Marijka, the Blazers team captain, has been key to their strong start and top spot in the MCAC this season.
Her move to centre back has been a big reason why the Blazers have allowed zero goals in their first five matches and central in stopping the previously undefeated Bobcats on Saturday.
“When the games are so close and teams are only scoring one or two goals per game, every goal against matters so keeping those clean sheets is very important,” said coach Cara Isaak.
“She does a great job leading the team both verbally and by example.”
Marijka has been very consistent this year at minimizing the opponents’ shots on goal. She wins crosses in the air, cleans up long balls, and is very solid in 1 v 1 situations.
The Blazers visit the Université de Saint-Boniface Les Rouges this Saturday, October 7 at 1:00.