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Competition starts today in Barcelona for Canadian women water polo team

Barcelona, July 21, 2013
– The Canadian women are set to face Great Britain today, in their first game of the preliminary round at the FINA World Aquatic Championships happening from July 19 to August 4 in Barcelona, Spain.

The team will rely on an experienced roster, including ten returning members of the 2011 Shanghai World Championship team, where Canada finished 8th.

The following thirteen athletes are on the start list for the game against Great Britain at 5:30 p.m. local time (11:30 a.m EDT):

Cap#    Athlete                  Position    Age      Hometown
1         Michèle Relton             G        21        Beaconsfield (Montreal), QC
2        Krystina Alogbo ( C )     CF       27        Riviere-des-Prairies (Montreal), QC
3        Katrina Monton             CF       25        Dorval (Montreal), QC
4        Emma Wright                D        16        Lindsay, ON
5        Monika Eggens              D        22        Pitt Meadows, BC
6        Sophie Baron Lasalle      D        22        Montreal, QC
7        Joelle Bekhazi                D        26        Pointe-Claire (Montreal), QC
8        Dominique Perreault        D        28        Montreal, QC
9        Carmen Eggens             CB       25        Pitt Meadows, BC
10      Christine Robinson         CB       29        Lachine (Montreal), QC
11      Stephanie Valin              D         26        Montréal, QC
12      Marina Radu                  CB       28        Pointe-Claire (Montreal), QC
13      Nicola Colterjohn            G         21        Hamilton, ON

Head Coach: Guy Baker

Preliminary round for the women continue on Tuesday July 23 with a game against the London Olympic gold medalists U.S.A., at 1:30 p.m. local time (7:30 EDT).

Start list, results and play by play will be posted here after the game

More event info on waterpolo.ca

Media contact :
Water Polo Canada Communications
Pascale Beaudoin



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