York University Lions field hockey player Frankie St. Louis will represent Canada this summer as Field Hockey Canada announced the roster for the Canadian Women’s Junior National Team (JWNT).
St. Louis, of Toronto, was named to a 24-player roster featuring athletes from across the country. The JWNT are fresh off a two-week training camp and began play on June 29 with a six-game series against the U21 Chilean National Team. The series will take place at the University of Victoria from June 29 to July 6.
“With UVic now the designated training centre for the Canadian field hockey program, it is exciting for the junior women’s national team to have their first international series in Victoria,” said Shiaz Virjee, head coach of the JWNT. “The JWNT had a hugely successful camp at UVIC and are excited to play and host the series against Chile. The new JWNT group is excited and wants to follow the successful trail blazing by the WNT this year.”
St. Louis is coming off a successful freshman season at York, where she helped the Lions capture their first Ontario University Athletics (OUA) championship since 1996. The Kinesiology and Health Science major played in all 12 regular season games for the Lions and finished tied for third on the team with five goals.