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Canada to participate in U-17 Women’s NTC Invitation tournament in USA

Posted on 28 January 2015 in Women's EXCEL U-14 to U-17

The new cycle continues for some of Canada’s most promising young female soccer players and they’re heading south of the border to gain more tournament experience after the group won the 2014 CONCACAF U-15 Girls’ Championship in the Cayman Islands last year.

Head Coach Bev Priestman will be taking a roster of 20 players from Canada’s National EXCEL U-14/U-16 age group to take part in the second annual U-17 Women’s NTC Invitational tournament at the US Soccer NTC at StubHub Center in Carson, California.

“This is another fantastic learning opportunity for all involved,” said Priestman. “Playing three very good opponents in a tournament setting will provide players with new and different challenges both technically and tactically but certainly across the other corners (physically, emotionally and mentally), things that only a tournament setting will provide and grow players.”

The team is made of players taking part in the Women’s Regional EXCEL Centres across the country and are benefiting from the streamlined approach to developing young talent in Canada.

The camp starts for the group on Thursday 5 February with their first game against defending FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Champions Japan on Wednesday 11 February (18.00 ET / 15.00 PT). Up next two days later will be a game against the hosts, USA (13 February, 21.00 ET / 18.00 PT), with the conclusion of the competition coming on Sunday 15 February against Mexico (10.00 ET / 13.00 PT).

“The focus will be to continue building on the National curriculum that we started late in 2014, whilst start introducing new content and then tailoring it to the different football problems we will face across all three teams at the end of the camp, it’s a great platform to apply and learn the content,” said Priestman.

This group will be looking to bolster their tournament experience in their journey towards Canada’s Women’s National Team and look to make a case for inclusion in the squad that will look to qualify Canada for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2016 that will be in Jordan.

All matches will be streamed by U.S. Soccer. Canada Soccer will have a review of the tournament once it concludes.

CANADA
GK- Lysianne Proulx | CAN / Rousillon (Québec Women’s Regional EXCEL Centre)
GK- Marissa Zucchetto | CAN / Women’s Regional EXCEL Centre Ontario
D- Emma Regan | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite REX Program
D- Kavina Ganeshan | CAN / Women’s Regional EXCEL Centre Ontario
D- Julia Grosso | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite REX Program
D- Kayla Mostowich | CAN / Edmonton Strikers Soccer Club
D- Samantha Chang | CAN / Women’s Regional EXCEL Centre Ontario
D- Kennedy Faulknor | CAN / Women’s Regional EXCEL Centre Ontario
M- Sarah Stratigakis | CAN / Women’s Regional EXCEL Centre Ontario
M- Nahida Baalbaki | CAN / Lakeshore SC (Québec Women’s Regional EXCEL Centre)
M-Caitlin Shaw | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite REX Program
M- Fallon Rodrigues | CAN / Women’s Regional EXCEL Centre Ontario
M- Anyssa Ibrahim | CAN / CS Terrebonne (Québec Women’s Regional EXCEL Centre)
M- Vital Kats | CAN / Women’s Regional EXCEL Centre Ontario
F- Mya Jones | CAN / Calgary Foothills Soccer Club
F- Shana Flynn | CAN / Women’s Regional EXCEL Centre Ontario
F- Camila Gomez| CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite REX Program
F- Jordyn Huitema | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite REX Program
F- Lauren Raimondo | CAN / Women’s Regional EXCEL Centre Ontario
F- Teni Akindoju CAN / Halifax Dunbrack SC (Women’s Regional EXCEL Centre Nova Scotia)

 

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