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.
Red 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.