Canada WNT launches first camp of EXCELeration program

23-player squad will take part in a seven-day training camp in Tampa Bay, Florida.

A developmental squad of potential Canada’s Women’s National Team players will take part in the program’s first EXCELeration camp beginning on Friday 8 February.

The 23-player squad will take part in a seven-day training camp in Tampa Bay, Florida.

The EXCELeration program has been put in place by the Canadian coaching staff to help bridge the gap from the U-20 level to the senior program.

Andrew Olivieri, who will lead the EXCELeration program camp in Tampa Bay, stated that the developmental camps are intended to provide additional programming for university-based players looking to make the transition to the elite level of international football.

“The EXCELerartion program is an important element of our Women’s Excel Pathway,” said Olivieri.

“Where there has been a significant gap in programming for university-based players trying to integrate into the Women’s National Team, we will now provide additional support and activity for our most promising players to accelerate their development towards senior team benchmarks.”

The youth-focused camps, which will primarily feature players from the U-18 to U-23 age groups, will also provide an opportunity to integrate players that have previously not been a part of Canada’s national team programs in recent months.
“We will be exercising proper due diligence throughout these first few camps while we identify new players that have not yet been seen by our Women’s Excel staff over the past 18 months,” stated Olivieri.

“We’ll also have another good look at some of our most promising players in the U-18 to U-23 player pool to develop a clear understanding of who our EXCELeration players truly are.”

GK- Sabrina D’Angelo | CAN / Toronto Lady Lynx
GK- Erin McNulty | USA / Penn State University
GK- Kailen Sheridan | CAN / Pickering SC
CB- Kadeisha Buchanan | CAN / Erin Mills Mighty Eagles
CB- Shelina Zadorsky | CAN / Toronto Lady Lynx
FB- Lindsay Agnew | USA / Ohio Premier Eagles
FB- Melanie Booth | USA / Sky Blue FC
FB- Kylie Davis | CAN / Comètes de Laval
M- Charlène Achille | CAN / Longueuil
M- Jade Kovacevic | CAN / Toronto Lady Lynx
M- Ashley Lawrence | CAN / Erin Mills Mighty Eagles
M- Kinley McNicoll | CAN / Burlington Heat
M- Alyscha Mottershead | USA / Syracuse University
M- Rebecca Quinn | CAN / Erin Mills Mighty Eagles
M- Sarah Robbins | CAN / Comètes de Laval
F- Nkem Ezurike | CAN / Comètes de Laval
F- Christina Julien | Unattached / sans-club
F- Monica Lam-Feist | USA / University of Wisconsin
F- Adriana Leon | USA / Boston Breakers
F- Amandine Pierre-Louis | CAN / Saint-Léonard
F- Valérie Sanderson | CAN / FC Boisbriand
F- Brittany Timko | Unattached / sans-club
MF- Ashley Campbell | USA / University of Dayton

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