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Team Canada Selection Announced for 2015 UANA Cup in Markham

Water Polo Canada is proud to announce its rosters for the men’s and women’s tournaments at the upcoming 2015 UANA Cup, the world championship qualification tournament to be held at the new Atos Markham Pan Am Centre, from January 28 to February 1, 2015.


On the men’s side, the selection includes Olympians Justin Boyd, Kevin Graham, Constantine Kudaba and Robin Randall, who all played in Beijing in 2008. The roster also displays significant representation from Ontario athletes with Alex Taschereau and John Conway affiliated to the Ottawa Titans and Torontonian Dusan Radojcic, a member of the Scarborough Shadow water polo club.

The following MEN athletes have been selected for the 2015 UANA Cup:
  • Robin Randall, 34, Goaltender, Drinkwater, SK, Team Saskatchewan
  • Constantine Kudaba, 27, Forward, Port Coquitlam, BC, Pacific Storm
  • Dusan Radojcic, 21, Forward, Toronto, ON, Scarborough Shadow
  • Nicolas Constantin-Bicari, 23, Centre Forward, Repentigny, QC, CAMO
  • Justin Boyd, 25, Driver, Beaconsfield, QC, Dollard
  • Scott Robinson, 23, Driver, Calgary, AB, Calgary Torpedoes
  • George Torakis, Hole Check, 25, Heraklion, Greece, CAMO
  • Kevin Graham, 28, Driver,  Regina, SK, Regina Squids
  • Alec Taschereau, 21, Driver, Ottawa, ON, Ottawa Titans
  • John Conway, 23, Driver, Ottawa, ON, Ottawa Titans
  • Oliver Vikalo, 23, Centre Forward, Calgary, AB, Calgary Torpedoes
  • Jared McElroy, 23, Forward, Calgary, AB, Calgary Torpedoes
  • Dusan Aleksic, 23, Goaltender, Gatineau, QC, Gatineau WP Club
  • David Lapins, 20, Forward, Gatineau, QC, Ottawa Titans
Staff, Men’s Senior National Team
  • Head Coach: Alex Beslin, Calgary, AB
  • Assistant Coaches : Brian Parillo, DDO, QC and Andrew Muir, Calgary, AB
  • Team Manager: Neil Muir, Calgary, AB

The Canadian women’s selection includes sole Olympian Christine Robinson and a solid mix of veterans and young players, including sisters Emma and Claire Wright, from Lindsay, ON, also members of Scarborough Shadow.

Goalkeepers Jessica Gaudreault, affiliated the Capital Wave in Ottawa, and Nicola Colterjohn, of Hamilton, round out the portion of Ontario-based athletes on the women’s side for this competition.

The following WOMEN athletes have been selected for the 2015 UANA Cup:

  • Claire Dawn Wright, 20, Goaltender, Lindsay, ON, Shadow
  • Krystina Alogbo, 29, Attacker, Riviere-des-Prairies, QC, CAMO
  • Katrina Monton, 27, Center, Dorval, QC, DDO
  • Emma Louise Wright, 18, Attacker, Lindsay, ON, Shadow
  • Monika Catharina Eggens, 24, Attacker, Pitt Meadows, BC, Pacific Storm
  • Jacqueline Dominique Kohli, 24, Defender Burnaby, BC, Pacific Storm
  • Joelle Bekhazi, 27, Attacker Pte-Claire, QC, DDO
  • Axelle Crevier, 17, Attacker, Montreal, QC, CAMO
  • Carmen Camille Eggens, 26, Center & Utility, Pitt Meadows, BC, Pacific Storm
  • Christine Robinson, 30, Utility, Lachine, QC, DDO
  • Stephanie Valin, 28, Attacker, Pte-Claire, QC, DDO
  • Shae Chantal Fournier, 22, Attacker, Winnipeg, MB, Winnipeg Bushido/DDO
  • Jessica Gaudreault, 20, Goaltender Ottawa, ON, Capital Wave
  • Elyse Lemay-Lavoie, 20, Utility, Montreal, QC, CAMO
Athletes added to the roster after initial team announcement
  • Alexa Danielle Tielmann, 20, Utility, Abbotsford, BC, Fraser Valley 
  • Nicola Colterjohn, 22, Goaltender, Hamilton, ON, Hammer WP
Staff, Women’s Senior National Team
  • Head Coach: Johanne Bégin, Ste-Foy, QC
  • Assistant Coaches: Justin Oliveira, DDO, QC and Giovanni Puliafito, Catania, Italy
  • Team Manager: Laurence Melancon, Montreal, QC Support Staff: Alain Delorme (strength & cond.), Felix Croteau (physiotherapist)

The Canadian men will play their first game of the UANA Cup, against Argentina, at 7:30 p.m. (EDT) on Wednesday, January 28. The women of Canada and Brazil will play a best-of-three series of games on the following Friday, Saturday and Sunday to determine ranking. The two female teams have now confirmed their presence at the 2015 FINA world championships due to Puerto Rico's last minute withdrawal from the UANA cup competition. The men's semi-finals are scheduled for Saturday, January 31 and the gold medal game is at 9:50 a.m. on Sunday, February, 1, 2015. The last of three games for the women will follow at 11:50 a.m. on Sunday, with awards ceremonies immediately after. Admission is free for all games at the Atos Markham Pan Am Centre.
Schedule and details on www.waterpolo.ca


Information or interview requests: Pascale Beaudoin, WPC Comms, (514) 758-7472, pbeaudoin@waterpolo.ca

About Water Polo Canada (www.waterpolo.ca)
Water Polo Canada (WPC) is the National Sport Organization for Water Polo in Canada. It is a not-for-profit, charitable organization operating under a Board of Directors elected by provincial/territorial members. Its purpose is to nationally lead the growth and the pursuit of excellence for the sport of water polo while respecting the following set of values: Accountability, Commitment, Equity, Innovation, Integrity and Teamwork.
Major Partners
Water Polo Canada acknowledges the support of the Government of Canada, the Government of Ontario and of the City of Markham in presenting this 2015 UANA Cup event. Other Water Polo Canada partners include Own the Podium, the Canadian Olympic Committee, TO2015, the Canadian Sport Institutes network, Ontario Water Polo and the Coaching Association of Canada.


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