U15 Girls Rams – Team BC

Bronwyn Bird

Hometown: West Vancouver
Age: 15
School: Collingwood School
Position: Defence
Current Club: Sea to Sky Field Hockey Club
Provincial Teams: 2016 U15 BC White team
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 6;My family has always been involved with Field Hockey
Accomplished Family Members: Ian Bird (Uncle), competed in Field Hockey at two Summer Olympics (1988 and 2000) and won Gold at the 1999 Pan American Games; Amanda Bird (Cousin), played for Princeton Tigers Field Hockey, All-Ivy League honourable mention, and scored the winning goal in final game of Princeton’s first ever NCAA Championship (2013); Rachel Bird (Cousin) plays Field Hockey for the Lafayette Leopards; Cameron Bird (Brother), won Gold at the 2015 CalCup

Jamie Borthwick

Hometown: North Vancouver
Age: 14
School: Rockridge Secondary School
Position: Defender/Midfielder
Current Club: Sea to Sky Field Hockey Club
Provincial Teams: 2016 U15 BC White team
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 7; My best friend, Bronwyn Bird, and her family encouraged me to play
Biggest Inspiration: Erin McLeod, WNT Soccer goalie, because she has battled through many injuries and keeps returning stronger than before. She was not athletic as a young child but had a dream to play a sport in the Olympics and she pursued her goal relentlessly until she achieved it.
Long Term Sports Goals: Women’s National Team and/or NCAA Div 1 school for Field Hockey
Biggest Sports Highlight: Being selected for Team BC Rams this year
Awards:
– 2016 Rockridge Secondary School “Prestige Award” for top achievements in Athletics and Academics
– 2016 West Vancouver School District Premier Sports Academy “Outstanding Work Ethic” Award
– 2016 Academic Honours with Distinction

Calder Bryson

Hometown: North Vancouver
Age: 14
School: Handsworth Secondary School
Position: Defence
Current Club: WVFHC
Provincial Teams: 2016 U15 BC Yellow team
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 7; A friend of mine suggested that I play Spring League Field Hockey after Soccer season was over
Biggest Inspiration: Andrea Gibson because she was one of my first coaches and was constantly pushing everyone around her to work harder, play with intensity and get better
Who do you admire most in sport? Steph Norlander because she is a coach of mine and is possibly the kindest and most positive person I have ever met
Long Term Sports Goals: Play Field Hockey for Team Canada
Biggest Sports Highlight: Making Team BC two years in a row
Favourite Athlete: Hannah Haughn, Canadian Women’s National Field Hockey team

Jenna Buglioni

Hometown: Port Moody
Age: 15
School: Gleneagle Secondary School
Position: Centre Midfield
Provincial Teams: 2015 & 2016 U15 BC Blue team
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 5; My older sister played
Biggest Inspiration: Hannah Haughn because she was so young when she got on the National team and has such passion for the game
Who do you admire most in sport? Natalie Spooner because she is an amazing athlete, came up through Field Hockey and gives back to her community
Long Term Sports Goals: University Scholarship/National Team
Biggest Sports Highlight: Being invited to the National ID camp for Field Hockey in 2015 & 2016, the March 2017 JDS camp, and winning Provincials in Ice Hockey in the 2014/15 season and 2016/17 season
Awards:
– 2015 U14 Cal Cup Tournament, Bronze Medal
– 2015 Canada Cup West Ice Hockey, Tournament Champions & MVP
– 2015 & 2016 U16 National Field Hockey Championship, Silver Medallist
– 2015 Peewee Ice Hockey Provincial Champions
– 2017 Bantom and Major Midget Ice Hockey Provincial Champions

Grace Delmotte

Hometown: North Vancouver
Age: 14
School: Handsworth Secondary School
Position: Centre Midfield
Current Club: WVFHC
Provincial Teams: 2016 U15 BC Blue team
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 5; Watching my older sister playing made me want to play too
Biggest Inspiration: My mum and dad
Who do you admire most in sport? Sidney Crosby because he always gives 100% effort
Long Term Sports Goals: To play Field Hockey at the highest level of my abilities
Biggest Sports Highlight: Winning the U13 BC Provincial A Cup Soccer Championship and placing second in the 2016 U16 National Field Hockey Championship
Other Sports: Soccer, Sailing, Skiing, Biking

Leah Fourie

Hometown: North Vancouver
Age: 14
School: Carson Graham Secondary School
Position: Midfield
Current Club: WVFHC
Provincial Teams: 2015 U15 BC White team & 2016 U15 BC Yellow team
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 6; Physical Education unit in Elementary School
Long Term Sports Goals: Play Field Hockey for Canada
Biggest Sports Highlight: Making BC White at age 12
Other Sports: Tennis & Skiing

Joy Henry

Hometown: North Vancouver
Age: 15
School: Handsworth Secondary School
Position: Midfield/Defence
Current Club: West Vancouver Field Hockey Club
Provincial Teams: 2015 & 2016 U15 BC Blue team
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 5; My sisters played Field Hockey so my parents signed me up
Accomplished Family Members: My grandfather played in the NHL Playoffs as a Goalie

Allison Kuzyk

Hometown: Vancouver
Age: 15
School: Little Flower Academy
Position: Forward
Current Club: Vancouver Hawks Field Hockey Club
Provincial Teams: 2016 U15 BC Blue team (Field Hockey) & Team BC for Girls Baseball
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 9; My mother had played in high school and I had a few friends that played and recommended I try it out
Biggest Inspiration: My parents because they are great role models and have inspired/continue to inspire me in all ways of life
Long Term Sports Goals: To be on the Canadian National team for Field Hockey or receive a scholarship to a College/University
Awards: 2015 Athlete of the Year for my Elementary School

Alison Marsh

Hometown: Richmond
Age: 15
School: JN Burnett Secondary School
Position: Midfield
Current Club: Richmond Field Hockey Club
Began Playing Field Hockey: Grade 1; My mum played and it inspired me to play too
Biggest Inspiration: My old coach, Lindsay Bjornson, because she was such a hard worker and an amazing role model. She went on to play for Queen’s University which is continuing to inspire me to keep pursuing my goal of playing for a University
Who do you admire most in sport? My sister because she is the most supportive teammate I have ever played with. She never gets angry or frustrated with her teams, and she tries to make everyone on the field feel good.
Long Term Sports Goals: I would like to play for a University
Biggest Sports Highlight: Coming second in the zone track meet in the 800 meters
Accomplished Family Members: My mum was on the Junior Varsity UBC Field Hockey team and is still playing Field Hockey; My sister has been a student council exec for the past 2 years
Awards:
– 2014 MVP of U13 Woodpeckers & 2015 MVP of U14 Woodpeckers
– 2015 Hope of Canada Award
– 2016 Top Rookie (Soccer)
– 2016 Top Grade 8 Girl (Track)
– 2016 Breaker Spirit Award (Cross Country)
– 2016 Top Athlete & Top All Around Student
– 2016 Level 1 Service Award

Savina Purewal

Hometown: Surrey
Age: 13
School: Panorama Ridge High School
Position: Midfield/Forward
Current Club: India Field Hockey Club
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 6; My parent’s friends have children involved in the sport and so introduced me to the game
Biggest Inspiration: Terry Fox because of his great courage. Terry did not let any challenges get in the way of his ambitions and goals.
Who do you admire most in sport? Serena Williams because she is a great athlete and role model. She is also a UNICEF goodwill ambassador.
Long Term Sports Goals: To play at the collegiate level and aspire to represent Canada at the Junior and possibly Senior levels
Biggest Sports Highlight: Winning Gold at the 2015 & 2016 India Club Tournament with the U15 India Club Girls team & winning Silver at the 2016 West Coast Kings Tournament with the U16 India Club Girls team
Fun facts: I volunteer every week at the Maxine Wright Early Care & Learning Centre with Atira Women’s Resource Society. I am also currently in the Grade 8 High School Leadership Program
Awards:
– 2015 Club Team Player of the Week, Surrey United Soccer Club
– 2016 Principal’s Honour Roll, Panorama Ridge High School

Bronwen Rees-Wiedemann

Hometown: Vancouver
Age: 15
School: Crofton House School
Position: Forward/Midfield
Current Club: Vancouver Hawks Field Hockey Club
Provincial Teams: 2016 U15 BC Yellow team (Field Hockey), 2016 BC Basketball Summer Games team, VPSC Provincial Swim team
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 8; Joined a club team
Long Term Sports Goals: Hope to play Field Hockey in University and/or the National team
Biggest Sports Highlights: Competing for BC in 2016 and 2017, Provincial School Field Hockey Champions, Provincial School Tennis Champions
Awards:
– 2014 Silver Medallist at BC Swimming Provincials
– 2015 Completed National Figure Skating Gold Level
– 2016 Athlete of the Year, Arbutus Figure Skating
– 2016 Athlete of the Year, Crofton House School
– 2016 First Class Honours with Distinction

Kate Rogers

Hometown: North Vancouver
Age: 14
School: Seycove Secondary School
Position: Midfield
Current Club: WVFHC
Provincial Teams: 2016 U15 BC Yellow team & Team BC for Baseball
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 7; My mom had played and put me into a few camps and I really enjoyed it so I decided to keep with it
Awards:
– 2013 League MVP (Hockey)
– 2015 Provincial Champions (Soccer)
– 2015 Western Canada Champions (Team BC Baseball)
– 2015 MVP of the Boys Baseball All-Star Tournament
– 2016 Grade 8 Female Athlete of the Year

Ishaval Sekhon

Hometown: Surrey
Age: 15
Position: Goalkeeper
Current Club: Elite Field Hockey Club

 

 

 

 

Holly Tarves

Hometown: North Vancouver
Age: 15
School: Handsworth Secondary School
Position: Midfield
Current Club: Cowichan Field Hockey Club
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 5; My mom coached my first Field Hockey team
Biggest Inspiration: Chelsea Styens because of her positivity and her ability to fight through adversity
Who do you admire most in sport? Jessie Flemming because of her accomplishments at such a young age
Long Term Sports Goals: Play Field Hockey or Soccer at the University level, compete in the Olympics
Biggest Sports Highlight: Playing in the Provincial Programs for both Field Hockey and Soccer
Awards: 2016 Grade 9 Athlete of the Year, Handsworth Secondary School

Maddy Wong

Hometown: West Vancouver
Age: 15
School: Sentinel Secondary School
Position: Midfield
Current Club: West Vancouver Field Hockey Club
Provincial Teams: 2016 U15 BC Blue team
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 6; My older sisters played so I started as well
Biggest Inspiration: My two older sisters for showing me how to work hard and play with confidence
Long Term Sports Goals: To play on the National team or a University school team
Biggest Sports Highlight: 2016 CalCup RSCA U16 Gold Medal
Accomplished Family Members: Sabrina Wong (oldest sister) was named the 2015 All CIS Field Hockey Rookie of the Year, played on U15 & U18 Provincial Field Hockey teams, and was ranked 7th in the Province for Alpine Ski Race

Mia Zurkovic

Hometown: West Vancouver
Age: 14
School: West Vancouver Secondary School
Position: Midfield
Current Club: WVFHC, FHBC/WVSD Academy
Provincial Teams: BC Rhythmic Gymnastics
Began Playing Field Hockey: Grade 2
Biggest Inspiration: Any young athletes who are competing at a very high level, it pushes me to try and get there one day
Long Term Sports Goals: Continue to play hockey at a high level and see where it takes me
Biggest Sports Highlights: Making the FHBC team, competing at Nationals for Rhythmic Gymnastics, 2nd at the 2014 Canadian Western Rhythmic Gymnastics Championship, Provincials for Cross Country and Track & Field, 2nd in High Jump at 2014 Provincials
Awards:
– 2016/17 WVFHC Women’s League Most Sportsmanlike
– 2016/17 WVFHC Women’s League MVP

Coaches

Jenn Beagan