Tori Martyn of St. Albert is among 22 players participating in the U20 Canadian women’s soccer identification camp at Surrey, B.C.
The four-day session wraps up today with an exhibition match against Whitecaps FC.
Most of the players have experience at playing in national championships or the Canada Summer Games.
Another camp is scheduled to start Thursday in Toronto with a new group of players.
Martyn is listed as a central midfielder and is one of seven Alberta players looking to make the national roster for the 2012 CONCACAF championship as Canada strives for qualification for the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup that same year.
Martyn plays club soccer with Edmonton Victoria. She was one of two Alberta athletes to carry the provincial flag at the opening ceremonies of the 2009 Canada games at Charlottetown, P.E.I.
Krista Zubick of the Alberta Pandas was named to the senior women’s national B team after last week’s Volleyball Canada selection camp in Winnipeg.
Thirty athletes were picked to play for either the senior A or B team programs. The B team will train through to the end of July.
Zubick made the B team at right side. In high school she was the three-time recipient of the St. Albert Skyhawks’ most valuable player award.
In her second season with the Pandas the six-foot-one Zubick made an impact in her first year as a starter. The member of the 2008 3A provincial bronze-medal winning Skyhawks’ basketball team finished fourth in Canada West aces and ninth in the conference blocks.
Mike Spagnolo and Tanner Doll of the St. Albert High Skyhawks cracked the Team Alberta roster for the Football Canada Cup, July 10 to 18 at Wolfville, N.S.
Spagnolo tried out at quarterback but made the 40-man roster as one of eight defensive backs. Doll is among five linebackers on the team.
The Grade 11 students at St. Albert Catholic High School were the 2009 co-recipients of the senior Skyhawks’ rookie of the year award.
The provincial roster was declared after 314 players applied to attend the combine camps in January. From that list, 90 were invited to the final selection camp at Foote Field last weekend.
The players will get together July 7 for a three-day training camp in Calgary before departing in search of Alberta’s seventh national championship.
So far, so good for the peewee AAA St. Albert Cardinals.
The Red Birds improved to 4-0 in league play after sweeping Sunday’s doubleheader in Spruce Grove.
A lack of practice because of the bad weather last week showed on the field in the first game, a sloppy 14-9 decision over the home team.
Matty Quartel sparked the offence by going 2-for-2 with four runs and two stolen bases. Tanner McLean-Poll also batted 2-for-3 with two RBIs.
Starting pitcher Jordan Scott provided three innings of two-hit ball. Tyler Yaremchuk capped off the win in the seventh by striking out two to seal the deal.
In game two, the Cardinals mercied Red Deer 14-3 in five innings. Cam Mazur belted a home run while going 3-for-3 with four RBIs. Mason Libich also chipped in with two hits and two RBIs.
On the mound, Mazur battled through some early control issues while giving up one hit over four innings. Brendan Guy pitched one inning of solid relief.
Tonight at 6:30 p.m. the Cardinals host SEEBA at Legion Memorial Park. They visit Sherwood Park for a game Sunday at 10 a.m.
Right-winger David Carr of the St. Albert Steel has committed to the Potsdam University Bears for the 2010/11 season.
The NCAA division three Bears compete in the State University of New York Athletic Conference.
Carr, 20, scored 21 goals and added 26 assists in 57 games for the Steel in his final Alberta Junior Hockey League campaign. He spent three seasons with the Fort McMurray Oil Barons before the Steel acquired his rights in a trade last summer.
In 209 games, his career totals included 51 goals, 65 assists and 289 penalty minutes.