(ISN) – OTTAWA, ON, – Dean French, Canada’s national team Chairman and the Canadian Lacrosse Association (CLA) have announced Canada’s roster for the 2015 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) U19 World Championship.
Canada’s top female athletes will take on the world vying for gold against long-time rivals from the United States and Australia, amongst other countries. Last weekend marked the conclusion of the selection process for Canada’s 2015 National Team which began 12 months ago as scouts across Canada evaluated and put forth recommendations on athletes from the applicant pool. From all the player applications and scout evaluations, the top 60 applicants received an invitation to try out for Team Canada U-19. Over the last year two selection camps were held with a third and final camp taking place just last weekend. Through their participation in games against NCAA schools in the pre-season, and selection camp scrimmages and drills, squad players left Team Canada coaches with difficult decisions in naming their final 18.
“We’re thrilled with the roster that we have put together and the talent that is set to represent Canada on the national stage,” said head coach, Scott Teeter. “We have 18 very talented young players who have the ability to win gold in Scotland. It’s been a long process determining the final roster and I have to thank my assistant coaches, scouts and administrators. We are definitely excited for the coming months and look forward to competing with the very best and for a spot at the top of the podium.”
The final eighteen-player roster will represent Canada as the FIL Women’s Lacrosse World Cup heads to Scotland for the first time. Canada is currently ranked third in the world in under-19 women’s field and is looking to climb to the top of the podium in Scotland. “It’s exciting to see the growth of the women’s game in Canada and these young players represent our future.” Dean French, Chairman Team Canada. Today, the CLA is pleased to announce the final 18 member roster that will represent Canada at the 2015 FIL U19 World Championship in Edinburgh, Scotland this summer, July 23-August 1.
2015 U19 Women’s Field Team Canada
PLAYER HOMETOWN CLUB UNIVERSITY
Tessa Chad Orono, ON Oshawa Lady Blue Knights Canisius College ’15
Bailey Collins Guelph, ON Orangeville Northmen Niagara University ’15
Aurora Cordingly Oakville, ON Oakville Lady Hawks N/A
Erica Evans Peterborough, ON Kawartha Lacrosse Canisius College
Emily Gillingham Kitchener, ON KW United Towson University
Kameron Halsall Caledon, ON Orangeville Northmen N/A
Isabel Hoffard Rochester, NY Lady Roc Hofstra University ’17
Avery Hogarth Mississauga, ON Mimico Mountaineers University of Vermont
Megan Kinna Maple Ridge, BC Team BC Northwestern ’16
Selena Lasota Campbell River, BC Team BC Northwestern
Jocelyne Lemay Peterborough, ON Kawartha Lacrosse U19 University of Central Michigan ’15
Holly Lloyd Glen Ridge, NJ Buildin Black Lacrosse Loyola College ’16
Kennedy Milburn Whitby, ON Toronto Stars Denver University
Kenzie Neal Orangeville, ON Orangeville Northmen University of Albany
Brenna Shanahan Mississauga, ON Mimico U19 Canisius College ’15
Danita Stroup Port Coquitlam, BC Port Coquitlam Saints LIU Brooklyn
Lydia Sutton Minneapolis, MN Minnesota Elite University of Southern California
Brynne Yarranton Toronto, ON Brampton Excelliors Boston University
Stewart Begg, Director of High Performance and International Relations for the CLA commented “Canada is looking to the top of the podium as we head into the 2015 World Championship. Our program has had great success since the inauguration of the U19 Women’s Field event and this group of talented athletes is sure to keep that momentum going. The roster that coach Teeter and the rest of the Team Canada staff has put together is the best of the best and showcases just how immensely skilled our Canadian athletes truly are. The talent within the pool of athletes the coaching staff selected from speaks volumes to the growth the women’s field program has had in recent years.” The 2015 FIL U19 World Championship will take place in Edinburgh, Scotland at the University of Edinburgh’s Peffermill Playing Fields. The last Championship was played in Hannover, Germany, where Canada took home the bronze. Canada’s previous under-19 appearances include bronze in 2003 and 1999 and 4th in 2007 and at the inaugural event in 1995.
Fifteen countries will take part in this year’s event, with Colombia, Finland, Israel & Republic of Korea competing at women’s U19 level for the first time. The 2015 U19 World Championship will be the biggest to date, with nearly 400 participants (squads and officials) travelling to Edinburgh. The Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) was established in August 2008 in a merger of the men’s and women’s international lacrosse associations. FIL is responsible for the Men’s World Lacrosse Championship (2014), World Indoor Lacrosse Championship (2015), Women’s Lacrosse World Cup (2013), and both the Women’s (2015) and Men’s (2016)
Under-19 World Lacrosse Championships. Each event is held every four years.