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BOYDS, Md (Feb 22, 2017) – The Canada Soccer Association announced Washington Spirit players Shelina Zadorsky, Stephanie Labbé, and 2017 draftee Lindsay Agnew as part of the 22 player roster for the Algarve Cup which will take place in Portugal from March 1-8.
Canada, the defending Algarve Cup Champions, will play Denmark (featuring Spirit midfielder Line Sigvardsen Jensen) on March 1, Russia on March 3, and Portugal on March 6. The Final is scheduled for March 8.
Labbé was the starting goalkeeper for all but one match of the Canadian 2016 Olympic bronze medal winning effort. For the Spirit, the Edmonton native started eight games in 2016 and recorded five clean sheets, a club record for a single season.
Zadorsky, also a member of the 2016 Olympic bronze medal winning team, played 11 regular season matches for the Spirit, starting 10, plus both postseason matches. She 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, the 21-year-old was called into her first senior Canadian National Team camp, and will be looking to earn her first cap with the senior national team in Portugal.
Upon returning from Portugal, the trio will join the Washington Spirit preseason, with the first preseason match scheduled for Saturday, March 18 against Penn State University at the Maryland SoccerPlex. The Spirit’s NWSL regular season home opener will be against North Carolina Courage on Saturday, April 15 at 7 p.m. also at the Maryland SoccerPlex. Fans can obtain season tickets and tickets for any of our preseason matches by visiting our website at tickets.washingtonspirit.com or by calling 301-591-0927.
Canada Soccer Women’s National Team Algarve Cup 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)
Kadeisha Buchanan, age 21, from Brampton, ON/ FCF Olympique Lyonnais
Gabrielle Carle, age 18, from Lévis, QC/ CS Lévis-Est & Québec 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)
Ashley Lawrence, age 21, from Caledon, ON/ Paris St-Germain FC
Marie Levasseur, age 19, from Stoneham, QC/ University of Memphis (NCAA)
Nichelle Prince, age 21, from Ajax, ON/ Houston Dash (NWSL)
Deanne Rose, age 17, from Alliston, ON/ Scarborough GS United
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)
Hannah Taylor, age 17, from Edmonds, WA/ Eastside FC
Shelina Zadorsky, age 23, from London, ON/ Washington Spirit (NWSL)