The Mount Allison Mounties Women's Soccer program is pleased to announce the commitments of three key players from the Suburban Football Club: Rachael Manning, Bailey Hatcher and Kaitlyn Strickland will all be joining the Mounties for the 2019 season. “We are pleased to welcome these three outstanding young players into the Mountie family”, commented Head Coach Gene Ouellette. “Surburban is a club that develops highly skilled and competitive footballers and Rachael, Bailey and Kaitlyn are all fantastic fits for Mount Allison”
Rachael has played with the Suburban FC since U14, where she has become a stabilizing force on the defensive back line, winning four Provincial Championships in the process. During her resulting four trips to Club Nationals she has played in the medal round three times, including a bronze medal victory as an underage player at the U17 Championships in 2017. She has also represented Nova Scotia and was a member of the gold medal team for the U15 Atlantic Championships.
Rachael was the co-captain of her high school soccer team this past season. Besides soccer Rachael has played competitive ringette, having an opportunity to play in the Eastern National Championships, as well as other school sports including volleyball and hockey.
As a member of Suburban’s top tiered team for the past five years, Bailey has been a key member of the squad that has won the past four Provincial Championships. Playing at four consecutive Club Nationals, Bailey emerged as a dominant player, both offensively and defensively, within the central midfield.
Bailey has also trained within the Nova Scotia Provincial program for the past five years, during which time she participated in four Atlantic Championships, winning the gold medal game three times.
Bailey is also a principal-list student and is actively involved within her school and community.
Kaitlyn has also been a member of the Suburban FC for the past several seasons; she currently plays in the Senior Women’s Premier League (NSSL). She has competed in three Club National Championships, including playing a vital role as an underage player backstopping her team on the way to a bronze medal in 2017. Kaitlyn has also trained within the Nova Scotia Provincial Program for the past five years, most recently representing Nova Scotia at the Atlantic Championships in 2018.
Kaitlyn is active within her high school and community, including volunteering with grassroots soccer at the local, community level.