CORNWALL, Ont. - The Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association is proud to announce its Female Apprentice Coach Program apprentices and mentors for its 13th season.

Thirteen apprentices in five different sports will be mentored by CCAA coaches across the country during the 2017-18 season. They will be monitored throughout the year via progress reports.

"The caliber of mentor and apprentice coach has consistently improved over the years," said Sandra Murray-MacDonell, CCAA Executive Director.

"The apprentices are a committed group who are motivated to take on the new role of a coach at the post-secondary level with the aid of their head coach mentors, who's experiences and qualifications exceed the level expected to be part of this program," she said.

The following is a list of the apprentices and mentors who have been selected for 2017-18:

Apprentice Mentor Institution Sport
Danielle Carriere Bill Carriere Fanshawe Basketball
Katharyn Avery Bradley Graham Georgian Volleyball
Charlene DeVries Brad Douwes Redeemer Volleyball
Ayah Abdeldayem Adam Hassen Toronto Mississauga Cross Country

"The FACP encourages alignment in the Canadian Sport System by creating a pathway for graduated female student-athletes to continue in their sport as a coach," said Murray-MacDonell.

"The FACP mentors and apprentices are effectively building capacity in the CCAA and in the Canadian Sport system, as evidenced by the numerous CCAA coaches from the program feeding other levels of sport in the country."

Profiles on our apprentices and mentors will be released prior to the 2017-18 season. To follow our apprentices throughout the year, search #CCAAfacp on Twitter.

Source: CCAA Communications