Canada WNT Announces December Camp in California

Canadian Soccer Association

Canadian Soccer AssociationCanadian 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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