Canada Narrows Down 2017 Women’s World Cup Roster to Top 25

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    Team Canada’s coaching staff has selected the 25 players that will continue to train with the team in preparation for this summer’s 2017 FIL Women’s Lacrosse World Cup. The latest round of cuts were made after a Thanksgiving weekend training camp at the Team USA Fall Classic in Baltimore, Maryland.
    While Canada went winless in a series of exhibition games against some of the top lacrosse nations during the event, losing to Australia (13-10), England (7-6) and the U.S. (20-5), the staff used the games to evaluate the 41 women that were competing for a spot on the final roster.
    “Our overall record does not show what we were taking out of this weekend,” said head coach Scott Teeter. “My staff and I were able further evaluate of all forty players, which provided us with some great insight as we continued through the process of selecting our final roster.”
    It was also the first time Teeter and his staff had the opportunity to see their offensive and defensive systems implemented by the players outside of practice.
    “We saw a number of players step up and buy into our systems and also had a few surprise performances,” he added. “It left us with a number of difficult decisions to make in order to narrow down our group.”
    Nearly all of the players on the Top 25 roster have previously represented Team Canada, led by long time veterans Dana Dobbie and Crysti Foote. They will be joined by nine players from the 2015 gold medal winning U19 squad, as well as a few youngsters making their international debut, including the 15-year-old Bianca Chevarie and 16-year-old Claire Mills.
    The team selection process has been ongoing for nearly a year, and with so many great players to choose from, narrowing it down was surely was not an easy task.
    The staff received 127 tryout applications in late 2015, and of those 79 participated in the team’s first camp at Syracuse University in August. Roughly half were eliminated from contention afterwards, leaving the 41 players that took part in the most recent camp.
    “The entire staff has worked tirelessly to select the 25 best players that will help us compete on the world stage,” said women’s field program director Gary Gait. “This talented and athletic group of athletes will help us compete for gold!”
    Reflecting on the Fall Classic weekend, a positive Teeter was looking forward to getting back to work.
    “Any time you get to play the other lacrosse powerhouses you get to see where your group is at,” he said. “We are heading in the right direction, but we have a lot of work to do.”
    The coaching staff will have a few more opportunities to evaluate their roster and implement their systems, with training camps scheduled for January and May. They will need to cut the roster from 25 down to 18 in time for this summer’s 2017 FIL Women’s Lacrosse World Cup in Guildford, England and 2017 World Games in Wroclaw, Poland.
    List of players in alphabetical order of last name invited to the next selection camp:
    First Name
    Last Name
    Hometown
    Position
    Club
    School
    Emily
    Boissonneault
    Brooklin, ON
    M
    Oshawa Lady Blue Knights
    Detroit Mercy ’12
    Ashley
    Bull
    Langley, BC
    D
    Maple Ridge Burrards
    Canisius ’16
    Tessa
    Chad
    Orono, ON
    A
    Oshawa Lady Blue Knights
    Canisius ’19
    Bianca
    Chevarie
    Brantford, ON
    A
    Six Nations
    Syracuse ’23
    Allison
    Daley
    Peterborough, ON
    G
    Kawartha Lacrosse Club
    Canisius ’11
    Dana
    Dobbie
    Fergus, ON
    A
    Orangeville Northmen
    Maryland ’08
    Katie
    Donohoe
    Peterborough, ON
    G
    Kawartha Lacrosse Club
    Monmouth ’15
    Erica
    Evans
    Peterborough, ON
    M
    Kawartha Lacrosse Club
    Canisius ’18
    Crysti
    Foote
    Mimico, ON
    A
    Mimico Mountaineers
    Notre Dame ’06
    Taylor
    Gait
    Fayetteville, NY
    M
    Christian Brothers Academy
    Syracuse ’16
    Katie
    Guy
    Whitby, ON
    D
    Oshawa Lady Blue Knights
    Penn State ’13
    Kameron
    Halsall
    Caledon, ON
    G
    Orangeville Northmen
    Rutgers ’21
    Quintin
    Hoch-Bullen
    Longford Mills, ON
    M
    Orillia Lady Knights
    Denver ’21
    Avery
    Hogarth
    Mississauga, ON
    D
    Mimico Mountaineers
    Southern California ’19
    Alie
    Jimerson
    Irving, NY
    A
    Lady Roc
    Syracuse ’18
    Megan
    Kinna
    Maple Ridge, BC
    M
    Maple Ridge Burrards
    Northwestern ’20
    Selena
    Lasota
    Campbell River, BC
    M
    Campbell Rivers Raven
    Northwestern ’18
    Holly
    Lloyd
    Glen Ridge, NJ
    A
    Building Blocks Lacrosse Club
    Loyola ’20
    Tory
    Merrill
    Orangeville, ON
    D
    Orangeville Northmen
    Toronto’10
    Claire
    Mills
    Oakville, ON
    M
    Oakville Lady Hawks
    N/A
    Kaylin
    Morissette
    Bowmanville, ON
    M
    Oshawa Lady Blue Knights
    Louisville ’16
    Carly
    Quinn
    Orangeville, ON
    A
    Orangeville Northmen
    Canisius ’12
    Tori
    Quinn
    Orangeville, ON
    D
    Orangeville Northmen
    Canisius ’15
    Danita
    Stroup
    Port Coquitlam, BC
    A
    Port Coquitlam Saints
    Northwestern ’17
    Lydia
    Sutton
    Minneapolis, MN
    D
    Minnesota Elite
    Southern California ’18

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