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April 26, 2017 | Soccer (W)

Maya Scaglione from Vancouver has committed to Concordia.

First women's soccer recruits announced

Concordia head coach Jorge Sanchez is pleased to announce the commitment of three recruits to the Stingers women’s soccer program.

A pair of defenders Rachel Perry and Kate Evoy, and striker Maya Scaglione will join the team at training camp in August.

Perry, originally from Amsterdam and now residing in Ottawa, comes out of Sir Wilfrid Laurier High School where she is an honour student.

She has playing experience with the Cumberland Soccer Club, where she has been the team captain for the last four years. She also played in the Ontario Youth Soccer League for two seasons.

Perry is an accomplished all-round athlete who also played volleyball and rugby at her high school.

"Rachel has demonstrated athleticism and a great soccer IQ,” said Sanchez. “She will add depth to our back line as she is able to play all four positions."

Evoy will head east from her hometown of Calgary where she played soccer at William Aberhart High School and graduated in 2016. She is currently taking science courses at University of Calgary.

She is a product of the Calgary Blizzard Soccer Club where she currently plays U18 soccer on the tier 1 team. She is also training and playing with Alliance, a women's premier team that finished second at last year's Alberta provincials.

Previously, Evoy participated in the U14 club national championships. She was also a member of Alberta's provincial field hockey team.

"Kate will bring a great work ethic and the ability to get up the field and support the attack,” said Sanchez.

Scaglione, a Vancouver native, is an honour student at Kitsilano Secondary School and has been accepted into the Marketing program at Concordia.

She currently plays with Fusion FC, an elite soccer club competing in the BC Premier league. Scaglione was part of the provincial team training pool from U13 to U15. She also spent a year with the TSS soccer academy which has trained many successful university athletes.

"Maya is an accomplished student-athlete and a very committed and mature individual,” said Sanchez. “She has significant experience playing at the highest competitive levels of soccer in British Columbia.”