Booth, Tancredi off to Cyprus soccer camp

Melissa Tancredi (Photo: Soccer Canada)

Melanie Booth and Melissa Tancredi have been named to Team Canada’s roster for the upcoming pre-tournament camp in Larnaka, Cyprus in advance of the 2012 Cyprus Women’s Cup.

Booth, from Burlington, and Tancredi from Ancaster, are among 26 players chosen by national head coach John Herdman for the 10-day camp, with only 21 players expected to be retained for the actual tournament which opens Feb. 28 with a match against Scotland.

This marks Canada’s fifth participation at the Cyprus Women’s Cup, a 12-team tournament featuring key international teams from around the world. Canada has reached the championship final every year, bringing home trophies in 2008, 2010 and 2011.

Canada’s all-time record at the Cyprus Women’s Cup is 13 wins, one draw and one loss.