Canadian women’s soccer, TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games

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On Friday, the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and Canada Soccer announced the soccer athletes who have been nominated to represent Canada in the men’s and women’s tournament at the TORONTO 2015 Pan American Games from 10 to 26 July this summer.

Canada’s roster features some of the most exciting young players in the world, including Kadeisha Buchanan, Ashley Lawrence, and Jessie Fleming, who are all in the Canadian squad for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™.

The Pan American Games have been good to Canada. The team will be coming in to defend the Gold Medal that was won four years ago in Guadalajara, which sent Canada on its way to a memorable Olympic Bronze Medal performance at the 2012 London Olympic Games.

Since women’s football made its debut in Pan American competition at the 1999 Winnipeg Games, Canada has one gold, one silver, one bronze medal, and a fourth place finish.

The team opens competition in Group B at the CIBC Hamilton Soccer Stadium on July 11 Ecuador before wrapping up play with games against Costa Rica (15 July) and Brazil (19 July).

“We are approaching this event with an Olympic depth focus and with ’the future’ in mind of increasing the current and future positional threshold of Canada’s Women’s National Team. It is a great opportunity for these girls to gain tournament expertise against five international teams that will pose different challenges.” Daniel Worthington, Head Coach, Canada’s Women’s Team.

Canada’s Women’s selection (#canWNT)

Position- Name | Hometown | Club

F- Janine Beckie | Littlejohn, COL, USA | USA / Texas Tech University
D- Kadeisha Buchanan | Brampton, ON | USA / West Virginia University
F- Gabrielle Carle | Lévis, QC | CAN / AS Armada Chaudière-Est
F- Nkem Ezurike | Halifax, NS | USA / Boston Breakers
M- Emma Fletcher | Victoria, BC | USA / University of California
M- Jessie Fleming | London, ON | CAN / London Nor’West SC
M- Sarah Kinzner | Calgary, AB | CAN / Calgary Foothills SC
GK- Stephanie Labbé | Stony Plain, AB | Unattached
M- Ashley Lawrence | Toronto, ON | USA / West Virginia University
F- Marie Levasseur | Stoneham, QC | CAN / CS Haute St- Charles
D- Kinley McNicholl | Oakville, ON | USA / University of Wisconsin
D- Victoria Pickett | Barrie, ON | CAN / Glen Shields Soccer Club
F- Nichelle Prince | Ajax, ON | USA / The Ohio State University
D- Rebecca Quinn | Toronto, ON | USA / Duke University
GK – Kailen Sheridan | Whitby, ON | USA / Clemson University
D- Chelsea Stewart | Highland Ranch, CO, USA | USA / Western New York Flash
M- Danica Wu | Edmonton, AB | GER / Herdorfer
D- Shelina Zadorsky | London, ON | SWE / Vittsjö

Coaching staff

  • Daniel Worthington | Head Coach | Halifax, NS
  • John Herdman | Coach | Corsett, ENG
  • Simon Eaddy | Goalkeeper Coach | New Plymouth, NZL
  • Andrew Peat | Performance Analyst | Orewa, NZL
  • Kim Blake | Team Leader | Vancouver, BC
  • Andrew Cogliano | Team Doctor | London, ON
  • Patricia McBride | Lead Therapist | London, ON
  • Sarah Manson | Soccer Scientist | Vancouver, BC
  • Helen Holubec | Support Therapist | Toronto, ON

Now is the time to buy your tickets to the hottest events this summer!

Cheer on aspiring Olympians as they face off against the best athletes from 41 countries and territories.

What are you waiting for?

Grab your family and friends, buy your tickets and get in the Games!

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