Women's Soccer Unveils 2017 Recruiting Class, Calvez Named Team Captain

Women's Soccer Unveils 2017 Recruiting Class, Calvez Named Team Captain

With the excitement of their regular season opening match one day away, University of Winnipeg Wesmen Women's Soccer head coach Amy Anderson officially unveiled her 2017 recruiting class.

Anderson also announced that third year midfielder Jamila Calvez will serve as team captain for the 2017 season.

2017 Winnipeg Wesmen Women's Soccer Recruiting Class

Alexis Dolinski

Height: 5'4"

Club: WSA Premier Division. Trained with Alex Bustos Academy and FC International Men.

Provincial Teams: 2012-2013 Team Manitoba. 2017 Manitoba Canada Games Team

Field of Study: Psychology

High School: Garden City Collegiate​ Honour Roll (90+)


Chantal Boulet

Height: 5'3"

Club: Bonivital Soccer Club

Provincial Teams: Team Manitoba and Manitoba Blizzard.

Major Awards and/or Achievements: 2015 Premier Player of the Year at Bonivital.

Field of Study: Science

High School: College Jeanne Sauve

 

Emma Dutiaume

Height: 5'5"

Club: FC Northwest

Provincial Teams: Team Manitoba

Major Awards and/or Achievements: MVP during several Indoor Tournaments. Qualified for Nationals in 2015 & 2016.

Field of Study: Psychology

High School: University of Winnipeg Collegiate. Entrance Scholarship to the Collegiate in 2013.


Kallee Oliveira

Height: 5'4"

Club: FC Northwest and Soccer's Best Academy

Provincial Teams: Team Manitoba and National Development Centre in grade nine through Provincials.

Major Awards and/or Achievements: Accepted to the National Development Centre. Won player of the game during MSA finals in 2014.

Field of Study: Sociology/Psychology (Sport Psychology)

High School: Garden City Collegiate


Madison Fordyce

Height: 5'6"

Club: FC Northwest

Provincial Teams: Provincial Team from ages 13-16.

Major Awards and/or Achievements: Manitoba Blizzard program for two years (ages 16 and 18). MSA Champion three times. Silver medalist in the 2014 U16 National Championships. MSA Youth Female athlete of the year in 2016. Was the starting goalkeeper as a freshman at Northwestern College. Allowed only 11 goals against in 12 games. Recorded seven shut outs; five of which were in her first five conference games. Was named Defensive Player of the Week and was a awarded a GPAC honourable mention. 

Field of Study: Psychology

School: College transfer student from Northwestern College in Orange City Iowa.


Rylee Stechkewich

Height: 5'5"

Club: Phoenix and Legacy FC

Field of Study: Psychiatric Nursing

High School: Miles Macdonell Collegiate Honour Roll and Excellence in Foods and Nutrition

 
Shae-Lynn Dodds

Height: 5'7"

Club: Manitoba Blizzard 2015

Provincial Teams: 2013, 2014 Team Manitoba

Major Awards and/or Achievements: Collège Sturgeon Heights Collegiate Athlete of the Year

Field of Study: Kinesiology

High School: Collège Sturgeon Heights

"We are excited to have our first years officially announced today. A lot of these players really are team first type players and bring that mentality and enthusiasm with them. At the UofW we really encourage a sense of togetherness and focus on the team always. We are looking forward to seeing our first years play and most of all supporting them through this big first year for them. We are very grateful each and every one of them has chosen to play at UoW", said Anderson.

Calvez in her third season of eligibility was a  starter in all 14 conference games for the Wesmen in 2016. She led the team in goal scoring (4) while registering 22 shots on goal.

"We are very pleased to announce Jam as captain this year.  To have a  player as determined,  conscientious and loyal as Jam is very unique and I am very grateful.  I think the team will benefit greatly from Jam's presence on the field and off ", added Anderson

 "It is definitely an honour to be named team captain. This team is special in the way that we support each other 100% on and off the field. Amy has done a great job bringing in a talented recruiting class this year. Our first year players already fit in so well with senior players and we are like a family. We have been working hard all year and can't wait to start our season" said Calvez.

The Women's Soccer team begins regular season action on home turf this Friday (vs Saskatchewan) and Saturday (vs Regina). Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 pm (both days) at the Ralph Cantafio Soccer Complex (900 Waverley Street).