U18 Girls Lions – Team BC

Carmen Andiel

Hometown: Victoria
Age: 18
Current Club: Victoria Lynx Field Hockey Club

 

 

 

 

Zoë Bown

Hometown: Ottawa (resides in Kelowna)
Age: 17
School: Kelowna Secondary School
Position: Midfield
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 14; Mum used to play and inspired me to try it out!
Biggest Inspiration: My mother, she is so involved in sport and my life and I am so grateful for her!
Who do you admire most in sport? My coaches who put in endless hours to help me improve
Long Term Sports Goals: Continue with field hockey and track & field, play/run varsity and continue living a healthy lifestyle
Biggest Sports Highlight: Making my first Provincial team
Accomplished Family Members: My mother, Shaunna Taylor, has a PhD in Sport Psychology
Awards:
– Top 10 Grade 10 Student at KSS

Alyssa Brooks

Hometown: Port Moody
Age: 15
School: Dr. Charles Best Secondary School
Position: Centre Mid/Defense
Current Club: Tri-City Field Hockey Club
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 6; My Aunt played and recommended it to my Mom. I had brilliant coaches from the start that encouraged me to continue.
Biggest Inspiration: Malala Yousafzai because she fought when she knew the odds were against her and never gave up hope, which is a hard task in her conditions.
Who do you admire most in sport? Jamie Dwyer because he loves his sport and plays at a different level. You can tell he’s constantly thinking on the field “what can I do to carry my team.” I admire how consistently he can finish.
Long Term Sports Goals: I would like to receive a scholarship to a great University and continue my passion. I like the programs at Penn State and UBC.
Biggest Sports Highlight: Black Belt in Shotokan Karate
Awards: 2015/16 & 2016/17 Honour Roll with Distinction

Grace DeMug

Hometown: Kelowna
Age: 17
School: Kelowna Secondary School
Position: Midfield or Forward
Current Club: KSS (school team), Okanagan Valley Field Hockey
Provincial Teams: 2015 U15 BC Blue Team, 2016 U18 BC White Team
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 10; My Dad coaches
Who do you admire most in sport? Danielle Hennig because she is an amazing field hockey player and is from Kelowna
Long Term Sports Goals: Play Field Hockey at University
Biggest Sports Highlight: Winning medals at the U15 & U18 National Championships
Accomplished Family Members: My Sister, Claire, is on the UVic Vikes Basketball team
Awards: 2014, 2015 & 2016 Athlete of the Year

Grace Fecht

Hometown: Kelowna
Age: 17
School: Kelowna Secondary School
Position: Defense
Current Club: Okanagan Field Hockey Club
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 6, but then didn’t play again until age 12; My family moved to Victoria in 2006 and my dad coached in the Victoria Junior Field Hockey program
Biggest Inspiration: My amazing support system including my coaches and my mom. Their dedication, love and kindness has always been something I have not taken for granted because they’re the reason I stay inspired doing the things I love.
Who do you admire most in sport? My dad because every year he has always been my coach and my main motivator. For as long as I can remember, I always strive to be as great as him in field hockey.
Long Term Sports Goals: Continue to play on Provincial teams and play for a Varsity level field hockey team
Biggest Sports Highlight: Making Team BC for two different sports – in 2012 for Gymnastics and this year for Field Hockey
Accomplished Family Members: My dad completed the Boston Marathon, Penticton Ironman and the Canadian Death Race Ultra-Marathon. My mom is a published author and an international professional speaker.

Jessica Goodfellow

Hometown: Delta
Age: 18
School: South Delta Secondary School
Position: Anywhere
Current Club: Delta Falcons Field Hockey Club
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 9; When I moved to BC from Calgary I was eager to join any soccer team, that is when a few of my new friends introduced me to field hockey! I joined their Spring League team and from the first practice I was hooked!
Biggest Inspiration: My parents because they have never forced me into anything and have always let me try whatever sport I would like. They have always encouraged me to do my best and are always there on the sidelines cheering me on!
Long Term Sports Goals: To play Field Hockey at a professional level and be on a National team!
Biggest Sports Highlight: A tie between winning back the Fraser Valley title with my Senior School Field Hockey team, or when my League Soccer team won Provincials last summer (2016) and I scored the Gold Medal winning goal. Both of these were huge wins to me not only because we won but because our teams had really come together and worked hard to get the titles.
Accomplished Family Members: My mum, Lisa Goodfellow, represented the County of Somerset, England in Track & Field
Awards:
– 2009, Delta District Champion (Aggregate)
– 2009 & 2010, Regional Track Aggregate
– 2012, Outstanding Student in Athletics, Community & Schoolwork Award
– 2013, Athlete of the Year
– 2013, Honour Roll
– 2013 & 2014, Athletic Achievement Award – Soccer
– 2013, 2015 & 2016, Athletic Achievement Award – Field Hockey
– 2015, Goal of the Year – Field Hockey

Camryn Haines

Hometown: Fruitvale
Age: 15
Position: Forward
Current Club: J. L. Crowe Hawks
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 14; One day my friend convinced me to try it and I fell in love
Biggest Inspiration: My best friend – she encourages me every day!
Who do you admire most in sport? Thea Culley because she was determined and she never gave up on what she loved
Long Term Sports Goals: Play for Team Canada
Biggest Sports Highlight: Making this team
Accomplished Family Members: My cousin Trevor Johnson plays for the Manchester Storm Elite Ice Hockey League
Awards:
– 2010 & 2012, Athlete of the Year
– 2017 Calgary Dinos Field Hockey Tournament MVP

Tara Hamilton

Hometown: North Vancouver
Age: 16
School: Handsworth Secondary School
Position: Forward/Midfield
Current Club: WVFHC, Rob Short Coaching Academy
Provincial Teams: 2016 U15 BC Blue Team
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 6; I joined Spring League with all my friends when I started Elementary School
Biggest Inspiration: My parents because they are successful athletes and have inspired me to push myself to the best of my abilities
Long Term Sports Goals: To make the Canadian National team or play for a University in the United States
Biggest Sports Highlights:
– 2016 U15 BC Blue: Canadian National Championships Silver Medalists, India Club Tournament Gold Medalists
– NSSSAA Champions: Handsworth Junior Field Hockey team
– Vancouver Women’s League Division 2 Champions
– Gold Medal in several Figure Skating competitions at the Senior Bronze level
Awards:
– 2011, Best Citizenship Award – Vancouver Skating Club
– 2016, Rob Short Spring Academy Top Performer

Emily Jackson

Hometown: Victoria
Age: 16
School: Oak Bay High School
Position: Midfield/Defense
Provincial Teams: 2016 U15 BC White Team
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 13; I tried it at school for fun and fell in love
Long Term Sports Goals: Play Field Hockey for UVIC or UBC
Biggest Sports Highlight: Making a BC Team 2 years in a row
Favourite Quote: “Hard work beats talent when talent does not work hard”

Lonica McKinney

Hometown: Roblin, Manitoba (resides in Kelowna)
Age: 15
School: Kelowna Secondary School
Position: Forward/Midfield
Current Club: Okanagan Field Hockey Club
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 12; High school girls came to my school to introduce girls to the sport and I tried it out and found my new passion
Biggest Inspiration: My coach, Arnar Bernhardsson because he puts all of his time and effort into our team and is so dedicated to his athletes. He is always willing to help in any way he can, whether that be on the field or giving life advice and he has practically become my second dad.
Who do you admire most in Sport? Dani Hennig because she was once in my shoes and now she is where I wish to be. She went to KSS and she played for the same coach that I am playing for, so I can relate to her and know that my goal is achievable.
Long Term Sports Goal: Play Field Hockey for Team Canada
Biggest Sports Highlights: Field Hockey – Silver at 2016 Provincials; Baseball – Gold at 2015 Western Canadians, Bronze at 2016 Nationals; Ice Hockey – Won 2016 Tier 1 Bantam Provincials; Ski Jumping – Nailed a 360 jump; Figure Skating – 4 Golds and a Silver at 2012 Regionals
More about me: Sports are what I love.  Being from a small town in Manitoba that had long winters, I grew up in the rinks, at the ski hill and on the diamond, with dance classes mixed in through the winters.  Most sports I started at age 3.  My family loves being busy and active.  I love travelling and learning about the ways that others live.
Awards:
– 2011-13 Gold Medal at Manitoba Science Fair
– 2011-17 Principal’s List
– 2012 Student of the Year, Intermountain School Division – Manitoba
– 2017 Top Overall Grade 10 Student, Grade 10 Female Sportsmanship Award, Top Student in Pre-Calculus 10

Bailey Mitchell

Hometown: Delta
Age: 17
School: South Delta Secondary School
Position: Midfield
Current Club: Delta Falcons Field Hockey Club
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 6; My parents put me in Field Hockey
Biggest Inspiration: My high school coaches because they have helped me grow so much as both a player and a person. One has been on the Junior National team and the other has coached for so many years at high levels.
Who do you admire most in sport? All the girls on the Women’s National team because when I watch them play it reminds me of how talents and driven I aspire to be and how much work and dedication I need to put into becoming the best I can possibly be.
Long Term Sports Goals: To play Field Hockey in University
Biggest Sports Highlight: When I received the award for “Commitment and Leadership” for my school team and when we placed 3rd at the AAA Provincial Championships
Awards:
– 2016, Commitment & Leadership Award
– 2016, Most Inspirational Player Award

Sasha Sander

Hometown: North Vancouver
Age: 17
School: Windsor Secondary School
Position: Goalkeeper
Current Club: WVFHC
Provincial Teams: 2015 U15 BC Blue team & 2016 U18 BC Yellow team
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 8, but switched to full time keeper when I was 14
Who do you admire most in Sport? Christine Sinclair because she was so successful at such a young age
Long Term Sports Goals: Play Field Hockey at University
Biggest Sports Highlight: Making the U15 BC Blue team in my first year as a goalkeeper
Accomplished Family Members: My Mom was a Synchronized swimmer at the National level
Awards:
– Honours with Disctinction – Windsor Secondary School
– First All Star – North Shore High School Field Hockey

Ashlyn Toljander

Hometown: Duncan
Age: 15
School: Frances Kelsey Secondary School
Position: Midfield/Forward
Provincial Teams: 2016 U15 BC Blue team
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 7; My parents signed me up with my older sister
Long Term Sports Goals: Playing Field Hockey for a University
Biggest Sports Highlight: Making Team BC
Fun Facts: Older sister Kyla is on the U18 BC Yellow team

Cordel Tromp

Hometown: Pretoria (resides in Victoria)
Age: 15
School: St. Michael’s University School
Position: Midfield
Provincial Teams:
– 2016 U15 BC Yellow team
– Gauteng Provincial Field Hockey Team, Cross Country and Track & Field
Began Playing Field Hockey: In Grade 6
Long Term Sports Goals: Play Field Hockey for Team Canada
Awards: 2014 Pretoria Junior Field Hockey – Best Player Award

Arica Windsor

Hometown: Duncan
Age: 15
School: Cowichan Secondary School
Position: Midfield/Forward
Current Club: Cowichan Field Hockey Club
Began Playing Field Hockey: In U10
Long Term Sports Goals: Play in University
Career Aspirations: Athletic Therapist
Other Sports: Ice Hockey

Natalie Winter

Hometown: Coquitlam
Age: 17
School: Charles Best Secondary School
Future School: York University
Position: Midfield, Defense, Forward
Current Club: India Club Premier
Provincial Teams: 2014 U15 BC Yellow Team, 2016 U18 BC Yellow Team
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 6; Since my Soccer season was over, my Dad signed me up for Field Hockey to keep me busy
Biggest Inspiration: Niki Best & Nicole Godman because they both went to my high school and helped guide me through everything. They are both playing for Canadian Universities and are very talented athletes.
Who do you admire most in Sport? Bethany Hamilton because her perseverance shows that she is an amazing athlete and speaker
Long Term Sports Goals: Canadian University for Field Hockey, Canadian National Indoor/Outdoor team
Biggest Sports Highlight: Playing in the World Youth Hockey Tournament in Amsterdam, Matt Underwood Tournament Champions Lacrosse, Tourneo Del Reyes, Barcelona, Spain
Awards:
– 2014 District AAA Senior High School Champion
– 2015 Athlete of the Year – Grade 10 Female
– 2016 Tournament MVP at AAA Provincials
– Most Outstanding Player of the Game – Webber Naturals
– MVP Coquitlam Adanac Tournament
– Excellence in Physical Education

Reserves

Sophia Berk

Hometown: Victoria
Age: 15
School: Oak Bay High School
Position: Defender
Current Club: Victoria
Provincial Teams: 2016 U15 BC White team
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 5; My mom started coaching Spring League and I played on her team
Biggest Inspiration: My mother because she was an amazing Field Hockey player and is now an amazing coach to me
Long Term Sports Goals: To play on a University team
Biggest Sports Highlight: Making Team BC 2 years in a row
Accomplished Family Members: My mother was an Olympic Field Hockey player for Team Canada at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona
Favourite Athlete: Kathleen Leahy

Chloe Coleman

Hometown: Vancouver
Age: 16
School: Lord Byng Secondary School
Position: Goalkeeper
Current Club: Vancouver Hawks Field Hockey Club
Provincial Teams: 2016 U18 BC White team
Long Term Sports Goals: To one day play for Varsity and maybe later for the National team
Career Aspirations: Anthropologist / something to do with History

Claire Kim

Hometown: West Vancouver
Age: 16
School: Sentinel Secondary School
Position: Midfield/Defense
Current Club: WVFHC Red Robins
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 6; I joined Spring League
Biggest Inspiration: My Mom because she inspires me to try my best and persevere
Who do you admire most in Sport? Roger Federer because he makes everything look effortless and never gives up
Long Term Sports Goals: Play Field Hockey in University and play for life
Biggest Sports Highlight: Winning my first match in U16 Tennis Nationals
Provincial Teams: U14 & U16 BC Teams for Tennis
Awards: 2015 & 2016 Honour Roll

Priya Kooner-Lalli

Hometown: Vancouver
Age: 17
Current Club: Vancouver Hawks Field Hockey Club

 

 

 

 

Ashley Kowal

Hometown: Kelowna
Age: 17
School: Kelowna Secondary School
Position: Goalkeeper
Current Club: Okanagan Field Hockey Club
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 13; I started playig Field Hockey in Grade 7 as part of the school team
Biggest Inspiration: My high school Field Hockey coach, Arnar Bernhardsson as he is the one that got me into the keeper position and believes in me
Who do you admire most in Sport? Dave Carter, Olympic Field Hockey Goalie for Team Canada, because he has worked very hard to achieve his goals
Long Term Sports Goals: Play as a Goalie for a University team
Biggest Sports Highlight: Winning the Shootout in Semi-Finals during Provincials 2016
Provincial Teams: Team BC for Ringette
Awards:
– 2015 Top Female Athlete at Dr. Knox Middle School
– 2016 Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award
– 2009 – 2017, Honour Roll
– 2009 – 2017, Work Ethic Award

Emma Whittaker

Hometown: Victoria
Age: 15
School: Oak Bay High School
Position: Midfield/Forward
Current Club: Victoria Lynx
Provincial Teams: 2016 U15 BC White team
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 9; Joined with friends
Biggest Inspiration: Milena Gaiga because of her passion and love of Field Hockey
Long Term Sports Goals: Play Collegiate level Field Hockey
Accomplished Family Members: Great-Grandfather is in the BC Sports Hall of Fame and the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame; Uncle played Rugby for Team Canada for 6 years

Coaches

Bubli Chohan

Hannah Haughn