MCAC announces inaugural True Sport Team for futsal and soccer

MCAC believes sport inspires friendship, learning, health, and personal growth. Sport is a key component of developing good leaders and citizens

The Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference (MCAC) is pleased to announce the inaugural True Sport Team for futsal and soccer teams in 2021-22 season. The True Sport Team was developed to recognize student athletes who demonstrate the principles of True Sport on the field of play, in the classroom and in the community.

MCAC – 2021-22 True Sport Team for futsal and soccer

Helen Langrehr – Brandon University (BU) Bobcats women’s futsal

Tiegan Kroeker – Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) Blazers women’s futsal

Daneige Edey – Université de Saint-Boniface (USB) Les Rouges women’s futsal

Huy Nguyen – Assiniboine Community College (ACC) Cougars men’s futsal

Tai Linklater – Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) Blazers women’s soccer

Katie Moniot – Université de Saint-Boniface (USB) Les Rouges women’s soccer

David Castellanos – Assiniboine Community College (ACC) Cougars men’s soccer

Diego Rodriguez – Brandon University (BU) Bobcats men’s soccer

Gode Katembo – Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) Blazers men’s soccer

The True Sport seven principles that guided the selection for the Team:

1.   Go For It – Rise to the challenge – always strive for excellence. Be persistent and discover how good you can be.

2.   Play Fair – Understand, respect, and follow the rules. Play with integrity – competition is only meaningful when it is fair.

3.   Respect Others – Show respect for everyone involved in creating your sporting experience, both on and off the field of play. Win with dignity and lose with grace.

4.   Keep It Fun – Find the joy in sport and share it with others. Remember what you love about sport and why you play.

5.   Stay Healthy – Always respect and care for your mind and body. Advocate for the health and safety of yourself and those around you.

6.   Include Everyone – Recognize and celebrate strength in diversity. Invite and welcome others into sport.

7.   Give Back – Say thanks and show gratitude. Encourage your sport group to make a difference in the community.

All nominated student-athletes will be invited to apply for the Bill Wedlake True Sport Awards. At the end of each season, two student-athletes will receive a $250 award.

The 2021-22 True Sport Team for volleyball was announced earlier prior to the start of 2022 MCAC Volleyball Championship that ran from March 5-6, 2022.