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July 25, 2014(ISN)


Coming off its best season in history, the University of Saskatchewan Huskie women’s
soccer team is pleased to announce the addition of five recruits for 2014-15.

The Huskies add plenty of local talent in this year’s class with four Saskatoon
based club team members joining the squad and gain experience with the addition of a
college transfer.

“One of our goals is to make sure we keep the best female student athletes in
Saskatchewan attending our university,” said co-coaches Jerson Brandica-Hamilton and
Janine Harding.

Brandica-Hamilton and Harding take over the Huskie women’s soccer team, under the
leadership of soccer program director Bryce Chapman, looking to build on the
program’s success from a year ago when it won set a new benchmark in points with 26.

“We are excited about this group of players coming into the program,” the coaches
added. “We believe all five of these players possess the qualities, attributes and
playing abilities that we are looking to build upon for our new vision of the
program. One of our goals is to make sure we keep the best female student athletes
in Saskatchewan attending our university.”

The Huskies open their season on the road September 5 and 6 in Winnipeg before
returning for their home opener September 13 at noon against the Mount Royal
University Cougars.

Julie Labach – Saskatoon – HPDC – Striker
Comments from the coaches:
Julie is an athletic player with great pace and a high work rate. We feel Julie has
the ability to make a significant impact on both the offensive and defensive side of
our team. Julie graduated from Aden Bowman Collegiate with a very strong academic
background. Julie has great character that we have identified as a quality we are
looking to build our program upon.

Comments from Julie:
“I’m really looking forward to beginning my CIS career as a Huskie athlete. This is
a strong team with a number of very talented individuals, and I’m excited to have
the opportunity to play with them. The team had a great run last year and we should
be able to build off that experience to go deep into the playoffs. It will be a
great season.”

Kailee Weber – Lloydminster – Lakeland College (Transfer) – Midfield
Comments from the coaches:
Kailee comes to our program as a transfer student from Lakeland College. She is
very comfortable on the ball and can play a variety of positions for us. With
Kailee’s strong playing abilities and eagerness to play at the next level, we see
her as being an impact player that can transition into a leadership role on the
defensive side of our team.

Comments from Kailee:
“Coming in to the Huskie Women’s Soccer Program at the U of S, my aspirations would
of course be to make it to the highest level possible but also to become a team.
Grow and develop together, learn from one another and support every player on and
off the court. I would love to see our team aspire to train like its a game, have
quick movement on and off the ball during game play and always be able to maintain
control of the ball and pace of the game. Above all, have fun and enjoy the game!”

Taylor Morrison – Saskatoon – Eastside Vortex – Midfield
Comments from the coaches:
Taylor comes to us having been part of the 2012 Under 18 National Club Championship
Team. She brings a winning attitude that we believe will further improve and raise
our day-to-day training standards. She will provide us with flexibility on both
sides of the ball.

Comments from Taylor:
“Off-season training has taught me a lot both physically and mentally. I can’t wait
to start the season and see what it has in store for our team!
I am proud to become a Huskie athlete.”

Hannah Clark – Saskatoon – Eastside FC – Midfield
Comments from the coaches:
Hannah is a dynamic attacking minded player that brings an edge to training. She is
comfortable on the ball and we feel her style of play will fit well with the playing
approach we want to implement into our program.

Comments from Hannah:
“I believe that it is a fantastic opportunity to play for the U of S Huskies Women’s
soccer team. It was always my goal, since I started soccer, to play at a university
level and I’m so excited to call myself a Huskie this year. I am looking forward to
the upcoming season.”

Amber Jensen – Saskatoon – Eastside Vortex – Defender
Comments from the coaches:
Amber is a committed player that has good natural football instincts that we believe
will provide value to our program. We like her ability to read the game and her
initial instincts to provide support in the attacking third of the field.

Comments from Amber:
“I am very excited to be a part of the Huskie soccer program here at the University
of Saskatchewan. Soccer has always been a big part of my life and I am looking
forward to the competition and the high intensity that playing at this level brings.
I look forward to an awesome season with my teammates, the coaches, and the staff.”