June 17, 2013
Official Canada Basketball Release
TORONTO – Northwestern point guard Karly Roser (Hamilton, Ontario/Saint Mary’s) is one of 16 student-athletes invited to a tryout for the Canadian Development Women’s National Team, Canada Basketball announced today. The trials will take place from June 19-21 at the University of Toronto Mississauga.
Roser, a native of Hamilton, Ontario, looks to make the Canadian Development Women’s National Team, which will compete at the 27th FISU Summer Universiade (also known as the World University Games), July 6-15 in Kazan, Russia. A nine-day training camp immediately following the trials will help prepare the DWNT for competition.
Should Roser make the Canadian DWNT squad, she will be one of three Wildcats on the 2013-14 squad to play overseas this summer. Incoming freshman Nia Coffey (Minneapolis, Minn./Hopkins) will represent the United States at the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championships in Lithuania from July 18-28 and current Wildcat, Nof Kedem (Olesh, Israel/Ostrovski), is playing for the Israeli U20 National Team that is set to compete at the Youth European Championships in Bulgaria from July 4-14.
Fabian McKenzie, of Sydney, N.S., will return as the head coach of the DWNT. A seasoned and experienced coaching staff joins McKenzie, who is the head coach of the Cape Breton University Capers. Assistants Chantal Vallée and Michele Belanger each have previous experience with Canada Basketball. Outside of the national team program, Vallée serves as the head coach of the University of Windsor Lancers, while Team Canada alumna Belanger holds the same position with the University of Toronto Varsity Blues.
When asked about the summer ahead, McKenzie said, “I am eagerly anticipating the start of camp and I look forward to working with this tremendous staff and our great group of athletes and as we prepare to participate in the Summer Universiade in Kazan. This will be an excellent opportunity for the continued growth of the national team program.”
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