In this week’s edition of #WWCWednesday, get to know the backline of defenders that stand on guard for Canada’s keepers.
Name: Allysha Chapman
Twitter/Instagram handle: @allyshachapman/ @allyshachapman
Hometown: Courtice, Ont
Playing the FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP CANADA 2015™ on home soil is: a once in a lifetime opportunity.
The thing most people don’t know about me: I am an expert at dolphin noises
My go-to jam before a big game: Silence…it’s golden
Watch video vignette: http://bit.ly/1F0a4ej – “To get a second chance [to be on the team] this late in the game is great, and I’m very grateful for it. I just go out there every game fighting to stay here.”
Download photo: http://bit.ly/1L6YwtkName: Carmelina Moscato
Twitter/Instagram/Snapchat handle: @cmoscato4/@cmoscato4/shgigatz5
Hometown: Mississauga, Ont.
The thing most people don’t know about me: I’m a talented dancer
When I’m on the road, my #1 travel necessity is: Hair product
Biggest gym rat on the Canadian women’s national team: Me/Josée Belanger
Watch video vignette: http://bit.ly/1HsD9Vz – On her chihuahua: “It was love at first sight. This guy’s amazing! He’s so cool, so chill. He fits my lifestyle.”
Download photo:http://bit.ly/1L6YwtkName: Emily Zurrer
Twitter/Instagram/Snapchat handle: @emme_z/ @ezurrer/ ezurrer
Hometown: Crofton, B.C.
The thing most people don’t know about me is: I’m an award winning vocalist (and the best singer on the Canadian women’s national team!)
Funniest teammate: We have a team full of comedians.
Words to live by: Love and be kind, always (unless you’re making fun of your teammates!)
Watch video vignette: http://bit.ly/1Jx3YaG – “I have a lot of scars over the years from soccer…the biggest one is on my forehead. That’s my Harry Potter scar, because it actually looks like a lightning bolt!”
Download photo:http://bit.ly/1L6YwtkName: Kadeisha Buchanan
Twitter/Instagram/Snapchat handle: @keishaballa
Hometown: Brampton, Ont.
My soccer inspiration: Christine Sinclair
My go-to pre-game meal: Pancakes
When I step off the field after a big game I immediately: Want to sleep
Watch video vignette: http://bit.ly/1F0ad1j – “I grew up with my six sisters. Definitely my mom is one of the strongest women in my life…She helped me and pushed me to be a better woman and a better player.”
Download photo:http://bit.ly/1L6YwtkName: Lauren Sesselmann
Nickname: Sess or Bonecrusher
Twitter/Instagram handle: @lsesselmann/ @lsesselm
Hometown: Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA
The thing most people don’t know about me: I love to write and design
When I’m not on the field, you will find me: In a bookstore
Watch video vignette: http://bit.ly/1F0a8L0 – “I’ve always loved fitness. It’s part of our every day job. I just created Fit as a Pro. It’s just taken off. It’s been so surreal!”
Download photo: http://bit.ly/1L6YwtkName: Marie-Eve Nault
Twitter handle: @menault20
Hometown: Trois-Rivières, Que.
My soccer inspiration: Luce Mongrain, who is also from Trois-Rivières, and played with the national team from 1987-1995
My favourite Canadian athlete of all time is: Patrick Roy (I’m a big Habs fan!)
When I step off the field after a big game I immediately: Drink a protein shake and get my bag of gummies!
Watch video vignette: http://bit.ly/1PUnuxzDownload photo:http://bit.ly/1L6YwtkName: Rhian Wilkinson
Nickname: Rhi Rhi
Twitter/Instagram handle: @ rhirhi8
Hometown: Baie d’Urfe, Que.
My favourite Canadian athlete of all time: Clara Hughes
Words to live by: There are no shortcuts!
Watch video vignette:http://bit.ly/1edJ8kG – “I listen to soccer podcasts…anything to get my mind off the game. I don’t want to think about [soccer] until I’m on the field.”
Download photo: http://bit.ly/1L6YwtkName: Robyn Gayle
Twitter handle: @robyngayle5
Hometown: Mississauga, Ont.
What I love about my hometown: [Former] Mayor Hazel McCallion
At the FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP CANADA 2015™,I am most looking forward to: Hearing our anthem over and over again (seven times to be exact)
Words to live by: I don’t dream. I make plans.
Watch video vignette: http://bit.ly/1L718rl – “In 2013, Diana Matheson and myself played with Washington Spirit and we spent the season living in a retirement community. We had the best neighbours and friends…of an older age!”
Download photo: http://bit.ly/1L6Ywtk