Canada finished second behind the U.S. at the FIBA Americas qualifier last summer (Ottawa native Stephanie MacDonald, who is a sophomore at Canisius in the NCAA, was on the team and). Quoth Jobin:
"Qualifying last year was such a big thing for us and we surprised so many people. I thought I had a good part in that and I want to be on the team that goes to the world championship."Canada will compete in the FIBA U19 World Championship For Women, July 23-Aug. 2 in Bangkok, Thailand. The previous U19 teams finished ninth in at the 2005 and '07 tourneys, so if they can reach the quarter-finals, that will be an improvement.
Hoopster eyes spot on Cdn. team; Elyse Jobin coming off strong rookie season with Laval Rouge et Or (Sean Hatcherd, Moncton Times & Transcript)