U18 Girls Stags – Team BC

Birkley Anderson

Hometown: Duncan
Age: 15
School: Shawnigan Lake Secondary School
Career Aspirations: Law
Position: Midfield/Defense
Current Club: Shawnigan School
Provincial Teams: 2016 U15 BC Blue team, 2017 U15 BC Stags (Field Hockey), 2018 Rugby
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 5; My sister played
Who do you admire most in sport? Kathleen Leahy because she is very aggressive
Long Term Sports Goals: University & National Team
Biggest Sports Highlight: Winning Rugby (2018) and Field Hockey (2017) Provincials
Awards:
– 2016 AAA Field Hockey
– 2016 Field Hockey Nationals (2nd),
– 2017 Field Hockey Nationals (3rd)

Cara Butler

Hometown: Victoria
Age: 18
School: Oak Bay High School
Career Aspirations: Become an Occupational Therapist
Position: Midfield
Current Club: Lynx
Provincial Teams: 2015 U15 BC Blue team, 2016 U18 BC Yellow team, 2017 U18 BC Stags
Began Playing Field Hockey: 2008
Long Term Sports Goals: Play varsity field hockey
Biggest Sports Highlight: Winning the Senior Girls BC High School Cross Country Championship in 2017
Other Sports: Cross country, Track and Field, Soccer

Judy Cristante

Hometown: Saanichton
Age: 18
School: Oak Bay High School
Position: Any
Current Club: Rebels
Provincial Teams: 2014 U15 BC White team, 2015 U15 BC Blue team, 2016 U18 BC Yellow team, 2017 U18 BC Stags
National Teams: Field Hockey National ID camps
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 9; My mom put me into Spring League
Biggest Inspiration: My Parents and my Grandma Judy. They have showed me that hardwork is one of the best gifts in sports, to always follow your dreams and to always stay humble
Long Term Sports Goals: To make UVIC Field Hockey Team
Biggest Sports Highlight: When my Oak Bay Field Hockey team made it to BC’s
Accomplished Family Members: Mom, Dad and extended family
Awards:
– 2016: Female athlete of the year
– 2016: Spirit award

Janet Dawson

Hometown: Victoria
Age: 16
School: Mount Douglas Secondary School
Career Aspirations: Lawyer
Position: Midfield/Forward
Current Club: Lynx
Provincial Teams: 2015 U15 BC White team, 2016 U15 BC Blue team, 2017 U18 BC Stags
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 5; A family friend used to play it, so I got involved
Biggest Inspiration: My teammates who have pushed and challenged me in games and practices. They have made me a better player
Who do you admire most in sport: P.K. Subban from the Nashville Predators because he gave so much back to his community, before and after being traded last year. His kind personality on top of his outstanding stick skills makes him admirable
Long Term Sports Goals: University level field hockey
Biggest Sports Highlight:Being a part of Team BC
Accomplished Family Members: Brother, played Junior level ice hockey, and is now playing at the University of British Columbia
Awards:
– 2016/2017 Volunteer Award
– 2016/2017 Athletic Award
– 2016/2017 Honor Roll
– 2017 Strength and Conditioning Award

Jenna Goodman

Hometown: Duncan
Age: 15
School: Cowichan Secondary School
Career Aspirations: Medicine
Position: Defence
Current Club: Cowichan Field Hockey Club
Provincial Teams: 2016 U15 BC Yellow team, 2017 U15 BC Stags
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 6; My sister played and I loved watching and thought it would be fun
Biggest Inspiration: I admire my sister Sara because of her success in the sport and because she has always been the biggest role model for me
Long Term Sports Goals: Play for Canada
Accomplished Family Members: Sara (sister)- she is on the junior development squad and has played for the national team in chile and is playing with them right now in mexico for world league 1
Awards: 2016 Indoor Rookie of the Year

Tayler Guy

Hometown: Victoria
Age: 16
School: Mount Douglas Secondary School
Career Aspirations: Neo Natal Nurse practitioner
Position: Goalkeeper
Current Club: Lynx
Provincial Teams: 2016 U15 BC White Team
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 7; Parents threw me in for fun and I fell in love immediately
Who do you admire most in sport: Krista Thomson. She’s pushed me to not only be a better goalie but a better athlete by encouraging me to be one step ahead and push 10x harder than anyone else. If I ever need help with anything from a tough situation to difficulty with my techique she has ways to help. Truly an amazing coach I’m so lucky to have her
Long Term Sports Goals: Varsity hockey while completing my university degree
Biggest Sports Highlight: Making team BC/Athletic excellence 2016/17-2017/18
Awards:
– 2016/17: Honours
– 2016/17 and 2017/18: Athletic excellence

Anya Hermant

Hometown: Duncan
Age: 16
School: Cowichan Secondary School
Career Aspirations: Health Sciences
Position: Defense
Current Club: Cowichan Field Hockey Club
Provincial Teams: 2016 U15 BC White team, 2017 U15 BC Stags
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 7 or8; I started in grasshoppers here in Cowichan when some friends in my class joined
Biggest Inspiration: Sara Goodman because she has shown that someone from the same small town as me can excel in field hockey and make the National Team
Who do you admire most in sport: Kate Gillis because she is the most internationally experienced athlete ever with the Women’s National field hockey team
Long Term Sports Goals: National Team
Biggest Sports Highlights:Winning gold at our last regional tournament, and getting bronze at Nationals 2017
Accomplished Family Members: Dad, Provincially Seeded Badminton Player
Awards: 2017 MVP for Cowichan Secondary Junior Field Hockey Team

Libby Hogg

Hometown: Victoria
Age: 15
School: Oak Bay High School/Canadian Sport School
Position: Midfield/Defense
Current Club: Lynx, VILFHA
Provincial Teams: 2017 U15 BC Stags (Field Hockey), 2018 U16 Elite Youth 7’s (Rugby)
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 7; My mom signed me up for spring league
Biggest Inspiration: Sophie De Goede, because she plays two sports at varsity level and she works hard for all her success, very inspiring athlete
Long Term Sports Goals: Play varsity field hockey, National Team
Biggest Sports Highlight: Playing for U16 BC Girls Rugby in Las Vegas; Playing for U15 BC Girls Field Hockey – winning Bronze 2017
Awards:
– 2016/17 Division 2 All-Star VILFHA
– 2017/18 Division 1 All-Star VILFHA

Emily Jackson

Hometown: Victoria
Age: 17
School: Oak Bay High School
Position: Midfield/Defence
Current Club: Lynx Field Hockey Club
Provincial Teams: 2016 U15 BC White team, 2017 U18 BC Lions
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 13; I tried it at school and fell in love
Long Term Sports Goals: Play field hockey for UBC or UVic


Chloe Langkammer

Hometown: Duncan
Age: 16
School: Cowichan Secondary School
Position: Forward
Current Club: Cowichan Field Hockey Club
Provincial Teams: 2016 U15 BC Blue team, 2017 U15 BC Stags
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 6; My cousin and sister played, so I looked up to them
Biggest Inspiration: My sister because she is hard working and determined
Who do you admire most in sport: My teammates for pushing each other to be the best we can
Long Term Sports Goals: UVic Vikes Field Hockey
Biggest Sports Highlight: Scoring in semifinals of school Provincials 2016/17
Awards:
– 2017: Cowichan Secondary Rookie of the Year for Field Hockey
– 2018: V.I.L.F.H.A Junior Achievement Award

Sophie Miranda

Hometown: Cobble Hill
Age: 16
School: Shawnigan Lake School
Career Aspirations: Medical Doctor
Position: Midfield
Current Club: Cowichan Field Hockey Club
Provincial Teams: 2017 U15 BC Stags; Provincial soccer
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 8; Watched my older sister Nyah from a young age
Long Term Sports Goals: Play varsity level sports, play for my country
Biggest Sports Highlight: Provincial level field hockey and soccer
Favourite Quote: “Wherever you are, be all there”
Awards: 
– 2015-2017: Top Academic Students
– 2015-2017: Top Athlete
– 2016: Track Aggregate

Melanie Robertson

Hometown: Duncan
Age: 16
School: Cowichan Secondary School
Position: Midfield/Defence
Current Club: Cowichan Field Hockey
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 8
Long Term Sports Goals: Play for a University/College team
Biggest Sports Highlight: Gold at BC High School Provincials, making a BC Field Hockey Team, Gold at the Train 2 Compete Tournament, Gold at U15 BC Club Championships
Awards: 
– 2016/2017 Junior Female Athlete of the Year
– Honour roll

Stefanie Sajko

Hometown: Victoria
Age: 17
School: Mount Douglas Secondary School
Current Club: Victoria Lynx
University Team: Try out for the UVic Women’s Field Hockey Team
Position: Midfield
Provincial Teams: 2014 U15 BC White team, 2015 U15 BC Blue team, 2016 U18 BC Yellow team, 2017 U18 BC Stags
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 7; My mom signed me up after my first season of soccer
Biggest Inspiration: My friend Sam Woodland as she has been a role model for me in school, sports and life.
Who do you admire most in sport: Draymond Green for his hard work ethic and determination
Long Term Sports Goals: Play for the UVic Vikes and play field hockey in different countries
Biggest Sports Highlight: Winning gold at California Cup and being invited to the FHC Selection Camp in May 2018
Awards:
– 2016 All-Star Team, Lynx Division 2
– 2017 Most Outstanding Grade 11 Female Athlete at Mount Doug
– 2017 and 2018 Mount Doug Girl’s Field Hockey MVP
– 2017 and 2018 Division 1 All-star at VILFHA
– 2018 Most Outstanding Grade 12 Female Athlete (Stephanie Doney Trophy) at Mount Doug
– 2018 C.E Hibbert Trophy (Most Outstanding Player in the League) at VILFHA

Brecken Sales

Hometown: Victoria
Age: 16
School: Mount Douglas Secondary School
Career Aspirations: Oncologist
Position: Defence
Current Club: Victoria Lynx
Provincial Teams: 2016 U15 BC White team, 2017 U18 BC Stags
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 8; When I was in Grade 2, my friend wanted me to play with her in the Junior League. I went to the “Try it for Free Day” and I loved it!
Biggest Sports Highlight: Winning third at Nationas in 2017, and being invited to the U18 ID camp
Favourite Athlete: Ellen Hoog
Awards: 2016/17 VILFHA Div 2 All-Star & MVP

Ava Smith

Hometown: Duncan
Age: 15
School: Cowichan Secondary School
Position: Defense
Current Club: Cowichan Field Hockey Club
Provincial Teams: 2017 U15 BC Stags
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 6, Cowichan Spring League u-10
Biggest Inspiration: My mom because she is an inspiration in my everyday life
Long Term Sports Goals: To continue with sports in post-secondary
Biggest Sports Highlight: Going to California in 2017 with my Cowichan team
Awards:
– 2016 Most Reliable Junior
– 2017 Indoor Rookie of the Year

Arica Windsor

Hometown: Duncan
Age: 16
School: Cowichan Secondary School
Career Aspirations: Dietitian
Position: Forward
Current Club: Cowichan Field Hockey/Cowichan Secondary
Provincial Teams: 2017 U18 BC Lions
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 9; Joined after watching my cousin play because it looked fun
Long Term Sports Goals: Play in University
Biggest Sports Highlight: Making Team BC in my first year doing the program

 

Coaches

Ali Lee

Andy Rushton