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    July 30, 2018

    Manitoba's Niyah Becker Selected to U18 Canadian National Basketball Team



    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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