Forward Emily Borgmann of Burlington has made the final roster for the Canadian Women’s Under-17 team which is ready to take on the region’s best at the 2013 CONCACAF Women’s U-17 championship.
Borgmann was a prolific scorer with the Burlington Bayhawks U16A team and competed for Ontario at this year’s Summer Games.
Canada trimmed three players from its training camp roster before leaving for Montego Bay in Jamaica with 20 players as goalkeeper Patricia Koutoulas, defender Catherine Levasseur, and forward Gabrielle Carle were all released from the Canadian camp.
“Taking the group from 23 to 20 was a very, very difficult decision,” said head coach Bev Priestman. “(It’s) a credit to many girls in the group for rising to the challenge and pushing themselves to show more and more over the course of the program so far.”
The team left Florida on Tuesday for its pre-tournament camp in Jamaica. Canada opens against Guatemala on Thursday (Oct. 31). Two days later, the team will take on Trinidad and Tobago before wrapping up the group stage on Nov. 4 against the defending champions from the USA.
The top two teams in the eight-team tournament earn berths in next year’s 2014 FIFA Women’s U-17 World Cup to be held in Costa Rica.