Canada Soccer holds final National EXCEL U-20 camp ahead of CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship

Canada Soccer has invited 28 players to the final National EXCEL U-20 camp ahead of CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship

Canada Soccer holds final National EXCEL U-20 camp from 10 to 17 December in Burnaby, BC. ahead of CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship.

The camp is a key touchpoint ahead of January’s CONCACAF U-20 Women’s Championship in Trinidad and Tobago, which serves as the qualification tournament for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup France 2018 held later in the year.

The camp will provide Canada Soccer’s technical staff with an opportunity to assess the group in order to select the 20 player roster for January as well the chance to mould and refine the team’s tactical strategies in line with the Women’s EXCEL Curriculum to ready the team for tournament play.

“With all players now available following the conclusion of the NCAA season, it’s a great opportunity to really test where this group is at both individually and as a collective team preparing for tournament play. “We have a good mix of players, some of who have had experience with the Women’s National Team, some which have some great experience in the National Excel program as well as some young emerging talent from the U-17 program that we believe can bring something to this group.”

As the final camp of 2017, much of the focus will be on building greater on-field connections ahead of the final pre-tournament camp from 8-15 January in Cancun Mexico and the CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championships which runs from 18-28 January in Trinidad and Tobago.

“We are encouraged by what we’ve seen from our young players over the course of 2017, so we are really looking forward to testing them in both the CONCACAF U-20 and U-17 Championships next year,” said Priestman. “Getting international tournament experience is one of the most important items in the player development pathway for these young players aspiring towards the Women’s National Team. Next year’s CONCACAF and FIFA tournaments will provide invaluable experiences for our Canadian players, but also it will give us an opportunity to test ourselves against the best from our region and the world.”

Canada was drawn into Group A for the 2018 CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championships which also includes Costa Rica, Haiti and hosts Trinidad & Tobago.

CONCACAF Under-20 Women’s Championship Trinidad & Tobago 2018 – Canada’s Match Schedule

(all times local to Trinidad and Tobago in AST).
Group Stage
Thursday, January 18, 2018, 16:00 Costa Rica v Canada
Saturday, January 20, 2018,18:30 Canada v Trinidad & Tobago
Monday, January 22, 2018, 16:00 Haiti v Canada
Friday, January 26, 2018 – Semifinals
18:30 1A v 2B
Sunday, January 28, 2018 – 3rd Place Match and Final

Canada Soccer Women’s EXCEL Camp Roster (By Name, Year Born, Club and Hometown)

Teni Akindoju, 2001, Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite BC Soccer REX / Soccer Nova Scotia REX Program / Dunbrack Soccer Club, Halifax, NS
Maya Antoine, 2001, Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite BC Soccer REX / Vaughan Soccer Club (League1 Ontario), Vaughan, ON
Caleigh Boeckx, 2000, Calgary REX / Calgary South West United, Calgary, AB
Tanya Boychuk, 2000, Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite BC Soccer Rex, Burnaby, BC / FC Edmonton Girls REX, Edmonton, AB
Gabrielle Carle, 1998, Florida State University (NCAA), Lévis, QC
Ashley Cathro, 2000, Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite BC Soccer REX, Victoria, BC
Samantha Chang, 2000, Unionville-Milliken SC (League1 Ontario), Mississauga, ON
Malikae Dayes, 1999, University of Maryland, Brampton, ON
Jessica De Filippo, 2001, Quebec REX / Lakeshore SC, Saint-Lazare, QC
Mollie Eriksson, 2000, West Ottawa Soccer Club, Ottawa, ON (GK)
Kennedy Faulknor, 1999, UCLA (NCAA), Markham, ON
Shana Flynn, 2000, Unionville-Milliken SC (League1 Ontario), Brampton, ON
Rylee Foster, 1998, West Virginia University (NCAA), Cambridge, ON (GK)
Marika Guay, 2000, Quebec REX/ Lakeshore SC, Châteauguay, QC
Julia Grosso, 2000, Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite BC Soccer REX, Vancouver, BC
Kaela Hansen, 2000, Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite BC Soccer REC, Burnaby, BC
Vital Kats, 1999, Kent State University (NCAA), Toronto, ON
Florence Laroche, 2000, Quebec REX/ Lakeshore SC, Laval, QC
Nadège L’Espérance, 1999, University of Louisville (NCAA), Candiac, QC
Jessica Lisi, 1998, University of Memphis (NCAA), Woodbridge, ON
Lysianne Proulx, 1999, Syracuse University (NCAA), Boucherville, QC (GK)
Lauren Raimondo, 1999, Harvard University (NCAA), St. Catharines, ON
Emma Regan, 2000, Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite BC Soccer REX, Burnaby, BC
Jayde Riviere, 2001, Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite BC Soccer REX / Markham Soccer Club, Pickering, ON
Caitlin Shaw, 2001, Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite BC Soccer REX, Coquitlam, BC
Sarah Stratigakis, 1999, University of Michigan (NCAA), Woodbridge, ON
Hannah Taylor, 1999, University of Oregon (NCAA), Edmonds, WA
Ariel Young, 2001, Ottawa Fury, Ottawa, ON

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