Announcements

Olivia Morgan-Cherchas, 2017 U 17 Provincial team member going to Canada Summer Games and Deanna Tuchscherer, former U15 Provincial Team player selected for Canadian National U16 team


 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


U16 WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM ANNOUNCES FIBA AMERICAS ROSTER

12 ATHLETES SET TO REPRESENT CANADA IN BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
 

TORONTO, ON (May 29, 2017) – Canada Basketball’s Women’s High Performance program is pleased to announce the final roster for the U16 Women’s National Team set to compete in the FIBA Americas Championship in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  
 
“After a very competitive tryout we have selected 12 athletes to represent Canada this summer in Argentina for the FIBA U16 Women’s Americas Championship,” said Jodi Gram, Head Coach. “We look forward to a competitive tournament as we continue to grow our next generation of Canadian athletes.”

Gram (Bill Crothers S.S.) takes the helm in her second year as Head Coach along with Co-Head Coach Dani Sinclair (University of Victoria). Gram and Sinclair will be joined by Assistant Coach Albena Branzova-Dimitrova (UQAM) and Performance Analyst, Michele Sung (University of Manitoba).

The team is currently at training camp until June 3rd at the University of Toronto - Mississauga and will travel to Buenos Aires, Argentina for the FIBA U16 Women's Americas Championship taking place June 7th-11th. The team looks to maintain its 2015 gold medal finish and also qualify for the 2018 FIBA U17 Worlds.

The team will tip-off the tournament against Venezuela on Wednesday June 7 at 12:45 p.m. EST.
Canada is currently ranked 4th worldwide in the FIBA youth girls rankings.

The full list of athletes and coaches can be found below. For media requests, please contact bwilliams@basketball.ca.

2017 U16 TEAM ROSTER

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NAME

POSITION

HOMETOWN

SCHOOL

4

Sarah Te-Biasu

Point Guard

Montreal, QC

École Lucien-Pagé

5

Kaillie Hall     

Shooting Guard

Stoney Creek, ON

Lincoln Prep

6

Aerial Wilson

Point Guard

Dundas, ON

TRC Academy

7

Kenya Côté–Lysius

Shooting Guard

St. Constant, QC

École Lucien-Pagé

8

Makayla Ennis

Shooting Guard/Small Forward

Brampton, ON           

TRC Academy

9

Donna Ntambue

Small Forward

Montreal, Q

École Lucien-Page

10

Aaliyah Edwards

Forward

Kingston, ON

Frontenac Secondary

11

Yvonne Ejim

Power Forward

Calgary, AB

St. Elizabeth Seaton

12

Merissah Russell      

Forward

Ottawa, ON

Longfields-Davison Heights SS

13

Brynn Masikewich

Power Forward

Calgary, AB

St. Francis Secondary

14

Deanna Tuchscherer       

Power Forward

Chilliwack, BC

GW Graham Secondary

15

Olivia Morgan-Cherchas

Centre

Kamloops, BC

S. Kamloops Secondary


2017 U16 COACHING & TEAM STAFF

NAME

POSITION

HOMETOWN

AFFILIATION

Jodi Gram

Head Coach

Markham, ON

Bill Crothers Secondary

Dani Sinclair

Co-Head Coach

Victoria, BC

University of Victoria

Albena Branzova-Dimitrova

Assistant Coach

Montreal, QC

Université du Québec à Montréal

Michele Sung

Performance Analyst

Winnipeg, MB

University of Manitoba

Michelle Bell

Athletic Therapist

Brampton, ON

Ryerson University

Marcus Jansen

Physician

Toronto, ON

n/a

Mireille Beland

Head of Delegation

Repentigny, QC

Vanier College

Agnes Borg

Women’s Youth Player Development Manager

Toronto, ON

Canada Basketball

Vanessa Robertson

Team Assistant

Wolfville, NS

University of Ottawa


2017 U16 WOMEN’S AMERICAS CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE

DATE

TIME (EST)

OPPONENT

Wednesday June 7

9:45 a.m.

Venezuela

Thursday June 8

2:15 p.m.

Dominican Republic

Friday June 9

4:30 p.m.

Argentina

Saturday June 10

TBC

Semi-Final

Sunday June 11

TBC

Final



For more information, contact:
Bailey Williams, bwilliams@basketball.ca, 647.460.7976