Recruits bolster CapU women's soccer roster

Recruits bolster CapU women's soccer roster

Coming off a successful 2016 campaign that saw them finish with a PACWEST bronze medal, the Capilano Blues women’s soccer team has brought in a promising crop of new players to continue the program’s upward trend. Head coach Dennis Kindel is heading into his third year at the helm of the Blues, and after recruiting across the Lower Mainland he has his squad already gearing up for the 2017 season.

"The recruiting class for the upcoming season will be one of Capilano's best," said Kindel. "Our roster is much deeper from top to bottom, and this will go a long way towards helping us to a successful season. We will be more balanced across the board, which will make us tougher to play against and make the whole team stronger."

Sydney Schmidt

Position: Defence

High School: WJ Mouat Secondary, Abbotsford

Academic Program: Human Kinetics

Career aspirations: Physiotherapist

Accomplishments: 2016 – High school provincials; 2017 – Club team provincials


Taylor Cahill

Position: Winger

High School: Langley Fine Arts

Academic Program: Human Kinetics

Career aspirations: Firefighter

Accomplishments: 2017 – Provincials with club team


Gurleen Heer

Position: Forward

High School: Delview Secondary, North Delta

Academic Program: Human Kinetics

Accomplishments: 2016 – 2nd place at SX Cup and Mayor’s Cup; 2017 – 2nd place at Coastal Cup, have qualified for Provincial tournament in July


Claire Ye

Position: Defence

High School: Dr. Charles Best Secondary, Coquitlam

Career aspirations: Elementary school teacher

Accomplishments: U13, U14, and U18 Provincial Team; 3-time provincial finalist and 2015 BC Provincial High School Champion


Adrianna Babinski

Position: Midfield

High School: Dr. Charles Best Secondary, Coquitlam

Academic Program: Arts

Accomplishments: U13, U14, and U16 Provincial Team; 2x provincial finalist



Catrina Olstrom

Position: Striker

High School: Centennial Secondary, Coquitlam

Academic Program: Business

Career aspirations: Accounting



Rabiah Dhaliwal

Position: Defence/Midfield

High School: Panorama Ridge Secondary, Surrey

Academic Program: General Studies

Career aspirations: Clinical neurologist

Accomplishments: 2017 – BC AAA Provincial Champions, AAA Fraser Valley Fraser Valley Champions, BC Coastal Cup finalist; 2015 – BC Coastal Girls League Champions

“[I want] to grow as a player at the college level and help the team possibly win a provincial title and make it to nationals. I also hope to become a stronger player and be able to match the intensity of college-level soccer on the field.

“I’m glad to have chosen Capilano for my post-secondary education as the smaller class sizes will allow me to thrive academically while also being able to focus on soccer.”

Jaime Petersen

Position: Winger

High School: Argyle Secondary, North Vancouver

Academic Program: Psychology

Career aspirations: Nursing

Accomplishments: MWSL Cup Champions, 2016-17