Women’s Soccer Recruits

2017-18 Recruits

Madison Kaatz

Red River College Women’s Soccer is pleased to announce the commitment of Madison Kaatz to the Rebels for the upcoming 2017 MCAC season.  Madison played youth soccer with Phoenix FC and Gateway CC.  With Phoenix FC Madison played in the Developmental program from ages 11 to 13.  With Phoenix FC Madison participated in the USA Cup tournament, Blaine MN.  After a season off due to injury, Madison joined Gateway CC U-18 as an underage 15 year old and played four years with this team.  Madison was a regular top scorer with Gateway and helped the team win three City Championships in the WYSA U-18 A Division.  Madison now plays senior Soccer with two Co-Ed teams.

Madison plays Striker, and describes speed and shooting as some of her strengths.  “Madison has already begun pre-season training with the Rebels and these attributes are very apparent”, says Head Coach Doug Lawrie, “She will play an important role in our plan for a multi-dimensional attack and scoring by committee.”

Madison graduated from River East Collegiate in 2015.  Since high school Madison has been working with at-risk youth, and will be entering the Child and Youth Care program at Red River College.

Samantha Yewchuk

Red River College Women’s Soccer is pleased to announce the commitment of Samantha Yewchuk for the Fall 2017 MCAC season.

Samantha played her youth soccer in Flin Flon, MB.  She played varsity soccer with Hapnot Collegiate in grades 9 and 10 before a family move to Winnipeg.  She helped Hapnot qualify for the MHSAA Rural Championships both years, and was a Game MVP and key player in winning the Consolation final in grade 9.  She received a school Athletic Award in grade 10.  In Winnipeg Samantha attended Fort Richmond Collegiate where she played varsity Soccer and was a multi-sport athlete.  She was selected Most Improved in Track and Field (100m/Long Jump) in grade 11, Athlete of the Week once, and Player of the Game in the WYSA HS Indoor Championship game in 2017.  She was her team’s leading scorer in grade 12.  Samantha is graduating in 2017 with Honours (Cum Laude).

Samantha has played both full-back and striker in her high school career, positions where she could use her speed to great affect.  Her high school coach Jordyn McBey describes Samantha as, “a hard working and coachable player who works well with her teammates and uses good ball control to get into scoring positions.”

Samantha will be entering the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing program at RRC this Fall.

Alyshia Da Silva

Red River College Women’s Soccer is pleased to announce the commitment of Alyshia Da Silva for the Fall 2017 MCAC season.

Alyshia played her youth soccer with FCNW Premier.  She helped FCNW win two MSA Cups and represented Manitoba at the CSA Club Nationals.  At U16 her team came second in the National championships. Alyshia graduated from Maples Collegiate in 2016.  In high school she played on the Soccer team and was a multi-sport athlete.  She was selected Rookie of the Year, Athlete of the Month several times, won the Athletic Award of Excellence from grade 10 to 12, and was Athlete of the Year in grade 12.  She was an Honour Roll student throughout high school and won the school’s Leadership award and O.V. Jewitt scholarship in grade 12.

Following high school Alyshia joined Brazil FC in the 1st Division of the WWSL.  Alyshia played centre-back in youth, and is also very effective in outside positions where she plays with her senior team.  Her club coach Barry McArton describes Alyshia as, “a strong player who thinks the game very well.”  Her strengths include speed, confidence dribbling and playing the long ball.

After having completed her pre-requisite courses at the UofW, Alyshia will be entering the Medical Radiologic Technology program at RRC this Fall.

Nina Morris

N. MorrisRed River College Women’s Soccer announces the commitment of Nina Morris to the Rebels for the upcoming 2017 MCAC season.  Nina played youth soccer with East St Paul CC and FCNW Premier.  With East St Paul she won a U17A City Championship in 2015.  Nina attended St. Boniface Diocesan H.S., graduating in 2016.  While at this small school she played an important role helping the Centurians qualify for the MHSAA Urban Provincial Championships twice.  She was the top scorer and was named the Centurians MVP twice, and Hardest Working Player twice.  A multi-sport athlete, she also won medals in Track, and participated in other school sports.

Nina plays Striker and Wing, and describes speed as one of her strengths.  High School coach Brad Scott describes Nina as a, “gritty, hard working player with a strong desire to score goals.”

After high school, Nina attended the University of Winnipeg in first year Business and Sociology courses.  While at the UofW Nina trained with the Wesmen Soccer team as a Redshirt.  Nina will be entering the Business Administration program at Red River College.

Emma MacLennan

E. MacLennanRed River College Women’s Soccer is pleased to announce the commitment of Emma MacLennan for the Fall 2017 MCAC season.

Emma played her youth soccer with South End United. At U14 she helped her squad win the MSA cup and represented Manitoba at the CSA Club Nationals. As a youth player Emma was identified as a top provincial player and subsequently played on the Provincial team for four years, including competing in the Western Canada Games, (winning the Silver Medal), and Canada Summer Games. She was also identified by National coaches and trained at the NTC for five years. Emma graduated from Glenlawn Collegiate in 2013. She was an Honour Roll student throughout high school.

Following high school Emma joined the UofM Bisons where she played for two years. In her first season she won the Rookie of the Year award. She was also a CIS Academic All-Canadian in both of her years with the Bisons. Emma currently plays senior soccer with the WSA North Stars in the WWSL Premier Division. In 2016 she was a major contributor to the North Stars’ League and MSA Cup Championships.

Emma plays on the defensive side of the ball and will find herself in the centre of the Rebels defensive structure this year. “We are very fortunate to have a player of Emma’s quality and experience join our team this year”, says Head Coach Doug Lawrie, “she will bring the tactical ability and leadership in the defensive third that all successful teams must have.”

After completing her Nursing pre-requisites at the UofM, Emma entered the Bachelor of Nursing degree program at RRC in 2015. She will be entering her third year of the Nursing program in 2017.

Laura Halipchuk

L. HalipchukRed River College Women’s Soccer announces the commitment of Laura Halipchuk for the 2017 MCAC season. Laura played youth soccer with the Stonewall Youth Soccer Association. She attended Gimli H.S. where she was a multi-sport athlete. Laura was the soccer MVP all four years in high school and won the Athlete of the Year award twice. Laura was also a competitive figure skater throughout her youth, and won the Provincial Championship three times in the Individual event.

Laura comes to the team highly recommended by current team captain Paige Procter (Stonewall CI), who described Laura as the “hardest working player on the Gimli team”.

Laura graduated high school in 2013. She was an Honour Roll student and received the Crystal Kohler scholarship. She proceeded to the University of Manitoba where she completed her Nursing pre-requisite courses. While at the UofM Laura competed with the Bisons Synchronized Skating club. Laura transferred to RRC in 2016 upon gaining entrance into the RRC Bachelor of Nursing program. Laura will be entering her second year in the Nursing program.