    Biggest Basketball Influence: My Dad
    Biggest Influence in Life: My parents 
    After High School: I would like to play basketball at the University level.
    When Basketball Career is Over: I'd like to give back by helping coach kids with disabilities and help them have fun playing the game I love.

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    Full Name: Kyanna Giles
    Team: 17U Female
    Position: Guard
    Hometown: Winnipeg
    Present Grade: Grade 11
    School: Sisler High School
    Basketball Club: Manitoba Magic
    Summer Goals: To get better as a player and win gold at nationals
    Years in Basketball: 8 years
    Basketball Aspirations: To play D1 or CIS, then play pro and finally, coach basketball. Or even maybe play on Team Canada
    Favourite Player & Team: Lebron James, Cavs
    Fondest Memory in Basketball: Winning Nationals Last year for Manitoba 
    Biggest Basketball Influence: Kenesha Giles
    Biggest Influence in Life: My Family
    After High School: Play D1 or CIS basketball 
    When Basketball Career is Over: I would like to marry rich! and live a nice and healthy life with my family and my squad
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    Full Name: Robyn Boulanger
    Team: 17U Female
    Position: Guard

    Hometown: Winnipeg 
    Present Grade: Grade 10
    School: U of W Collegiate 
    Basketball Club: Pride 
    Summer Goals: To become a stronger basketball player & win gold at Nationals 
    Years in Basketball: 8 years
    Basketball Aspirations: To play basketball in the states 
    Favourite Player & Team: Shoni Schimmel and Golden State Warriors 
    Fondest Memory in Basketball: Going to Japan to play basketball with the U of W women's basketball team 
    Biggest Basketball Influence: My sisters & Mother 
    Biggest Influence in Life: My Dad 
    After High School: Attend university in the states on a basketball scholarship 
    When Basketball Career is Over: I would like to be a Teacher

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    Full Name: Keylyn Filewich
    Team: 17U Female
    Position: Forward
    Hometown: Winnipeg
    Present Grade: Grade 11
    School: Vincent Massey Collegiate
    Basketball Club: Edge Elite
    Summer Goals: To be the 17U National Champions
    Years in Basketball: 7 years
    Basketball Aspirations: To play at an NCAA Division 1 school and make the national team.
    Favourite Player & Team: Zach LaVine 
    Fondest Memory in Basketball: Winning the National Championship in 2014 and being named an all-star there.
    Biggest Basketball Influence: My parents
    Biggest Influence in Life: My parents
    After High School: I would like to attend a NCAA Division 1 school.
    When Basketball Career is Over: To become a radiologist and take different jobs around the world.
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    Full Name: Faith Hezekiah
    Team: 17U Female
    Position: Forward

    Hometown: East Saint Paul
    Present Grade: Grade 11
    School: The King's School
    Basketball Club: 
    Summer Goals: To develop my game in any way possible. To do my best to help our team win another gold medal, and to play well enough to be the MVP. 
    Years in Basketball: 5 years
    Basketball Aspirations: I would like to play basketball in university. 
    Favourite Player & Team: Larry Bird Dirk Nowitzki Marc Gasol 
    Fondest Memory in Basketball: All of it.
    Biggest Basketball Influence: My mom
    Biggest Influence in Life: Jesus Christ and my mom
    After High School: Go to university, get a degree, rock at life, heaven.
    When Basketball Career is Over: Have a job involved in helping people; marraige: maybe, maybe not...


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    Full Name: Paige Morris
    Team: 17U Female
    Position: Forward

    Hometown: winnipeg
    Present Grade: Grade 10

    School: kildonan east
    Basketball Club: blazers
    Summer Goals: improve defense and three point shooting
    Years in Basketball: 4 years

    Basketball Aspirations: play university ball or coach
    Favourite Player & Team: stephen curry
    Fondest Memory in Basketball: winning b side in club when we were down by 25
    Biggest Basketball Influence: my dad
    Biggest Influence in Life: 2 of my coaches
    After High School: play university 
    When Basketball Career is Over: to coach


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