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Senior Women's NCAA Tour

Posted on 5 April 2006 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

Ottawa, Ontario – Canada's Women's National Team Head Coach, Even Pellerud, has released his 18-woman roster for the team's upcoming four-city, five-match tour of the USA where they are expected to play the University of Louisville and Purdue University in Louisville, KY, the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO, the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS, and the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, NE.

The team is expected to depart for Louisville, KY on April 6th and return to Canada from Omaha, NE on April 15th, the day after the match against Nebraska.

Returning to the senior team is Melanie Booth of Burlington, Ontario. Booth had earned 15 senior caps. Her last appearance was against Brazil on July 17, 2003. She had played 22 times earning three goals with the U-19 squad, finishing in the 2002 FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship Final against the United States.

Also joining the Senior National Team for this camp is Robyn Gayle of Mississauga, Ontario. Gayle has earned 18 caps with the U19/U20 Team, participating in both FIFA Women's World Championships (Canada 2002, Thailand 2004). She also played in the 2002 World Championship final against the Americans.

“I consider this a pre-season tour where my goal is to do some experimenting and to let the players have lots of playing time,” said Pellerud. “It is a golden opportunity to invite two new faces (Booth, Gayle) who have had good seasons with their NCAA teams and it was a chance to give them another chance at the senior level.”

A report on this camp will be available on following its conclusion.

April 7 - CANADA vs. University of Louisville – Louisville, KY – 19:30
April 9 - CANADA vs. Purdue University – Louisville, KY – 13:00
April 11 - CANADA vs. University of Missouri – Columbia, MO – 19:00
April 13 - CANADA vs. University of Kansas – Lawrence, KS - 15:00
April 14 - CANADA vs. University of Nebraska – Lincoln, NB - 13:00


#PlayerPOSDOBCaps G/SClubHometown
1LeBlanc, KarinaGK3/30/19805018New Jersey WildcatsMaple Ridge, BC
2Latham, ChristineF9/15/19814615Atlanta SilverbacksCalgary, AB
3Booth, MelanieD8/24/1984150Toronto Lady Lynx/U. of FloridaBurlington, ON
4Andrews, SashaD2/14/1983303Whitecaps FC/U. of NebraskaEdmonton, AB
5Neil, AndreaM10/26/197111122Whitecaps FCVancouver, BC
6Nonen, SharoltaD12/30/1977601Atlanta SilverbacksVancouver, BC
7Morneau, IsabelleD4/18/1976826Laval CometsLongueuil, QC
8Wilkinson, RhianM/F05/12/1982223Strømmen FKBaie D'Urfe, QC
9Franko, MartinaM/F1/13/197662Vancouver WhitecapsSquamish, BC
10Hooper, CharmaineF/D1/15/196812867Chicago CobrasOttawa, ON
11Gayle, RobynD10/31/198500U. North CarolinaMississauga, ON
12Sinclair, ChristineF06/12/19837555Whitecaps FCBurnaby, BC
13Walsh, AmyM9/13/1977695Laval CometsSt.-Hilaire, QC
14Allen, AmberM/F10/21/1975174Whitecaps FCPitt Meadows, BC
15Lang, KaraD/M/F10/22/19865323Whitecaps FC/UCLAOakville, ON
16Thorlakson, KatieF1/14/1985130Whitecaps FC/U. of Notre DameLangley, BC
17Timko, BrittanyM/F09/05/1985470Whitecaps FC/U. of NebraskaCoquitlam, BC
22McLeod, ErinGK2/26/1983154Whitecaps FC/Penn StateCalgary, AB

Even Pellerud - Head Coach
Shel Brodsgaard - Goal Keeper Coach
Bob Birarda - Assistant Coach
Dr. Cathy Campbell - Team Doctor
Dave Adolph - Athletic Therapist
Les Meszaros - Team Manager

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