2018 Women's Soccer Season Preview

2018 Women's Soccer Season Preview

2017 AUS Season Overview

Regular season record: 7-1-4, 2nd Overall

Post-season record: 0-1, lost in PK's to Acadia

Offence: 26, 2nd in AUS

Defence: 6 goals against, 2nd in AUS

Awards (Returning Players): Sydney Walsh, Teri Murphy & Keisha Younge, Second Team All-Star Selections

The Memorial Sea-Hawks women's soccer team kicks of their 2018 season September 8th at home versus the UPEI Panthers. The Sea-Hawks enter the season with every intention to contend for the AUS championship and to qualify for the U Sport National Championship. The Sea-Hawks had a strong performance during their pre-season trip to Halifax and look to carry that momentum into the season.

Head Coach Mike Power is going into his fourth season with the team and will look to continue to build on the success the program has achieved over that time.

Power knows that winning an AUS title will take a lot of work and his players will need to be focused all season long.

"The is a lot of positivity and talent in our camp, I fully believe in the group of players we have. Quite a few players have plugged impressive off-seasons and are ready to make their mark. We've re-tooled our attack a little bit, and those tools are getting sharper every day. League wide the quality is going up and up, so our goal every week is to be the best possibly prepared team," states Coach Power.

The Sea-Hawks return three fifth year seniors, team captain Keisha Younge, Teri Murphy & Maria Mackey. They will look to Nicole Torraville who leads the Sea-Hawks upfront. Sydney Walsh will be looking into continue her impressive rookie season record, where she recorded 10 clean sheets in 12 games.

The Sea-Hawks enter the season without Jesse Noseworthy, Jane Pope, and Claire Skanes, who completed their fifth year of eligibility in 2017. While replacing these three teammates will be a tall task for this year's squad, they are confident in the work that was put in this past offseason and are feeling ready to compete.

"Even though we lost a few important players, including Jessie, Jane, and Claire, we also picked up a few very talented and hard working teammates. With our returning players, we still have a strong core, and our new additions will help elevate our play. We put in a lot of hard work over the summer to increase our fitness levels, so we are feeling more ready and determined than ever," proclaimed 5th year midfielder Teri Murphy.

The women will open their season on Saturday at 1pm and Sunday at 1pm at King George V Soccer Field. Tickets are available at the KGV gate.