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BOYDS, Md (Jan 31, 2017) – The Canada Soccer Association announced Washington Spirit players Shelina Zadorsky, Stephanie Labbé, and 2017 draftee Lindsay Agnew as part of the 26 player roster for the Bronze Medal Celebration Match on February 4 at BC Place in Vancouver and a closed-door match on February 7.
Labbé and Zadorsky were integral members of the 2016 Olympic bronze medal winning team for Canada. Both started all but one match on the team’s run to its second consecutive Olympic bronze medal.
For the Spirit, Labbé started eight games in 2016 and recorded five clean sheets, a club record for a single season. Zadorsky played 11 regular season matches, starting 10, plus both postseason matches and was voted Washington Spirit Newcomer of the Year for 2016. She recorded an assist on the Spirit’s opening goal in the semifinal to help the team qualify for its first ever NWSL Championship.
Agnew was drafted to the Spirit with the No. 19 overall pick in the 2017 NWSL College Draft. In January, she was called into her first senior Canadian National Team camp. She will be looking to earn her first cap with the senior national team.
The Bronze Medal Celebration Match against Mexico will be the first match the Canadians will play on home soil since their bronze medal win at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games and features both veteran members of the Olympic team plus some younger players getting their first national team experience. There are already 20,000 tickets sold.
Canada Soccer Women’s National Team February Camp Roster (in alphabetical order):
Lindsay Agnew, age 21, from Kingston, ON/ Washington Spirit (NWSL)
Janine Beckie, age 22, from Highlands Ranch, CO/ Houston Dash (NWSL)
Josée Bélanger, age 30, from Coaticook, QC/ UQAM
Gabrielle Carle, age 18, from Lévis, QC/ CS Lévis-Est & Québec Soccer REX
Ashley Cathro, age 16, from Victoria, BC/Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite BC Soccer Rex
Allysha Chapman, age 28, from Courtice, ON/ Boston Breakers (NWSL)
Sabrina D’Angelo, age 23, from Welland, ON/ North Carolina Courage (NWSL)
Jessie Fleming, age 18, from London, ON/ UCLA (NCAA)
Jordyn Huitema, age 15, from Chilliwack, BC/ Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite BC Soccer REX
Stephanie Labbé, age 30, from Edmonton, AB/ Washington Spirit (NWSL)
Alex Lamontagne, age 20, from Whitby, ON/ Durham United FC (League1 Ontario)
Marie Levasseur, age 19, from Stoneham, QC/ University of Memphis (NCAA)
Diana Matheson, age 32, from Oakville, ON/ Seattle Reign (NWSL)
Marie-Ève Nault, age 34, from Trois-Rivières, QC
Nichelle Prince, age 21, from Ajax, ON/ Houston Dash (NWSL)
Deanne Rose, age 17, from Alliston, ON/ Scarborough GS United (League1 Ontario)
Rebecca Quinn, age 21, from Toronto, ON/ Duke University (NCAA)
Sophie Schmidt, age 28, from Abbottsford, BC/ FFC Frankfurt (Bundesliga)
Desiree Scott, age 29, from Winnipeg, MB/ FC Kansas City (NWSL)
Kailen Sheridan, age 21, from Whitby, ON/ Sky Blue FC (NWSL)
Christine Sinclair, age 33, from Burnaby, BC/ Portland Thorns FC (NWSL)
Sarah Stratigakis, age 17, from Woodbridge, ON/ Aurora United FC (League1 Ontario)
Melissa Tancredi, age 34, from Ancaster, ON
Hannah Taylor, age 17, from Edmonds, WA/ Eastside FC
Rhian Wilkinson, age 34, from Baie d’Urfé, QC
Shelina Zadorsky, age 23, from London, ON/ Washington Spirit (NWSL)