Three months after guiding Canada’s Women’s U-17 Team to a quarterfinal spot at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2014 in Costa Rica, Head Coach Bev Priestman has begun the search for the talent to enter the Women’s EXCEL system and hopefully represent Canada at the senior level in the future.
Priestman called up 33-players to take part in a U-13 to U-15 talent ID camp, part of the Women’s National EXCEL Program presented by Bell, that wraps up on Tuesday 17 June in Vaughan, ON.
This initial identification camp is the start of the Women’s National EXCEL phase one for players born in 1999, 2000, and 2001. Focus has been placed on assessing the players initially identified across Canada and challenging their technical and tactical qualities.
The squad has a handful of players who were in Priestman’s U-17 squad in Costa Rica in March but there are also six players born in 2001 and one in 2002 who would be eligible for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2016 in Jordan as well as the 2018 edition of the tournament.
As part of Canada’s Women’s EXCEL Program, the Canada Soccer Women’s National EXCEL Program, presented by Bell, brings together the best with the best at the national level. Operating in six-year cycles across the U-14 to U-17 and U-18 to U-20 age groups, it is designed to deliver an aligned talent structure and system that progresses more top players to Canada’s Women’s National Team, more often.
GK- Lauriane Brunelle | CAN / FC Mont-Bruno (QC)
GK- Rebecca Gosselin | CAN / St-Hubert (QC)
GK- Lysianne Proulx | CAN / Roussillon (QC)
GK- Marissa Zucchetto | CAN / Erin Mills Soccer Club (ON)
D- Bryana Buttar | CAN / Fraser Valley FC (BC)
D- Reese Moffatt | CAN / Surrey United SC (BC)
D- Cecilia Way | CAN / Vancouver Island Wave (BC)
D- Sophie Damian | CAN / Mountain United FC (BC)
D- Kennedy Faulknor | CAN / Unionville Milliken Soccer Club (ON)
D- Kavina Ganeshan | CAN / Unionville Milliken Soccer Club (ON)
D- Sarah Ochitwa | CAN / Aurora Royals (ON)
M- Nahida Baalbaki | CAN / Lakeshore SC (QC)
M- Samantha Chang | CAN / Brams United SC (ON)
M- Paige Epp | CAN / Stoney Creek Soccer Club (ON)
M- Silvana Flores | CAN / Guelph SC (ON)
M- Camila Gomez | CAN / Mountain United FC (BC)
M- Julia Grosso | CAN / Mountain United FC (BC)
M- Zoe Heim | CAN / Calgary Foothills (AB)
M- Emma Regan | CAN / Mountain United FC (BC)
M- Sarah Stratigakis | CAN / Woodbridge SC (ON)
M- Vital Kats | CAN / Unionville Milliken Soccer Club (ON)
M- Marika Guay | CAN / Association de soccer de Saint-Lambert (QC)
M- Caroline Gubernat | CAN / Lakeshore Soccer Club (QC)
M- Kayla Mostowich | CAN / Edmonton Strikers Soccer Club (AB)
F- Teni Akindoju | CAN / Halifax Dunbrack SC (NS)
F- Jessica De Filippo | CAN / Lakeshore Soccer Club (QC)
F- Jordyn Huitema | CAN / Surrey United (BC)
F- Anyssa Ibrahim | CAN / CS Terrebonne (QC)
F- Lauren Raimondo | CAN / Burlington Bayhawks (ON)
F- Danielle Camilleri | CAN / Dixie Soccer Club (ON)
F- Mya Jones | CAN / Calgary Foothills Soccer Club (AB)
F- Deanne Rose | CAN / Bradford Soccer Club (ON)
– Shana Flynn | CAN / Brams United (ON)