Three Whitecaps FC Girls Elite players called up to Canadian women's U-17 national team camp

Preparations continue for 2014 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup

Jenna Baxter

Photo Credit: 
Bob Frid/Vancouver Whitecaps FC

VANCOUVER, BC – The Canadian Soccer Association announced on Thursday that three Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite players were called up to the Canadian women’s U-17 national team as they begin their final preparations for the 2014 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.

Midfielder Jenna Baxter and defenders Simmrin Dhaliwal and Rachel Jones were included in head coach Bev Priestman’s 29-player roster for a camp that will run from January 16 to January 28 in Bradenton, Florida. During the tam, the team will train, keep up on their school studies, and play in a game against the IMG Academy.

This will likely be one of the last chances for players to impress as Canada kicks off their World Cup campaign on March 15 against Germany in Liberia, Costa Rica. They’ll follow that up on March 18 against Korea DPR before completing the group stage against Ghana in Tibas, Costa Rica on March 22.

CANADA 
GK- Rylee Foster | CAN / Woodbridge SC 
GK- Devon Kerr | CAN / Glen Shields FC 
GK- Patricia Koutoulas | CAN / Brams United 
GK- Lysianne Proulx | CAN / Roussillon 
D- Alexis Martel-Lamothe | CAN / Ottawa South United 
D- Madeline Comeau | CAN / Manitoba Blizzard 
D- Catherine Levasseur | CAN / Haute St-Charles 
D- Easther Mayi Kith | CAN / Laser de Joliette 
D- Mika Richards | CAN / Brams United SC 
D- Rachel Jones | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite 
D- Nadia Pestell | CAN / Brams United 
D- Bianca St-Georges | CAN / Laser de Joliette 
D- Simmrin Dhaliwal | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite 
M- Jenna Baxter | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite
 
M- Jessie Fleming | CAN / London NorWest SC 
M- Sarah Kinzner | CAN / Calgary Foothills 
M- Avery Lakeman | CAN / Edmonton Drillers 
M- Karima Lemire | CAN / Varennes 
M- Sarah Stratigakis | CAN / Woodbridge SC 
M- Jasmine Lotay | CAN 
F- Emily Borgmann | CAN / Burlington SC 
F- Gabrielle Carle | CAN / Chaudière-Est
F- Nadya Gill | CAN / Vaughan SC 
F- Anyssa Ibrahim | CAN / Terrebonne 
F- Marie Levasseur | CAN / Haute St-Charles 
F- Jessica Lisi | CAN / Woodbridge SC 
F- Marie-Mychèle Métivier | CAN / Armada Chaudière-Est 
F- Martina Loncar | CAN / Brams United Select 
F- Nahida Baalbaki | CAN / Lakeshore Soccer Club