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Two UOIT women’s soccer players to represent Canada

Ridgeback stars to join UOIT coach on Canadian team at 2015 Summer Universiade

From left: UOIT's Kylie Bordeleau and Katherine Koehler-Grassau.
From left: UOIT's Kylie Bordeleau and Katherine Koehler-Grassau.

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) will be well represented at the 2015 Summer Universiade in Gwangju, South Korea.

Two student-athletes from the UOIT Ridgebacks women’s soccer team have been named to the Canadian team: midfielders Kylie Bordeleau and Katherine Koehler-Grassau.

Both will join Ridgebacks head coach Peyvand Mossavat, who was named Canada’s head coach last fall.

“We are very excited with our team. We have selected a very enthusiastic and talented group of young ladies who are quite eager to put on a Canadian jersey,” said Mossavat, the reigning CIS women’s soccer coach of the year who himself competed for Canada at the 1993 Universiade in Buffalo, New York.

All three UOIT members of Team Canada played a big role in the Ridgebacks' success this past season. The team qualified for the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) final four championship where they won the university’s first OUA medal (bronze, defeating Laurier in Hamilton, Ontario) and qualified for to the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) championships in Quebec City.

The Canadian team leaves on June 21 for Japan, where it will complete preparation for Universiade (including an exhibition game against the Japanese side) before heading to South Korea.