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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old April 6th, 2006, 01:05 Thread Starter
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Senior Women's NCAA Tour

Women’s National Team
Wednesday, April 05, 2006
Senior Women's NCAA Tour

Ottawa, Ontario – Canada’s Women’s National Team Head Coach, Even Pellerud, has released his 18-woman roster for the team’s upcoming four-city, five-match tour of the USA where they are expected to play the University of Louisville and Purdue University in Louisville, KY, the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO, the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS, and the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, NE.

The team is expected to depart for Louisville, KY on April 6th and return to Canada from Omaha, NE on April 15th, the day after the match against Nebraska.

Returning to the senior team is Melanie Booth of Burlington, Ontario. Booth had earned 15 senior caps. Her last appearance was against Brazil on July 17, 2003. She had played 22 times earning three goals with the U-19 squad, finishing in the 2002 FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship Final against the United States.

Also joining the Senior National Team for this camp is Robyn Gayle of Mississauga, Ontario. Gayle has earned 18 caps with the U19/U20 Team, participating in both FIFA Women’s World Championships (Canada 2002, Thailand 2004). She also played in the 2002 World Championship final against the Americans.

“I consider this a pre-season tour where my goal is to do some experimenting and to let the players have lots of playing time,” said Pellerud. “It is a golden opportunity to invite two new faces (Booth, Gayle) who have had good seasons with their NCAA teams and it was a chance to give them another chance at the senior level.”

A report on this camp will be available on following its conclusion.

April 7 - CANADA vs. University of Louisville – Louisville, KY – 19:30
April 9 - CANADA vs. Purdue University – Louisville, KY – 13:00
April 11 - CANADA vs. University of Missouri – Columbia, MO – 19:00
April 13 - CANADA vs. University of Kansas – Lawrence, KS - 15:00
April 14 - CANADA vs. University of Nebraska – Lincoln, NB - 13:00


# Player POS DOB Caps G/S Club Hometown
1 LeBlanc, Karina GK 3/30/1980 50 18 New Jersey Wildcats Maple Ridge, BC
2 Latham, Christine F 9/15/1981 46 15 Atlanta Silverbacks Calgary, AB
3 Booth, Melanie D 8/24/1984 15 0 Toronto Lady Lynx/U. of Florida Burlington, ON
4 Andrews, Sasha D 2/14/1983 30 3 Whitecaps FC/U. of Nebraska Edmonton, AB
5 Neil, Andrea M 10/26/1971 111 22 Whitecaps FC Vancouver, BC
6 Nonen, Sharolta D 12/30/1977 60 1 Atlanta Silverbacks Vancouver, BC
7 Morneau, Isabelle D 4/18/1976 82 6 Laval Comets Longueuil, QC
8 Wilkinson, Rhian M/F 05/12/1982 22 3 Strømmen FK Baie D'Urfe, QC
9 Franko, Martina M/F 1/13/1976 6 2 Vancouver Whitecaps Squamish, BC
10 Hooper, Charmaine F/D 1/15/1968 128 67 Chicago Cobras Ottawa, ON
11 Gayle, Robyn D 10/31/1985 0 0 U. North Carolina Mississauga, ON
12 Sinclair, Christine F 06/12/1983 75 55 Whitecaps FC Burnaby, BC
13 Walsh, Amy M 9/13/1977 69 5 Laval Comets St.-Hilaire, QC
14 Allen, Amber M/F 10/21/1975 17 4 Whitecaps FC Pitt Meadows, BC
15 Lang, Kara D/M/F 10/22/1986 53 23 Whitecaps FC/UCLA Oakville, ON
16 Thorlakson, Katie F 1/14/1985 13 0 Whitecaps FC/U. of Notre Dame Langley, BC
17 Timko, Brittany M/F 09/05/1985 47 0 Whitecaps FC/U. of Nebraska Coquitlam, BC
22 McLeod, Erin GK 2/26/1983 15 4 Whitecaps FC/Penn State Calgary, AB

Even Pellerud - Head Coach
Shel Brodsgaard - Goal Keeper Coach
Bob Birarda - Assistant Coach
Dr. Cathy Campbell - Team Doctor
Dave Adolph - Athletic Therapist
Les Meszaros - Team Manager
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Women’s National Team
Wednesday, April 19, 2006
Canada’s Women Wrap-Up NCAA Tour

Ottawa, Ontario – Earlier this month, Canada’s Women’s National Team Head Coach, Even Pellerud, took his team on a four-city, five-match tour of the USA where they played the University of Louisville and Purdue University in Louisville, KY, the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO, the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS, and the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, NE.

The Canadian team was invited to travel to the Midwest by the above mentioned Universities and when approached, Pellerud jumped at the opportunity to get his squad together.

“Thanks to an invitation from a group NCAA teams, we took advantage of a week long opportunity to play five scrimmages while traveling from state to state,” said Pellerud, following his squad’s nine-day camp.

“While we were victorious in all five games and scored a total of 22 goals while conceding only 2, the trip was an important early step for us as a team as we start to build the program towards the World Cup Qualifying tournament this coming November.

The nine days also provided Pellerud with an excellent opportunity to experiment with his squad.

“All the players saw considerable playing time in their preferred positions but we also took advantage of this opportunity to incorporate different playing styles; had the opportunity to play and train in some extreme conditions (heat); and were able to train on both grass and on turf.

“It must also be said that the different playing styles of our opposition provided excellent experience to our players and staff.'

Pellerud also singled out Melanie Booth for her string of superb performances. The Burlington, Ontario native has earned 15 senior caps but was making her first appearance with the senior squad since Canada took on Brazil on July 17, 2003. She had played 22 times with the U-19 squad, scoring thrice and was a vital component of Canada’s unprecedented run to the final of the 2002 FIFA U-19 Women’s World Championship.

“Melanie Booth’s return to the team was a huge success. Her service from left fullback position was crucial in helping us build from the back and spring forward with quick, decisive attacks.”

The Women’s National Team will come together again in early June in Nanaimo, BC. Details regarding the camp will be released when available.
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