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From Captain To Coach For Zantingh and Women’s Soccer

CMU Athletics is very pleased to introduce Deanna Zantingh as the new Head Coach of the womens' soccer program for the 2014 MCAC Season. The 26 year-old will be foregoing her final year of eligiblity to take on a new coaching role, after playing three seasons with the Blazers and one in Ontario at Redeemer University College in Ancaster.

"It is fantastic to have such a gifted and capable leader taking on this position with our Women's Soccer Program," said Athletics Director Russell Willms, "Deanna is incredibly respected by her teammates and comes with high recommendations from those inside the team and others around our campus."

After graduating with an undergraduate degree from CMU in 2012, the native of Smithville, Ontario has continued on at CMU in the grad studies program. "Being a coach who can relate directly to the challenges facing our athletes is a real plus for the players and I believe that she is well equipped to push the players and develop a system of play that can help us move forward as a competitive team in our growing conference," added Willms.

Staying on with the Women's Soccer coaching staff is assistant Felipe Flores (below), who will continue to lend his insights and experience to the program as he has for the past two season. "Felipe has been a key figure of our women's soccer program for two seasons and he and Deanna have a mutual appreciation for each other," said Willms, "I see this coaching tandem as a very positive foundation for the program."

IMG_7237Zantingh will be looking to connect with returning players as well as recruits and prospects over the new few weeks. Those interested in connecting with Coach Zantingh about playing and attending unversity at CMU, can email her at

The Women's Soccer team will be holding open tryouts for CMU students on Monday, September 1 from 6:00-7:30pm and Tuesday, September 2 from 5:30-7:00pm.




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