Camille Plett is the Female Athlete of the Week (Weeks 1+2)

Plett, in her fourth-year from Fort Richmond Collegiate in Winnipeg, MB, plays midfielder for the CMU Blazers’ women’s soccer team.

Camille Plett has led the way for the CMU Blazers through the first two weeks of the MCAC women’s soccer season. She paces the entire conference with seven total goals including two hat-tricks.

“Camille definitely deserves this award based on her play in our first three games,” said Blazers coach Cara Isaak. “She has scored seven goals while playing several different positions when her team needed her to fill in different roles.”

Plett was also named athlete of the week during the first weeks of last year’s season.

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“She has shown real confidence in taking on defenders and shooting from distance and she has also given us some great looks on set pieces,” Isaak continued. “She was instrumental in getting our first win this weekend as the team benefited from her passion on the field.”

This week, Plett and the Blazers are making their way out to Calgary to take part in a series of exhibition games against ACAC and CCAA competition.

Red River College Soccer Season Previews

The Rebels look to bounce back in the 2018 soccer season after both men’s and women’s teams finished last year one spot out of the playoffs.

’18 Rebels Men’s Soccer Preview

Head coach: Charles Mrena, 2nd season

Players to watch: Shane Pfeifer – goalkeeper; Ryan Poirier – Defence

Preview: This year, the Red River Rebels men’s soccer team main goal is to make the 2018 Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference (MCAC) post-season as they fell one point shy the previous year.

The 21 player squad has six returning players with new captain and second-year defender Ryan Poirier as a key contributor plus will off-set the loss of 2017’s captain and All-Conference Team recipient Alex Castro. In addition, second-year keeper Shane Pfeifer is another significant veteran back with Red River. Head coach Charles Mrena is impressed with his talented group of new recruits and feels this group can achieve goal number one – the playoffs.

Read more at rrc.ca

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’18 Rebels Women’s Soccer Preview

Head coach: Doug Lawrie, 8th season

Players to watch: Michelle Herms – forward; Laura Girard – Defence; Julia Friesen – Forward; Abby Grant – Defence

Preview: A new year and almost a brand new squad for the 2018 edition of the Red River Rebels women’s soccer team. The team has a roster of 15 players and only four returning players yet head coach Doug Lawrie is optimistic the team will come together quickly and seeks early wins in the season as the Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference (MCAC) will be as competitive as ever.

“Every game in the MCAC schedule is very important to try to get a result,” commented Lawrie. “The league had tremendous parity last year with only four points separating first place from fifth place. I don’t see that changing this year.”

Read more at rrc.ca

Soccer Season Kicks Off This Weekend

The 2018 MCAC soccer season begins this weekend with the PUC Pilots visiting the BU Bobcats on Saturday and the USB Les Rouges visiting the CMU Blazers on Sunday.

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Former MCAC MVP, Anderson Pereira, to lead Blazers men’s soccer team

He is no stranger to the Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference. On Monday CMU Athletics announced Anderson Pereira as the new head coach of the Men’s Soccer program, succeeding Athletics Director Russell Willms who recently stepped down from his coaching position.

While a student-athlete, Pereira laced up his boots for the Red River Rebels, captaining the program in each of his three years as a player and leading his team to their first-ever Championship in Men’s Futsal in 2017 where he was named Most Valuable Player.

Pereira moved into the coaching ranks in September 2017 as an assistant coach with the Rebels program and as the native of Santa Vitoria do Palmar, Brazil became more rooted in the Winnipeg soccer community, he found many club coaches reaching out to him for his ability to positively influence their youth players in technical and tactical elements of the game.

Read more at Blazers Athletics…

2018 MCAC soccer season kicks off Sept. 8

The Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference begins its 2018 season on the soccer pitch September 8 with both women’s and men’s soccer schedules being released today.

The Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference begins its 2018 season on the soccer pitch September 8 with both women’s and men’s soccer schedules being released today. Continue reading “2018 MCAC soccer season kicks off Sept. 8”