WINNIPEG — The Manitoba Bisons went out of town to find the majority of its latest recruits for the upcoming 2016-17 women’s soccer season.
Head coach Vanessa Martinez Lagunas introduced the six recruits on Thursday, made up of two locals, an import from the U.S. and three players from Ontario and British Columbia.
Joining the Bisons are defenceman Hailey Sharpe and midfielder Lia Tramley of Winnipeg. Both played at Kelvin High School and will add to the team’s local talent.
Outside of the city, the Bisons recruited forward Alyssa Carpino from Thunder Bay, midfielders Abigail Eggers from East Ridge High School in Woodbury, Minnesota, Katherine Meo, also of Thunder Bay, and Katica Rados of Victoria.
“All of them are extremely talented and will help us to strengthen all our team lines,” Martinez Lagunas said. “I can’t wait to mentor them and help them to achieve their maximum potential on and off the field. They all will be a great asset for our team.”
Before the season begins in September, the Bisons (7-5-2) travel to North Dakota State University on August 11 and the University of North Dakota on August 13 for a pair of pre-season matches. The Herd returns home to host the Winnipeg Wesmen on August 26 and the U18G Saskatoon team on August 27. An alumni game is set for September 3 to wrap up the exhibition series.