#WWCWednesday: Meet the Defenders

— May 20, 2015

In this week’s edition of #WWCWednesday, get to know the backline of defenders that stand on guard for Canada’s keepers.   Canada's World Cup Women's soccer team portraits 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/1L6Ywtk     Canada's World Cup Women's soccer team portraits Name: 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/1L6Ywtk   Canada's World Cup Women's soccer team portraits Name: 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/1L6Ywtk    Canada's World Cup Women's soccer team portraits Name: 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/1L6Ywtk   Canada's World Cup Women's soccer team portraits Name: 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/1L6Ywtk   Canada's World Cup Women's soccer team portraits Name: 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/1PUnuxz Download photo: http://bit.ly/1L6Ywtk   Canada's World Cup Women's soccer team portraits Name: 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/1L6Ywtk    Canada's World Cup Women's soccer team portraits Name: 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

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