2018 Provincial Team Official Selection – Wheelchair Basketball

Junior and Women provincial teams selected for the 2017-2018 season championships

The OWSA would like to congratulate the following athletes on their selection to the Team Ontario Junior & Women’s wheelchair basketball teams:


Adel Akhmed
Sara Black
Vanessa Giancaterini
Zoë Hahn
Nick Hill
Maninder Hothi
Michael Kilonzo
Puisand Lai
Lee Melymick
Anthony Protomanni
Erik Robeznieks
Eric Voss

Alternates: Joanne Lee, Natalie Robinson, Victoria Ross


Sara Black
Mara Bucknell
Sierra Cottrelle
Vanessa Giancaterini
Zoë Hahn
Julia Hanes
Puisand Lai
Joanne Lee
Lia Luis
Omaya Rakieh
Natalie Robinson
Victoria Ross

We wish them all the best in their upcoming competitions! The Juniors will be competing in the Junior National Championship in Longueuil, QC from March 16-18, while the Women will be sending a Development Team to the Défi Sportif Altergo from April 27-29.

The teams will be accompanied to their respective events by the Provincial Team program coaches.


Head Coach – Kathy Ludwig
Assistant Coach – Jesse McNalley
Team Manager – Rhiannon Davies


Head Coach – Paul Bowes
Assistant Coach – Christina Swett

Thank you coaches for all the hard work and dedication you have shown throughout both the teams’ tryout & selection processes! The present and future of wheelchair basketball in Ontario is looking promising! GO ONTARIO!