Head coach Greg Sutton is pleased to announce the 2023 recruiting class for the Concordia Stingers women's soccer program.
Nine talented young student-athletes from Quebec, Ontario and France will be with the team when it opens training camp in August.
“We are in a much better place right now,” said Sutton. “These are players that are coming in and can contribute right away. Primarily, we addressed our depth. That’s where we struggled last year.” The following athletes have committed to the Stingers:
- Jenna Reed-Stewart - Defender, Dawson College
- Elisa Sandiford – Midfielder, Vanier College
- Emily Douris-Blondin - Goalkeeper, Heritage College
- Amélya Mariette - Defender, Champlain College, St. Lambert
- Safa Sabry – Midfielder, Futuro Academy Ottawa
- Mackenzie Curran - Defender, Ottawa TFC
- Alice Romary - Defender, France
- Katerina Maniatis - Defender, Illinois College (transfer)
- Ava Campione – Defender, Concord University (transfer)
The talented class features six defenders, two midfielders and a goalkeeper.
“We needed to shore up our backline,” Sutton said. “We knew we had to better ourselves defensively and we have addressed that with this class.”
The group also includes two local soccer stars who are returning home after playing south of the border.
Maniatis of Brossard, Que. is back after completing her high school at Kimball Union Academy (Meriden, N.H) and then joining the Illinois College (Jacksonville, Ill.) Lady Blues in 2021.
Campione, a West Islander, has been in the United States for the last few years. She attended Montverde Academy, a Florida prep school that is highly respected for its soccer program, before heading to West Virginia and joining the Concord University Mountain Lions in 2022.