Two CAPERS on Canadian delegation for 2019 FISU Summer Universiade

Two CAPERS on Canadian delegation for 2019 FISU Summer Universiade

Team Canada delegation announced for 2019 FISU Summer Universiade

May 29, 2019

TORONTO – U SPORTS announced Wednesday its Team Canada delegation for the 2019 FISU Summer Universiade in Naples, Italy.

Canada will compete in 12 sports, including athletics, basketball (men and women), diving, fencing, gymnastics (artistic and rhythmic), soccer (women only), swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, rugby sevens (men and women), volleyball (men and women) and water polo (women only). All teams were selected in partnership with each respective National Sports Organization (NSO) or are being managed by the U SPORTS national office.

The full delegation totals over 300 including student-athletes, coaches, staff, and medical personnel.

Among those representing Canada are two Cape Breton University athletes. Ciera Disipio (Ottawa, ON) representing Canada in women's soccer. Disipio is a 5th-year player who has captured the AUS MVP the last two seasons. The CAERS women's soccer team is coming off of back-to-back AUS Championships and a National bronze medal. CBU will also be hosting the 2020 U Sports National Championships.

 

 

Hannah Brown (North Sydney, NS) will represent Canada in women's basketball. Brown is a graduating player who was named the AUS MVP last season and led the entire country in scoring. THe CAPERS registered an 18-2 record in Brown's final season and she set new school single-season records in rebounds and points scored.

 

 

Complete rosters for women's basketball and soccer are listed below.

 

"The Mission Staff is looking forward to delivering a great experience for our Canadian delegation," said Team Canada Chef de Mission Ari Grossman. "Representing Canada at any sporting event is a huge honour and responsibility and we are pleased to welcome all team members and congratulate them on this exciting accomplishment."

To celebrate the milestone 30th edition and 60th anniversary of the World University Summer Games, the event returns to its first home, where it was originally held in Turin, Italy in 1969. 

Canada finished in 16th at the 2017 FISU Summer Universiade in Taipei City, Chinese Taipei with 13 medals (four gold, five silver, four bronze). This year's games will run from July 3-14, with some competitions beginning on July 2 and will feature over 9,300 athletes from 128 countries.

The Opening Ceremony will be held on July 3 at 3:00 p.m. ET / 12:00 p.m. PT (9:00 p.m. local time). The full schedule is available here.

"We are very excited to reveal the members of Team Canada for the 2019 FISU Summer Universiade. Every student-athlete on this team has shown the ability to balance academics and athletics, and we are tremendously proud to have them wear the maple leaf in Naples, Italy," said Lisette Johnson-Stapley, Chief Sport Officer at U SPORTS.  "As the Olympics of University Sport, the FISU Games are an excellent opportunity for all of our student-athletes to compete against fellow world-class talent, as they set their sights on gold."

To support Team Canada through the Be a Game Changer RallyMe fundraising campaign click here.

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WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

 

First Name

Last Name

School

Hometown

Program

Megan

Ahlstrom

Saskatchewan

Calgary, Alta.

Kinesiology

Jama

Bin-Edward

Ryerson

Waterloo, Ont.

Politics & Governance

Hannah

Brown

Cape Breton

North Sydney, N.S.

Business Admin.

Keylyn

Filewich

UBC

Winnipeg, Man.

Science

Hilary

Hanaka

McMaster

Hamilton, Ont.

Geography

Linnaea

Harper

McMaster

Newmarket, Ont.

Kinesiology

Sarah-Jane

Marois

Laval

Quebec City, Que.

Master of Economics

Erin

McIntosh

Calgary

Calgary, Alta.

Kinesiology

Angela

Riberich

Ottawa

Toronto, Ont.

Political Science

Kyla

Shand

Saskatchewan

Saskatoon, Sask.

Kinesiology

Jayda

Veinot

Acadia

Port Williams, N.S.

Science

 

Head Coach: Michèle Bélanger, Toronto

Team Leader: Carrie Watts, UBC

Assistant Coach: Theresa Burns, McMaster

 

WOMEN'S SOCCER

 

First Name

Last Name

School

Hometown

Program

Thea

Abdul Nour

Ottawa

Ottawa, Ont.

Mechanical Eng.

Katherine

Bearne

Ottawa

Halifax, N.S.

Physics & Math

Marie- Ève

Bernard O'Breham

Montreal

Longueuil, Que.

Electrical Engineering

Nathalie

Brunelle

McGill

Montreal, Que.

Psychology

Jessica

Bunker

Laval

Montreal, Que.

Architecture

Laura

Callender

Queen's

Ottawa, Ont.

Kinesiology

Kayla

Da Costa-Pacheco

Ottawa

Gatineau, Que.

Health Sciences

Ciera

Disipio

Cape Breton

Ottawa, Ont.

Community Studies

Sarah

Dubois

McGill

Edmonton, Alta.

Chemical Engineering

Jamie

Erickson

MacEwan

Edmonton, Alta.

Science

Maddison

Fritze

Calgary

Edmonton, Alta.

Education

Elizabeth

Hicks

Trinity Western

Surrey, B.C.

Arts

Victoria

Hinchcliffe

Guelph

Guelph, Ont.

Human Kinetics

Joanie

L'Abbé

Laval

Laval, Que.

Medicine

Myriam

Labrecque

Laval

Lévis, Que.

Public Communication

Alyssa

Nikkel

Ontario Tech.

Toronto, Ont.

Forensic Science

Kristen

Sakaki

Trinity Western

Surrey B.C.

Business Admin.

Mégane

Sauve

Montreal

Saint-Hyacinthe, Que.

Teaching French

Miranda

Smith

Ottawa

Ottawa, Ont.

Communications

Jenny

Wolever

Queen's

Toronto, Ont.

Kinesiology

 

Head Coach/Team Leader: Peyvand Mossavat, Ontario Tech.

Assistant Coach: Cindy Tye, Dalhousie

Assistant Coach: Jose-Luis Valdes, McGill

Athletic Therapist: Charlotte Vallières-Villeneuve, Laval