CIS Athletes Named to 2015 Field Hockey Canada Women’s Senior National and Development Team

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Dec 08, 2014

Source: Field Hockey Canada

Vancouver, BC – The Canadian Women’s National Field Hockey Program confirmed its 2015 Women’s National Team (WNT) and Senior Development Squad (SDS) rosters on Thursday.

The National Team consists of thirteen athletes who are considered ready for International competition and will increase as athletes from the SDS and the soon-to-be-named Junior Development Squad (JDS) become competition-ready.

Fifteen athletes have been named to the Senior Development Squad, which is reserved for players who are considered close to breaking through to the WNT and are continually making progress towards Senior International competition.

The National Team is led by twenty-five year-old Kate Gillis (Kingston, ON) who returns as team captain. Veteran forward Thea Culley (Rossland, BC) leads the team international games played with 118. At twenty years-old, Hannah Haughn (North Vancouver, BC) and Maddie Secco (Victoria, BC) are the youngest on the roster.

The women are entering a year of competition during which qualification for the 2016 Olympic Summer Games in Rio, Brazil is up for grabs through two qualification pathways. The first being the World League tournament, the second being the Pan American Games, which Canada hosts in Toronto in the summer of 2015.

In preparation for these two tournaments, the WNT will take part in many test tournaments throughout the year, for which – as will be done for World League and the Pan Am Games – specific touring rosters will be named.

Note: The 2015 Women’s Junior Development Squad (JDS) will be named Friday, Deceber 5th.

The WNT, SDS and JDS work in contiual syngery. Click here for an infographic illustrating the National Program player pools.

2015 Women’s National Team

Name

School

Hometown

Abigail Raye

UBC**

Kelowna, BC (UBC – )

Brienne Stairs

Guelph**

Kitchener, ON

Danielle Hennig

UVIC**

Kelowna, BC

Hannah Haughn

UBC

North Vancouver, BC

Kaelan Watson

TORONTO**

Vancouver, BC

Kaitlyn Williams

UVIC**

White Rock, BC

Karli Johansen

North Vancouver, BC

Kate Gillis (Captain)

UBC**

Kingston, ON

Kristine Wishart

GUELPH**

Hamilton, ON

Madeline Secco

Victoria, BC

Natalie Sourisseau

UBC**

Kelowna, BC

Sara McManus

UBC**

Tsawwassen, BC

Thea Culley

UVIC**

Rossland, BC

2015 Senior Development Squad

Name

Position

Hometown

Beckett Frisch

CALGARY

Calgary, AB

Lauren Logush

UBC

Richmond Hill, ON

Katarina Angus

West Vancouver, BC

Shanlee Johnston

UBC**

Vancouver, BC

Kathleen Leahy

UVIC

Victoria, BC

Alison Lee

TORONTO

Mississauga, ON

Rosie Beale

UVIC

Victoria, BC

Amanda Woodcroft

TORONTO

Waterloo, ON

Alex Thicke

TORONTO

North Vancouver, BC

Steph Snyder

WATERLOO

Waterloo, ON

Tegan Stairs

TORONTO

Kitchener, ON

Priya Randhawa

Surrey, BC

Steph Norlander

North Vancouver, BC

Holly Stewart

North Vancouver, BC

Nikki Woodcroft

TORONTO

Waterloo, ON

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