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TORONTO, ON - 61 athletes from across the country have been invited to participate in the Women's National Age-Group Assessment Camps at Humber College (Toronto, ON) from December 14-19, 2017.  This includes Manitoba athletes Niyah Becker and Anna Kernaghan.  Both athletes represented Manitoba at this past summer's Canada Games held in Winnipeg and have been involved in the Manitoba Centre for Performance program. 


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NAME Niyah Becker
POSITION Guard
HEIGHT 6' 2"
PRESENT GRADE Grade 12
HOMETOWN Winnipeg
YEARS IN BASKETBALL 9 years
SCHOOL ATTENDING Lincoln Prep
BASKETBALL CLUB NAME Centre For Performance













NAME Anna Kernaghan
POSITION Guard
HEIGHT 5' 9"
PRESENT GRADE Grade 11
HOMETOWN Winnipeg
YEARS IN BASKETBALL 8 years
SCHOOL ATTENDING
College Sturgeon Heights Collegiate
BASKETBALL CLUB NAME Centre For Performance








"We look forward to assessing progress of returnees and welcoming new nationally identified athletes and see them compete and provide direction on their individual performance plans as we prepare for this summer's U17 and U18 teams," said Denise Dignard, Director of Women's High Performance. 

"We are excited to gather coaches, technical leaders, mentors, performance analysts and IST staff from across the country, all of whom are committed to the long-term development of NextGen athletes in our Podium Pathway.  This is an amazing development opportunity for all involved," Dignard said.

The objective of the camp is to provide a national training environment with international focus to top identified athletes born in 2000 and later. At the camp, national team coaches, sports scientists and technical staff will identify athletes who will be invited to the next stage of the 2018 age-group programs.

Athletes born 2000 or later will be assessed for their participation in the U18 team, competing at the FIBA U18 Americas Championship. Last summer, the team earned a bronze medal at the FIBA U19 Women's Basketball World Cup 2017 in Udine and Cividale del Friuli, Italy.

Athletes born 2001 or later will be assessed for participation in the U17 team, which will compete this summer at the FIBA U17 Women's Basketball World Cup in Minsk, Belarus from July 21-29. Last summer, the team placed second at the FIBA U16 Women's Americas Championship 2017, held in Buenos Aires, Argentina. 

Canada is currently ranked 4th overall in the FIBA women's age-group rankings.

A full list of athletes, coaches and staff invited to the assessment camp is below. 

Manitoba coaches attending the camp include Michele Sung (Hynes) of the University of Manitoba and Cheryl Jean-Paul of Trinity Western University. 

2017 December Age Group Assessment Camp Invitees


Name
YOB
Hometown
School
Carly Ahlstrom
2000
Calgary, AB
Centennial H.S.
Georgia Alexander
2000
Victoria, BC
Oak Bay S.S.
Isaline Alexander
2003
Keswick, ON
Bill Crothers S.S.
Laeticia Amihere
2001
Mississauga, ON
King's Christian Collegiate
Abigail Becker
2002
Parksville, BC
Ballenas H.S.
Niyah Becker
2000
Winnipeg, MB
Lincoln Prep
Clara Bergeron
2002
Boucherville, QC
É.S. Gerard-Filion
Maggie Besselink
2002
Kingston, ON
Holy Cross S.S.
Brianna Breedy
2000
Ajax, ON
Pickering H.S.
Kiandra Browne
2002
Pointe-Claire, QC
É. S. St-Laurent
Julia Chadwick
2000
Ottawa, ON
Durham Elite
Kenya Côte-Lysius
2001
St. Constant, QC
É. S. Lucien-Page
Savannah Day
2000
Etobicoke, ON
TRC Academy
Shayeann Day-Wilson
2003
Toronto, ON
Crestwood Prep
Ashley De Sousa Martins
2000
Saskatoon, SK
Aden Bowman C.I.
Téa Demong
2002
Hinton, AB
St. Albert H.S.
Micah Dennis
2001
Toronto, ON
Northern S.S.
Kennedy Dickie
2001
Kelowna, BC
Kelowna S.S.
Andrea Dodig
2001
Bolton, ON
Caledon Basketball Academy
Laura Donovan
2000
London, ON
Southwest Academy
Kayla Drummond
2002
Toronto, ON
Harbord C.I.
Faith Dut
2001
Surrey, BC
Semiamhoo S.S
Aaliyah Edwards
2002
Kingston, ON
Frontenac S.S.
Yvonne Ejim
2002
Calgary, AB
Bishop Carrol H.S.
Makayla Ennis
2001
Brampton, ON
TRC Academy
Rachel Farwell
2000
Rothesay, NB
Kennebecasis Valley H.S.
Haley Fedick
2002
Sherwood Park, AB
Jasper Place H.S.
Isabella Gaudet
2002
Ottawa, ON
Capital Courts
Hannah Green
2001
Flat Rock, NL
Holy Trinity H.S.
Ahriahna Grizzle
2001
Toronto, ON
Bill Crothers S.S.
Kaillie Hall
2001
Stoney Creek, ON
Lincoln Prep
Taya Hanson
2000
Kelowna, BC
Kelowna S.S.
Kennedy Hollinger
2002
Regina, SK
Michael A. Riffel H.S.
Paule-Beline Ibata
2000
Pierrefonds, QC
College Montmorency
Kaitlin Jockims
2001
Saskatoon, SK
Centennial Collegiate
Cassandra Joli-Coeur
2002
Brockville, ON
Capital Courts
Anna Kernaghan
2001
Winnipeg, MB
Sturgeon Heights Collegiate
Justina King
2000
Scarborough, ON
Ribet Academy
LaTasha Lattimore
2003
Toronto, ON
Crestwood Prep
Briar MacDonald
2001
Antigonish, NS
Dr. John Hugh Gillis Regional H.S.
Roxane Makolo
2000
St. Hubert, QC
Dawson College
Rebecca Marzan Demeke
2002
Toronto, ON
Durham Elite
Brynn Masikewich
2001
Calgary, AB
Lincoln Prep
Tiya Misir
2000
Markham, ON
Bill Crothers S.S.
Olivia Morgan-Cherchas
2001
Kamloops, BC
South Kamloops S.S.
Christina Morra
2000
Mississauga, ON
King's Christian Collegiate
Donna Ntambue
2001
Montreal, QC
É. S.Lucien-Page
Kylee O’Hara
2000
Ajax, ON
Durham Elite
Mide Oriyomi
2001
Hamilton, ON
King's Christian Collegiate
Jessica Reid
2001
St. Catherines, ON
Lincoln Prep
Keahna Riley
2000
Chatham, ON
TRC Academy
Merissah Russell
2002
Ottawa, ON
Capital Courts
Sandy Saunders
2000
Woodstock, NB
Woodstock H.S.
Sarah Te-Biasu
2001
Montreal, QC
É. S.Lucien-Page
Deanna Tuchscherer
2001
Chilliwack, BC
GW Graham S.S.
Maryama Turkstra
2002
Dundas, ON
St. Mary C.H.S.
Miranda Vander Wal
2003
London, ON
Strathroy District H.S.
Keishana Washington
2000
Pickering, ON
Durham Elite
Aerial Wilson
2001
Dundas, ON
TRC Academy
Callie Wright
2002
Markham, ON
Bill Crothers S.S.
Izabella Zingaro
2003
Bolton, ON
Caledon Basketball Academy

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