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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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