For the first time ever, the Canadian Youth Women's National Team is going to the 18U World Championships taking place September 5 - 14 in Egypt. They will face Korea in Pool B at 4:00 p.m. EST on Sept. 5, 2019.
The team qualified for the championships last summer when they defeated Cuba at the NORCECA Continental Championship Qualifier in Honduras.
Of the 17 athletes on the team, 11 are from Ontario.
Kat Georgiadis - West Hill, ON
Emma McKinnon - Milton, ON
Julia Murmann - Toronto, ON
Lauren Pastor - Etobicoke, ON
Jenna Pollock - St. Catharines, ON
Mady Saris - Burlington, ON
Anna Smrek - Welland, ON
Mary Stewart - Uxbridge, ON
Victoria D'Acre - Mississauga, ON
Hannah Duchesneau - Sharon, ON
Anna Gadomski - Mississauga, ON
In addition to the athletes, four of the team's staff also hail from Ontario.
Jimmy El-Turk - Assistant Coach
Dale Melnick - Assistant Coach
Nathan Janzen - Team Manager & Statistician
Jennifer Neilson - Training Coach
To follow the team on this historic moment, you can follow their Instagram page, @canyouthwvnt.
For more information about the tournament and its schedule, go to the 18U Girls World Championship website.