Canada WNT announces December camp

Canadian Head Coach John Herdman has announced a 23-player roster for a December camp in Fullerton, CA, USA. The camp will continue the team’s preparations in advance of the 2012 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying in Vancouver, BC. The camp runs 6-15 December 2011.

Canadian Head Coach John Herdman has announced a 23-player roster for a December camp in Fullerton, CA, USA. The camp will continue the team’s preparations in advance of the 2012 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying in Vancouver, BC. The camp runs 6-15 December 2011.

Canada, whose title sponsor is Winners and presenting sponsor is Teck, is coming off a 2:1 victory over Sweden to close out its 2011 international season. In a record 24 matches this year, Canada posted 14 wins, four draws and six losses. Canada’s win over Sweden on 22 November also set a national record for wins in a season.

The 2012 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying runs 19-29 January at BC Place. Canada’s first three matches are 19 January against Haiti, 21 January against Cuba, and 23 January against Costa Rica.
Should Canada finish first or second in its group, it will advance to the 27 January semi-final match against the first- or second-place team from the opposite group (either USA, Mexico, Guatamala or Dominican Republic).

This will mark the first time a CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying tournament is played in Canada. The top-two teams from the eight-team competition will qualify for the London 2012 Women’s Olympic Football Tournament. USA and Canada were the two qualifiers in April 2008; Canada, Mexico, USA and Costa Rica were the four-best teams at the most recent CONCACAF women’s championship in October 2011.

CANADA
GK- Karina LeBlanc | USA / Sky Blue FC
GK- Erin McLeod | SWE / Dalsjöfors G.o.I.F.
CB- Candace Chapman | USA / Sky Blue FC
CB- Shannon Woeller | USA / Rutgers University
CB- Emily Zurrer | SWE / Dalsjöfors G.o.I.F.
FB- Melanie Booth | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC
FB- Robyn Gayle | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC
FB- Marie-Eve Nault | CAN / Ottawa Fury
FB- Lauren Sesselmann | USA / Atlanta Beat
FB- Rhian Wilkinson | NOR / Lillestrøm SK Kvinner
D- Brittany Timko | Unattached / sans club
M- Kaylyn Kyle | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC
M- Carmelina Moscato | SWE / Piteå IF
M- Alyscha Mottershead | USA / Syracuse University
M- Kelly Parker | USA / Atlanta Beat
M- Sophie Schmidt | Unattached / sans club
M- Desiree Scott | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC
M- Chelsea Stewart | USA / UCLA
F- Chelsea Buckland | USA / Oregon State University
F- Christina Julien | CAN / Ottawa Fury
F- Amélia Pietrangelo | USA / Rutgers University
F- Christine Sinclair | USA / Western New York Flash
F- Melissa Tancredi | SWE / Piteå IF

CANADA A-Z
Name | Birthyear | Hometown | First/active start in soccer
Booth, Melanie | 1984 | Burlington, ON, CAN | Burlington Youth SC
Buckland, Chelsea | 1990 | North Delta, BC, CAN | Walley SA
Chapman, Candace | 1983 | Ajax, ON, CAN | Ajax United
Gayle, Robyn | 1985 | Mississauga, ON, CAN | Mississauga Dixie Hearts
Julien, Christina | 1988 | Williamstown, ON, CAN | Williamstown
Kyle, Kaylyn | 1988 | Saskatoon, SK, CAN | Silverwood Rangers
LeBlanc, Karina | 1980 | Maple Ridge, BC, CAN | Golden Ears Angels
McLeod, Erin | 1983 | Edmonton & Calgary, AB, CAN | St. Albert
Moscato, Carmelina | 1984 | Mississauga, ON, CAN | Dixie SC
Mottershead, Alyscha | 1991 | Brampton, ON, CAN |
Nault, Marie-Eve | 1982 | Trois-Rivières, QC, CAN | Gazelles de l’Association Trifuvlienne de soccer
Parker, Kelly | 1981 | Saskatoon, SK, CAN | Saskatoon United SC
Pietrangelo, Amélia | 1993 | Laval, QC, CAN |
Schmidt, Sophie | 1988 | Abbotsford, BC, CAN | Abbotsford
Scott, Desiree | 1987 | Winnipeg, MB, CAN | Maples Cougars
Sesselmann, Lauren | 1983 | Green Bay, WI, USA | St. Bernard Elementary School
Sinclair, Christine | 1983 | Burnaby, BC, CAN | South Burnaby Metro Club Bees
Stewart, Chelsea | 1990 | Denver, CO, USA & The Pas, MB, CAN | Real Colorado
Tancredi, Melissa | 1981 | Ancaster, ON, CAN | Ancaster
Timko, Brittany | 1985 | Coquitlam, BC, CAN | Coquitlam City Panthers
Wilkinson, Rhian | 1982 | Baie d’Urfé, QC, CAN | Lakeshore
Woeller, Shannon | 1990 | Vancouver, BC, CAN | Douglas Park
Zurrer, Emily | 1987 | Crofton, BC, CAN | Cowichan Valley

STAFF
Head Coach: John Herdman
Technical Assistant: Rob Sherman
Goalkeeper Coach: Andrew Olivieri
Technical Analyst: Andrew Peat
Soccer Scientist: Markus Reinkens
Team Manager: Daniel Michelucci
Staff: Sian Bagshawe
Equipment Manager: Maeve Glass
Physiotherapist: Wendy Laythorpe
Physiotherapist: Patrice Pepin
Massage Therapist: Lucia Orsini

 

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