Water Polo Canada announces its team for the 2013 Canada Cup in Gatineau

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November 14, 2013, Gatineau, (ISN) – Water Polo Canada is pleased to announce the composition of its team for the 2013 edition of the women’s water polo Canada Cup to be held at the Centre Sportif de Gatineau, in Quebec, from December 2 to 8.

The group of fourteen (14) athletes includes nine (9) members of the squad who competed at the World Aquatic Championships in Barcelona in 2013, including Olympian Christine Robinson (Athens 2004) and team captain Krystina Alogbo, from Montreal. The group also includes five newcomers from national age group programs, the youngest of which, Hayley McKelvey, from British Columbia, is just 17 years old.

Canada will face the national teams of the United States and Australia during the weeklong tournament in December. The event is an important element of preparation for other major international competitions on the way to the Olympic Games in Rio in 2016, and in the shorter term, the next continental qualification tournament held in mid-December for a berth in the FINA World Cup in Summer 2014.

The following athletes have been selected for the 2013 Canada Cup :

Name

Position

Hometown

Canadian Club

Age

PSO

1

Jessica

Gaudreault

Goalkeeper

Ottawa, ON

Capital Wave

19

OWP

2

Nicola

Colterjohn

Goalkeeper

Hamilton, ON

Hamilton

21

OWP

3

Krystina

Alogbo

Centre

Rivière-des-Prairies, QC

CAMO

27

FWPQ

4

Katrina

Monton

Centre

Dorval, QC

DDO

26

FWPQ

5

Carmen

Eggens

Centre

Pitt Meadows, BC

Pacific Storm

25

BCWP

6

Christine

Robinson

Centre defender

Lachine, QC

DDO

29

BCWP

7

Kindred

Paul

Centre defender

Edmonton, AB

Calgary Renegades

17

FWPQ

8

Cara

Robinson

Centre defender

Calgary, AB

Calgary Renegades

19

AWPA

9

Hayley

McKelvey

Centre defender

Delta, BC

Pacific Storm

17

BCWP

10

Joelle

Bekhazi

Attacker

Pointe-Claire, QC

DDO

26

FWPQ

11

Stephanie

Valin

Attacker

Montréal, QC

DDO

26

FWPQ

12

Monika

Eggens

Attacker

Pitt Meadows, BC

Pacific Storm

22

FWPQ

13

Sophie

Baron LaSalle

Attacker

Montréal, QC

CAMO

23

FWPQ

14

Shae

Fournier

Attacker

Winnipeg, MB

Winnipeg

21

MWPA

High Performance Director:        Pat Oaten

Head Coach:                             Guy Baker

Assistant coaches:                    Kim Everist, Joanne Begin and Justin Oliveira

Team manager:                         Laurence Melançon

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