Niyah at the 2018 Commonwealth Games
in Australia 
Canada Basketball has announced the 12 athletes who will represent Canada at the upcoming FIBA U18 Women's Americas Championship 2018.  The roster includes Manitoba's Niyah Becker who continues on with the program since last suiting up for Canada at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia.  Niyah will be heading to her first year at the University of Utah this fall.  Read more about Niyah...


Head Coach Claire Meadows (University of Saskatchewan) will be joined by assistants Ryan Thorne (McGill University) and Erin McAleenan (York University).

Prior to departing for Mexico City, Mexico to begin their quest for a gold medal in the FIBA U18 Women's Americas Championship 2018, the U18 women's national team will play an exhibition game on Friday night prior to the Nike Crown League Finals.  Tip-off is scheduled for 6:30 pm at Kerr Hall (Ryerson University).

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

2018 U18 WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM ROSTER
#
Name
Height
Hometown
2017-18 School Team
12
Carly Ahlstrom
5'11"
Calgary, AB
Centennial H.S.
8
Niyah Becker
6'1"
Winnipeg, MB
Lincoln Prep
13
Kiandra Browne
6'2"
Pointe-Claire, QC
E. S. St-Laurent
10
Julia Chadwick
6'0"
Ottawa, ON
Durham Elite
6
Kenya Cote-Lysius
5'8"
St. Constant, QC
E. S. Lucien-Page
11
Ashley de Sousa Martins
5'11"
Saskatoon, SK
Aden Bowman C.I.
9
Taya Hanson
5'9"
Kelowna, BC
Kelowna S.S.
5
Justina King
5'7"
Scarborough, ON
Ribet Academy
7
Roxane Makolo
5'10"
St. Hubert, QC
Dawson College
14
Sammie Martin
6'2"
Sudbury, ON
Southwest Academy
15
Christina Morra
6'3"
Mississauga, ON
King's Christian College
4
Keishana Washington
5'5"
Pickering, ON
Durham Elite
2018 U18 WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM COACHES & STAFF
NAME
POSITION
HOMETOWN
AFFILIATION
Claire Meadows
Head Coach
Brantford, ON
University of Saskatchewan
Ryan Thorne
Assistant Coach
Montreal, QC
McGill University
Erin McAleenan
Assistant Coach
Sussex, NB
York University
Erika Persson
Physician
Edmonton, AB
University of Alberta
Elyse Jobin
Physiotherapist
Quebec City, QC
N/A
Connor Jay
Performance Analyst
Saskatoon, SK
University of Saskatchewan
Elaine Sun
Manager, Basketball Operations
Thornhill, ON
Canada Basketball
Mireille Beland
Head of Delegation
Repentigny, QC
Vanier College
2018 U18 WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM SCHEDULE
DATE
ITEM

July 13-29
Training Camp
York University - Toronto
August 1
Canada vs. Colombia
FIBA U18 Women's Americas Championship 2018
Mexico City, Mexico
August 2
Canada vs. El Salvador
August 3
Canada vs. Mexico
August 5
Quarter-finals
August 6
Semifinals
August 7
Finals
Last summer, the team earned a bronze medal at the FIBA U19 Women's Basketball World Cup 2017 in Udine / Cividale Del Fruiuli, Italy.

Canada is currently ranked 4th worldwide in the FIBA World Ranking Presented by NIKE.


Source: http://basketball.ca/en/news-article/u18-womens-national-team-announced-ahead-of-fiba-u18-womens-amer
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