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Laval dominates Canadian women’s roster named for U-20 World Cup

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The Laval Cometes dominate the Canadian roster for the upcoming U-20 Women’s World Cup.

Seven — that’s one third of the Canadian roster — players named to the team Tuesday come from the W-League side, while there is no representation from the W-League champion Ottawa Fury. That itself is not a surprise, as Ottawa fielded a veteran lineup as it chased its first ever league title in 2012.

Vancouver Whitecap Jenna Richardson, Laval’s Nkem Ezurike and Hamilton FC’s Christabel Oduro, the Big Three of Canada’s qualifying run through the CONCACAF U-20 Championships, are all on the roster. In fact, Oduro even earned a call up to the senior women’s national camp earlier this year so coach John Herdman could get a closer look at her.

Also in the lineup is Hamilton keeper Genevieve Richard, who earned a W-League player of the week nod earlier this season for shutting out the Fury in league play. Richard’s performance was the only blemish on the league champion Fury’s near-perfect record.

Canada open the U-20 World Cup Aug. 20 with a match in Kobe, Japan, against Argentina. Canada will also face Norway and North Korea in group play.

CANADA ROSTER

1- GK- Dayle Colpitts | USA / Virginia Tech
2- FB- Jade Kovacevic | CAN / Toronto Lady Lynx
3- FB- Mélissa Roy | CAN / Amiral de Quebec
4- CB- Rachel Melhado | CAN / Toronto Lady Lynx
5- M- Sarah Robbins | CAN / Cometes de Laval
6- CB- Shelina Zadorsky | CAN / Toronto Lady Lynx
7- FB/M- Kylie Davis | CAN / Cometes de Laval
8- M- Danica Wu | CAN / Cometes de Laval
9- F- Christine Exeter | Unattached / sans club
10- LM- Christabel Oduro | CAN / Hamilton FC
11- F- Jenna Richardson | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC
12- CB /CM- Nicole Setterlund | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC
13- M- Caroline Beaulne | CAN / Longueuil U-18
14- CM- Constance de Chantal-Dumont | CAN / Cometes de Laval
15- D/M- Vanessa Legault-Cordisco | CAN / Cometes de Laval
16- LM- Jaclyn Sawicki | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC
17- F- Nkem Ezurike | CAN / Cometes de Laval
18- GK- Sabrina D’Angelo | CAN / Toronto Lady Lynx
19- F- Adriana Leon | CAN / Toronto Lady Lynx
20- CM- Catherine Charron-Delage | CAN / Cometes de Laval
21- GK- Geneviève Richard | CAN / Hamilton FC

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