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February 11, 2022 | Soccer (W)

After three years of NCAA competition, Osa Iyare returns home to Montreal.After three years of NCAA competition, Osa Iyare returns home to Montreal.

Women's soccer adds veteran midfielder to recruiting class

Head coach Greg Sutton is pleased to announce midfielder Osa Iyare has returned to Montreal and will continue her university athletic career as a member of the Concordia Stingers women's soccer team.

The Montrealer, who was a star player with the Lakeshore Soccer Club in her youth, earned a NCAA scholarship and joined the University of Memphis Tigers in 2017. After one season she transferred to the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, and played two seasons with the Mocs, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Communications and Media Studies in 2021.

“We are very excited to add a quality player like Osa to our program,” said Sutton. “She is mature and will add experience to our lineup. She has two years of eligibility left to play with us.”

With Lakeshore Iyare was a key contributor to some very successful teams. She scored both goals when Lakeshore defeated the Woodbridge Strikers 2-1 to win the U16 Girls Canadian Championship in 2016. She was also a member of the U14 team that won a bronze medal at nationals in 2014. Coming out of the Lakeshore program she earned a reputation for reading the game well and being a great distributer of the ball.

Since returning home, Iyare has been playing club soccer with CS St-Hubert in the Première Ligue de soccer du Québec. The next stop on her journey is Concordia.

“The reason that I wanted to become a Stinger was because I love to play soccer and I believe that Concordia has one of the best programs because it’s highly competitive,” Iyare said. “ Also, I’m looking forward to completing my master’s degree in Journalism.”

Keep up with all the Stingers’ recruiting announcements HERE