U15 Girls Stags – Team BC

Birkley Anderson

Hometown: Duncan
Age: 14
School: Cowichan High School
Position: Midfield
Current Club: Cowichan Field Hockey Club
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 5; My sister played and I wanted to do what she did
Awards:
– 2014 Aggregate for Track & Field
– 2015 Gymnast All Around
– 2016 Women’s League First Team All Star
– 2016 Rookie of the Year (Indoor)

Julia Boraston

Hometown: Victoria
Age: 12
School: Arbutus Global Middle School
Position: Defence/Midfield
Current Club: Victoria Junior Field Hockey League
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 4; Most of my family plays Field Hockey, and I joined the Junior League at a young age
Biggest Inspiration: My sister Natalie because of all her contributions to Field Hockey
Biggest Sports Highlights: 1st place City Record in 4×100 track relay (2013), 2nd in City for Long Jump (2016), making the VIPL Soccer Team (2017) and making this BC team
Accomplished Family Members: My sister, Natalie, played Field Hockey on Team BC for 3 years

Jenna Goodman

Hometown: Duncan
Age: 14
School: Cowichan Secondary School
Position: Defence/Midfield
Current Club: Cowichan Field Hockey Club
Provincial Teams: 2016 U15 BC Yellow team
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 6; My sisters played so I wanted to join
Who do you admire most in sport? My sister Sara because she has accomplished so much in Field Hockey and she has ended up where I want to be someday
Long Term Sports Goals: Play Varsity Field Hockey
Biggest Sports Highlight: Making a Provincial team two years in a row
Accomplished Family Members: Sara Goodman (sister) is on the Junior Development Squad and represented Canada at the Junior Pan Am Games
Awards:
– 2016 Indoor Field Hockey Rookie of the Year
– 2017 Bronze Medal, Califonia Cup

Anya Hermant

Hometown: Duncan
Age: 15
School: Cowichan Secondary School
Position: Defence
Current Club: Cowichan Field Hockey Club
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 8; My friends played so I wanted to join
Accomplished Family Members: Dad, Provincially Seeded Badminton Player (Ontario); Second Cousin, National Level Field Hockey Player

 

Libby Hogg

Hometown: Victoria
Age: 14
School: Oak Bay High School
Position: Midfield, Defence
Current Club: Lynx, VILFHA
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 7; It was a fun, spring activity
Biggest Inspiration: Sophie De Goede because she is very successful in all sports she plays
Long Term Sports Goals: To compete Nationally
Biggest Sports Highlight: Being selected to Team BC Stags
Awards: 2016-17 All-Star Team, Division 2

Lexi Knight

Hometown: Victoria
Age: 14
School: Oak Bay High School
Position: Midfield, Defense
Current Club: Sailors, VJFHA
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 4; I have been playing Field Hockey ever since I can remember. Both my parents play.
Biggest Inspiration: Silken Laumann, a Victoria Olympic Rower whose leg was severely injured before the 1992 Olympics, but came back to win a Bronze Medal. When things get hard, she gives me strength to keep going.
Long Term Sports Goal: Play for a Varsity team
Favourite Athlete: Anita Punt (McLaren), a New Zealand Field Hockey Player
Biggest Sports Highlight: Playing on the Senior Oak Bay High School Field Hockey team in Grade 9 and making it to Provincials for the first time in four years
Accomplished Family Members: Mom – Varsity Fencing team (U of T); Dad – Varsity Water Polo team (UVic), Varsity Indoor Field Hockey team (McMaster), Premier League Field Hockey in Auckland

Chloe Langkammer

Hometown: Duncan
Age: 15
School: Cowichan Secondary School
Position: Midfield/Forward
Current Club: Cowichan Field Hockey Club
Provincial Teams: 2016 U15 BC Blue team
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 6; My sister and cousin played
Biggest Inspiration: My sister because she is dedicated to Field Hockey and a great role model
What do you like most about sport? The dedication and time involved
Long Term Sports Goals: Junior Canadian Field Hockey Team
Biggest Sports Highlight: Making Team BC Blue
Accomplished Family Members: Sister, Stefanie, played for Team BC and the UVic Vikes
Awards: 2016 Indoor Field Hockey Rookie of the Year

Nicola Leech

Hometown: Cobble Hill
Age: 15
School: Frances Kelsey Secondary School
Position: Goalkeeper
Current Club: Cowichan Field Hockey Association
Provincial Teams: 2016 U15 BC Yellow team
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 6; I was given a stick for my 6th birthday and started playing Spring League
Accomplished Family Members: Jed Leech, Waterskiing, ranked 11th in the world

Sophie Miranda

Hometown: Cobble Hill
Age: 15
School: Shawnigan Lake School
Position: Midfield
Current Club: Cowichan Field Hockey Club
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 6; After watching my big sister play
Biggest Inspiration: My mom because she is always there for me and is my biggest fan
Long Term Sports Goals: Represent Canada or University level
Accomplished Family Members: Mom – Swam Nationally; Dad – Doctor, played University Soccer
Awards:
– 2014 Athlete of the Year
– 2016 Top Average in Grade

Maddy Mittelsteadt

Hometown: Kelowna (resides in Victoria)
Age: 14
School: Claremont Secondary School
Position: Midfielder
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 12; My parents encouraged me to try Field Hockey in grade 7
Biggest Inspiration: My parents – they work very hard and support me in any direction I want to go
Who do you admire most in sport? Christine Sinclair because she excelled in her sport at an early age and has shaped Women’s Soccer in Canada
Long Term Sports Goals: To play Field Hockey at the National level
Biggest Sports Highlight: I scored the winning goal in my last Ringette tournament to win Gold
Accomplished Family Members: My dad played Soccer for UVic; My Uncle played in the WHL and won the Memorial Cup
Awards: 2016 Campbell Female Athlete of the Year, Royal Oak Middle School

Elle Nelson

Hometown: Victoria
Age: 14
Position: Forward/Midfield
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 8; My mom heard about it from a friend and signed me up to get me out of the house
Long Term Sports Goals: Play on a University Field Hockey team
Who do you admire most in Sport? Wayne Gretzky because he was always passionate about his sport and fiercely determined to win at all costs
Accomplished Family Members: My dad is a triathlete who has completed several Ironmans. He is also an avid runner and cyclist, he even once came 12th in the Vancouver Marathon.

Nadine Reis

Hometown: Victoria
Age: 14
School: Saint Michaels University School
Position: Forward or Midfield
Current Club: Victoria Lynx
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 9 or 10; My mom received a pamphlet for a free trial Field Hockey day at UVic. I loved it and began playing.
Biggest Inspiration: My teammates on all teams because their determination and skill drives me to want to be better for them, and for me
Who do you admire most in Sport? Terry Fox because of his persistence to do what is right as an athlete and as a person is inspiring
Long Term Sports Goals: I aspire to one day be on the National Field Hockey team and to play in University
Awards: Won “Best Delegate” at a Brentwood Model UN conference

Ava Smith

Hometown: Duncan
Age: 14
School: Cowichan Secondary School
Position: Defence
Current Club: Cowichan Field Hockey Association
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 7; By listening to the constant excitement in the Valley
Biggest Inspiration: The Senior girls who have maintained an exceptional level of sport in Cowichan
Long Term Sports Goals: To get a Scholarship
Biggest Sports Highlight: Attended Basketball Provincials in 2016
Awards: 2017 Ladies Indoor Rookie of the Year

Suzie Stone

Hometown: Victoria
Age: 14
School: SMUS
Biggest Inspiration: Thea Culley because I heard her talk at Provincials. She talked to us about the ups and downs of her career. Hearing her talk about not making the teams she wanted but then constantly trying again and having success, I was inspired to always try my best and not give up if I didn’t make a team
Long Term Sports Goals: Play Field Hockey at the University Level
Biggest Sports Highlight: School Senior Field Hockey team success

Nora Struchtrup

Hometown: Victoria
Age: 14
School: Oak Bay High School
Position: Forward/Midfield
Current Club: Victoria Lynx
Provincial Teams: 2016 U15 BC White team
Began Playing Field Hockey: In 2012
Long Term Sports Goals: Canadian National team
Favourite Athlete: Lidewij Welten (Dutch Field Hockey Player)

Brooke Taylor

Hometown: Victoria
Age: 14
Current Club: VJFHA

 

 

 

 

Coaches

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