WATERLOO, Ont. (December 4, 2012) - Former Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks women's soccer player Alyssa Lagonia of Kitchener, Ont., was announced as one of the 27 participants for the Canadian Women's Soccer National Team training and assessment camp to be held later this month in Vancouver, B.C.
The camp will feature a mix of established players, returning players and youth players who will get their first call-up to a national "A" camp. Of note, the camp features 12 players from Canada's London 2012 bronze medal team.
"The camp will have our Olympians as well as some new players looking to stake a claim to be part of our four-year plan towards the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 and Rio 2016 Women's Olympic Football Tournament," said national head coach John Herdman. "The camp will provide baseline testing as well as serve as an identification camp as we launch our new quadrennial cycle in 2013."
Lagonia is one of the most decorated Golden Hawks to ever wear the purple and gold. A member of the Hawks OUA Championship and CIS Silver medal-winning squad back in 2010, she was named the CIS Player of the Year in 2011, becoming just the second Laurier womens soccer player to earn the honour. Over the course of her four year career at Laurier, the midfielder scored 14 goals, was named an OUA First Team All-Star four times as well as a CIS First Team All-Canadian twice.
- with files from TSN.ca