Canada adds three players to WNT camp

Canadian coach John Herdman has invited three additional players to the upcoming preparation camp in Vancouver, BC. Canada’s women’s national team will have less than a week together before traveling to Mexico to join Team Canada for the Pan American Games, Guadalajara, Mexico 2011.

Canadian coach John Herdman has invited three additional players to the upcoming preparation camp in Vancouver, BC. Canada’s women’s national team will have less than a week together before traveling to Mexico to join Team Canada for the Pan American Games, Guadalajara, Mexico 2011.



The three invitations were accepted by Jaclyn Sawicki of the University of Victoria, Monica Lam-Feist of the University of Wisconsin, and Amélia Pietrangelo of Rutgers University. All three will briefly leave their school seasons to train with the national team.



Herdman’s 17 players join the full group of 493 Canadian athletes that will compete at this year’s Pan American Games. The competition serves as preparation for next year’s London 2012 Olympics. Canada won bronze at the last Pan American Games in July 2007.



2012 CONCACAF WOMEN’S OLYMPIC QUALIFYING

This coming year’s 2012 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying tournament will take place in Vancouver, BC from 19-29 January at BC Place Stadium. Canada and seven other CONCACAF nations will fight for two available tickets to the London 2012 Women’s Olympic Football Tournament. Tickets to all matches are available via Ticketmaster at Ticketmaster.ca or by 1.855.985.5000.



CANADA

GK- Rachelle Beanlands | USA / Maryland University

GK- Karina LeBlanc | USA / magicJack

Candace Chapman | USA / Western New York Flash

Shannon Woeller | USA / Rutgers University

Melanie Booth | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Robyn Gayle | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Vanessa Legault-Cordisco | USA / Marquette University

Lauren Sesselmann | USA / Atlanta Beat

Rhian Wilkinson | NOR / Lillestrøm SK Kvinner

Kaylyn Kyle | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Diana Matheson | NOR / Lillestrøm SK Kvinner

Kelly Parker | USA / Atlanta Beat

Sophie Schmidt | USA / magicJack

Desiree Scott | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Diamond Simpson | CAN / Hamilton FC

Brittany Timko |

Christina Julien | CAN / Ottawa Fury

Christine Sinclair | USA / Western New York Flash

Jaclyn Sawicki | CAN / University of Victoria

Monica Lam-Feist | USA / University of Wisconsin

Amélia Pietrangelo | USA / Rutgers University



CANADA

Head Coach / Entraîneur-chef : John Herdman

Assistant Coach / Entraîneur adjoint : Lewis Page

Goalkeeper Coach / Entraîneur des gardiens : Andrew Olivieri

Technical analyst / Analyste technique : Andrew Peat

Fitness Coach / Préparateur physique : Cesar Meylan

Team Manager / Gérante d’équipe : Misty Thomas

Equipment Manager / Gérante de l’équipement : Maeve Glass

Doctor / Docteure : Dr. Cathy Campbell

Physiotherapist / Physiothérapeute : Judy Russell

Physiotherapist / Physiothérapeute : Karla Van Beveren

Guidelines for the Return to Soccer

Canada Soccer outlines return to soccer guidelines. The return to soccer guidelines provide member organizations with a five-step process, including a checklist of weighted questions known as the Return to Soccer Assessment Tool.