National and national youth alumni at the Jubilee Trophy
Olympic hero Desiree Scott will participate at the 2012 National Championships Jubilee Trophy competition, but she is not the only player with national team experience on the 17-team player WSA North Stars lineup. The tournament host and provincial champion WSA North Stars of Winnipeg feature Scott, Caley Miskimmin and Carrie Nash, all three of whom have worn Canada colours at some point in their footballing careers.
In all, 16 players with national team or national youth team experience will participate in the 2012 Jubilee Trophy competition from 3-8 October in Winnipeg, MB.
Scott was Canada's most valuable player at the London 2012 Women's Olympic Football Tournament, a historic run that culminated with a bronze-medal victory on 9 August in Coventry, England. Scott rejoined the WSA North Stars in time for the provincial playoffs in mid August, but did not feature as she was recovering from an injury sustained at London 2012. Scott has made 53 appearances for Canada at the international "A" level.
Along with Scott and Miskimmin (who made two appearances for Canada in 2009), two other players have experience with Canada's full national team: Randee Hermus and Katie Thorlakson of the defending Jubilee Trophy champoins Surrey United. Like Scott, both Hermus (113 appearances) and Thorlakson (23 appearances) have big-tournament experience with Canada. Hermus played in two FIFA Women's World Cups and one Women's Olympic Football Tournament; Thorlakson played in one FIFA Women's World Cup.
From the 10 teams competing in the 2012 Jubilee Trophy competition, nine of them feature at least one player with national youth team experience (as was the case with Nash). Of note, four players have participated in a FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup: Scott, Thorlakson, Caroline Vaillancourt (Royal Sélect Beauport) and Kate Bazos (North London Galaxy). Both Thorlakson and Vaillancourt were part of Canada's silver-medal team at the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2002.
NATIONAL TEAM / NATIONAL YOUTH TEAM TEAM EXPERIENCE:
WSA North Stars - midfielders/forwards Caley Miskimmin, Carrie Nash and Desiree Scott.
Surrey United - centre back Lindsay Rohla, midfielder Randee Hermus and forward Katie Thorlakson.
Royal Sélect Beauport - midfielders/forwards Léa Chastenay-Joseph, Caroline Vaillancourt and Marie-Michèle Vallée.
Hollandia Impact - midfielders/forwards Elizabeth Hudon and Andrea Murphy.
Action FC - midfielder Karli Colpitts.
Edmonton Angels - forward Shaelan Assmus.
Holy Cross - centre back/midfielder Laura Breen.
North London Galaxy - midfielder Kate Bazos.
Suburban FC - forward Shanice Maxwell.