U15 Girls Lions – Team BC

Sydney Bojic

Hometown: Coquitlam
Age: 14
School: Heritage Woods Secondary
Position: Forward / Midfield
Current Club: Tri City Eagles
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 5; I wanted to play a sport during the soccer off season
Long Term Sports Goals: University scholarship and play for the National team
Biggest Sports Highlights: Making Team BC for field hockey. Top scorer on my women’s fall team and top scorer on my junior team the past 7 years.
Other Sports: Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball
Favourite Athlete: Alex Morgan
Awards: 
– 2019 – Top Scorer T2T Festival
– 2018/2019 – Honors with Distinction
– 2018/2019 – Hardest Worker Spanish 9
– 2018/2019 – Regional Champions – Field Hockey
– 2018/2019 – 2nd Place Fraser Valley – Field Hockey
– 2015-2018 – Honor Roll
– 2017 – 3rd Place – India Club Tournament

Hannah Chalmers

Hometown: North Vancouver
Age: 15
School:  Windsor Secondary School
Position: Forward
Current Club: WVFHC
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 11; My Mom introduced me to Field Hockey
What I Love About Field Hockey: The competition and the overall energy!
Biggest Inspiration: I admire Kate Rogers. She is an incredible field hockey player and so driven yet humble with her success.
Long Term Sports Goals: To get a University Scholarship playing Field Hockey and to also play for the Womens National Team for Canada
Biggest Sports Highlight: Making the BC Provincial Field Hockey Team
Other Sports: Basketball, Ultimate, Volleyball, Skiing
Awards: Junior Ultimate 4th in Province

Solana Cooper

Hometown: North Vancouver
Age: 13
School: Handsworth Secondary School
Career Aspirations: Journalist, coach, sports doctor
Position: Midfield/Defence
Current Club: WVFHC
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 6; My older sister played
What I Love About Field Hockey: The speed of play
Biggest Inspiration: Haley Wickenheiser because of her passion for women’s sport
Long Term Sports Goals: University level hockey (ice hockey or field hockey)
Biggest Sports Highlight: Making a triple A selects ice hockey team
Other Sports: Ice hockey, soccer and basketball
Accomplished Family Members: Kaia Cooper (older sister) made Team BC (field hockey)

Eva Cuddihy

Hometown: Basel, Switzerland (resides in Victoria)
Age: 14
School: St. Michaels University School
Career Aspirations: Robotics Engineer
Position: Midfield/Forward
Current Club: Sailors Field Hockey Club, Victoria Junior League
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 5; My mum plays, and she signed me up for Junior League
What I Love About Field Hockey: The energy of the game and all of the amazing people that you meet
Biggest Sports Highlight: Making the BC Lions team this year, winning the Grade 8 basketball City Championships in 2018 and 2019, winning a silver medal in the Grade 8 city finals badminton doubles
Other Sports: Basketball, soccer, squash, badminton, rugby
Accomplished Family Members: My grandfather has played field hockey for Team Canada, and will be playing Grand Masters Hockey World Cup 2020 in Japan
Awards: VILFHA Div. 3 MVP 2018-19

Audrey Davidson

Hometown: West Vancouver
Age: 13
School: Rockridge Secondary School
Position: Forward, Midfield
Current Club: Sea To Sky FHC
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 6; Started through family friends
What I Love About Field Hockey: The competition and adrenaline rush of playing and the feeling of accomplishment after a game
Long Term Sports Goals: University teams, future provincial teams
Biggest Sports Highlight: Making Team BC (Lions)
Accomplished Family Members: Sister, AA Ringette, silver at Westerns; Dad, Volleyball, Highschool Provincial Champions
Awards:
– 2019, Rockridge Secondary Best Forward
– 2018, Lady Baden Powell
– 2017 Coach’s Choice Ringette

Navjot Dhillon

Hometown: Surrey
Age: 15
School: Fleetwood Park Secondary School
Career Aspirations: Family physician
Position: Goalkeeper
Current Club: Elite Field Hockey Club
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 12; Wanted to try it out
What I Love About Field Hockey: The rush of energy it gives
Biggest Inspiration: My grandfather since he always saw the good in things
Long Term Sports Goals: Make Junior Canada, and Universty of British Columbia Team
Biggest Sports Highlight: Making this BC team
Favourite Athlete: Maddie Hinch

Stella Goddard-Despot

Hometown: North Vancouver
Age: 13
School: Braemar Elementary School
Position: Forward and Midfield
Current Club: WVFHC
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 5; I have been coming to the field hockey games with my older sisters since I was a baby
What I Love About Field Hockey: I like how fast the play is
Biggest Inspiration: Serena Williams has inspired me because she has always been questioned because of her race and gender yet she is one of the best athletes in the world
Long Term Sports Goals: To be on a national team
Other Sports: Rugby and track

Isabella Green

Hometown: Duncan
Age: 14
School: Quamichan Middle School
Position: Mid/forward
Current Club: Cowichan Valley Field Hockey
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 6; Through friends
What I Love About Field Hockey: Meeting new people, competitive, opportunity to travel
Long Term Sports Goals: Play for Team Canada and or University level
Biggest Sports Highlight: Making Team BC
Accomplished Family Members: Mom has been on Team Canada for Ten-pin bowling and has won medal nationally and internationally

Lindsey Hills

Hometown: North Vancouver
Age: 14
School: Argyle Secondary School
Career Aspirations: Nurse or doctor
Position: Forward/Midfield
Current Club: WVFHC
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 6; Sisters played the sport so I joined Spring league
What I Love About Field Hockey: The competitiveness, teamwork and friendships
Long Term Sports Goals: Compete on the Junior National Team
Biggest Sports Highlight: Making Team BC, soccer provincials for metro
Other Sports: Soccer, basketball, skiing
Accomplished Family Members: Mom, Gymnast 4th in Province; Sister, Field Hockey 2017 U15 Team BC

Soleil McFarlane

Hometown: North Vancouver
Age: 14
School: Windsor Secondary School
Career Aspirations: Forensic Science
Position: Left forward, Center back
Current Club: West Vancouver Field Hockey, Wolves & Windsor HS
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 8
What I Love About Field Hockey: Making plays happen, Self-improvement, Physical fitness
Biggest Inspiration: Luciana Aymar, Amazing talent in Women’s Field Hockey
Long Term Sports Goals: Women’s Field Hockey Canadian National Team
Biggest Sports Highlight: Provincials – U15 West Vancouver Soccer
Other Sports: Soccer, Alpine Skiing/Snowboard
Awards: 2018, Dorothy Lynas  Sharon Homewood Award – Outstanding Humanity

Ajeet Sekhon

Hometown: Surrey
Age: 13
Current Club: Elite Field Hockey Club







Shannon Stelling

Hometown: Vancouver
Age: 13
Position: Center midfield, forward
Current Club: Vancouver Hawks
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 8; My dad played when he was younger and he started coaching me when I was young
What I Love About Field Hockey: I love that it’s a hard working, fast, team sport where you can learn to have others depend on you and work as a team
Biggest Inspiration: My dad because he fought through cancer
Biggest Sports Highlight: BC field hockey Lions
Other Sports: Soccer, volleyball, track and field, basketball, cross country, badminton

Accomplished Family Members: Dad, Brandon: provincial cricket and field hockey player in South Africa; sister, Mikayla: BC and JDS Canadian field hockey player
Awards: 2018 – 2019, best Van U girls soccer player of the year

Halle Trieu

Hometown: North Vancouver
Age: 14
School: Windsor Secondary School
Position: Midfielder/forward
Current Club: Rob Short Field Hockey Academy, WVFHC – Wolves
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 8; My sister played when she was younger and loved it and still plays, and she motivated me to start playing
What I Love About Field Hockey: I love when I play field hockey watching the ball move on the field, and how it moves so fast and what higher league players do with the ball
Biggest Inspiration: My friend Chantal Eiwanger has always inspired me to work my hardest and give my best effort
Other Sports: Soccer, gymnastics
Awards: 
– 2017, Level 3 Piano-First Class Honours with Distinction
– 2016, Piano Theory-Intermediate Rudiments-First Class Honours with Distinction

Maryn Unger

Hometown: Victoria
Age: 14
School: CCCS
Position: Midfield/Forward
Current Club: VJFHA, Lynx
Provincial Teams: 2018 U15 Stags
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 9
Long Term Sports Goals: To play varsity field hockey

 

Olivia Watkin

Hometown: Victoria
Age: 14
School:  Mount Douglas Secondary School
Position: Defender
Current Club: Victoria Junior Field Hockey; Rebels club
Career Aspirations: Nutritionist or physiotherapist
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 10; My friends kept encouraging me to play
What I Love About Field Hockey: The community and trust between members
Biggest Inspiration: My dad for being so dedicated to cycling
Long Term Sports Goals: Play at varsity level
Biggest Sports Highlight: Making VIPL soccer team
Accomplished Family Members:Dad – Cyclist of the year in 1998 (Victoria Cycling League), organizer of road and mountain bike races in Victoria; Brother – Drummer for multiple jazz bands in Victoria
Awards:
– 2018 Most Improved Player, Peninsula Soccer Club
– Honour Roll 2017, Royal Oak Middle School

Kaira Yoshida

Hometown: West Vancouver
Age: 14
School: Rockridge Secondary School
Career Aspirations: Doctor, author
Position: Midfield, Forward, Defense
Current Club: Sea to Sky FHC
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 5; When I first began field hockey, my parents wanted me to get outside more and have fun with my friends. However, after my first year, I was ready to quit. With the encouragement of my family and friends I continued playing field hockey and realized how much I enjoyed it. From there I became more and more passionate about field hockey and now it is one of my top passions.
What I Love About Field Hockey: Working as a team and facing each challenge and victory as a team.
Biggest Sports Highlight: Making Team BC
Awards:
– 2019, First degree honors Harp Kiwanis
– 2018, First degree honors piano royal conservatory exam

Reserves

Robyn Goh

Hometown: NorthVancouver
Age: 14
School: Windsor Secondary School
Position: Goalkeeper
Current Club: West Vancouver Field Hockey Club, Rob Short Training Academy
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 10
What I Love About Field Hockey: Being part of a team and pushing myself to do my best
Biggest Inspiration: My older sister, Linnea, because she isn’t afraid to experience new things. She was a Rotary Youth Exchange Student to Belgium and is nominated by United World College Canada to attend UWC Pearson.
Biggest Sports Highlight: 2019 Girls Level 2 Gold medal – All Round Champion, BC High School Provincial Gymnastics
Other Sports: Soccer Division 1, Figure Skating, Gymnastics, Cross Country Skiing
Accomplished Family Members: Gabriela De Bues-Stafford, 1500 m, Canadian Olympian 2016

Zoe Mak

Hometown: Vancouver
Age: 12
School: Crofton House School
Position: Defense
Current Club: Vancouver Hawks
Began Playing Field Hockey: Age 9; I started because my teacher used to be on team Canada. I wanted to try it, and turns out I liked it a lot
Biggest Inspiration: My grade 4 teacher has probably inspired me the most. She was the one who got me to start playing field hockey, and was also just very positive about many things.
Other Sports: Soccer, track & field

Rhys Thomson

Hometown: North Vancouver
Age: 15
School: Brockton School
Position: Forward
Current Club: WVFHC
Began Playing Field Hockey: 2012; A friend asked if I wanted to try it with her
What I Love About Field Hockey: I love how it challenges me to be better and work harder every day. I love how I work together with a team to achieve our goals
Biggest Inspiration: My coaches inspire me to work harder. The only way I can improve is through hard work.
Long Term Sports Goals: Playing on a University team
Biggest Sports Highlight: Winning silver at CalCup 2 years in a row
Accomplished Family Members: Cousin plays varsity soccer

Frances Tulk

Hometown: Hong Kong, China (resides in Vancouver)
Age: 15
School: York House School
Position: Attacking mid-field, forward
Current Club: Polar Bears Field Hockey
Began Playing Field Hockey: I started playing in Hong Kong in grade one
What I Love About Field Hockey: I love how much passion and fun it brings and the competitiveness
Biggest Inspiration: My parents because they teach me to show resilience in sport and life
Long Term Sports Goals: To play at university and have fun
Biggest Sports Highlight: India Cup Tournament 1st, 2nd, 3rd place; Playing on my schools varsity team and 7th in provincials in grade 9
Awards:
– 2018, Athletics Pin /MVP (gr 8)
– 2018, Honour Roll
– 2018, 7th AA Provincials

Brooklyn Widdess

Hometown: Kelowna
Age: 14
School: Okanagan Mission Secondary
Began Playing Field Hockey: This year; They had a try field hockey in grade 7 at my school, and loved it, so I decided to join the school team in grade 8
Long Term Sports Goals: To get a scholarship to a University
Biggest Sports Highlight: Coming 3rd in my ice hockey provincials.
Other Sports: Ice hockey and Lacrosse
Accomplished Family Members: My mom played on Team Canada for Ringette
Awards:
– Female Player of the Year for Richmond box lacrosse
– MVP of the year for boys box lacrosse Kelowna

 

Coaches

John Sacre

Georgia Booker