Head coach Jorge Sanchez is pleased to announce Andréanne Gagné, one of the most accomplished university women's soccer players in Quebec, has joined the Concordia Stingers as an assistant coach.
The native of St. Hyacinthe, Que., played four seasons with the Sherbrooke Vert & Or wrapping up her university career in 2012. She was a four-time Quebec all-star and a four-time all-Canadian.
A midfielder, she was the captain of the Vert & Or in 2012 when they won the Quebec title and finished sixth at the national championship.
Gagné has represented Canada three times at the international level. In 2008 she participated in the U20 World Cup in Chile and she competed at the World University Games in 2009 in Serbia and 2011 in China.
She has played with various teams in Quebec's Ligue Elite AAA and is currently playing senior level soccer with Varennes.
"I am excited to have Andréanne as part of the Stingers coaching staff,” said Sanchez. “Being one of Quebec's most highly-decorated female soccer players and someone who has pretty much accomplished everything possible in the sport, I think our current players will benefit from her experience and insight. Also, she will certainly be a big asset in helping us widen our recruiting pool in Quebec. "
Gagné has been building her coaching résumé over the last few years. She
coached the Richelieu-Yamaska regional selects program as well as with the Granby U15 AAA girls team. She has also been involved with the soccer program at École secondaire du Verbe Divin in Granby.
She runs her own soccer development program, Academie Excellence IBAG which focuses on youth skills.
In 2012 Gagné graduated from Université de Sherbrooke with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Government.