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November 28, 2018 | Soccer (M)

Concordia coach Greg Sutton welcomes Marc-Antoine Chaudry.

Men's soccer recruits top Quebec goalkeeper

Head coach Greg Sutton is thrilled to announce Marc-Antoine Chaudry, the outstanding goalkeeper in the RSEQ college conference, will join the Concordia Stingers men's soccer team for the 2019 season.

“This is huge for our program,” said Sutton. “Having a goalkeeper of this calibre that will be with us for the long term is a great asset.”

In the fall of 2018, Chaudry played soccer for the Collège Ahuntsic Indiens, and helped his team go undefeated in RSEQ action (9-0-1 win-loss-tie record). Ahuntsic won the Quebec title and earned a silver medal at the national championship.

The 22-year-old Montrealer won two awards when the RSEQ announced its honour roll. He was a league all-star and the outstanding goalie.

“At six-foot-five Marc-Antoine is a tall keeper and he’s extremely athletic,” said Sutton. “He’s very powerful and extremely agile from side to side.”

Chaudry played most of his youth soccer in the Ahunstic soccer association. He also represented FS Salaberry in the U21 AAA league. As a member of Team Quebec he won a gold medal at the 2013 Canada Games. Quebec shut out British Columbia 2-0 in the championship game, and Chaudry was the goalkeeper.

He was also part of Canada’s youth national team program dating back to 2011.

With such an impressive resumé, many universities were interested in having Chaudry join their teams. But working with Sutton, who was a professional goalkeeper for 14 years playing in the MLS and USL, was hard to pass up.

“My choice is Concordia because of the coach, Greg Sutton,” he said. “I believe he can help me be a better player. Also, the business school, John Molson, has a great reputation. I want to be a part of it.”