Alarissa Haak

Place of Birth: Edmonton, AB
Resides: Sherwood Park, AB
Birthday: 24-06-1992
Height: 5’11”
Occupation: Student
Club(s): Edmonton Inferno
Classification: 2.0

Biography:

Alarissa Haak began playing wheelchair basketball in 2010 and has shown tremendous development in a short period of time.

With her physiotherapist initiating her development in the sport, Haak joined her local club team and earned a spot on the Sr. Women’s National Team roster for the first time in 2011.

Her passion for the sport stems from her love of the game of stand up basketball. As a former stand up player, Haak’s familiarity with basketball made the transition effortless.

Always open to advice from veterans of the sport, Haak believes wheelchair basketball brings new opportunities and challenges that she is eager to take on.

When she’s not on the court, Haak coaches a stand up basketball team, works at a law firm, and is studying towards a Bachelor of Arts degree at university. She lives by the motto “Do what feels right.”

To learn more about Alarissa, follow her on Twitter: @YoAllieHaak

Interesting Facts:

  • Her father was a member of the Canadian stand up basketball national team, and her mother played collegiate volleyball
  • Raised $50,000 for the ‘Right to Play’ charity, which seeks to aid disadvantaged children through the power of sport

Awards / Highlights:

  • Named 2012 Wheelchair Basketball Canada Junior Athlete of the Year
  • Recipient of the True Sport Award at the 2011 Women’s U25 World Championship

Major International Competition:

World Junior Championships:

  • 2011 – 4th place – Team Canada (JWNT)

Major International Competition

Tournament Gold Silver Bronze Other
World Junior Championships: 2 0 0 0 4th (’11, ’15)

Competitive Experience:

Level Team Location Year(s)
International Canada (SWNT) Canada 2013
International Canada (JWNT) Canada 2011; 2015
Club (domestic) Edmonton Inferno Alberta 2010-Present

Career Notes:

2015: 4th place at Women’s U25 World Championship in Beijing, China. (Team Canada)… 3rd place at Canada Games with Team Alberta in Prince George, B.C. (domestic)… 6th place at CWBL National Championship with the Alberta Northern Lights in Scarborough, Ont. (domestic)… 1st place at CWBL Women’s National Championship with the Edmonton Inferno and named All-Star in Calgary, Alta. (domestic)…

2014: 6th place at CWBL National Championship with the Alberta Northern Lights in Burlington, Ont. (domestic)… 2nd place at CWBL Women’s National Championship with the Edmonton Inferno in Richmond, B.C. (domestic)… 3rd place at Junior National Championship with Team Alberta in Edmonton, Alta. (domestic)…

2013: 4th place at Pioneer Classic in Birmingham, United States (Team Canada)… 3rd place at Osaka Cup in Osaka, Japan (Team Canada)… 7th place at CWBL Open Championship with Alberta Northern Lights in Montreal, QC (domestic)… 1st place at CWBL Women’s Championship with Edmonton Inferno & named All-Star in Longueuil, QC (domestic)… 3rd place at Junior West Regional Championship with Alberta A in Prince George, BC (domestic)…

2012: 2nd place at Osaka Cup in Osaka, Japan (Team Canada)… 4th place at CWBL Women’s National Championships with Edmonton Inferno in Richmond, BC (domestic)… Named Wheelchair Basketball Canada Junior Athlete of the Year…

2011: 4th place at Women’s U25 World Championship in St. Catharines, ON & received True Sport Award (Team Canada)… 3rd place at Osaka Cup in Osaka, Japan (Team Canada)…8th place at Canada Games with Team Alberta in Halifax, NS (domestic)… 2nd place at CWBL Women’s National Championships with Edmonton Inferno in Longueuil, QC (domestic)…

2010: 8th place at Junior National Championships with Team Alberta in Montreal, QC (domestic)…

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