06/20/2015 12:09 PM
PAN AM GAMES
Western New York Flash defender Chelsea Stewart has been named to Canada’s roster for the 2015 Pan American Games, which will take place in Toronto from July 10-26, 2015.
Stewart, 25, was signed by the Flash prior to the start of the 2015 season after spending the 2014 NWSL year as a Canadian allocation for the Boston Breakers. Stewart, a graduate of UCLA, started her first match for the Flash on May 14 at FC Kansas City.
The Pan American Games have been good to Canada. The team will be coming in to defend the Gold Medal that was won four years ago in Guadalajara, which sent Canada on its way to a memorable Olympic Bronze Medal performance at the 2012 London Olympic Games.
Since women’s football made its debut in Pan American competition at the 1999 Winnipeg Games, Canada has one gold, one silver, one bronze medal, and a fourth place finish.
The team opens competition in Group B at the CIBC Hamilton Soccer Stadium on July 11 Ecuador before wrapping up play with games against Costa Rica (15 July) and Brazil (19 July).
Complete Canada Roster
Position- Name | Hometown | Club
F- Janine Beckie | Littlejohn, COL, USA | USA / Texas Tech University
D- Kadeisha Buchanan | Brampton, ON | USA / West Virginia University
F- Gabrielle Carle | Lévis, QC | CAN / AS Armada Chaudière-Est
F- Nkem Ezurike | Halifax, NS | USA / Boston Breakers
M- Emma Fletcher | Victoria, BC | USA / University of California
M- Jessie Fleming | London, ON | CAN / London Nor’West SC
M- Sarah Kinzner | Calgary, AB | CAN / Calgary Foothills SC
GK- Stephanie Labbé | Stony Plain, AB | Unattached
M- Ashley Lawrence | Toronto, ON | USA / West Virginia University
F- Marie Levasseur | Stoneham, QC | CAN / CS Haute St- Charles
D- Kinley McNicholl | Oakville, ON | USA / University of Wisconsin
D- Victoria Pickett | Barrie, ON | CAN / Glen Shields Soccer Club
F- Nichelle Prince | Ajax, ON | USA / The Ohio State University
D- Rebecca Quinn | Toronto, ON | USA / Duke University
GK - Kailen Sheridan | Whitby, ON | USA / Clemson University
D- Chelsea Stewart | Highland Ranch, CO, USA | USA / Western New York Flash
M- Danica Wu | Edmonton, AB | GER / Herdorfer
D- Shelina Zadorsky | London, ON | SWE / Vittsjö