Les Rouges Cassie Nazeravich is the MCAC Female Athlete of the Week for the week ending Oct. 17, 2021

Université de Saint-Boniface (USB) Les Rouges is in first place in a close two-way battle in the Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference (MCAC) women’s soccer standings. During week six of the 2021 season, Les Rouges completed two clean sheets as defender Cassie Nazeravich was a key part of back-to-back shutouts.

USB started the week with a 2-0 road win over Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) Blazers on Friday, Oct. 15 and then followed up with a 7-0 win at home over Assiniboine Community College (ACC) Cougars the next day.

Nazeravich did not show up in the goal totals this week but provided again solid leadership from the centre back position. She was a disruptive force by thwarting offensive team’s attack with a smart interception or tackle. In addition, the second year Winnipeg native has turned defence into offence while distributing and moving the ball efficiently and with great accuracy as part of the starting 11.

USB’s head coach Justin Légaré stated, “Cassie plays with passion and heart every time she is on the field. Her talents and consistency will be called upon this week as her continued strong play will be relied on in what might be our toughest back-to-back game test as we play both PUC and BU with just a few days between these games.”

The University One student at USB has also added three goals so far this campaign for the hottest team in MCAC holding a seven game winning streak.

The #9 CCAA (Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association) ranked Les Rouges have a big weekend to finish the MCAC regular season as they host Providence University College Pilots (PUC) Pilots on Wednesday, Oct. 20 at 6 p.m. CT and then host #13 nationally ranked Brandon University (BU) Bobcats on Saturday, Oct. 23 at 1 p.m. CT.

MCAC Athlete of the Week winners for 2021-22 season

Week 1 (ending Sept. 12, 2021)

WSOC: Kira Ireson – BU

MSOC: Franck Oumar N’Dia – USB

Week 2 (ending Sept. 19, 2021)

WSOC: Morgan Pierce – CMU

MSOC: Jai Virk – PUC

Week 3 (ending Sept. 26, 2021)

WSOC: Katie Moniot – USB

MSOC: Matheus Dos Anjos Aquino – CMU

Week 4 (ending Oct. 3, 2021)

WSOC: Sara Boissonneault – USB

MSOC: Garreth Rayner – PUC

Week 5 (ending Oct. 10, 2021)

WSOC: Paige Heide – PUC

MSOC: Jafet Sandoval – ACC

Week 6 (ending Oct. 17, 2021)

WSOC: Cassie Nazeravich – USB

MSOC: Ryder Anthony – BU