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April 12, 2019 | Soccer (M)

Watch for Angus Legault (left) and Simon Spénard-Lapierre in August.

Local men's soccer stars bring talents to Concordia

Head coach Greg Sutton is pleased to announce two very accomplished student-athletes from Laval, Que. have committed to the Concordia Stingers men's soccer team.

Striker Simon Spénard-Lapierre, who will study Finance in the John Molson School of Business, and defender Angus Legault, who will work on a degree in Actuarial Mathematics, will join the Stingers in training camp this August.

In 2017 and 2018, Spénard-Lapierre played for the Lionel-Groulx Nordiques in the RSEQ Cégep league. Over two seasons, he played 13 games and scored seven goals. He received a RSEQ academic merit award in 2018.

In the LSEQ club system, he has been a dominant force representing CS Fabrose. In 2016, he scored 43 goals in 23 games. The following season he was the leading scorer with 32 goals. He was awarded the Ballon d'or and the soulier d'or.

Spénard-Lapierre played with Team Quebec at the 2017 Canada Games, winning a bronze medal. He was named to the tournament all-star team.

“I’m excited to add some attacking options up front,” said Sutton. “Simon has competed at a high level and performed at a high level. He’s got a good sense of the game. He’s in the right place at the right time and plays with confidence.”

Legault also developed in the CS Fabrose system and he played for Vanier Cheetahs the last two years. He was the only member of the Cheetahs named to the RSEQ Cégep all-star team in 2018.

“Angus is very difficult to break defensively,” Sutton said. “He reads the game well. He has a good sense of position. He makes himself known on the field.”