Head coach Jorge Sanchez is pleased to announce the commitment of three recruits for the 2018 Concordia Stingers women’s soccer season.
Joining the Stingers are midfielder Kathleen Hilario of Blainville, Que., defender Fallon Campbell of Carmel, N.Y. and Vanessa Morin, also a midfielder, from Ottawa.
Hilario, a respected local recruit, has been the captain of AS Blainville in the Ligue Elite for the last six years. She will play semi pro this summer with Blainville in the Première Ligue de Soccer du Québec. It will be the inaugural season for the semi-pro women's league.
"Kathleen will bring experience and maturity to our midfield,” said Sanchez. “She has a very high soccer IQ and above average technical ability. She is a U SPORT-ready player who should slot in as a starter and have an immediate impact.”
Hilario will start her studies at Concordia in September. She will pursue a Certificate of Community Service.
Campbell has been a starter at Carmel High School since her sophomore year and was an all-district honorable mention in her final year. She plays club soccer with Quick Strike FC and has been with the organization since 2013. She has been a part of three championship teams.
She is a very accomplished student-athlete who is member of both the American national and French honor societies. At Concordia, Campbell will study Art Education, Visual Arts.
"Fallon has many of the student-athlete qualities we’re are looking for,” Sanchez said. “She has the potential to develop into a competitive player at this level.”
Morin is a very athletic player with a sports background that includes cross-country, rugby, skiing and track.
She plays club soccer with the respected Ottawa South United Club in the Ontario Youth Soccer League. She was part of an Ontario Cup winning side in 2013 and has been part of the provincial training pool.
The Colonel By High School student has been accepted in Concordia’s Psychology program where she will pursue a Specialization in Behavioural Neuroscience.
"Vanessa is a dynamic midfielder/winger with pace and she is a smart soccer player,” said Sanchez. “She will add to the team's attacking options."