Published on 08-28-2013 01:36 PM
Our annual survey of NCAA D1 rosters for 2013 indicates a stable number of Canadians (+0.8%) since last year, with the net number moving from 126 to 127 players since 2012. The major trend is the growing amount of foreign-born players on these squads.
Canadians are second to English-born players (193), ahead of Germany (98), Brazil (44) and Jamaica (42), but the England delegation is up 20.6% compared to last year and the Germans are 50.8% more numerous. Of the 995 foreign-born players on these rosters, Canucks represent 12.8% of the group, compared the 19.4% for the English group and 9.8% for the Germans.
Among the Canadian group, Ontario (80.6%) holds the biggest part of the pie, up from 78% in 2012. Other represented provinces of origin include BC (11), Quebec (4), Alberta (3), Manitoba (3) as well as Nova Scotia and New Brunswick with one player each.