Canada inching closer to U-17 Women’s World Cup

The U-17 Women’s World Cup is less than two months away, which means the final preparations are beginning to unfold. A group of 29 players is currently in Florida for camp, which runs until January 28th.

Jessie Fleming/ Photo by Canada Soccer

Jessie Fleming/ Photo by Canada Soccer

The roster features 15-year-old Jessie Fleming, who made her senior team debut in December at the Torneio Internacional de Futebol Feminino in Brazil. She earned two caps at the tournament, one as a starter and another as a substitute. There’s a good chance Fleming will play in two international tournaments this year. She’s on the radar to take part in the U-20 Women’s World Cup, which Canada’s hosting in the summer.

Costa Rica is hosting the 2014 U-17 Women’s World Cup. Canada’s first game is scheduled for March 15th against powerhouse Germany, who won the U-17 UEFA Women’s World Championship in December.

Head Coach Bev Priestman is leading this group, along with longtime national player, Candace Chapman.

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

About the author:
Sandra Prusina is a journalist and broadcaster based out of Calgary, Canada. She has covered women’s soccer since 2010. She’s also a segment reporter for Olympic Broadcast Services, traveling to Vancouver, London and Sochi to work for the host broadcaster.





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