Pellerud Announces Training Squad for Nanaimo

Ottawa, Ontario – Canada’s Women’s National Team Head Coach, Even Pellerud, has selected his 19 woman roster for Canada’s upcoming training camp in Nanaimo, BC from June 10-17, 2006.



Pellerud has called upon a familiar group for this camp as the players listed cumulatively account for 886 caps, 206 goals, and 27 shutouts for Canada.



Canada’s next friendly takes place against Italians at Centennial Stadium in Toronto on June 25th. Kickoff for the match is scheduled for 6:00 pm ET. [ Tickets ]

Ottawa, Ontario – Canada’s Women’s National Team Head Coach, Even Pellerud, has selected his 19 woman roster for Canada’s upcoming training camp in Nanaimo, BC from June 10-17, 2006.



Pellerud has called upon a familiar group for this camp as the players listed cumulatively account for 886 caps, 206 goals, and 27 shutouts for Canada.



Canada’s next friendly takes place against Italians at Centennial Stadium in Toronto on June 25th. Kickoff for the match is scheduled for 6:00 pm ET. [ Tickets ]



“While the month of May allowed the players to have priority on game fitness and W-League upstart, the Nanaimo camp kicks off the busiest summer season ever for the Women’s National team,” said Pellerud. “The camp will be an extremely busy week for the players; with emphasis on fitness as well as mental training and lots of practices and scrimmages.



“It is our hope that by the end of this camp we have stepped our level on defence and offence, and that we have secured a good physical foundation for the upcoming fall schedule. On a shorter term, we will take advantage of this camp in preparing the team for the exciting showdown against the experienced Italy team later this month in Toronto.



“The Nanaimo organizing committee has done a good job for us in securing good facilities.”



Canada is preparing for the the six-team (Canada, Mexico, Panama, USA (host), and two teams from the Caribbean Final Round) Women’s Gold Cup™ in November, which will crown the CONCACAF champion, and will also qualify two nations to the 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup in China. The third-place finisher from the CONCACAF event will face an Asian team in a home-and-away playoff for the final berth to the FIFA tournament.



Camp Roster

Player POS DOB Caps G/S Club Hometown
1 LeBlanc, Karina GK 3/30/1980 50 18 New Jersey Wildcats Maple Ridge, BC
2 Latham, Christine D 9/15/1981 46 15 Atlanta Silverbacks Calgary, AB
3 Booth, Melanie D/M 8/24/1984 15 0 University of Florida Burlington, ON
4 Andrews, Sasha D 2/24/1983 30 3 Vancouver Whitecaps Edmonton, AB
5 Neil, Andrea M 10/26/1971 111 22 Vancouver Whitecaps Vancouver, BC
6 Nonen, Sharolta D 12/30/1977 60 1 Atlanta Silverbacks Vancouver, BC
7 Tancredi, Melissa M 12/28/1981 12 0 Atlanta Silverbacks Hamilton, ON
8 Matheson, Diana M 4/16/1984 43 1 Ottawa Fury Oakville, ON
9 Franko, Martina D 1/13/1976 6 2 Vancouver Whitecaps Squamish, BC
10 Hooper, Charmaine F 1/15/1968 128 67 New Jersey Wildcats Ottawa, ON
11 Hermus, Randee D 11/14/1979 67 5 Vancouver Whitecaps Langley, BC
12 Sinclair, Christine F 06/12/1983 75 55 Vancouver Whitecaps Burnaby, BC
13 Walsh, Amy M 9/13/1977 69 5 Laval Comets St. Bruno, QC
14 Allen, Amber M/F 10/21/1975 17 4 Vancouver Whitecaps Pitt Meadows, BC
15 Lang, Kara F/M 10/22/1986 53 23 Vancouver Whitecaps Oakville, ON
16 Wilkinson, Rhian F 05/12/1982 22 3 Ottawa Fury Baie D’Urfe, QC
17 Timko, Brittany F/M 09/05/1985 47 0 Vancouver Whitecaps Coquitlam, BC
20 Swiatek, Taryn GK 02/04/1981 20 5 Ottawa Fury Calgary, AB
22 McLeod, Erin GK 2/26/1983 15 4 Vancouver Whitecaps Calgary, AB
Staff
Even Pellerud – Head Coach
Ian Bridge – Assistant Coach
Shel Brodsgaard – Goalkeeper Coach
Les Meszaros – Manager
Dave Adolph – Athletic Therapist
Jamie Fales – Staff/Equipment
Saul Miller – Sport Psychologist

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