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 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, taekwando, 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. Complete rosters are available 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 30thedition and 60thanniversary 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 16that 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.

Follow Team Canada on TwitterInstagram and Facebook @USPORTSIntland use #uCAN.


  Competitors Staff Medical  
Sport Men Women Men Women Men Women Total
Mission Staff 0 0 8 8 5 7 28
Artistic Gymnastics 3 3 2 0 0 0 8
Athletics 14 26 5 3 2 1 52
Men’s Basketball 12 0 3 0 0 0 15
Women’s Basketball 0 11 0 3 0 0 14
Diving 3 3 0 0 0 0 6
Fencing 7 6 1 1 0 0 15
Rhythmic Gymnastics 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
Men’s Rugby 7s 11 0 2 0 0 1 14
Women’s Rugby 7s 0 12 0 2 0 1 15
Women’s Soccer 0 20 3 1 0 1 25
Swimming 16 16 4 1 1 0 38
Table Tennis 4 4 1 0 0 0 9
Taekwondo 5 5 2 0 0 0 12
Men’s Volleyball 12 0 3 0 0 1 16
Women’s Volleyball 0 12 2 1 0 1 16
Water Polo 0 13 2 1 0 1 17


First Name Last Name Position Affiliation
Ari Grossman Chef de Mission Waterloo
Charonne Thomasos Assistant Chef de Mission U SPORTS
Karla Karch Operations Manager Mount Royal
Barbara Giroud Operations Assistant U SPORTS
Curt Warkentin Operations Officer Manitoba
Renee Ridout Logistics and Accreditation Officer U SPORTS
Julie Dionne Logistics & Accreditation Officer Laval
Guy Dubé Sport Services RMC
Scott Ring Team Services U SPORTS
Antonella Lee Translator UBC Okanagan
Ben Matchett Communications Manager Calgary
Ali Baggott Communications Officer Victoria
Jill Clark Communications Officer Toronto
Stéphane Jobin Communications Officer Laval
Mathieu Bélanger Photographer Laval
Sam Charles Videographer UBC Okanagan


First Name Last Name Position Affiliation
Connie Lebrun Chief Medical Officer Alberta
Darrell Menard Physician N/A
Olesia Markevychl Physician Alberta
Rose Martel Physician N/A
Andrea Prieur Chief Therapist York
Jason White Assistant Chief Therapist N/A
Connie Klassen Athletic Therapist Camosun College
Tina Szeto Athletic Therapist Centennial College
Jacques Lavergne Physiotherapist N/A
Joe Rotella Physiotherapist N/A
Karen Hyslop-Gibson Massage Therapist N/A
Michael Wolfe-Grafstein Massage Therapist N/A


First Name Last Name School Hometown Program
Jeremy Bartholomeusz Dalhousie Halifax, N.S. Neuroscience
Jacob Bonnay Nebraska-Lincoln Burlington, Ont. Business Admin.
Damien Cachia Calgary Calgary, Alta. Personal Fitness
Jessica Dowling Guelph Dundas, Ont. Science
Alana Fischer Southeast Missouri State Georgetown, Ont. Communication Disorders
Denelle Pedrick Central Michigan Wilcox, Sask. Clinical Exercise Science

Head Coach (men): Tony Smith, Gymnastics Canada
Head Coach (women): Chris Licameli, Southeast Missouri


First Name Last Name School Hometown Program
Farah Abdulkarim Mississippi Ottawa, Ont. General Studies
Duan Asemota Ohio State Ajax, Ont. Communications
Catherine Beauchemin Laval Quebec City, Que. Medicine
Chanell Botsis Connecticut Coquitlam, B.C. Biomedical Eng.
Mäité Bouchard Sherbrooke Sherbrooke, Que Medicine
Kaila Butler Bowling Green St. Port Coquitlam, B.C. Phys. Ed.
Joy Spear Chief-Morris Western Lethbridge, Alta. Social Sciences
Keira Christie-Galloway Iowa State Ottawa, Ont. Sociology
Anne-Marie Comeau Laval Quebec City, Que. Business Admin.
Brittany Crew York Toronto, Ont. Kinesiology & Health Science
Joseph Daniels Princeton Kitchener, Ont. Economics
Jean-Simon Desgagnés Laval Saint-Ferréol-les-Neiges, Que. Medicine
Bridget Deveau Massachusetts Fall River, N.S. Accounting
Laura Dickinson Syracuse Miramichi, N.B. Psychology
Ehab El-Sandali Iona College Toronto, Ont. Accounting
Courtney Hufsmith Saskatchewan Saskatoon, Sask. Business
Makiah Hunt South Dakota Niagara Falls, Ont. Exercise Science
Nicole Hutchinson Villanova West Vancouver, B.C. Business
Karson Kowalchuk Mississippi State Markham, Ont. Business
Jessy Lacourse Laval Quebec City, Que. Preschool & Elementary Ed.
Kieran Lumb UBC Vancouver, B.C. Applied Science
Branna MacDougall Queen’s Kingston, Ont. Engineering
Sade McCreath-Tardiel Bethune-Cookman Ajax, Ont. Criminal Justice
Sarah Mitton Windsor Brooklyn, N.S. Biology
Shane Moffo Central Michigan Stoufville, Ont. Finance
Brian Obonna Lamar Brampton, Ont. Business Management
Benjamin Preisner Tulsa Milton, Ont. Chemical Eng.
Madeline Price Duke Toronto, Ont. Management Studies
Ashley Pryke Memphis Peterborough, Ont. Health Studies
Gabrielle Rains Florida International Sherwood Park, Alta. Phys. Ed.
Kevin Robertson Montreal LaSalle, Que. Law
Zoe Sherar Guelph Toronto, Ont. Economics
Skylar Sieben Arizona Bragg Creek, Alta. Biology
Tristan Slater Tennessee North Bay, Ont. Kinesiology
Ryan Smeeton Oklahoma State Calgary, Alta. Mechanical Eng.
Lucia Stafford Toronto Toronto, Ont. Engineering
Jesse Thibodeau Princeton Riguad, Que. Economics
Jenna Westaway Guelph Calgary, Alta. Biological Science
Brittni Wolczyk Nebraska-Lincoln Port Coquitlam, B.C. Psychology
Rachael Wolfs Windsor Southwold, Ont. Human Kinetics

Head Coach: Bob Westman, Toronto
Team Leader: Molly Killingbeck, Athletics Canada
Team Manager: Kristine Deacon, Athletics Canada
Coach: Vickie Croley, Western
Coach: Steve LeBlanc, Moncton
Coach: Karl Meissner
Coach: Dave Scott-Thomas, Guelph
Coach: Mingpu Wu
Physiotherapist: Brenda Scott-Thomas
Chiropractor: Dr. Jeff Cubos
Massage Therapist: Alex Forsythe


First Name Last Name School Hometown Program
Avery Cadogan McGill Winnipeg, Man. Economics
Alex Carson Dalhousie Lower Sackville, N.S. Recreation Management
Brody Clarke Alberta Toronto, Ont. Engineering
Mambi Diawara Calgary Montreal, Que. Arts
Marc-André Fortin Laval Sainte-Marie, Que. Teaching Physical & Health Ed.
Tanner Graham Queen's Kingston, Ont. Kinesiology
Kadre Gray Laurentian Toronto, Ont. Health Promotion
Sascha Kappos Dalhousie Miami, Fla. Marine Biology
Nikita Kasongo Saint Mary's Chateauguay, Que. Criminology
Grant Shephard UBC Kelowna, B.C. Kinesiology
Ali Sow Laurier Ottawa, Ont. Communications Studies
Munis Tutu Carleton Windsor, Ont. Psychology

Team Leader: Justin Serresse, Laurier
Head Coach: Shawn Swords, Laurentian
Assistant Coach: John Campbell, Toronto


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
Nicole Gilmore Carleton Hamilton, Ont. Criminology
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 Watts, UBC


First Name Last Name School Hometown Program
Olivia Chamandy College André Grasset Montreal, Que. Social Sciences
Elaena Dick Toronto Edmonton, Alta. Kinesiology
Laurent Gosselin-Paradis College André Grasset Montreal, Que. Social Sciences
Peter Mai College d'Ahuntsic Montreal, Que. Human Sciences
Ethan Pitman Concordia Montreal, Que. Accounting
Mia Vallée College de Maisonneuve Kirkland, Que. Science


First Name Last Name School Hometown Program
Tamara Booy Calgary Calgary, Alta. Kinesiology
David Chen-Li Toronto Halifax, N.S. Life Science
Julia Creusot Regina Prince Albert, Sask. Economics & Geography
Jason Harel Concordia Montreal, Que. Philosophy
Gavin Hay Penn State Saint Lazare, Que. Psychology
Rebecca Jeffrey Toronto Muskoka, Ont. Kinesiology
Edward Li Toronto Toronto, Ont. Arts & Science
Karina Li Toronto Toronto, Ont. Arts & Science
Riley Norman Athabasca Stettler, Alta. Computing & Information Systems
François Ouimet UQAM Montreal, Que. Special Education
Philip Pitura Regina Regina, Sask. Computer Science
Kristen Van Marion Saskatchewan Grandora, Sask. Mechanical Eng.
Evelyn Zheng Western Scarborough, Ont. Sciences

Head Coach: Thomas Nguyen
Assistant Coach: Hua Hua Li


First Name Last Name School Hometown Program
Alexandra Chtrevenskii Concordia Montreal, Que. Cell & Molecular Biology

Coach: Ekaterina Shtrevensky


First Name Last Name School Hometown Program
James Flemming Ottawa Belleville, Ont. Geography & English
Michael McTighe Lethbridge Fort MacLeod, Alta. Kinesiology & Education
Andrew Knopp McGill Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Que. Physical & Health Ed.
Ben Russell McGill Chichester, U.K. Economics
Mitchell Rudy Calgary Calgary, Alta. Science
Crosby Stewart Victoria Victoria, B.C. Science
Ethan Hager Victoria Brantford, Ont. Social Sciences
Jonas Robinson Victoria Victoria, B.C. Social Sciences
Harrison Kryczka Western Calgary, Alta. Science
Nicholas Taylor Lindenwood Calgary, Alta. Sport Management
Mostyn Findlay Victoria Regina, Sask. Business
Noah  Bain Victoria Abbotsford, B.C. Mechanical Engineering

Head Coach: Robin MacDowell, Regina
Assistant Coach: Neil Langevin, Lethbridge
Athletic Therapist: Jessica Smith, Rugby Canada


First Name Last Name School Hometown Program
Delaney Aikens UBC Briercrest, Sask. Arts
Brooke Bazian Victoria Kamloops, B.C. Social Sciences
Shawna   Brayton  Concordia Chateauguay, Que. Fine Arts
Hailey Driscoll Lethbridge Lethbridge, Alta. Psychology / Kinesiology
Chanelle Edwards-Challenger Victoria Calgary, Alta. Biopsychology
Renee Gonzalez Victoria Plymouth, Minn. Social Sciences
Talia Hoffman Guelph Binbrook, Ont. Environmental Sciences
Asia  Hogan-Rochester York Toronto, Ont. Communications Studies
Rachel McCallan Ottawa Ottawa, Ont. Human Kinetics
Tatiana Joseph Montreal Saint-Lazare, Que. Medicine
Julia Schell Guelph Uxbridge, Ont. Sociology
Erika Scott Bishop’s Dewittville, Que. Education

Head Coach: Colette McAuley, Guelph
Assistant Coach: Darcy Patterson, UBC
Athletic Therapist: Sarah Keindal, Ottawa


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
Assistant Coach: Onkar Dhillon, Guelph
Athletic Therapist: Charlotte Vallières-Villeneuve, Laval


First Name Last Name School Hometown Program
Marit Anderson Calgary Calgary, Alta. Arts
Sophie Angus Northwestern Weston, Conn. Neuroscience
Mehdi Ayoubi Collège Ahuntsic Montreal, Que. Human Sciences
Nathan Beaudin-Bolduc  Laval Lévis, Que. Language Sciences
Peter Brothers Calgary Victoria, B.C. Science
Montana Champagne Ottawa Ottawa, Ont. Human Resource Management
Megan Dalke UBC Kamloops, B.C. Arts
Matthew Dans Toronto Toronto, Ont. Computer Science
Olivia Ellard UBC Lombardy, Ont. Science
Collyn Gagne Simon Fraser Oakville, Ont. Physical Geography
Hannah Genich Toronto Coburg, Ont. Sociology / Psychology
Colin Gilbert Denver Kamloops, B.C. Finance
Kennedy Goss Indiana Toronto, Ont. Psychology
Robert Hill Calgary North Vancouver, B.C. Business
Charis Huddle Western Cambridge, Ont. Science
Connor Isings Ohio State Beaconsfield, Que. Mechanical Eng.
Cameron Kidd Toronto Paris, Ont. Sociology
Georgia Kidd Toronto St. Albert, Alta. Biology
Anders Klein Calgary Sedgewick, Alta. Arts
Nina Kucheran Florida State Sudbury, Ont. Pre-Med
Victoria Kwan Michigan Richmond Hill, Ont. Literature, Science & Arts
Jaren LeFranc UBC Penticton, B.C. Arts
Dmitriy Lim UBC Burnaby, B.C. Applied Science
Ariane Mainville Montreal Longueuil, Que. Corporate Creation & Entrepreneurship
Ainsley McMurray Toronto Montreal, Que. Life Science
Hillary Metcalfe UBC Langley, B.C. Psychology
Alexandre Perreault Ottawa Ottawa, Ont. Human Kinetics
Miranda Stever Ontario Tech. Peterborough, Ont. Kinesiology
Eli Wall Toronto Ottawa, Ont. Genome Biology
Sarah Watson Akron Winnipeg, Man. Civil Engineering
Ingrid Wilm UBC Calgary, Alta. Arts
Tim Zeng Capilano North Vancouver, B.C. Science

Head Coach:Derrick Schoof, UBC
Team Leader:Ken McKinnon, Swimming Canada
Team Manager: Michelle Poirier, Swimming Canada
Coach:Mike Blondal, Calgary
Coach:Paul Midgley, Western
Massage Therapist: Brian Beckwith


First Name Last Name School Hometown Program
Angelo Au UBC Vancouver, B.C. Business
Alayna Chan Saskatchewan Saskatoon, Sask. Environment & Society
Bryan Ho Calgary Calgary, Alta. Engineering
Matthew Lehmann Manitoba Winnipeg, Man. Actuarial Mathematics
David Lin UBC Richmond, B.C. Business
Jacie Liu McGill Calgary, Alta. Chemical Engineering
Vida Sieu Montreal Montreal, Que. Occupational Therapy
Justina Yeung Toronto Toronto, Ont. Life Sciences

Team Manager: Jason Liu


First Name Last Name School Hometown Program
Jackson Carroll Saint Mary’s Halifax, N.S. Commerce / Chinese Studies
Hunter Carroll Saint Mary’s Halifax, N.S. Finance
Holly Cheuk Simon Fraser Vancouver, B.C. Psychology
Jina Ha Sheridan College Toronto, Ont. Athletic Therapy
Marianne Leclerc Collège Laflèche St-Stanislas, Que. Sciences
Samuel Lee Toronto - Mississauga Toronto, Ont. Arts
Ethan Lippman Southern California West Vancouver, B.C. Business
Jordan Stewart Humber College Vaughn, Ont. Sport Management
Viviane Tranquille Athabasca Champlain, Que. Commerce
Kaitlyn Wiens York Scarborough, Ont. Psychology

Head Coach:David Seo
Assistant Coach: Shakeel Chaundhry


First Name Last Name School Hometown Program
Blain Cranston Calgary Fort St. John, B.C. Kinesiology
Reece Dixon Brandon Sherwood Park, Alta. Science
Seth Friesen Brandon Brandon, Man. Science
George Hobern Alberta  Sherwood Park, Alta. Kinesiology, Sport & Rec.
Zac Hutcheson Queen’s Kingston, Ont. Engineering
Craig Ireland McMaster Beamsville, Ont. Life Sciences
Pierce Johnson Windsor Chatham, Ont. Liberal Arts
Mason Metcalf Brandon Carman, Man. Physical Education
Johnathan Moate Windsor Oakville, Ont. Human KInetics
Dylan Mortensen Saskatchewan Swift Current, Sask. Business
Jordan Pereira McMaster St Catharines, Ont. Commerce
Warren Taylor Nipissing Ottawa, Ont. Business

Head Coach: Dave Preston, McMaster
Team Leader/Assistant Coach: James Gravelle, Windsor
Assistant Coach:Grant Wilson, Brandon


First Name Last Name School Hometown Program
Maude Babin Montreal Montreal, Que. Security & Police Studies
Courtney Baker Dalhousie Bridgewater, N.S. Kinesiology
Cassie Bujan Manitoba Anola, Man. Science
Alina Dormann Toronto Ottawa, Ont. Life Sciences
Hilary Howe Trinity Western Calgary, Alta. Business
Vanessa Jarman Alberta Edmonton, Alta. Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences
Caroline Livingston Queen’s Kelowna, B.C. Life Sciences
Julie Moore Dalhousie Halifax, N.S. Commerce
Kelsey Veltman Western Brampton, Ont. King’s College
Beth Vinnell Calgary Cochrane, Alta. Kinesiology / Education
Mariah Walsh Alberta Calgary, Alta. Arts
Kory White Alberta Edmonton, Alta. Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences

Head Coach: Laurie Eisler, Alberta
Team Leader/ Assistant Coach: Ryan Ratushniak, Queen’s
Assistant Coach: Rick Scott, Dalhousie
Athletic Therapist:Jennifer Childs, Laurier


First Name Last Name School Hometown Program
P.J. Allin Arizona State Victoria, B.C. Political Science/ History
Verica Bakoc Southern California Toronto, Ont. Real Estate Development
Floranne Carroll Stanford Montreal, Que. Pure and Applied Science
Daphné Guèvremont Fresno State Laval, Que. Kinesiology
Erica Hardy Wagner College Montreal, Que. Psychology
Rachael Jaffe Toronto Irvnine, Calif. Global Health
Kelsey Jensen Regina Weyburn, Sask. Accounting
Myriam Lizotte Marist College Gatineau, Que. Business
Alexandra Massier Long Beach State Regina, Sask. Health Administration Services
Blaire McDowell Arizona State Regina, Sask. Mechanical Engineering
Ava Morrant Michigan Maple Ridge, B.C. Communications
Valeria Rojas Wagner College Ottawa, Ont. Humanities
Brianna Utas Pacific Abbotsford, B.C. Health and Phys. Ed. / Fitness

Head Coach: Cyril Dorgigné
Assistant Coach:Michel Roy
Team Manager: Angela Lenardic
Athletic Therapist:Renée Junge