U15 Girls Rams – Team BC

Natalie Anderson

Hometown: Tsawwassen
Age: 15
School: South Delta Secondary School
Position: Defence
Current Club: Delta Falcons/South Delta Secondary Senior Team
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 5; My parents registered me for fun
Biggest Inspiration: I have always admired by siblings for playing on team BC teams, and this motivated me to try to do the same
Who do you admire most in sport: I admire Kadeisha Buchanen, a National soccer player, who plays defence.  She made the national team at the age of 17
Long Term Sports Goals: I would like to continue representing team BC in the coming years, and one day have the chance to play on the national team
Biggest Sports Highlight: Making this team, the U15 Rams
Accomplished Family Members:My twin sister is a national level gymnast and my brother played for Team BC rugby
Awards:
– Academic Excellence Award of grade 7 graduation
– Principal’s List at SDSS in grade 8
– Provincial banner for level 5 high school gymnastics for SDSS

Lauren Breakell

Hometown: Vancouver
Age: 14
School: York House Secondary School
Career Aspirations: Pediatrician
Position: Midfield or Forward
Current Club: Vancouver Hawks Field Hockey Club
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 8; My Mom had played a bit of field hockey when she was younger and thought it would be a great experience for me
Who do you admire most in sport:  I admire Bethany Hamilton because even though she suffered such a traumatic injury, she was able to overcome it and return and become victorious in her sport, professional surfing
Long Term Sports Goals: To become a player on the Canadian Women’s National Team
Biggest Sports Highlight: Making my current BC field hockey team
Other Sports: Soccer and basketball
Fun Fact: I coach a field hockey team of U12 girls every week during spring league. It was a very fun experience and I’m looking forward to doing it again next year

Brooke McCusker

Hometown: North Vancouver
Age: 14
School: Windsor Secondary School
Position: Forward/Midfield
Current Club: WVFHC
Provincial Teams: 2017 U15 BC White Lions
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 6; My mom signed me up
Biggest Inspiration: Uncle and Grandfather who both excelled in sports (ice hockey)
Who do you admire most in sport: Alex Thicke because she is a very talented field hockey player and she has been really helpful as a coach
Long Term Sports Goals: Division 1 NCAA Field Hockey Scholarship and Canadian National Field Hockey Team
Biggest Sports Highlight: Going to the Talent ID Camp for Field Hockey Canada; Making my current BC team
Accomplished Family Members: Grandfather (Bob McCusker), who is an NCAA All American, and played ice hockey for the Vancouver Canucks
Awards:
– 2017: Honor Roll with Distinction
– 2018: “Junior Coach of the Year” Award WVFHC

Polly Campbell

Hometown: West Vancouver
Age: 15
School: West Vancouver Secondary School
Position: Midfield
Current Club: WVFHC
Provincial Teams: I was selected for two BC Provincial Soccer camps and have played several games for the program
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 6 or 7 spring league; I was curious about why people were running around a field with sticks in their hands. I tried it and have loved it ever since
Biggest Inspiration: Daryl Ware-Lane, one of my HPL soccer coaches, was the one who really inspired me to keep playing high level sports, believe in myself and build up my confidence. He’s also the one who provided my favourite quote for sport
Who do you admire most in sport: Luciana Aymar, I really admire her tenacity and determination on the field
Long Term Sports Goals:To play field hockey at both national and university level
Biggest Sports Highlight:Either receiving my black belt in Taekwondo or coming sixth in the BC Track Provincials for hurdles
Awards: 2017 Honours with Distinction

Chantal Eiwanger

Hometown: North Vancouver
Age: 13
School: Sentinel Secondary School
Position: Midfield/Forward
Current Club: WVFHC
Provincial Teams: 2017 U15 BC Royal Lions
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 7; My mom encouraged me to start playing
Biggest Inspiration: Alex Morgan because she’s a great soccer player
and role model
Who do you admire most in sport: Hannah Haughn because she’s a great role model
and is inspiring to all young athletes to one day play for team Canada
Long Term Sports Goals: Play on the field hockey national team
Biggest Sports Highlight: Being invited to the FHC Talent ID camp -2017
Favourite Quote: “Every champion was once a contender that refused to give up” -Rocky Balboa

Laine Delmotte

Hometown: North Vancouver
Age: 15
School: Carson Graham Secondary School
Position: Midfield
Current Club: WVFHC
Provincial Teams: 2017 U15 BC White Lions
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 6; Through my older sister and cousins
Biggest Inspiration: My sister and cousins inspire me. They are open to try new things, work hard, and are competitive
Who do you admire most in sport: Lindsey Vonn because of her courageous come backs to the podium after many serious injuries
Long Term Sports Goals: University scholarship and National Team
Biggest Sports Highlight: Provincial soccer champions, June 2017 with Mountain United Football Club; National Field Hockey Lions – 4th place, July 2017; Soccer showcase tournaments – Arizona 2017, Toronto 2018; U15 TID camp field hockey – October 2017
Awards:
– Grade 7 Athlete of the Year
– 2016/2017: Carson Graham Secondary Athlete of the Year

Ahria Dhillon

Hometown: Surrey
Age: 14
School: York House Secondary School
Position: Midfield/Defence
Current Club: Elite Field Hockey Club
Provincial Teams: 2017 U15 BC Rams
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 10; My uncle plays field hockey and I began going to practices with him when I was younger
Biggest Inspiration: My uncle has been my inspiration. He is a very talented field hockey player that I look up to and has provided me with guidance to help develop my skills
Who do I admire most in sport: The Sedin brothers from Vancouver Canucks as I admire watching them play together instinctively
Long Term Sports Goals: Playing on a national and university team
Biggest Sports Highlight: Being selected for U15 BC Rams in 2017 and 2018
Awards: 2017, Game MVP- York House School

Seli Edstrand

Hometown: Tegucigalpa, Honduras (resides in North Vancouver)
Age: 15
School: Collingwood Secondary School
Position: Midfield/Defence
Current Club: West Vancouver Field Hockey Club
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 10; I originally played ice hockey and really enjoyed it, so my dad put me into field hockey as well
Biggest Inspiration: My dad has most inspired me as he is the hardest working person I have ever encountered. It doesn’t matter if he’s cleaning the kitchen or doing his workouts he always puts in the time and 110% effort. He is an amazing dad to my sister, brother and I, he is the greatest mentor and supporter and I don’t know where id be if it weren’t for him
Who do you admire most in sport: I admire the Sedin twins as they both are very talented but also humble. They are amazing leaders and very sportsman like. I like to try and have a mentality like them when I play field hockey
Biggest Sports Highlight: Going to provincials for basketball, getting 6th at provincials for swimming
Fun Fact: I played metro soccer until this year, I also went to provincials with my school basketball team which was a big accomplishment because we thought we would never beat argyle and win our league

Tessa Everett

Hometown: Tsawwassen
Age: 15
School: South Delta Secondary School
Position: Midfield
Current Club: Delta Falcons Field Hockey Club
Provincial Teams: 2017 U15 BC Royal Lions
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 5; my older sisters and me started playing in the community
Biggest Inspiration: My biggest inspiration is Craig Keilburger. He has showed me that just because I am young doesn’t mean I can’t try and make a change so the world is a better place
Who do you admire most in sport: I admire Kate Gillis because she joined field hockey when she was 14 and even though she was new and started later than most she put in the effort to become the best she could be
Long Term Sports Goals: To make a Canadian National Team and represent my country in the sport of field hockey
Biggest Sports Highlight: The past 2 years making a provinical team
Accomplished Family Members: My sister has won a national governer general award for her volunteer work in ME to WE and school programs
Awards: 2016 Athlete of the Year award

Arden Goddard-Despot

Hometown: North Vancouver
Age: 15
School: Handsworth Secondary School
Position: Centre Mid/Forward/Defence
Current Club: West Vancouver Field Hockey Club
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 5; I started playing because my sister played and my mom coached so mom started coaching for me as well
Who do you admire most in sport: I really admire Hannah Haughn because of what she has been through and how she has dealt with it and been brave enough to talk about it. I have suffered with anxiety and depression for a long time and seeing Hannah’s story has made me believe it can and will get better
Long Term Sports Goals: I would like to play on the National team with my older sister Nora
Biggest Sports Highlight: Track and Field 2017 and 2018 qualified for provincials, 2018 Handsworth Field Hockey team won Jr AAA banner
Accomplished Family Members: 
Uncle Jamie Goddard was on the Alberta provincial field hockey team, Sister Nora is on JDS, Cousin Rory is on the Canadian Jr National Biathalon Team
Awards: 
2017 Referee of the year in my division North Shore Soccer

Bavneet Hothi

Hometown: Surrey
Age: 15
School: Tamanawis Secondary School
Career Aspirations: Neurologist
Position: Forward/Midfield/Defense
Current Club: Elite Field Hockey Club
Began Playing Field Hockey: Three years ago; My dad decided to put me in a club during the summer and I haven’t stopped playing since then
Biggest Inspiration: Maartje Paumen has inspired me because of her work and her talent while still playing a team sport. Her mentality shows when she plays which encourages me as a player to have that type of work ethic
Long Term Sports Goals: Playing national level
Other Sports: Basketball, cross country, swimming, ball hockey
Favourite Quote: “Success is a Science; if you have the conditions, you get the result.”- Oscar Wilde

Taylor Katsube

Hometown: Delta
Age: 13
School: Delta Secondary School
Position: Forward
Current Club: Delta Falcons Field Hockey Club
Provincial Teams: 2017 U15 BC White Lions
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 8; My friend suggested that I should try field hockey
Biggest Inspiration: Martin Luther King inspired me most because he tells you in his speeches that anyone can make a difference by even the simplest thing.
Long Term Sports Goals: To get into a University on a scholarship or make the National team
Accomplished Family Members: My mom was on the Canadian National Ball Hockey team in 2007
Other Sports: Soccer, Basketball, Ice Hockey, and Volleyball

Savina Purewal

Hometown: Surrey
Age: 14
Position: Midfield
Current Club: India Club
Provincial Teams: 2017 U15 BC Rams
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 6; My parent’s friends have children involved in the sport and so introduced me to the game
Long Term Sports Goals: To hopefully play at the collegiate level and aspire to represent Canada at the Junior and possibly senior levels
Biggest Sports Highlight: Invitation to the JDS Talent ID camp last year
Favourite Athlete: Luciana Aymer, Argentina field hockey player
Favourite Quote: “In the end some of my greatest pain will become some of my greatest strength”
Fun Facts: I volunteer with the city of Surrey. I am also currently in the Grade 9 High School Leadership Program.
Awards:
– GVWFHL Div.3 playoff champions with India Field Hockey Club
– Playing on the U15 RAMS provincial team last year
– 2017: Winning gold at the U15 Nationals tournament
– 2017: Being named to the tournament 11 at the U15 Nationals tournament

Megan Schienbein

Hometown: North Vancouver
Age: 13
School: Windsor Secondary School
Position: Midfield
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 7; My Mom introduced me to the sport
Who do you admire most in sport? Hannah Haughn
Long Term Sports Goals: Graduate from a NCAA Div. 1 school while playing on their field hockey team
Biggest Sports Highlight: Making the Provincial Field Hockey Team for BC
Other Sports: Soccer, basketball, volleyball, ultimate
Accomplished Family Members: My Dad played on the Men’s Varsity Golf Div. 1 Team for Arizona State University
Awards: 2017 North Shore Senior Girls’ Field Hockey First All-Star

Ishaval Sekhon

Hometown: Surrey
Age: 16
School: Queen Elizabeth Secondary School
Position: Goalkeeper
Current Club: Elite Field Hockey Club
Provincial Teams: 2017 U15 BC Rams
Began Playing Field Hockey: I started when I was 10, but I discontinued after a year or so. I came back when I was 13 to try again.
Biggest Inspiration: My teammates inspire me the most, because I want to become a better goalie for them. They also are talented players that I can always lean on
Who do you admire most in sport: I admire David Harte the most because he is a talented goalkeeper. There are many skills I can learn from him by just watching his performances. He is a player that works hard by communicating with his team
Long Term Sports Goals: Get a field hockey scholar ship after high school
Biggest Sports Highlight:The year prior, I was able to play on the Rams team and continue to win first place in the tournament
Accomplished Family Members: My father played field hockey in University as a goalkeeper like me!

Mikayla Stelling

Hometown: Vancouver
Age: 14
School: Little Flower Academy
Career Aspirations: Speech therapist, occupational therapist, professional sport
Position: Midfield/Forward
Current Club: Vancouver Hawks
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 10; My dad used to play so I decided to try
Biggest Inspiration: The people that inspire me the most are my teammates because they motivate me to work as hard as I can and they push me. When I am on the field, I not only play for myself, but for my teammates and our team. I love team sports because of the bond that you have with each other and how everyone is supportive of one another and works together
Who do you admire most in sport: Diana Matheson; She has drive, determination and passion and I admire her for that
Long Term Sports Goals: I would love to one day represent Canada playing field hockey and maybe even play in the Olympics! I love field hockey and the drive and determination that it requires. I also love the thrill and joy that I get from playing. I would like to continue to play field hockey for many more years
Biggest Sports Highlights: Making the BC U15 Provincial Field Hockey Team
Accomplished Family Members: My dad played field hockey and cricket provincially in South Africa

Coaches

Jenn Beagan

Kate Perry