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ROSTERS: Canada Soccer National EXCEL program kicks into high gear with two international tournaments in July

Posted on 22 June 2017 in ↳ Women's EXCEL U-18 to U-20

Canada Soccer’s U-20 Women’s National Team will take part in a tournament in Australia; the U-17 Women’s National Team will compete in a separate tournament in China More

Canada Soccer holds first NEX U-20 camp in lead up to 2018 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup

Posted on 15 March 2017 in ↳ Women's EXCEL U-18 to U-20

The camp taking place from 12 -21 March 2017 in Burnaby, brings together players from throughout the EXCEL system. More

Canada Soccer’s EXCEL program leaves no stone unturned in search for talented young players

Posted on 9 February 2017 in ↳ Women's EXCEL U-18 to U-20

Canada Soccer will hold a women’s EXCEL identification camp in Burnaby starting 9 February More

Canada Soccer takes away valuable lessons from Papua New Guinea 2016

Posted on 20 November 2016 in ↳ Women's EXCEL U-18 to U-20

Canada 0:5 Japan More

Canada to take on Asian Champions in final PNG2016 group match

Posted on 19 November 2016 in ↳ Women's EXCEL U-18 to U-20

Live on TSN More

Canada Soccer Women’s U-20 team defeated by Nigeria at Papua New Guinea 2016

Posted on 16 November 2016 in ↳ Women's EXCEL U-18 to U-20

Canada 1:3 Nigeria More

Canada Soccer Women’s U-20 team ready to take on Nigeria in second match at Papua New Guinea 2016

Posted on 15 November 2016 in ↳ Women's EXCEL U-18 to U-20

The match will be broadcast LIVE on TSN1 and TSN5. More

Canada falls to Spain in opening match of Papua New Guinea 2016

Posted on 13 November 2016 in ↳ Women's EXCEL U-18 to U-20

Canada 0:5 Spain More

Canada Soccer to kick off Papua New Guinea 2016 against Spain (on TSN in Canada)

Posted on 12 November 2016 in ↳ Women's EXCEL U-18 to U-20

FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016 More

Canada Soccer releases 21-player roster for FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016

Posted on 26 October 2016 in ↳ Women's EXCEL U-18 to U-20

Women's U-20 National Team Roster More

Program synergy boosting Canada's future

Posted on 25 October 2016 in ↳ Women's EXCEL U-18 to U-20

John Herdman on FIFA.com More

Recap of Canada’s U-20 Women’s Team camp in Mexico

Posted on 22 May 2016 in ↳ Women's EXCEL U-18 to U-20

Camp included two international friendlies against Mexico More

Canada’s Women’s U-20 team heads to Mexico to prepare for upcoming FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup; Roster released

Posted on 13 May 2016 in ↳ Women's EXCEL U-18 to U-20

With two closed-door matches against Mexico More

Canada will face Japan, Nigeria and Spain in Group B at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016

Posted on 17 March 2016 in ↳ Women's EXCEL U-18 to U-20

Canada’s Women’s U-20 team was drawn into position B2 More

Canada wins CONCACAF silver in San Pedro Sula

Posted on 14 December 2015 in ↳ Women's EXCEL U-18 to U-20

Canada runners up to USA after a narrow 0:1 defeat in the 13 December Final Match More

Canada qualifies for Papua New Guinea 2016

Posted on 12 December 2015 in ↳ Women's EXCEL U-18 to U-20

Canada won their spot in the global finals after a 5-4 win on kicks from the penalty mark gainst Mexico. More

Canada one win away from Papua New Guinea

Posted on 10 December 2015 in ↳ Women's EXCEL U-18 to U-20

With the region's field reduced to four nations, Canada will have a first shot at qualification at the CONCACAF semi-finals this Friday night. More

Canada to face regular foe in first match of Natal 2015

Posted on 8 December 2015 in ↳ Women's EXCEL U-18 to U-20

When Canada faces Mexico in the first match of the 2015 International Tournament of Natal, they will be stepping on the pitch with a team they know well, and that knows them. More

Canada w20 wins CONCACAF Group with perfect nine points

Posted on 8 December 2015 in ↳ Women's EXCEL U-18 to U-20

A Canada 2:0 win was enough to clinch first place in Group A at the 2015 CONCACAF Women's Under-20 Championship in San Pedro Sula, Honduras More

Schedule change at CONCACAF Women's Under-20 Championship

Posted on 6 December 2015 in ↳ Women's EXCEL U-18 to U-20

Canada will next face Jamaica on Sunday 6 December at 10.00 local (11.00 ET / 08.00 PT) More

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Canada Soccer’s Women’s National EXCEL program kicks into high gear with two international tournaments in Australia and China in July.

Canada Soccer’s U-20 Women’s National Team will take part in a three nations tournament in Canberra, Australia, with matches against USA on 6 July and Australia 8 July; the U-17 Women’s National Team will compete in a separate four nations tournament in Weifang, China with matches against hosts China 12 July, USA 14 July, and Japan 16 July.

“This is an incredibly crucial time and great opportunity for these players to gain tournament experience as we prepare for next year’s FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup France 2018 and FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Uruguay 2018,” said Canada Soccer National EXCEL Director Bev Priestman.  “We’ve started the respective cycle curriculum with both groups in development camps this year, so we are excited to see them apply their learnings against some of the best international youth teams in the world. Not only does it provide an opportunity to apply technical and tactical aspects but in many ways these experiences provide us with the unique challenges tournaments present such as travel, playing in heat (China) and tight turnarounds between games, all of which these players will require early next year for CONCACAF qualification and in the upcoming FIFA youth world cups."

Canada Soccer’s EXCEL System has already produced eight Women’s National Team players and Olympic bronze medalists, and the development is continuing in full stride as EXCEL players who have already played with the Women’s National Team, including Sarah Stratigakis, Gabrielle Carle, and Jordyn Huitema compete for Canada in Australia. Huitema, only 16 years old, will also compete for Canada in China with the U-17 team, obtaining more tournament experience.

In the lead up to the FIFA youth tournaments slated for next year, there will be an additional development camps in 2018, as well as a CONCACAF tournaments to qualify for both the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup and FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup expected early in the year.  Additionally, work is taking place across the country to provide many of these players the best possible environment where the very best train together daily. The Regional EXCEL program evolution now sees REX Super Centres (Quebec Soccer Federation and Vancouver Whitecaps Girls Elite REX program in partnership with BC Soccer) catering to identified out of province EXCEL players with who will relocate from Nova Scotia, Alberta, Manitoba and Ontario to continue the aligned programing delivered through Canada Soccer’s National EXCEL curriculum. 

“Our objective, for all our EXCEL players, continues to focus on development through our nationally aligned talent development system to ensure a progression towards the Women’s National Team and the top level of women’s football,” said Priestman.  “The close alignment between National EXCEL experiences and their daily training environment regionally is crucial to truly maximize our curriculum and reach our potential in producing world class players."

With qualification for the FIFA competitions coming up quickly in the EXCEL calendar, Canada Soccer’s National EXCEL program team are preparing Canada’s best youth players for the world stage.  Joining the technical staff for Australia will be former Women’s National team players Rhian Wilkinson, Canada Soccer’s NEX U14-20 Elite Player Elite Coach and Carmelina Moscato, now, Women’s EXCEL Program Regional Talent Manager, along with Mel Booth as a technical analyst.  Wilkinson and Booth will also travel to China as part of the staff.

“These two tournaments will provide our National EXCEL players with additional tournament experience that will help prepare them for World Cup qualification and will provide us with a great snapshot of what these players need both in the short term and in their longer-term Women’s National Team journey,” said Priestman.  “Having the expertise of former Women’s National team players and Olympic medalists, provides us with additional alignment and the knowledge that comes with experience.  Canada Soccer’s elite player to elite coach program allows us to bring in these world-class players and continues to give our EXCEL players the best possible educational experience as they move forward on their own Women’s National Team journey as well as bring alive the programs vision of women leading women.”

Canada Soccer Women’s National EXCEL Program brings together the best with the best at the national youth level. Operating across the U-14 to U-20 age groups, the program is designed to deliver an aligned talent structure and system that progresses more top players to Canada’s Women’s National Team.

Canada Soccer Women’s U20 EXCEL Team (Australian Three Nations Tournament)

Match Schedule:

  • July 6: CAN vs USA
  • July 8: AUS vs CAN
  • July 10: AUS vs USA


Roster (By Name, Year Born, Club and Hometown)

  1. Tanya Boychuck, 2000, FC Edmonton Girls REX, Edmonton, AB
  2. Emma Regan, 2000, Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite BC Soccer Rex, Burnaby, BC
  3. Ashley Cathro, 2000, Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite BC Soccer Rex, Victoria, BC
  4. Kaela Hansen, 2000, Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite BC Soccer Rex, Burnaby, BC
  5. Julia Grosso, 2000, Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite BC Soccer Rex, Vancouver, BC
  6. Jordyn Huitema, 2001, Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite BC Soccer Rex, Chilliwack, BC
  7. Rylee Foster, 1998, West Virginia University, Cambridge, ON
  8. Jessica Lisi, 1998, University of Memphis (NCAA) , Woodbridge, ON
  9. Lauren Raimondo, 1999, Aurora United FC (League1 Ontario), St. Catharines, ON
  10. Sarah Stratigakis, 1999, Aurora United FC (League1 Ontario), Woodbridge, ON
  11. Samantha Chang, 2000, Unionville-Milliken SC, Mississauga, ON
  12. Kennedy Faulknor, 1999, Unionville-Milliken SC, Markham, ON
  13. Jayde Riviere, 2001, Markham Soccer Club, Pickering, ON
  14. Vital Kats, 1999, Scarborough GS United, Toronto, ON
  15. Maya Antoine, 2001, Vaughan Soccer Club, Vaughan, ON
  16. Lysianne Proulx, 1999, Syracuse University (NCAA), Boucherville, QC
  17. Marika Guay, 2000, Lakeshore SC, Châteauguay, QC
  18. Florence Larcohe, 2000, Lakeshore SC, Laval, QC
  19. Gabrielle Carle, 1998, CS Lévis-Est & Québec Soccer REX, Lévis, QC
  20. Hannah Taylor, 1999, University of Oregon, Edmonds, WA

 
 Canada Soccer Women’s U17 EXCEL Team (China Four Nations Tournament)
 
Match Schedule:

  • July 12:
    • 16:00 USA VS Japan
    • 19:35 China VS Canada
  • July 14:
    • 16:00 Canada VS USA
    • 19:35 China VS Japan
  • July 16:
    • 16:00 Japan VS Canada
    • 19:35 USA VS China

 
Roster (By Name, Year Born, Club and Hometown)

  1. Oluwateniola (Teni) Akindoju, 2001, Soccer Nova Scotia REX Program / Dunbrack Soccer Club, Halifax, NS
  2. Aaliyah Scott, 2001, Markham Soccer Club, Pickering, ON
  3. Jayde Riviere, 2001, Markham Soccer Club, Pickering, ON
  4. Maliah De Rosario, 2001, Markham Soccer Club, Markham, ON
  5. Serita Thurton, 2002, Markham Soccer Club, Ajax, ON
  6. Anna Karpenko, 2002, Vaughan Soccer Club, Richmond Hill, ON
  7. Maya Antoine, 2001, Vaughan Soccer Club, Vaughan, ON
  8. Maya Ladhani, 2002, Vaughan Soccer Club, Guelph, ON
  9. Olivia Scott, 2001, Aurora Youth Soccer Club, Aurora, ON
  10. Sonia Walk, 2002, North Toronto Nitros, Toronto, ON
  11. Kaila Novak, 2002, FC London Academy, St Thomas, ON
  12. Isabella Hanisch, 2002, Ottawa South United Club, Ottawa, ON
  13. Ariel Young, 2001, Ottawa Fury, Greely, ON
  14. Jordyn Huitema, 2001, Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite BC Soccer Rex, Chilliwack, BC
  15. Caitlin Shaw, 2001, Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite BC Soccer Rex, Coquitlam, BC
  16. Maya Rogers, 2003, Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite BC Soccer Rex, Vancouver, BC
  17. Julianne Vallerand, 2001, Quebec REX / Varennes, Terrebonne, QC
  18. Audrey Chelsie François, 2004, Quebec REX / CS Monteuil U15 F AAA, Laval, QC
  19. Elisabeth Tsé, 2002, Quebec REX / Phénix des Rivières de Quebec, Quebec City, QC
  20. Sophie Guilmette, 2001, Quebec REX / Lakeshore SC, Montreal, QC
  21. Lara Kazandjian, 2002, Quebec REX / Lakeshore SC, Kirkland, QC
  22. Latifah Abdu, 2001, Lakeshore U16AAA, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC 

Canada Soccer has invited players into a Women’s National Excel (NEX) Camp as preparations begin for the next FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in 2018 in France. The camp taking place from 12 -21 March 2017 at Fortius in Burnaby, brings together players from throughout the EXCEL system.

“We are building on our NEX curriculum foundation from the 2016 cycle with many of the players in this group having graduated from the NEX 14 to 17-year-old group who recently competing in Jordan, and some of the same players returning players from the U20 team that competing in Papua New Guinea,” said Bev Priestman, Canada Soccer Women’s National Excel Director.

With six players (Carle, Stratigakis, Fleming, Rose, Taylor and Huitema) eligible for the upcoming FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup having participated in the recent Women’s National Team silver medal performance at the 2017 Algarve Cup, Priestman and the Canada Soccer Excel staff have had an opportunity to bring in and assess new players, to support the growth and depth of the EXCEL program.

“This camp includes some new faces identified through the identification camps held in February,” said Priestman. “We are not only working on the Women’s EXCEL playing model curriculum but also on developing these players individually towards our system positional profiles with WNT in mind working towards the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2019 and 2020 Tokyo Olympics.”

The next FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup takes place in 2018 and the next FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2019, both in France. The Olympics will take place in 2020 in Tokyo, Japan.

Canada Soccer Women’s National EXCEL Program brings together the best with the best at the national youth level. Operating across the U-14 to U-17 and U-18 to U-23 age groups, the program is designed to deliver an aligned talent structure and system that progresses more top players to Canada’s Women’s National Team.

Canada Soccer NEX U20 Camp Roster (Province | Name | Year of birth | Club)
AB | Tanya Boychuck | 2000 | FC Edmonton Girls REX
BC | Nicole Panas | 1999 | Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite BC Soccer REX
BC | Emma Regan | 2000 | Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite BC Soccer REX
BC | Ashley Cathro | 2000 | Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite BC Soccer REX
BC | Kaela Hansen | 2000 | Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite BC Soccer REX
BC | Julia Grosso | 2000 | Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite BC Soccer REX
BC | Olivia Sheppard | 1998 | Princeton University (NCAA)
NS | Serena Dolan | 1998 | University of Memphis (NCAA)
ON | Riley Foster | 1998 | West Virginia University(NCAA)
ON | Jessica Lisi | 1998 | University of Memphis (NCAA)
ON | Lauren Raimondo | 1999 | Aurora United FC
ON | Samantha Chang | 2000 | Unionville-Milliken SC
ON | Jayde Riviere | 2001 | Markham Soccer Club
ON | Vital Kats | 1999 | Scarborough GS United
ON | Mikayla Dayes | 1999 | Toronto Blizzard
SK | Claire Abrey | 2000 | Saskatchewan REX
QC | Lysianne Proulx | 1999 | Syracuse University (NCAA)
QC | Anyssa Ibrahim | 1999 | Varennes SC
QC | Marika Guay | 2000 | Lakeshore SC
QC | Florence Larcohe | 2000 | Lakeshore SC

Canada Soccer will hold a women’s EXCEL identification camp in Burnaby starting 9 February as it seeks to find talented Canadian players.

The five-day camp will give Canada Soccer’s National EXCEL Director Bev Priestman and EXCEL staff an opportunity to review the progress of newly identified players who have performed well at the university level, club level and in Canada Soccer Licensed Regional EXCEL programs (REX).

“Our goal is to provide the Women’s National team with a constant flow of talented young players,” said Priestman-Humphries. “By identifying and bringing these players together, we are further uniting and strengthening the talent pathways, programs and systems that will propel elite women’s soccer in Canada.”

The camp in Burnaby has been designed to assess players ages 18 to 20, some who have made international appearances for Canada at the youth level, as Canada prepares for the next FIFA youth tournaments in 2018.

“Over the last four years the quality of experience for young, talented, Canadian female players has improved immensely due to the alignment and delivery of our EXCEL system,” said Priestman. “Camps like these are ensuring we are leaving no stone unturned in the identification and development of young talent, to ultimately support the Women’s National Team in continuing to succeed at Olympic Games and FIFA Women’s World Cups.”

Canada Soccer’s Excel System, designed by Women's Excel Programme Director and Women’s National Team Head Coach John Herdman, has already produced eight Women’s National Team players, and Olympic bronze medalists, in Kadeisha Buchanan, Ashley Lawrence, Jessie Fleming, Rebecca Quinn, Janine Beckie, Shelina Zadorsky, Deanne Rose, and Gabrielle Carle, three of whom are still eligible for youth competition.

Canada Soccer Women’s National EXCEL Program, presented by Bell, brings together the best with the best at the national youth level. Operating across the U-14 to U-17 and U-18 to U-23 age groups, the program is designed to deliver an aligned talent structure and system that progresses more top players to Canada’s Women’s National Team.

Canada Soccer Women’s EXCEL Identification Camp Roster

Mollie Eriksson, Ottawa South United SC
Nicole Panas, Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite BC Soccer Rex
Marissa Zucchetto, Aurora United FC (League 1 Ontario)
Samantha Chang, Unionville-Milliken SC
Olivia Sheppard, Princeton University (NCAA)
Nadège L’Esperance, University of Louisville
Brooke Lang, FC Edmonton Girls REX
Serena Dolan, University of Memphis (NCAA)
Kaela Hansen, Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite BC Soccer Rex
Madicynn Harnish, Suburban FC
Kayla Mostowich, FC Edmonton Girls REX
Tanya Boychuk, FC Edmonton Girls REX
Saje Brar, Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite BC Soccer Rex
Shanya Dhindsa, Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite BC Soccer Rex
Lauren Dluzewski, FC Edmonton Girls REX
Nadya Gill, Quinnipac University (NCAA)
Nicole Kozlova, Scarborough GS United
Jessica Lisi, University of Memphis (NCAA)
 

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