Canada Basketball’s Women’s High Performance program has announced the 17 athletes who have been invited to the June 9-10 tryout by invitation, which includes Manitoba's Niyah Becker.  The group will compete for a chance to represent Canada on the U16 Women’s National Team, participating in the 2015 U16 FIBA Americas, in Puebla, Mexico from June 24-28.  Joining Niyah with be Michele Hynes from the University of Manitoba.  


 “We’re excited to bring this young group together. For many of them it will be their first opportunity to represent Canada on the international stage,” said Head Coach Carly Clarke.

Clarke (Ryerson University), will be joined by Assistants Jodi Gram (Bill Crothers S.S.), Dani Sinclair (University of Victoria) and Performance Analyst Michele Hynes (University of Manitoba),

Following the tryout, the team will participate in a 10-day training camp from June 11-20 at the University of Toronto – Mississauga.

In 2014, the U17 Women’s National Team finished 6th at the U17 FIBA World Championships. Canada is currently ranked 4th worldwide in the FIBA Women’s age-group rankings.

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

ROSTER
 
NamePositionHeightHometown
Laeticia AmihereForward6-1Mississauga, ON
Niyah BeckerForward5-9Winnipeg, MB
Jama Bin-EdwardGuard5-8Waterloo, ON
Hailey BrownForward6-1Hamilton, ON
Macaela CroneForward6-1Moose Jaw, SK
Sarah DonovanForward5-9London, ON
Louise ForsythGuard6-0Langley, BC
Hanna HallGuard5-2Hamilton, ON
Taya HansonGuard5-7Kelowna, BC
Alyssa JeromeForward6-1Toronto, ON
Roxane MakoloGuard5-7St-Hubert, QC
Kate MoranCentre6-2Waterloo, ON
Shaina PellingtonGuard5-6Pickering, ON
Aiden RainfordForward5-10Toronto, ON
Kyla ShandCentre6-2Saskatoon, SK
Sage StobbartCentre6-1Vancouver, BC
Paulla WeekesGuard5-7Scarborough, ON

COACHING STAFF
 
NAMEPOSITIONAFFILIATIONHOMETOWN
Carly ClarkeHead CoachRyerson UHalifax, NS
Jodi GramAssistant CoachBill Crothers S.S.Markham, ON
Dani SinclairAssistant CoachU of VictoriaVictoria, BC
Michele HynesPerformance AnalystU of ManitobaWinnipeg, MB
Michelle BellTherapistRyerson UBrampton, ON
Megan PinskeTeam ManagerU of AlbertaCoquitlam, BC
Marcus JansenPhysicianToronto, ON
Agnes BorgManager – Youth Player DevelopmentToronto, ON
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