WATERLOO, Ont. (July 6, 2012) - Women's soccer head coach BARRY MACLEAN
is pleased to announce the seven recruits that will be joining the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks, reigning OUA silver medalists, for the 2012 season.
The seven athletes who will be donning the purple and gold next season include midfielders Suzanne Boroumand
of Kitchener, Ont., Shannon Fraser
of Surrey, B.C. and Katie Bishop
, of Surrey, B.C., defenders Cassandra Mensah
of Brampton, Ont., and Sarah Farano
of Oakville, Ont., goalkeeper Stacey Simmons
of Woodstock, Ont., and striker Abbey Zamec
of London, Ont.
"This is a strong group of girls we have coming in," commented MacLean. "We lost a lot of talented players at the end of last season and we believe that these girls have the ability to step in and help us right away."
Leading this year's class is Resurrection CSS grad Boroumand, a 5-4 central midfielder who is also a member of the Oakville Soccer Club. A District 8 All-Star, Boroumand was a member of the Ontario provincial program in 2009 and helped guide her club team to the finals of the Ontario Cup.
Joining Boroumand in the midfield is Southridge graduate Bishop. The 5-6 central midfielder out of the Total Soccer Systems Academy scored the lone goal in this year's British Columbia High School championship game and was a member of TSS's Pacific Coast Soccer League championship in 2010.
5-4 fullback Mensah is the third player to highlight this year's recruit class. A member of the Brams United Girls Soccer Club, Mensah won the Ontario Cup in 2008 and also won the U-16 National Championship with Team Ontario in 2011.
The Golden Hawks open their season on Saturday, September 1 when they travel to Toronto to take on the York Lions. Lauriers home opener will be on Wednesday, September 5 when they host the Brock Badgers at Alumni Field.