Canada Soccer unveils roster for the 2024 Concacaf Women’s U-17 Championship

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Canada Soccer has announced today the selection of the 21 players who will represent Canada at the 2024 Concacaf Women’s U-17 Championship. Set to take place at the Mexican Football Federation’s headquarters in Toluca, Mexico, this tournament serves as a crucial qualifying stage for the 2024 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup scheduled in October in the Dominican Republic. ​ 

Canada will compete in Group B, where they will face Puerto Rico, Panama, and the United States. The team will begin their group-stage journey against Puerto Rico on Friday 2 February, followed by Panama on Sunday 4 February and a highly anticipated clash with the United States on Tuesday 6 February. Led by Head Coach Emma Humphries, Canada will gather in Mexico on Tuesday 23 January to complete their final preparations for the competition. 

“This is an exciting group of young players,” said Emma Humphries, Canada Soccer’s Women’s U-17 National Team Head Coach. “Everyone’s been working hard over the past year in our National Development Centers, and we are all looking forward to seeing them come together again to compete for this next phase.” ​ 

Following group stage play, the top two teams from each group will progress to the knockout stage comprising of the Semifinals, a Third-Place Match, and the Championship match. At the end of the tournament, the top two finishers will secure their spots for the 2024 FIFA Women’s U-17 World Cup alongside the Dominican Republic (host), guaranteeing a total of three Concacaf nations in the global showcase. 

In August 2023, Canada participated in the Concacaf Women’s Under-17 Qualifiers, clinching two victories against Dominica and Bermuda. This success paved the way for Canada’s participation in the 2024 Concacaf Women’s Under-17 Championship. This Championship serves as a crucial platform for young talents to showcase their skills, gain international experience and exposes players to high-level competition within the region. ​ ​ 


CANADA ​
​GK- Olivia Busby | NDC-CDN Ontario ​
​GK- Khadijah Cissé | Académie CF Montréal / NDC-CDN Québec ​
​GK- Noelle Henning | NDC-CDN Ontario ​
​CB- Reese Kay | NDC-CDN Ontario ​
​CB- Keira Martin | Vancouver Whitecaps FC / NDC-CDN British Columbia ​
​FB- Mya Angus | NDC-CDN Ontario ​ ​
​FB- Bridget Mutipula | Vancouver Whitecaps FC / NDC-CDN British Columbia ​
​FB- Inès Nourani | Académie CF Montréal / NDC-CDN Québec ​
​FB- Victoria Rocci | NDC-CDN Ontario ​
​M- Olivia Chisholm | NDC-CDN Ontario ​
​M- Juliette Perreault | Académie CF Montréal / NDC-CDN Québec ​
​M- Liana Tarasco | Académie CF Montréal / NDC-CDN Québec ​
​M- Marée-Anne van Doesburg | Académie CF Montréal / NDC-CDN Québec ​
​M- Emily Wong | Vancouver Whitecaps FC / NDC-CDN British Columbia ​
​F- Adriana Bianchin | NDC-CDN Ontario ​
​F- Annabelle Chukwu | NDC-CDN Ontario 
​F- Isabelle Chukwu | NDC-CDN Ontario ​
​F- Kaylee Hunter | Vancouver Whitecaps FC / NDC-CDN British Columbia ​
​F- Nikolina Istocki | NDC-CDN Ontario ​
​F- Alyssa McLeod | NDC-CDN Ontario ​
​F- Teegan Melenhorst | NDC-CDN Ontario ​ 

CANADA A-Z ​
Player name | Age | Where they grew up | Active start/first club  ​
​Angus, Mya | 15 | Ottawa, ON, CAN | Ottawa TFC ​
​Bianchin, Adriana | 16 | Oakville, ON, CAN | Oakville SC ​
​Busby, Olivia | 16 | Markham, ON, CAN | Unionville-Milliken SC, Markham FC ​
​Chisholm, Olivia | 15 | Toronto, ON, CAN | North Toronto SC ​
​Chukwu, Annabelle | 17 | Gravesend, Kent, ENG & Ottawa, ON, CAN | Ottawa South United SC ​
​Chukwu, Isabelle | 17 | Gravesend, Kent, ENG & Ottawa, ON, CAN | Ottawa South United SC ​
​Cissé, Khadijah | 15 | Montréal, QC, CAN | AS Notre-Dame-de-Grâce ​
​Henning, Noelle | 17 | Milton, ON, CAN | Milton YSC ​
​Hunter, Kaylee | 16 | Calgary, AB, CAN | Calgary West FC, Calgary Blizzard SC, Vancouver Whitecaps FC ​
​Istocki, Nikolina | 16 | Mississauga, ON, CAN | Mississauga Falcons SC ​
​Kay, Reese | 16 | Ottawa, ON, CAN | Ottawa South United ​
​Martin, Keira | 16 | Langley, BC, CAN | Langley United SC ​
​McLeod, Alyssa | 14 | Ajax, ON, CAN | Unionville Milliken Soccer Club
​Melenhorst, Teegan | 16 | Ottawa, ON, CAN | Ottawa Nepean Hotspurs SC ​
​Mutipula, Bridget ​ | 15 | Halifax, NS, CAN | Halifax Dunbrack ​
​Nourani, Inès | 16 | Québec, QC, CAN | Première Seigneurie ​
​Perreault, Juliette | 16 | Saint-jean-sur-Richelieu, QC, CAN | AS Haut-Richelieu ​
​Rocci, Victoria | 16 | Vaughan, ON, CAN | King City Soccer Club ​
​Tarasco, Liana | 16 | Montréal, QC, CAN | CS Les Étoiles de L’Est ​
​van Doesburg, Marée-Anne | 16 | Montréal, QC, CAN | CS Pierrefonds ​
​Wong, Emily | 16 | Coquitlam, BC, CAN | Coquitlam Metro-Ford SC 


CANADA SOCCER’S WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM ​
​Canada are Olympic champions (Tokyo in 2021), two-time bronze medal winners (2012 and 2016), and two-time Concacaf champions (1998 and 2010). In all, Canada have participated in seven consecutive editions of the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ (1995 to 2019) and four consecutive editions of the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament (2008 to 2021). At Tokyo 2020, Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team became the first Canadian team to win three consecutive medals at the Summer Olympic Games and just the third nation in the world to win three medals in women’s soccer. 

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Youth Teams, meanwhile, have won four Concacaf youth titles: the 2004 and 2008 Concacaf Women’s Under-20 Championship, the 2010 Concacaf Women’s Under-17 Championship, and the 2014 Concacaf Girls’ Under-15 Championship. Canada have qualified for eight editions of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup (including a silver medal at Canada 2002) and all seven editions of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup (including a fourth-place finish at Uruguay 2018). 

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