Roster selected for Canadian Senior Women’s National Team ahead of FIBA Women’s AmeriCup 2019
Ahead of the FIBA Women’s AmeriCup 2019 in Puerto Rico, Team Canada announced the roster that will travel to the competition and begin the process of qualifying for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Of the twelve athletes selected for the Team Canada roster, eight come from Ontario.
|Kayla Alexander||Centre||6'4"||Milton, ON||Chicago Sky (WNBA) / Cukurova Mersin (Turkey)|
|Miranda Ayim||Forward||6'3"||London, ON||Basket Landes (France)|
|Bridget Carleton||Guard||6'1"||Chatham, ON||Minnesota Lynx (WNBA) / Townsville Fire (Australia)|
|Shay Colley||Guard||5'9"||Brampton, ON||Michigan State (NCAA)|
|Aaliyah Edwards||Forward||6'3"||Kingston, ON||Crestwood Prep (OSBA)|
|Sami Hill||Guard||5'10"||Toronto, ON||Donau-Ries (Germany)|
|Miah-Marie Langlois||Guard||5'8"||Windsor, ON||Dynamo Novosibirsk (Russia)|
|Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe||Forward||6'2"||Toronto, ON||New York Liberty (WNBA), Nadezhda Orenburg (Russia)|
Additionally, five members of the coaching staff hail from Ontario.
|Lisa Thomaidis||Head Coach||Dundas, ON||University of Saskatchewan|
|Max Hirst||Coordinator, Performance Analysis||Collingwood, ON||Canada Basketball|
|Lauren Buschmann||Sports Scientist & IST Manager||St. Catharines, ON||Canada Basketball/CSI-Ontario|
|Danielle Dobney||Athletic Therapist||Toronto, ON||York University|
|Anne Marie Thuss||Team Manager||Hamilton, ON||McMaster University|
Special congratulations are in order for Crestwood Prep’s own Aaliyah Edwards (Kingston, ON). Aaliyah is the youngest player on the roster and the only person not playing in NCCA, the WNBA, or Europe. Following the conclusion of the FIBA Women’s AmeriCup, Aaliyah will return home to suit up for the Crestwood Lions of the Ontario Scholastic Basketball Association. The OSBA Preseason Showcase runs October 4-6 at Humber College (North Campus).
In Puerto Rico, the tournament will consist of four group phase games, a semifinal and a final to determine the winner of the 2019 FIBA Women’s AmeriCup. Canada will compete in Group A. Their full schedule can be found below.
|Sunday, September 22||Canada v. Mexico||12:30pm|
|Monday, September 23||Canada v. Cuba||5:30pm|
|Tuesday, September 24||Canada v. Puerto Rico||8:00pm|
|Thursday, September 26||Canada v. Dominican Republic||5:30pm|
|Saturday, September 28||Semifinals||TBD|
|Sunday, September 29||Finals||TBD|
Out of the tournament, the top 8 teams will qualify for the FIBA Women’s Olympic Pre-Qualifying Tournaments in November. Fans can watch Team Canada and the rest of the tournament live and on-demand on DAZN.
Click here to view the full Canada Basketball media release.