–By Ottawa South United Soccer Club
As high school diplomas were handed out in June, another great crop of Ottawa South United soccer players is ready up to join over 200 OSU alumni who have moved on to the university/college soccer ranks.
Since OSU was founded in 2003, it has been a club priority to create the best environment possible for players to earn scholarship and professional soccer opportunities.
Our 2000 Girls Graduating Class features a big number of future varsity players:
Hannah Brown – Carleton University
Elodie Sylvain – Carleton University
Sophie Ehlebracht – Carleton University Vanessa Morin – Concordia University Jordyn Langs – Saint Mary’s University Becky Hext – Rochester Institute of Technology Mia Pacheco – Algonquin College Sydney Provost – University of Ottawa Olivia Boutard – Bishop’s University
Emily Amano – Colgate University
Youma Konate – Carleton University
Best of luck to this special group of players who will thrive at their universities and colleges across North America this Fall!
League One players sign with Northeastern, Acadia
Many members of OSU’s League One Ontario team are set to play varsity soccer, including a pair of recent signees in June.
Alongside League One teammate Ali Jabara, Cedric Gravel has committed to Acadia University. A member of the OSU family since 9 years old, Cedric was a part of the highly successful 2000 Boys Force Team. He will be studying Chemistry.
Meanwhile, Ryan Massoud will head to Northeastern University, an NCAA D1 school that competes in the CAA conference. Ryan started playing with OSU at the age of U11. He was a major contributor to the 2000 boys successful Ontario Cup campaign, where they were crowned champions. He will study Engineering.
OSU awards Community Leader Scholarships
Since 2015, OSU has partnered with south-end high schools to award the OSU Community Leader Scholarship.
One male and one female recipient is selected for the bursary at each of St. Joseph’s, Mother Teresa, South Carleton, St. Francis Xavier, St. Mark’s and Longfields-Davidson Heights high schools.
The bursaries are given to the members of each school’s graduating class who best represent dedication to the sport of soccer, scholastic excellence, as well as demonstrated leadership abilities.
To be selected, graduates must maintain a minimum ‘B’ average and be pursuing a post-secondary education; they must have played, coached or refereed with OSU for the past four consecutive years; and they must demonstrate community involvement and active leadership within their school.
“Outside of being soccer athletes, referees or coaches, many of these young people represent tremendous young leaders within the community,” states OSU Club President Bill Michalopulos. “The OSU Community Leader Scholarship was a priority for our club, to ensure that we continue to recognize the outstanding achievements by the young people that make up OSU.”
6 Force players win trip to Danone final in Spain
Ottawa South United is proud to announce that six of our players will be representing Team Canada at the 2019 Danone Nations Cup event in Spain. Our club has had a history of players representing Canada over the years, but this result vastly outperforms any previous selections with Danone.
The national final saw Anna Swyers, Olivia Chen, Simon Rochon, Isaac Charbonneau, Adrian Dagres and Luca Domanico all win with their teams in Montreal. Ameera Abualsamh was also in the national camp but was unlucky to lose out in the final.
OSU is proud of all of our players who entered the selection process this spring to test themselves amongst the best of the best in Canada.
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