Women’s Soccer Recruits

Brittany Derkacz

B  DerkaczRed River College Women’s Soccer is pleased to announce the commitment of Goalkeeper Brittany Derkacz for the 2016 MCAC season.  Brittany played competitive and Premier youth soccer in WYSA with Wpg Phoenix FC from the age of 10. While still in youth Brittany also played regularly as a call-up for Phoenix Fury in senior Women’s Premier from the age of 16. Brittany attended Miles Macdonell Collegiate where she also played on the varsity team. In 2012 she backstopped Miles Mac’s championship run at the MHSAA Provincial finals and was selected as a tournament all-star.   After youth Brittany continued to play senior women’s Premier and 1st Division with Sweat Shack and Wolves United. “It is a tremendous addition to our program to have a Goalkeeper of Brittany’s experience and skill join us” says Head Coach Doug Lawrie,  “I have watched Brittany play and she has a poise and confidence in the position earned through many years of high level competition. This will in turn give her teammates in front of her the confidence to play boldly in defence and transition.”

Brittany graduated high school in 2013 and has been working full-time for Gardewine Transport as a Dispatcher. At RRC Brittany will be taking Business Administration courses for professional development related to her employment.

Claire Soubry

C SoubryRed River College Women’s Soccer is pleased to announce the commitment of Claire Soubry for the 2016 MCAC season.  Claire played Premier youth soccer in WYSA with the Portage Trail Soccer Club. Claire graduated from Oak Park HS in 2012 where she also played on the varsity team. Claire went on to play four years in the CIS for the UofW Wesmen. Claire played Defence with the Wesmen.  “I’m very pleased to have Claire play her final year of post-secondary eligibility with us,” says Head Coach Doug Lawrie,  “her athleticism and experience will be a tremendous asset for us.”

Claire graduated from the University of Winnipeg in 2016 with a BA in Environmental Studies, and a minor in International Development. Claire will be enrolling in the Cabinetry and Woodworking program at RRC.

Claire is the second player to transfer to RRC from UofW to play out her post-secondary athletics eligibility while pursuing further career training. She follows Kelsie Paul who played a key role in RRC Women’s Soccer winning their first MCAC championship in 2015.

Jenna Dueck

JJ. Dueck3enna played youth soccer with Niverville in the Hanover Soccer Club. She attended Niverville CI until grade 11, and completed HS at Rosthern Junior College, Sask in 2012 “to follow family tradition”. Jenna was a multi-sport athlete during HS, and helped the Panthers reach the MHSAA Provincial finals in soccer in 2010. Following HS Jenna played senior soccer with Hanover Hype in the 1st Division of the WWSL for two years before being sidelined by injury. Jenna plays defence.

Jenna was an honour roll student and scholarship winner at HS, and completed her pre-requisite nursing courses in one year at the Canadian Mennonite University. Jenna is now entering her third year of the Bachelor of Nursing program at Red River College.

Julia Friesen

J. FriesenJulia also played youth soccer with Niverville out of the Hanover Soccer Club. She completed HS at Niverville CI in 2012. In HS Julia was a multi-sport athlete but excelled in Soccer. She helped the Panthers reach the MHSAA Provincial finals in 2010 and 2011, was selected as an MHSAA All-Star in both of those years and was Team Captain in grade 12. She was awarded Athlete of the Year in both grade 11 and 12. Julia started playing senior soccer with Hanover Hype as an underage player at 17. During her time with Hanover Hype she was top scorer one season, and team MVP once. Julia plays midfield and forward.

After HS Julia did some world travelling, and attended the University of Manitoba for one year where she completed her pre-requisites for Nursing. Julia will be entering her first year in the Bachelor of Nursing program at Red River College.

Coach Lawrie welcomes these Panthers to the Rebels, “I observed the 2011 MHSAA final that the Panthers were in and was very impressed by the calibre of play. I look forward to seeing the contributions Jenna and Julia can make on the field. In my personal meetings with them I was impressed by their character and enthusiasm. They will be strong additions to our team chemistry.”

Kendra Moen
K Moen webRed River College Women’s Soccer is pleased to announce the commitment of Kendra Moen For the 2016 MCAC season. Kendra played her youth soccer in Rainy River, ON. Kendra is currently attending Rainy River High School where she is a multi-sport athlete on several varsity teams. Kendra was the soccer MVP in 2015. Kendra also competed in the 2014 North America Indigenous Games in Basketball with Team Ontario helping her team win a Bronze medal. Kendra plays Striker and Midfield.

“I’m very pleased to have a player of Kendra’s all-round athleticism join our team,” says Head Coach Doug Lawrie, “Coach Tolen at Rainy River HS has high praise for her and lists among her strengths speed, competitiveness and field vision. These attributes will help her make a quick adjustment to College soccer.”

Kendra will be entering the Cabinetry and Woodworking Technology program. Following completion of this program Kendra plans to pursue her Red Seal as a Cabinetmaker.

KRISTYNA FRITZSCHE 

K. FritzscheRed River College Women’s Soccer is pleased to announce the commitment of Kristyna Fritzsche for the 2016 MCAC season.  Kristyna played Premier youth soccer in WYSA with PTSC (1) and FCNW (4). As a youth player Kristyna also trained regularly with MSA provincial coaches. In youth soccer Kristyna was an MSA Cup Finalist and League Champion. Kristyna attended Garden City Collegiate where she also played on the varsity team. After youth Kristyna continued to play senior women’s soccer and co-ed at Premier and 1st Division levels. Kristyna plays Defence, but is versatile and comfortable at forward.  Kristyna is also an avid runner and has competed in several half-marathons over the last four years, most recently the Princess Half-Marathon at Disney World Florida. “Kristyna will bring tremendous experience and character to our program,” says Head Coach Doug Lawrie,  “I will look to her to draw on her experience to help lead the team to meet the challenges of a college season.”

After high school Kristyna attended the University of Manitoba where she completed a BA in History in 2012. Following university Kristyna taught English in Thailand for one year. Kristyna is currently enrolled in the Child and Youth Care diploma program at RRC and will be entering her second year.