U15 Girls Royal Lions – Team BC

Bella Ahern

Hometown: West Vancouver
Age: 14
School: West Vancouver Secondary School
Position: Forward/Midfield
Current Club: West Van Field Hockey Club
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 6; All my friends started playing and I loved it so I wanted to play as well
Other Sports: Soccer & Skiing
Long Term Sports Goals: Place in Nationals for field hockey and win Provincials for soccer
Biggest Sports Highlight: Winning MVP this year for my soccer team

Chloé Chevallier

Hometown: North Vancouver
Age: 14
School: Sentinel Secondary School
Position: Goalkeeper
Current Club: WVFHC
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 8; My soccer team wanted something to do during the spring so we created a field hockey team
Biggest Inspiration: Hannah Haughn for teaching me how to balance school and being an athlete
Who do you admire most in sport? David Carter for his skills and inspiring shootout win against New Zealand
Long Term Sports Goals: To play field hockey at University
Biggest Sports Highlight: Making this team!
Fun Facts: I love travelling and want to go to Antarctica

Maeve Connorton

Hometown: Victoria
Age: 13
School: Gordon Head Middle School
Position: Forward or Midfield
Current Club: Youth Spring League Field Hockey
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 8; Joined with friends
Biggest Inspiration: My parents for supporting me and my brother
Who do you admire most in sport? Christine Sinclair for being a team leader and inspiring girls in sports
Long Term Sports Goals: To play for Team Canada
Biggest Sports Highlight: Going to Track & Field Provincials in Kamloops, making Field Hockey Team BC and beating a 200m record from 1973
Awards: 2015, Gwen Little Award for Most Improved Female in Track & Field

Victoria Davis

Hometown: West Vancouver
Age: 14
School: Sentinel Secondary School
Position: Forward/Midfield
Current Club: West Van Field Hockey Club
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 8; I started when I was very young and just carried on with it
Biggest Inspiration: Steph Norlander because she trained to her fullest and got herself where she is today
Who do you admire most in sport? In any sport I participate in, I look up to the coaches because they’re always looking out for us
Long Term Sports Goals: To become a Field Hockey player for the Canadian team
Biggest Sports Highlight: Being a part of Team BC
Accomplished Family Members: Mom – Netball U16 Provincial/National teams; Dad – Junior A Hockey player & Professional Referee

Alison Drummond

Hometown: North Vancouver
Age: 15
School: Handworth Secondary School
Position: Center Midfield
Current Club: WVFHC
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 6; My parents enrolled me in Spring League
Biggest Inspiration: Bethany Hamilton – She didn’t give up even when it seemed that everything had been taken away from her and she went on to become a professional surfer with one arm.
Who do you admire most in sport? Dad – I used to go watch him play when I was younger and he always gave 100% while trying to help others get better and have fun at the same time
Long Term Sports Goals: To play in University and for Team Canada
Biggest Sports Highlight: Being selected for Team BC
Accomplished Family Members: Grandfather – Captain of Scottish touring team (field hockey); Dad – Played at international level for Scottish Schoolboys (field hockey); Grandmother – received the British Empire Medal from the Queen for volunteering; Great Grandfather – Played Soccer for U15 Scottish Boys
Awards: 2017, Most Improved Player for my team

Chantal Eiwanger

Hometown: North Vancouver
Age: 12
Position: Midfield/Forward
Current Club: WVFHC
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 7; My mom encouraged me to start playing
Biggest Inspiration: My dad because he always does his best and helps me to do my best as well
Who do you admire most in sport? Alex Morgan because she is a great player and she always does her best
Long Term Sports Goals: To play for the Women’s National Field Hockey Team
Biggest Sports Highlight: Making the BC Provincial Field Hockey Team
Accomplished Family Members: My dad won the Canadian University National Championship for football. My sister has completed Grade 10 Piano, with First Class Honours.
Awards:
– 2015, First Class Honours with Distinction, Intermediate Rudiments Piano Theory
– 2016, First Class Honour with Distinction, Advanced Rudiments Piano Theory
– 2016, First Class Honours, Grade 7 Piano

Tessa Everett

Hometown: Tsawwassen
Age: 14
School: South Delta Secondary School
Position: Midfield/Forward
Current Club: South Delta Falcons
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 6; My older sisters did it and my parents put me in it because it looked like fun
Biggest Inspiration: My peer Campbell because she hurt her knee badly and had to leave soccer to heal but didn’t quit and now has made it into a high performance program
Who do you admire most in sport? Maddie Secco because she played at a high performance level while keeping her education
Long Term Sports Goals: To make a National team
Biggest Sports Highlight: Making the Provincial team this year
Accomplished Family Members: My dad has become a successful doctor in BC. My older sister achieved getting into McGill for her first year in University

Bhavneet Hothi

Hometown: Surrey
Age: 14
School: Tamanawis Secondary School
Position: Defender, Forward, Midfield
Current Club: Elite Field Hockey Club
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 11; My father decided to put me in hockey during the summer since he played hockey in his College years
Biggest Inspiration: Maartje Paumen 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.
What do you like most about sport? The teamwork and build up of the game because it is truly fascinating how every player on the field plays an equal role in getting a goal or winning the ball back
Long Term Sports Goals: Playing at the National Level
Career Aspirations: Neurologist
Favourite Quote: “Success is a Science; if you have the conditions, you get the result.” – Oscar Wilde

Khalia Landstad

Hometown: North Vancouver
Age: 15
School: Sentinel Secondary School
Position: Defence
Current Club: WVFHC Hurricanes
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 7; My mom thought it would be a fun thing to try out and I ended up loving it
Biggest Inspiration: My mom as she has always taught me determination and how to persevere through hard times
Who do you admire most in sport? Mathew Nosworthy because he’s an amazing coach and always has great words of encouragement when learning or struggling with a certain skill
Long Term Sports Goals: Receive a full scholarship for field hockey
Biggest Sports Highlight: Travelling with teams to different tournaments and getting the opportunity to play against new people
Favourite Quote: “The pain you feel today, will be the strength you feel tomorrow”

 

Elise MacDougall

Hometown: North Vancouver
Age: 15
School: Handsworth Secondary School
Position: Forward
Current Club: Sea-to-Sky
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 6; I wanted a new challenge
Biggest Inspiration: My mom because she always pushes me and has my best interest in mind
Who do you admire most in sport? Lindsey Vonn because she has overcome many injuries
Long Term Sports Goals: To play at the University level
Career Aspirations: Doctor
Favourite Quote: “Everything you need is already inside” – Bill Bowerman

Christina McDonald

Hometown: Richmond
Age: 15
School: Matthew McNair Secondary School
Position: Forward/Midfield
Current Club: Richmond Field Hockey Club
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 6; My mother signed me up
Long Term Sports Goals: Play on a University Field Hockey team
Biggest Sports Highlight: Achieving top grade 8 Athlete of the Year (2015/16)
Career Aspirations: Become a Doctor or a Biologist/Scientist
Awards:
– 2015/16 Top Grade 8 Athlete of the Year
– 2015/16 Top All Around Student – Grade 8

Gabi Reznik

Hometown: West Vancouver
Age: 15
School: West Vancouver Secondary School
Position: Midfield
Current Club: WVFHC
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 7; My mom registered me and my friends played as well
Long Term Sports Goals: To play to the best of my abilities for as long as possible
Accomplished Family Members: Father – Won Top Public Company CFO 2017 in BC, Manitoba Provincial Soccer Team (U15-U18), high level hockey and windsurfing. Mother – Ski Instructor, B.A. Hons, B.Ed, M.Ed
Awards: Bronze Medallion in Grade 8 (3rd Highest GPA in my grade at WVSS)

Shyana Ringma

Hometown: Victoria
Age: 13
School: Cedar Hill Middle School
Position: Forward/Midfield
Current Club: Victoria Field Hockey Association
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 7; Family friends introduced me to it
Biggest Inspiration: I look up to all my teammates because they are so amazing and such an inspiration. I learn new things from watching them play and it pushes me to work hard.
Who do you admire most in sport? My coaches throughout the years because they have made amazing accomplishments, such as University teams and Team Canada, and they have supported me so much along the way and always push me to do my best
Long Term Sports Goals: Playing for Team Canada
Biggest Sports Highlight: Making Team BC for Field Hockey
Accomplished Family Members: My mom competed at 3 National Curling Championships

Madisyn Styba

Hometown: Duncan
Age: 14
School: Cowichan Secondary School
Position: Midfield
Current Club: Cowichan Field Hockey Club
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 6; My parents put me in it
Who do you admire most in sport? Steph Curry because he is so focused, determined and amazing in his sport
Long Term Sports Goals: To continue making BC teams
Biggest Sports Highlight: Going to Basketball provincials & making the Royal Lions BC team
Favourite Quote: “It never gets easier, you just get better”

Kendall Thomson

Hometown: Victoria
Age: 14
School: Claremont High School
Position: Midfield/Forward
Current Club: Victoria Junior Field Hockey
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 10; My friends said it would be fun to try, and they were right!
Biggest Inspiration: My Nana because she is so cheerful and supportive and has taught me to be committed and positive in everything I do
Who do you admire most in sport? Shibby Shabaz, my previous Victoria Field Hockey coach because she was kind, skilled and fun
Long Term Sports Goals: To one day play at a National level in Field Hockey
Biggest Sports Highlight: When I was 12, I was going to quit soccer because I felt like I was the only girl on the team that was not good at soccer, but in the last game I scored a goal and from that day forward I decided I would never give up on myself in any sport or personal goal I have.
Awards:
– 2013-16 Academic Distinction, Academic Merit, Athletic Merit, Fine Arts Merit
– 2014 Sportsmanship Award – Prospect Lake Soccer Association
– 2016 Bill Herkes Special Service Award (for Volunteer Service)

Kristjana Walker

Hometown: North Vancouver
Age: 15
School: Handsworth Secondary School
Position: Defence/Midfield
Current Club: Rob Short Academy/WVFHC
Provincial Teams: 2015 T2T BC White (Reserve) & 2016 T2T BC Blue
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 6; My dad plays and coaches and I grew up watching my older sisters playing field hockey
Biggest Inspiration: My sisters
Long Term Sports Goals: Continue to be a competitive, high level field hockey player
Biggest Sports Highlight: Being invited to the FHC Talent ID camp in 2016
Awards:
– 2016, North Shore Junior Champion Field Hockey
– 2017, WVFHC Women’s Div 2 Champion
– 2017, MVP WVFHC Women’s Div 2 Team

Reserves

Julia Berk

Hometown: Victoria
Age: 12
School: Arbutus Middle School
Position: Defender/Midfielder
Current Club: Victoria Junior Field Hockey Association
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 5; My mom coaches in the Junior League and signed me up
Biggest Inspiration: My mom because she is a good role model who believes that you need to work hard to get better at the things you choose to do
Who do you admire most in sport? Kathleen Leahy because she is a really good player that has great work ethic. She is also super nice.
Long Term Sports Goals: To play field hockey at a high level
Biggest Sports Highlight: Being a part of the Team BC program.
Accomplished Family Members: Mother – Member of the Canadian Women’s Field Hockey team that participated at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics; Great Aunt – Oscar Award Winner

Sophie Kennedy

Hometown: North Vancouver
Age: 14
Current Club: WVFHC

 

 

 

 

Coaches

Chris Tyrell