Canadian Women’s Lacrosse Team Announces World Cup Roster

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The Canadian Lacrosse Association (CLA) and the senior women’s national team coaching staff are proud to announce the 18-player roster that will represent Canada at this summer’s 2017 FIL Women’s Lacrosse World Cup in Guildford, England.
The athletes on the 25-player national training squad were evaluated by the team’s coaching staff during a training camp in Syracuse, New York this past weekend, after which the final selections were made.
“We were thrilled with the effort of all 25 training squad athletes and congratulate the 18 named to the final roster that will travel to the World Cup in England,” said women’s field program director and associate head coach Gary Gait. “This team is extremely dynamic and athletic, and will be ready to compete against the best in the world.”
This roster announcement brings an end to a lengthy team selection process that began in late 2015 and saw an initial pool of 127 applicants from across the country narrowed down after tryouts in August, at the University of Syracuse, and October, at the Team USA Fall Classic in Baltimore, Maryland.
“The tryouts were highly competitive and the final selection process was extremely difficult, but I am confident that we have chosen the best 18 players available,” said head coach Scott Teeter. “These ladies give our senior women’s team program the best chance to improve on our previous international results. We made it to the championship finals in 2013, but now it’s our time to take the next step and bring home the gold medal!”
These world-class athletes, many of whom are no strangers to playing on the international stage, will look to guide Canada to its first ever world cup gold medal. The final roster is comprised of seven members of the silver medal winning 2013 world cup team, as well as six familiar faces from Canada’s historic gold medal performance at the 2015 FIL U19 Women’s Field Lacrosse World Championship.
“Putting the right combination of players together for the U19 world championship in 2015 played a big part in Canada pulling off one of the biggest upsets in women’s lacrosse history,” stated Team Canada chairman Dean French. “Nobody knows that more than Gary Gait and Scott Teeter, who together with their coaching staff, have invested a lot of time and energy into a selection process that will make a difference for us on the field.”
A leadership group that includes Dana Dobbie, Crysti Foote, and Katie Guy, each of whom have represented Canada for well over a decade, will be looked upon to provide guidance to their younger teammates, most notably 15-year-old Bianca Chevarie and 16-year-old Claire Mills, both of whom are national team rookies.
“Our team has a great mix of veteran players and talented youngsters,” added Teeter. “There is a lot of collegiate and international experience on our roster, and I believe that will benefit us greatly.”
The players on the final roster, along with two alternates selected from the training squad at the conclusion of the NCAA season, will take part in a final training camp this spring, after which a condensed roster for the 2017 World Games in Wroclaw, Poland will be announced.
Please see below the full list of players, in alphabetical order of last name, named to the final roster:
First Name
Last Name
Hometown
Position
Club
School
Emily
Boissonneault
Brooklin, ON
M
Oshawa Lady Blue Knights
Detroit Mercy ’12
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
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
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
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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