The SFU women’s soccer team unveiled its first group of new recruits for next season, with nearly all areas of the pitch covered.
The group of newly-committed players for the 2017 NCAA Div. 2 season includes three Mountain United FC graduates, in goalkeeper Mikayla Isobe, fullback Nadia Hakeem and defensive midfielder Hollis Roeske. Coming in from Calgary are centre back/striker Colby Knibbs and Californian midfielder Claire Bareilles.
“I believe they are all ready to make the transition from club to college,” SFU Clan coach Annie Hamel said. “The dynamic of our team will be different moving forward because we are now at a place with the program where people have been carefully selected to fit our culture.”
Isobe backstopped Mountain United to provincial cup championships in 2013, 2014 and 2016.
Hakeem was named Mountain United’s 2015 Player of Distinction, and has been a provincial team player since 2012.
Working the middle of the park, Roeske was a key defensive leader at Mountain United as captain.