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Sep 16, 2014
 
 

Bison women's soccer assistant coach Desiree Scott to play for Team Canada at the Women's World Cup
Posted Friday, June 17, 2011 8:43 AM
 
Bison Sports logoManitoba Bisons women’s soccer assistant coach and former Bison Desiree Scott has been named to the official Team Canada roster for the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup Germany. Team Canada head coach Carolina Morace selected 21 players eligible to play in the world's biggest women's sporting event, which runs this June 26-July 17 in nine German cities.
 
This will mark Canada's fifth-consecutive participation in the FIFA Women's World Cup dating back to 1995. The team has also already qualified for the next FIFA Women's World Cup in 2015 when the event will be hosted by Canada. Canada's opening round opponents are host Germany (June 26 in Berlin), France (June 30 in Bochum) and Nigeria (July 5 in Dresden).
 
Scott, 23, plays at the midfielder position plus has already made 22 National appearances for Team Canada and this will be her first participation in a World Cup. She started with second place result with Canada at the 2006 CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship; represented Canada at the FIFA U-20 Women's World Championship in 2006; won a gold medal with Canada at the 2010 CONCACAF Women's World Cup Qualifier plus part of back-to-back championships for Canada in the Cyprus Women’s Cup in 2010 and 2011.
 
The former Bison Sports Female Athlete of the Year (2009-10), Scott made a huge imprint on the Manitoba Bisons women’s soccer program during her illustrious five-year career. She earned four total conference All-Star recognition (First Team: 2008-09; Second Team: 2005-06) along with being named 2005 Canada West Rookie of the Year. The Winnipeg native scored 58 points (32g, 26a) in 64 conference regular season games.
 
Bison women’s soccer head coach Chris Lewis commented, “It is a tremendous accomplishment for Desiree to represent Canada at the Women’s World Cup this year. I know she has worked very hard throughout the last couple of seasons to reach this goal and Desiree will be a great ambassador for the Bisons while playing for Team Canada in Germany.”
 
For more information, contact:
Chris Zuk
Bison Sports Information Officer
Sport and Active Living Centre
zukc@cc.umanitoba.ca
Phone: (204) 474-7492
 
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