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Yaschyshyn And Plett Represent Women’s Soccer On All-Conference Team

One helps keep goals out and one helps put goals in. Together the duo of Marijka Yaschyshyn (left) and Camille Plett (right) have been central to the CMU's success in Women's Soccer over the past two seasons, with both receiving recognition today in the 2018 Manitoba Colleges All-Conference Elite Eleven one day before the MCAC gathers to host Final Fours at Winnipeg's Ralph Cantafio Soccer Complex.

After three seasons with the Manitoba Bisons in Canada-West, Camille Plett was seeking a change of scenery and an opportunity to thrive. In 2017, the former South-End United Premier youth star bolted from of her USports program and landed at CMU. Since making the move to MCAC, Plett has posted back to back record-breaking seasons. In 2017, the Fort Richmond Collegiate graduate scored a league-high 12 goals through the regular season and this season Plett topped her own mark by netting 14 to win her second-consecutive Golden Goal title.

Rarely does a defender receive a Most Valuable Player Award, but that is just the level of honour passed on to fourth-year Bonivital Soccer Club product Marijka Yaschyshn this season by the MCAC this week. Yaschyshyn led all vote-getters to receive the conference's highest recognition in Women's Soccer.

The team captain has done more than just keep goals out and help organize the defence. She has chipped in with two goals, both coming late in October when results make all the difference in a very tight race to the Final Fours that came right down to the wire.

"As a centre-back, Marijka has allowed our team to play with only three defenders and add an extra attacker because she is able ot cover so much ground," said head coaches Lianna Bestvater and Cara Isaak. "In this formation, we rely on her to not only win tackles, but also to quarterback our team. Marijka is a strong, fast and technically-gifted player but it is her soccer-intelligence that sets her apart. She knows when to step up on any player, reads through-passes and intercepts them, knows when to make attacking runs and can effectively communicate with her teammates while high-speed play is occurring."

Yaschyshyn was also selected Most Valuable Player of the 2018 MCAC Women's Futsal season, as she helped lead CMU to an undefeated record of 10-0-0 and their first conference banner in the sport.

Joining Yaschyshyn and Plett in the MCAC's All-Conference Team are ACC's Jerra Green and Aziza Kinnarath, Brandon's Chelsea Plett and Jade Barrault, Providence's Kristy Yashuk and Claire Yager, USB's Mylene Chabot and Gillian Lewis and Red River's Julia Friesen.

Women's Soccer (4-4-2) steps on the field at the Ralph Cantafio Soccer Complex to tackle the Providence Pilots (4-3-3) in semifinal action tomorrow afternoon at 12:00 pm. In the other MCAC Women's Soccer semi, the Red River Rebels (3-3-4) challenge the defending Champions, Brandon Bobcats (5-4-1). The MCAC Women's Soccer Championship Final is Sunday at 1:00 pm.




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