U18 Girls Stags – Team BC

Ashton Aumen

Hometown: Duncan
Age: 17
School: Cowichan Secondary School
Position: Midfield/Defence
Current Club: Cowichan Field Hockey Association
Provincial Teams: 2014 U15 BC Yellow team and 2016 U18 BC Yellow team
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 11; I played for my Elementary school and I loved the sport so I decided to start playing Club
Who do you admire most in sport? Michael Jordan because he always worked so hard to be the best that he could have been
Long Term Sports Goals: To play for the University of Victoria
Biggest Sports Highlight: Winning AAA High School Provincial Championships two years in a row, 2016 and 2017
Awards:
– 2015 & 2016 Cowichan Secondary Athletic Award
– 2016 Senior Girls Basketball MVP

Jenna Berard

Hometown: Duncan
Age: 16
School: Cowichan Secondary School
Position: Midfield
Current Club: Cowichan Field Hockey Association
Provincial Teams: 2015 U15 BC Blue team and 2016 U18 BC Yellow team
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 5
Biggest Sports Highlight: Winning AAA High School Provincial Championships 2 years in a row
Career Aspirations: Research, Forensic or Sports Psychologist

Cara Butler

Hometown: Victoria
Age: 17
School: Oak Bay High School
Position: Anywhere/Midfield
Current Club: Victoria Lynx
Provincial Teams: 2015 U15 BC Blue team and 2016 U18 BC Yellow team
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 8
Biggest Inspiration: My teammate, Claire Church who has shown perseverance and dedication through her injury
Accomplished Family Members: Keith Butler, All-Canadian Cross Country/Track Athlete; Elise Butler, Captain of the UVic Vikes Soccer team; Susan Butler, UVic Vikes Cross Country/Track Athlete
Career Aspirations: Occupational Therapist

Hannah Craig

Hometown: Duncan
Age: 18
School: Frances Kelsey Secondary School
Future School: University of Victoria
Position: Defence
Current Club: Cowichan Field Hockey Club
Provincial Teams: 2016 U18 BC Yellow team
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 10 in Elementary school
Biggest Inspiration: My coaches because they all bring something a little different and have taught me so much
Long Term Sports Goals: To play at a Varsity level
Biggest Sports Highlight: Winning CalCup in 2014 & Placing 6th at High School Provincials for the past 2 years
Accomplished Family Members: My mum played Provincially in Cricket

Judy Cristante

Hometown: Saanichton
Age: 17
School: Oak Bay High School
Position: Anywhere
Current Club: Victoria Lynx
Provincial Teams: 2014 U15 BC White team, 2015 U15 BC Blue team, 2016 U18 BC Yellow team (Field Hockey), 2012 BC Summer Games (Soccer)
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 9; My mom put me into Spring League
Awards:
– 2016 Spirit Award
– 2016 Junior Athlete of the Year

Emma Dame

Hometown: Duncan
Age: 18
School: Cowichan Secondary School
Position: Midfield/Forward
Current Club: Cowichan Field Hockey Association
Provincial Teams: 2013 U15 BC White team, 2014 U15 BC Blue team, 2015 U18 BC White team, 2016 U18 BC Blue team
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 6; Kindergarten teacher introduced me to the game

Janet Dawson

Hometown: Victoria
Age: 15
School: Mount Douglas Secondary School
Position: Midfield or Forward
Current Club: Victoria Lynx II, Wildcats
Provincial Teams: 2016 U15 BC Blue Team
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 5; A family friend told me about it, and I fell in love with it instantly
Biggest Inspiration: Krista Thompson, my coach for as long as I can remember, has inspired me and kept me going as long as I have
Who do you admire most in Sport? P.K. Subban from the Nashville Predators because he gave so much back to his community before he got traded this past year. He donated millions of dollars to Children’s Hospitals and lead his new team to the Stanley Cup Finals.
Long Term Sports Goals: To play at the University level, as well as the National level
Biggest Sports Highlights: Making Team BC Blue last year
Accomplished Family Members: My brother played at the Junior level in Hockey
Awards:
– 2016 Athletic Award
– 2016 Honour Roll
– 2016 Volunteer Award

Robin Fleming

Hometown: Shawnigan Lake
Age: 18
School: Cowichan Secondary School
Future School: University of Victoria
Position: Goalkeeper
Current Club: Cowichan Field Hockey/Wildcats Premier Team
Provincial Teams: 2014 U15 BC Blue team, 2015 & 2016 U18 BC Blue team
National Teams: 2016 U21 Canadian National Team & Junior Development Squad
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 6 or 7; Ice Hockey didn’t go into the Spring, so I needed a new sport to play
Biggest Inspiration: My teammates because you get to share every moment with them and learn new things every day
Long Term Sports Goals: To play on the National Team and represent my country
Biggest Sports Highlight: Winning AAA Provincials with my High School team for the second year in a row & travelling to Trinidad for the Junior World Cup Qualifier
Awards:
– 2014 MVP of Field Hockey, Queen Margarets School
– 2016 MVP of Field Hockey, Cowichan Secondary School

Nicole Gaul

Hometown: Victoria
Age: 18
Current Club: Lynx Field Hockey Club
Provincial Teams: 2015 U18 BC White team (Reserve) & 2016 U18 BC Yellow team

 

 

Sara Goodman

Hometown: Duncan
Age: 17
School: Cowichan Secondary School
Position: Midfield & Defence
Current Club: Cowichan Field Hockey Club
Provincial Teams: 2013 & 2014 U15 BC Blue teams, 2015 U18 BC Blue team
National Teams: 2016 U21 Canadian National Team & Junior Development Squad
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 6; I started playing after watching my older sister play

Anna Mollenhauer

Hometown: Victoria
Age: 17
School: St. Michaels University School
Position: Midfield/Defence
Current Club: Victoria Wildcats, Lynx
Provincial Teams: 2013 U15 BC White team, 2014 U15 BC Blue team, 2015 & 2016 U18 BC Blue team
National Teams: Junior Development Squad
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 4
Accomplished Family Members: Mom played Field Hockey for Canada for 8 years, went to two Olympic Games, two World Cups and one Pan Am Games
Awards: 2016 Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award

Avery Nystedt

Hometown: North Saanich
Age: 16
School: Stellys Secondary School
Position: Defense
Current Club: Victoria Lynx
Provincial Teams: 2015 U15 BC White Reserve & 2016 U15 BC White Team
Began Playing Field Hockey: In 2011 on my school team
Biggest Inspiration: Malala Yousafzai because she shows strength through adversity and encourages others to be themselves and fight for their rights
Who do you admire most in Sport? Christine Sinclair because her work ethic and leadership skills are amazing.
Long Term Sports Goals: Play on a University Varsity team
Biggest Sports Highlight: Playing for Team BC
Favourite Quote: “It’s only after you’ve stepped outside your comfort zone that you begin to change, grow and transform”

Stefanie Sajko

Hometown: Victoria
Age: 16
School: Mount Douglas Secondary School
Current Club: Victoria Lynx
Position: Midfield
Provincial Teams: 2014 U15 BC White team, 2015 U15 BC Blue team, 2016 U18 BC Yellow team
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 7; My mom signed me up
Awards: 2016 All-Star Team, Lynx Division 2

Brecken Sales

Hometown: Victoria
Age: 15
School: Mount Douglas Secondary School
Position: Defence
Current Club: Victoria Lynx
Provincial Teams: 2016 U15 BC White team
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 Inspiration: My coaches Krista Thompson and Ali Lee, because they both have taught me so many skills that have made me the hockey player I am. They also push me to continue improvinng and growing both on and off the pitch.
Long Term Sports Goals: To play for the Canadian Women’s National team
Biggest Sports Highlight: Being selected to this year’s Island T2C team
Favourite Athlete: Ellen Hoog
Awards:
– 2013-15 MVP, Field Hockey, St. Margaret’s School
– 2014 Scholarship Winner, St. Margaret’s School
– 2015/16 Honour Roll, Mt. Douglas Secondary
– 2016/17 VILFHA Div 2 All-Star & MVP

Kyla Toljander

Hometown: Duncan
Age: 18
School: Frances Kelsey Secondary School
Position: Forward
Current Club: Cowichan Field Hockey Club
Provincial Teams: 2014 U15 BC Blue team & 2016 U18 BC Yellow team
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 9
Fun facts: Younger sister, Ashlyn, is on the U18 BC Lions team
Awards:

– 2010 Athlete of the Year
– 2013 Most Sportsmanlike
– 2013 Honour Roll
– 2013-16 Self-directed Learning

Jillian Wallace

Hometown: Duncan
Age: 16
School: Cowichan Secondary School
Position: Midfield
Provincial Teams: 2015 U15 BC Blue team & 2016 U18 BC Yellow team
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 7
Long Term Sports Goals: Play Field Hockey in University
Biggest Sports Highlight: Winning AAA Provincials two consecutive years for Field Hockey
Accomplished Family Members: Mark Wallace, older Brother, who is currently ranked 4th in the world for downhill mountain biking
Career Aspirations: Radiologist

Injured

Claire Church

Hometown: Victoria
Age: 16
School: Mount Douglas Secondary School
Position: Forward
Current Club: Island Wildcats
Provincial Teams: 2014 U15 BC Yellow team, 2015 U15 BC White team, 2016 U18 BC Yellow team
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 6
Biggest Sports Highlight: Bronze Medalist at the U16 Nationals in 2015
Favourite Quote: “Work until your idols become your rivals”

Coaches

Krista Thompson