12 Athletes will compete at the 2016 FIBA Americas U18 Women’s Championship

TORONTO, ON (July 7, 2016) – Canada Basketball’s women’s high performance program is pleased to announce the 2016 U18 women’s national team who will represent Canada at the 2016 FIBA Americas U18 Women’s Championship in Chile and will be looking to qualify for the 2017 FIBA U19 Women’s World Championships
“The selection process was competitive again this year as our team looks to qualify a Canadian team to for a seventh consecutive FIBA U19 Championship.  We look forward to seeing these athletes grow in the international context against the top athletes from other nations in our zone. ” Denise Dignard, Director – Women’s High Performance.
The team will finish training camp on July 8th at York University. The team will play an exhibition game against the USA and the tip-off for the tournament against Mexico on July 13th at the FIBA Americas U18 Championship in Valdivia, Chile from July 13th-July 17th.

Carly Clarke (Ryerson) will be joined by assistants Ryan Thorne (McGill) and Claire Meadows (UBC Okanagan).

In 2015, the U19 women’s national team finished 8th at the U19 FIBA World Championships. Canada is currently ranked 4th worldwide in the FIBA youth girls rankings.

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

2016 U18 Women’s National Team

# Name Position Height School Hometown
4 Libby Epoch Guard 5’6″ Peacock Collegiate Moose Jaw, SK
5 Mikaela Brewer Guard 5’9″ Innisdale SS Barrie, ON
6 Mikaela Dodig Guard 5’5″ Bill Crothers SS Bolton, ON
7 Halle Bovell Guard 5’10” St. Mary CSS Hamilton, ON
8 Summer Masikewich Forward 6’2″ St. Francis HS Calgary, AB
9 Kendra Van Leeuwen Guard 5’8″ St. John’s College Brantford, ON
10 Hailey Brown Forward 6’1″ St. Thomas More CSS Hamilton, ON
11 Alyssa Jerome Forward 6’1″ Harbord Collegiate Toronto, ON
12 Sarah Donovan Forward 5’9″ A.B. Lucas SS London, ON
13 Aislinn Konig Guard 5’9″ Brookswood SS Langley, BC
14 Andrea Torres Forward 5’11” College Montmorency Terrebonne, QC
15 Angela Bongomin Centre 6’2″ Luther HS Regina, SK



Staff Position School
Carly Clarke Head Coach        Ryerson
Ryan Thorne Assistant Coach    McGill
Claire Meadows Assistant Coach    UBC Okanagan
Nick DeAdder Performance Analyst    Acadia
Elyse Jobin Physiotherapist    n/a
Kristina Alvero Team Manager    Philip Pocock CSS
Kristin Anstey Physician    Alberta
Mireille Beland WHP Youth Council Member     Vanier College


July 13 Vs. Mexico @ 11am local time U18 FIBA Americas
Valdivia, Chile
(July 13-17)
July 14 Vs. Chile @ 7:15pm local time
July 15 Vs. Puerto Rico @ 5pm local time
July 16 Semi-Finals
July 17 Finals
Bailey Williams, 647-460-7976, bwilliams@basketball.ca

Courtesy Canada Basketball

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