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 canadasoccer.com 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