Canada confirms roster before Cyprus Cup

Canada’s women’s national team confirmed its 23-player roster today for the 2009 Cyprus Women’s Cup. Canada, who has been training in Rome this past week, undertakes its championship defence beginning this 5 March against New Zealand.



In the opening round, Canada faces New Zealand on 5 March, Netherlands on 7 March and Russia on 10 March. The opposite group features England, France, Scotland and South Africa. All teams will cross over and play on 12 March to determine their placing in the tournament.

Canada’s women’s national team confirmed its 23-player roster today for the 2009 Cyprus Women’s Cup. Canada, who has been training in Rome this past week, undertakes its championship defence beginning this 5 March against New Zealand.



In the opening round, Canada faces New Zealand on 5 March, Netherlands on 7 March and Russia on 10 March. The opposite group features England, France, Scotland and South Africa. All teams will cross over and play on 12 March to determine their placing in the tournament.



The 5 March match will be Canada’s first under the direction of new head coach Carolina Morace. Morace was named Canada’s new head coach in early February and has since directed Canadian camps in Los Angeles and Rome.



Canada, whose title sponsor is Winners, won the 2008 Cyprus Cup. It was one of the many successes from a landmark year in which Canada qualified for the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament for the first time in Association history. At the Olympics in Beijing, Canada reached the quarter-final stage before falling to the number-one ranked USA in the quarter final.



CANADA

G- Stephanie Labbé (SWE / Piteå IF) | Stony Plain, AB

G- Karina LeBlanc (USA / Los Angeles Sol) | Maple Ridge, BC

G- Erin McNulty (USA / Florida State University) | Winnipeg, MB

D- Sasha Andrews (USA / Pali Blues) | Edmonton, AB

D/M- Melanie Booth (Unattached / sans club) | Burlington, ON

D/M- Candace Chapman (USA / Boston Breakers) | Ajax, ON

D- Martina Franko (Unattached / sans club) | Squamish, BC

F- Christina Julien (USA / James Madison University) | Williamstown, ON

M- Kaylyn Kyle (SWE / Piteå IF) | Saskatoon, SK

F- Alyssa Lagonia (CAN / Wilfrid Laurier University) | Kitchener, ON

M- Diana Matheson (NOR / Team Strømmen FK) | Oakville, ON

D/M- Marie-Eve Nault (Unattached / sans club) | Trois-Rivières, QC

M- Kelly Parker (USA / Sky Blue FC) | Regina, SK

M- Leah Robinson (Unattached / sans club) | Lower Sackville, NS

F- Christine Sinclair (USA / FC Gold Pride) | Burnaby, BC

M- Chelsea Stewart (USA / Vanderbilt University) | The Pas, MB

F- Melissa Tancredi (USA / St. Louis Athletica) | Ancaster, ON

D/M- Brittany Timko (SWE / Piteå IF) | Coquitlam, BC

F- Amy Vermeulen (Unattached / sans club) | Saskatoon, SK

M- Amy Walsh (CAN / Comètes de Laval) | St-Hilaire, QC

M/DRhian Wilkinson (NOR / Team Strømmen FK) | Baie d’Urfé, QC

D- Shannon Woeller (USA / Rutgers University) | Vancouver, BC

D- Emily Zurrer (USA / University of Illinois) | Crofton, BC



Head Coach / Entraîneur-chef : Carolina Morace

Assistant Coach / Entraîneur adjoint : Elisabetta Bavagnoli

Staff / Personnel : Andrea Neil

Goalkeeper coach / Entraîneur des gardiens : Max Colucci

Team Manager / Gérant d’équipe : Les Meszaros

Equipment Manager / Gérant d’équipement : Maeve Glass

Video co-ordinator / Coordinatrice de video : Linda Consolante

Doctor / Docteur : Dr. Andrew Pipe

Strength and conditioning / Force et conditionnement : Mario Familari

Massage Therapist / Massothérapeute : Nicole Stephen

Athletic Therapist / Thérapeute athlétique : Wendy Laythorpe

Physiotherapist / Physiothérapeute : Judy Russell

Staff / Personnel : Rafael Cabajal

Staff / Personnel : Adrian Honish

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