Mahoney commits to UPEI Women’s Soccer Panthers
University of Prince Edward Island Women’s Soccer Coach Graeme McDonald is pleased to announce that Sydney River, Nova Scotia native Andrea Mahoney has committed to the Panthers for 2016–17.
Mahoney played high school soccer for the Riverview Reds, the 2015 provincial champions. She has been part of the Nova Scotia provincial program from 2014–16 and currently plays with Cape Breton FC.Mahoney says, “I’m excited to attend UPEI to further my education and play soccer in the AUS.
I look forward to the university atmosphere, community involvement, and small class sizes. It will be the best place for me to grow academically and athletically. I look forward to playing a tactical and high-pace game in the coming years. I can’t wait to wear the green and white as a proud Panther.”Riverview High School head coach Maureen Ferguson adds, “Andrea is a player that has proven herself to be very determined and focused.
She has always been committed to the sport of soccer and the success of her team. Her positive attitude and strong work ethic both on- and off-the-field have earned her the respect of many players and coaches in the soccer community.”“Andrea is a dynamic, central midfielder who is confident on the ball and reads the game very well,” comments Coach McDonald. “She is a talented player and I’m delighted she is coming to our program.”Mahoney will be entering the Faculty of Arts at UPEI.