OUA First-Team All-Stars Ring and Traer To Compete For Canada

OUA First-Team All-Stars Ring and Traer To Compete For Canada

Canada Basketball's Women's High Performance Program is pleased to announce the final roster for the Development Women's National Team set to compete at the U24 Women Basketball League Four Nations 2017 and Taipei 2017 29th Summer Universiade this month.

"We are pleased to confirm the twelve players who will represent Canada and gain international mileage against a variety of styles and levels of development national teams," said Denise Dignard, Director, Women's High Performance. "We look forward to seeing their progress as individuals and as a team as we grow our athlete pool and provide our Canadian coaches with valuable international experience."

Fabian McKenzie takes the helm in his sixth year as Head Coach and is joined by assistant coaches Chantal Vallée and Nate McKibbon.

The team is currently training at Ryerson University (Kerr Hall) until August 8th and will first travel to Tokyo, Japan on August 9 to compete at the inaugural U24 Women Basketball League Four Nations 2017 where they will face off against Japan, USA and Australia. Canada tips-off tournament play on August 12 against host Japan at 3:30 AM ET.

Following this tournament, the team will then travel to Taipei City, Taiwan to compete at the Taipei 2017 29thSummer Universiade. Canada tips-off tournament play on August 21 against Portugal at 3 AM ET.

Canada is currently ranked 6th in the FIBA Women's World Rankings.

The full staff list, roster and schedule can be found below. Follow Canada Basketball on Twitter for game streaming details and live game coverage.

2017 DWNT ROSTER

# Name Position Height Hometown School / Club
4 Ceejay Nofuente Guard 5'8" Toronto, ON Humber College (OCAA/CCAA)
5 Jaelyne Kirkpatrick Guard 5'6" Oakville, ON University of Illinois (NCAA)
6 Mariah Nunes Guard 5'10" Ajax, ON Oviedo (Spain D2)
7 Kellie Ring Guard 5'9" Ottawa, ON Ryerson University (U SPORTS)
8 Megan Lindquist Forward 6'0" Saskatoon, SK University of Saskatchewan (U SPORTS)
9 Mael Gilles Guard 6'1" Montreal, QC Rutgers University (NCAA)
10 Paige Crozon Forward 6'1" Humboldt, SK University of Utah (NCAA)
11 Catherine Traer Forward 6'1" Chelsea, QC Carleton University (U SPORTS)
12 Abigail Fogg Centre 6'4" Sault Ste. Marie, ON University of South Dakota (NCAA)
13 Alison Keough Forward 6'1" Marion Bridge, NS Cape Breton University (U SPORTS)
14 Alex Kiss-Rusk Centre 6'4" Beaconsfield, QC McGill University (U SPORTS)
15 Angela Bongomin Centre 6'2" Regina, SK University of Regina (U SPORTS)

2017 COACHES & STAFF

Name Position Hometown Affilitation
Fabian McKenzie Head Coach Glace Bay, NS Cape Breton University
Chantal Vallée Assistant Coach Montreal, QC University of Windsor 
Nate McKibbon Assistant Coach Hamilton, ON Mount Royal University
Patrice Pepin Physiotherapist Quebec, QC n/a
Ryan Nguyen Performance Analyst Markham, ON n/a
Elaine Sun Team Leader Thornhill, ON Canada Basketball
Jacquelyn Corkum Physician (Japan only) Halifax, NS University of Toronto

2017 SCHEDULE

DATE

ITEM

LOCATION

July 29-August 8

Tryouts and Training Camp

Ryerson University - Kerr Hall (379 Victoria St, Toronto, ON M5B 0A1)

August 9

Travel to Japan

Katayanagi Arena

Tokyo, Japan

August 12-15

U24 Women Basketball League Four Nations 2017

August 12

Canada vs. Japan @ 3:30 AM ET

August 13

Canada vs. USA @ 3:30 AM ET

August 15

Canada vs. Australia @ 3:30 AM ET

August 20-29

Taipei 2017 29th Summer Universiade

Taipei Heping Basketball Gymnasium

Taipei City, Taiwan

August 21

Canada vs. Portugal @ 3:00 AM ET

August 22

Canada vs. Korea @ 8:00 AM ET

August 23

Canada vs. Japan @ 3:00 AM ET

 

Source: basketball.ca