Girls Elite

Four 'Caps called up for Concacaf U-17 Championship


Canada Soccer announced on Tuesday that four players from the Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite Academy are among 21 players who will represent Canada at the 2024 Concacaf Women's U-17 Championship. Set to take place at the Mexican Football Federation's headquarters in Toluca, Mexico, this tournament serves as a crucial qualifying stage for the 2024 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup scheduled in October in the Dominican Republic.

Canada will compete in Group B, where they will face Puerto Rico, Panama, and the United States. The team will begin their group-stage journey against Puerto Rico on Friday, February 2, followed by Panama on Sunday, February 4 and a highly anticipated clash with the United States on Tuesday, February 6. Led by Head Coach Emma Humphries, Canada will gather in Mexico on Tuesday, January 23 to complete their final preparations for the competition.

"This is an exciting group of young players. Everyone's been working hard over the past year in our National Development Centers, and we are all looking forward to seeing them come together again to compete for this next phase."

​- Emma Humphries, Canada Soccer’s Women’s U-17 National Team Head Coach.

Following group stage play, the top two teams from each group will progress to the knockout stage comprising of the Semifinals, a Third-Place Match, and the Championship match. At the end of the tournament, the top two finishers will secure their spots for the 2024 FIFA Women's U-17 World Cup alongside the Dominican Republic (host), guaranteeing a total of three Concacaf nations in the global showcase.

In August 2023, Canada participated in the Concacaf Women’s Under-17 Qualifiers, clinching two victories against Dominica and Bermuda. This success paved the way for Canada's participation in the 2024 Concacaf Women’s Under-17 Championship. This Championship serves as a crucial platform for young talents to showcase their skills, gain international experience and exposes players to high-level competition within the region.

​GK- Olivia Busby | NDC-CDN Ontario
​GK- Khadijah Cissé | Académie CF Montréal / NDC-CDN Québec
​GK- Noelle Henning | NDC-CDN Ontario
​CB- Reese Kay | NDC-CDN Ontario
​CB- Keira Martin | Vancouver Whitecaps FC / NDC-CDN British Columbia
​FB- Mya Angus | NDC-CDN Ontario 
​FB- Bridget Mutipula | Vancouver Whitecaps FC / NDC-CDN British Columbia
​FB- Inès Nourani | Académie CF Montréal / NDC-CDN Québec
​FB- Victoria Rocci | NDC-CDN Ontario
​M- Olivia Chisholm | NDC-CDN Ontario
​M- Juliette Perreault | Académie CF Montréal / NDC-CDN Québec
​M- Liana Tarasco | Académie CF Montréal / NDC-CDN Québec
​M- Marée-Anne van Doesburg | Académie CF Montréal / NDC-CDN Québec
​M- Emily Wong | Vancouver Whitecaps FC / NDC-CDN British Columbia
​F- Adriana Bianchin | NDC-CDN Ontario
​F- Annabelle Chukwu | NDC-CDN Ontario
​F- Isabelle Chukwu | NDC-CDN Ontario
​F- Kaylee Hunter | Vancouver Whitecaps FC / NDC-CDN British Columbia
​F- Nikolina Istocki | NDC-CDN Ontario
​F- Alyssa McLeod | NDC-CDN Ontario
​F- Teegan Melenhorst | NDC-CDN Ontario

Player name | Age | Where they grew up | Active start/first club
​Angus, Mya | 15 | Ottawa, ON, CAN | Ottawa TFC
​Bianchin, Adriana | 16 | Oakville, ON, CAN | Oakville SC
​Busby, Olivia | 16 | Markham, ON, CAN | Unionville-Milliken SC, Markham FC
​Chisholm, Olivia | 15 | Toronto, ON, CAN | North Toronto SC
​Chukwu, Annabelle | 17 | Gravesend, Kent, ENG & Ottawa, ON, CAN | Ottawa South United SC
​Chukwu, Isabelle | 17 | Gravesend, Kent, ENG & Ottawa, ON, CAN | Ottawa South United SC
​Cissé, Khadijah | 15 | Montréal, QC, CAN | AS Notre-Dame-de-Grâce
​Henning, Noelle | 17 | Milton, ON, CAN | Milton YSC
​Hunter, Kaylee | 16 | Calgary, AB, CAN | Calgary West FC, Calgary Blizzard SC, Vancouver Whitecaps FC
​Istocki, Nikolina | 16 | Mississauga, ON, CAN | Mississauga Falcons SC
​Kay, Reese | 16 | Ottawa, ON, CAN | Ottawa South United
​Martin, Keira | 16 | Langley, BC, CAN | Langley United SC
​McLeod, Alyssa | 17 | Ajax, ON, CAN | Ajax Soccer Club
​Melenhorst, Teegan | 16 | Ottawa, ON, CAN | Ottawa Nepean Hotspurs SC
​Mutipula, Bridget | 15 | Halifax, NS, CAN | Halifax Dunbrack
​Nourani, Inès | 16 | Québec, QC, CAN | Première Seigneurie
​Perreault, Juliette | 16 | Saint-jean-sur-Richelieu, QC, CAN | AS Haut-Richelieu
​Rocci, Victoria | 16 | Vaughan, ON, CAN | King City Soccer Club
​Tarasco, Liana | 16 | Montréal, QC, CAN | CS Les Étoiles de L'Est
​van Doesburg, Marée-Anne | 16 | Montréal, QC, CAN | CS Pierrefonds
​Wong, Emily | 16 | Coquitlam, BC, CAN | Coquitlam Metro-Ford SC