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Canada Soccer brings U14-17 Girl’s National EXCEL Camp to Vaughan, ON

Posted on 12 January 2016 in Women's U-17 Team

Canada Soccer National EXCEL 14-17 director Bev Priestman is getting a strong start to 2016, a FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup year, with a National Excel development camp in Vaughan, ON.

Priestman has brought 24 players into camp, as she prepares to select the team that will represent Canada at the 2016 CONCACAF Women's Under-17 Championship taking place in Grenada 3-13 March 2016. The top three teams of the tournament will qualify for the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016 in September and October 2016.

With an exciting and challenging 2016 ahead for the 14-17 National EXCEL group, the first contact of the year will provide an opportunity to build on the 2015 curriculum covered, while preparing and assessing the players ahead of the 2016 CONCACAF Women's Under-17 Championship.

“Our focus for this camp is to equip these young players with the confidence, knowledge and skills to be able to perform in a tournament setting and achieve key benchmarks against the various opponents Canada is likely to face,” said Priestman. Since our September 2015 camp, many players have progressed up the system and gained invaluable experience and with some youth players currently with the WNT, it has provided an opportunity for other players to be assessed in the EXCEL environment."

Canada Soccer’s U14-17 Girl’s National EXCEL Camp will run 11 – 19 January, before Canada learns who they will face in the 2016 CONCACAF Women's Under-17 Championship at the draw taking place in Grenada 21 January.

As part of Canada’s Women’s EXCEL Program, the Canada Soccer Women’s National EXCEL Program, presented by Bell, brings together the best with the best at the national level. Operating in six-year cycles across the U-14 to U-17 and U-18 to U-20 age groups, it is designed to deliver an aligned talent structure and system that progresses more top players to Canada’s Women’s National Team, more often.

U14-17 Girl’s National EXCEL Camp – January 2016

GK- Lysianne Proulx | CAN / St-Léonard / Quebec Soccer REX (QC)
GK- Marissa Zucchetto | CAN / Unionville-Milliken SC (ON)
CB- Samantha Chang | CAN / Unionville-Milliken SC (ON)
CB- Reese Moffatt | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite REX (BC)
CB- Maya Antoine | Vaughan Azzurri (ON)
FB- Ashley Cathro | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite REX (BC)
FB- Emma Regan | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite REX (BC)
M- Nahida Baalbaki | CAN / Lakeshore SC / Quebec Soccer REX (QC)
M- Julia Grosso | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite REX (BC)
M- Anyssa Ibrahim | CAN / Varrennes / Quebec Soccer REX (QC)
M- Vital Kats | CAN / Scarborough GS United (ON)
CB- Kayla Mostowich | CAN / Edmonton Strikers SC (AB)
M- Maliah De Rosario / CAN / Markham SC (ON)]
GK- Caley Leask | Calgary SWU Napoli 99
M- Nadège L'Espérance | Lakeshore U16AAA/ Quebec Soccer REX (QC)
M- Caitlin Shaw | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite REX (BC)
M- Sarah Stratigakis | CAN / Unionville-Milliken SC (ON)
F- Teni Akindoju | CAN / Halifax Dunbrack SC/ Soccer Nova Scotia REX (NS)
F- Shana Flynn | CAN / Unionville-Milliken SC (ON)
F- Camila Gomez | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite REX (BC)
F- Jordyn Huitema | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite REX (BC)
F- Lauren Raimondo | CAN / Unionville-Milliken SC (ON)
F- Jayde Riviere | CAN / Markham SC (ON)
F- Aaliyah Scott | CAN / Toronto Skillz FC (ON)

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