Team Ontario: U17 Girls

2018 Eligibility

Female athletes born in 2001 and 2002


Over 100 athletes attended eight open tryouts across the province in January and February 2018. Top players from tryouts were invited to participate in a final tryout weekend to determine the rosters.


  • SLAM CAMP Summer Challenge, Montreal (June 30 to July 1, 2018)
  • Nike Tournament of Champions, Chicago (July 9–12, 2018)
  • USJN 17U National Championships, Washington, D.C. (July 22–25, 2018)

U17 Canada Basketball National Championships

Date: August 6–11, 2018
Location: University of New Brunswick (Fredericton, N.B.)

2018 Canada Basketball Girls’ National Championships website

Result: Gold medal (Game recap)
Record: 4-1

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Tournament MVP: Maggie Besselink
First Team All-Stars: Andrea Dodig, Kaillie Hall


Fabienne Blizzard
Head Coach


Isabella BelvedereBoltonCaledon Basketball Academy (OSBA)
Maggie BesselinkKingstonHoly Cross C.S.S.
Andrea Dodig*BoltonCaledon Basketball Academy (OSBA)
Ciante Downs*MapleBill Crothers (OSBA)
Kayla Drummond*TorontoCrestwood
Isabella Gaudet*OttawaCapital Courts (OSBA)
Kaillie Hall*HamiltonLincoln Prep (OSBA)
Cassandra Joli-Coeur*JohnstownCapital Courts (OSBA)
Emily MartindaleAncasterLincoln Prep (OSBA)
Mide Oriyomi*HamiltonKing’s Christian (OSBA)
Kali PocrnicOakvilleLincoln Prep (OSBA)
Callie Wright*MarkhamBill Crothers (OSBA)
*Returning Team Ontario athlete

Coaching Staff

PositionNameHometownOSBA Team (if applicable)
Head CoachFabienne Blizzard*OttawaCapital Courts
Assistant CoachLexie Sananes*Richmond Hill
Assistant CoachElsa DonovanLondon
Apprentice CoachLauren CareyOttawa
*Returning Team Ontario coach

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