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CAN W: Canada Women’s Team Prepares for Olympic Qualifier

by WoV
source: norceca.org

The Canadian Women's National Team arrived in Winnipeg on Monday to begin training for the most important tournament in four years, the NORCECA Olympic Qualification Tournament.

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The tournament takes place in Tijuana, Mexico from April 29-May 5th. 

Canada, currently ranked #22 in the world, finds themselves in a pool with Dominican Republic (world #9), Puerto Rico (world #19) and Honduras (world #69). 

They will play a round robin against those teams before crossing over with the second pool which has Cuba (world #10), Mexico (world #27), Costa Rica (world #28), and Trinidad & Tobago (world #34). 

In order to qualify for the Olympic Games, Team Canada must win this tournament. Canada last appeared in the Olympic Games in Atlanta in 1996. 

Team Canada will travel with a roster of 12 athletes. The following athletes are currently vying for a spot on this roster, which will be determined by Monday, April 23. 

Left Sides: Tammy Mahon, Tonya Mokelki, Marie-Pier Murray-Methot, Liz Cordonier, Kyla Richey.
Middle Blockers: Jennifer Hinze, Marisa Field, Tasha Holness, Nadine Alphonse.
Right Sides: Sarah Pavan, Brittney Page. 
Setters: Jaclyn Ellis, Kelci French.
Liberos: Julie Young, Claire Hanna.

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