U Sports Women’s Basketball All-Stars From the First Half of the 2019-20 Season

Nicole Fransson was named the 2018-19 Canada West Rookie of the Year, and she hasn’t skipped a beat in year two at Trinity Western. (Source: Canada West) (Header: Memorial Athletics)

SARNIA, Ontario — Christmas is under a week away, which means the New Year and the second half of the 2019-20 season is just around the corner.

That said, there is still some time to reflect on the fall semester and the level of excitement that it provided across the country. From coast to coast, fans were treated to some high-caliber basketball in every conference as teams looked to put themselves in prime position for a run at the 2020 U Sports Women’s Basketball National Championship.

With the first half of the season in the books, it’s time to acknowledge players who stood out above the rest on their respective teams. So, we combed through each and every team roster from across the U Sports landscape to make up our First Semester All-Star Teams for each conference.

Each team has at least one player on their respective conference all-star team. To align rosters with our CCAA selections, we went with 11-player rosters across the board to make things even. Since none of the leagues have 11 teams, we went with one player from each team before filling out the rosters with the best of the rest.

In the Canada West Conference, we split the teams up by province to make up two teams of 11 players. Teams from Saskatchewan and British Columbia (nine) make up one roster, while the remaining teams from Alberta and Manitoba (eight) make up the other.

Without further adieu, here are the CCR Canada Women’s Basketball All-Stars for the fall semester across the U Sports landscape.

OUA – Central Division

Melissa Tatti – Brock Badgers
Jess Morris – Brock Badgers
Sofia Lluch – Lakehead Thunderwolves
Christina Buttenham – McMaster Marauders
Olivia Wilson – McMaster Marauders
Marin Scotten – Ryerson Rams
Jama Bin-Edward – Ryerson Rams
Nada Radonjic – Toronto Varsity Blues
Sarah Bennett – Toronto Varsity Blues
Lauren Golding – York Lions
Katrina Collins-Samuels – York Lions

Tatti, Melissa
Brock guard Melissa Tatti. (Source: Brock Badgers)

OUA – East Division

Alyssa Cerino – Carleton Ravens
Tatyanna Burke – Carleton Ravens
Kayla Deschatelets – Laurentian Voyageurs
Bailey Tabin – Laurentian Voyageurs
Maria Walsh – Nipissing Lakers
Dalyssa Fleurgin – Ontario Tech Ridgebacks
Brooklynn McAlear-Fanus – Ottawa Gee-Gees
Katherine Follis – Ottawa Gee-Gees
Brigitte Lefebvre-Okankwu – Ottawa Gee-Gees
Julia Chadwick – Queen’s Gaels
Emma Ritcey – Queen’s Gaels

Cerino, Alyssa (2)
Carleton forward Alyssa Cerino. (Source: The Charlatan)

OUA – West Division

Karly Fracalanza – Algoma Thunderbirds
Dionne Martin – Algoma Thunderbirds
Burke Bechard – Guelph Gryphons
Ivana Vujadinovic – Guelph Gryphons
Brianna Iannazzo – Laurier Golden Hawks
Vanessa Hughes – Waterloo Warriors
Maddy Horst – Western Mustangs
Rachel Fradgley – Western Mustangs
Elizabeth Leblanc – Western Mustangs
Olivia Osamusali – Windsor Lancers
Eve Uwayesu – Windsor Lancers

Horst, Maddy
Western guard Maddy Horst. (Source: Western Mustangs)

Canada West 1 (BC / Sask.)

Taylor Claggett – Fraser Valley Cascades
Michaela Kleisinger – Regina Cougars
Summer Masikewich – Saskatchewan Huskies
Sabine Dukate – Saskatchewan Huskies
Emma Piggin – Thompson Rivers Wolfpack
Nicole Fransson – Trinity Western Spartans
Keylyn Filewich – UBC Thunderbirds
Jordan Korol – UBC Okanagan Heat
Madison Landry – UNBC Timberwolves
Maria Mongomo – UNBC Timberwolves
Ashlyn Day – Victoria Vikes

Regina Cougars vs University of Winnipeg Wesmen
Regina guard Michaela Kleisinger. (Source: Regina Cougars)

Canada West 2 (Alta. / Man.)

Vanessa Wild – Alberta Pandas
Hailey Maas – Brandon Bobcats
Liene Stalidzane – Calgary Dinos
Sascha Lichtenwald – Calgary Dinos
Kacie Bosch – Lethbridge Pronghorns
Katie Keith – Lethbridge Pronghorns
Mackenzie Farmer – MacEwan Griffins
Taylor Randall – Manitoba Bisons
Emma Thompson – Manitoba Bisons
Maddison Hooper – Mount Royal Cougars
Robyn Boulanger – Winnipeg Wesmen

Keith, Katie
Lethbridge guard Katie Keith. (Source: Lethbridge Pronghorns)


Haley McDonald – Acadia Axewomen
Jayda Veinot – Acadia Axewomen
MacKenzee Ryan – Cape Breton Capers
Monique Calliste – Cape Breton Capers
Chelsea Slawter-Wright – Dalhousie Tigers
Haille Nickerson – Memorial Sea-hawks
Alaina McMillan – Saint Mary’s Huskies
Aliyah Fraser – StFX X-Women
Mikaela Dodig – UNB Reds
Reese Baxendale – UPEI Panthers
Jenna Mae Ellsworth – UPEI Panthers

McDonald, Haley
Acadia guard Haley McDonald. (Source: Toronto Star)


Amaiquen Siciliano – Bishop’s Gaiters
Jael Kabunda – Bishop’s Gaiters
Myriam Leclerc – Concordia Stingers
Caroline Task – Concordia Stingers
Nikita Telesford – Concordia Stingers
Carrie-Ann Auger – Laval Rouge et Or
Maude Archambault – Laval Rouge et Or
Sirah Diarra – McGill Martlets
Nadege Pluviose – McGill Martlets
Veronique Boivin – UQAM Citadins
Inga Aleksaite – UQAM Citadins

Auger, Carrie-Ann
Laval guard Carrie-Ann Auger. (Source: Quebec Hebdo)

– T. Bennett

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