#WWCWednesday: Meet the Midfielders

— May 27, 2015

In this week’s edition of #WWCWednesday, meet the mighty midfielders of the Canadian women’s national team. Canada's World Cup Women's soccer team portraits Name: Ashley Lawrence Twitter/Instagram/Snapchat handle: @a_lawrence99/ @ash_lawrence10/ ashleylawrence9 Hometown: Brampton, Ont. When I step off the field after a big game I immediately: Check my phone for words of wisdom from my mom – she always provides support and positive feedback. My go-to jam before a game: Eminem – Lose Yourself My words to live by: Success does not just fall into your lap. You have to get up, do work, and go find it. Download photo: http://bit.ly/1KhC7cH   Canada's World Cup Women's soccer team portraits Name: Diana Matheson Twitter/Instagram handle: @dmatheson8/ @dmatheson8 Hometown: Oakville, Ont. What I love about my hometown: They have a great soccer club. In my hometown you must visit: The Sixteen Mile Creek Trail (Heritage Trail) My soccer inspiration is: Andrés Iniesta Watch video vignette: http://bit.ly/1IR6po3 – “I design knitting patterns. My long-time roommate, Rhian Wilkinson, knits mittens, so I can draw up a pretty good pattern.” Download photo: http://bit.ly/1KhC7cH   6240321_00 Name: Desiree Scott Nickname: The Destroyer Twitter/ Instagram handle: @msdscott11/ @msdscott Hometown: Winnipeg, Man. The thing most people don’t know about me is: I’m a certified Zumba instructor. My go-to jams before game time are: Anything with a good beat that I can shake and get loose to! Watch video vignette: http://bit.ly/1EZHjO1 – On instructing a Zumba class for the team: “I’m working on the cheorography, so it hasn’t happened yet, but it’s in the plans.” Download photo: http://bit.ly/1KhC7cH   6242671_00                   Name: Jessie Fleming Twitter/Instagram handle:@_jessiefleming/ @_jessiefleming Hometown: London, Ont. University I attended: Still in high school… but committed to UCLA My favourite Canadian athlete of all time is: Simon Whitfield In my hometown you have to: Watch the London Knights play. Watch video vignette: http://bit.ly/1LoNCQt – “It feels like I have 25 older sisters. There’s a couple that are three years older and a couple that are 17 years older. Karina was 18 when I was born...”   Canada's World Cup Women's soccer team portraits Name: Kaylyn Kyle Twitter/Instagram handle: @kaylynkyle/ @kaylynkyle Hometown: Saskatoon, Sask. My soccer inspiration is: My father The thing most people don’t know about me: I am competitive diver and dog lover! When I’m not on the field, you will find me: On the beach by an ocean. Watch video vignette: http://bit.ly/1GrVFw1 – “I don’t want to be known as the team that just won bronze, I want to be known as the team that brought a World Cup home to Canada.” Download photo: http://bit.ly/1KhC7cH   6242691_00                   Name: Selenia Iacchelli Twitter/Instagram handle: @syacc/ @seleniaiacc Hometown: Edmonton, Alta. My words to live by: Stay positive and never stop smiling – life is too good. The thing most people don’t know about me is: I have a little bit too much energy...and I often start speaking with different voices J I also hate having my hair up. When I’m not on the field, you will find me: Hanging out with my friends and family. Download photo: http://bit.ly/1KhC7cH   Canada's World Cup Women's soccer team portraits Name: Sophie Schmidt Nickname: Sophaloaf Twitter/Instagram handle: @sophieschmidt13/ @sophieschmidt13 Hometown: Abbotsford, B.C. When I step off the field after a big game I immediately: Thank the fans When I’m not on the field, you will find me: Making and editing film Watch video vignette: http://bit.ly/1LoMU5S – On capturing behind-the-scenes footage of the team: “My favourite was when we were in the locker room and had a mini presentation for [Christine Sinclair] and the team started singing….” Download photo: http://bit.ly/1KhC7cH

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