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PHOTO: Rogersville, N.B. native Tyffanie Bordage will join the UPEI Women’s Soccer team this fall

Charlottetown, PEI — University of Prince Edward Island Women’s Soccer Coach Graeme McDonald is pleased to announce that Rogersville, New Brunswick native Tyffanie Bordage has committed to the Panthers for the 2016–17 season.

Coach McDonald says, “Tyffanie lives and breathes soccer and is very passionate about the game. She has excellent technique, explosive speed, and can score goals. She is an exciting player who works very hard and everyone will feed off her energy and enthusiasm. I am delighted to have her join the squad.”Bordage, an honour roll student, is currently attending École secondaire Assomption (ESA) where she has received recognitions such as Athlete (2011-2015), Student (2011-2012), and 2013 Leader of the Year awards.

Bordage was also a member of Student Council (2012-2016) and was School President in 2016. Bordage’s soccer experience includes playing at the AAA level (2 years in Moncton and 4 in Miramichi) and playing for Team NB (past 5 years), the Moncton High Performance Academy (2013), and Team Atlantic (2014).“Tyffanie had a big impact on our high school soccer team as a great leader and captain. Over the last few years, she has become a complete soccer player both offensively and defensively. On the field, she’s gritty, skillful, and is great at finding space to create and explode through the offensive third—and makes teams pay,” says ESA Jaguars coach Philippe McCaie.

“She has scored many clutch goals while helping us bring home the regional and provincial soccer titles for our school even though we are one of the smallest schools in our division. Her hard work and devotion to the team has rubbed off on her teammates making everyone better,” McCaie adds. “Off the field, she had a positive impact as president of the student council and being involved in other school committees. She’s a great athlete and I really enjoyed having her on my team. UPEI did a wise choice by recruiting her!”Bordage says, “Soccer is my passion, I’ve dedicated so many mornings, nights, weekends and holidays, that it has become more than just a sport to me.

I am so grateful to be part of the UPEI squad and to continue my journey to reach new goals with the team and for myself.”Bordage will be entering the Bachelor of Business Administration Program.