(FREDERICTON, NB) Christmas has come early for Jon Crossland.
The head coach of the Varsity Reds women’s soccer team has received a commitment from midfielder Sylvie Fecteau.
The Moncton native was recently chosen as Soccer New Brunswick’s female Player of the Year, for 2015.
Crossland is excited to have the top recruit in the province joining his program. “Good players want to play with other good players, so her choosing UNB when she had other options speaks well to the growth our program in the past few years,” says Crossland. “Sylvie will have an opportunity to be a role model for young New Brunswick players that aspire to play at the CIS level in the future.”
Fecteau is a member of Soccer NB’s U-18 provincial team and attends SNB’s High Performance Academy.
In 2013, and despite being just 15-years-old, Fecteau was named to New Brunswick’s Canada Games team. Earlier this year, she had the opportunity to train with England’s national team when they were in Moncton for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.
Sylvie will join the Varsity Reds for the 2016-17 season, when she enrolls in UNB’s Bachelor of Arts program. Fecteau, who has her eyes on an Education degree, is excited about becoming a Varsity Red. “People can expect a strong work ethic,” says Fecteau. “I’m a player who likes to distribute the ball and create scoring chances for my teammates.”
Crossland believes Fecteau will contribute right away. “Sylvie will be dangerous with her distribution and also individual attacking skills,” says Crossland. “She is also dedicated on the defensive side of the ball, often matching up against other teams’ best players.”