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Canada loaded with U.S. collegians
July 17th, 2008 7:01AM

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Canada's roster for the Olympic women's soccer competition is loaded by current and former collegians, led by two-time Soccer America Player of the Year Christine Sinclair.

All but two players have played or will play for U.S. colleges.

Randee Hermus played NAIA soccer at Simon Fraser.

Amber Allen attended college in in Canada and is the inspirational story of the national team. At 33, she finally made the Canada squad for a major championship after tearing ligaments in her knee in 2002, then suffering a stress fracture in her left tibia and finally breaking the same tibia in 2007.

"It's a very experienced squad, with a good mix of age and experience," Coach Even Pellerud said. "We had good preparation leading up to today by playing a lot of international games, and we are optimistic about Beijing."

The youngest player is Jonelle Filigno, who will attend Rutgers, where the assistant coach is Canada goalie Karina LeBlanc.

CANADA ROSTER:
Goalkeepers -- Karina LeBlanc (ex-Nebraska), Erin McLeod (ex-SMU and Penn State).
Defenders -- Martina Franko (ex-Colorado College), Robyn Gayle (ex-North Carolina), Randee Hermus, Clare Rustad (ex-Washington), Brittany Timko (ex-Nebraska), Emily Zurrer (Illinois).
Midfielders -- Candace Chapman (ex-Notre Dame), Diana Matheson (ex-Princeton), Sophie Schmidt (Portland), Amy Walsh (ex-Nebraska), Rhian Wilkinson (ex-Tennessee).
Forwards -- Amber Allen, Jonelle Filigno (Rutgers), Kara Lang (UCLA), Christine Sinclair (ex-Portland), Melissa Tancredi ( (ex-Notre Dame).



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