League1 Ontario announced its roster today for the Women’s All-Star game between Ontario’s best and a selection of top talent from Quebec.
The 20-player Ontario roster, selected by club coaches and league officials, will have a representative from every team within League1 and it will include two goalkeepers, six defenders, seven midfielders and five strikers.
The coaches to lead the League1 Ontario Women’s All-Stars will be Ron Clarke (Durham United FA), Michael Marcoccia (FC London) and Joe Parolini (Woodbridge Strikers).
"This is a great opportunity to showcase the talent that we have in League1 Ontario," said Dino Rossi, League1 Ontario Commissioner.
"The women’s division is less than two years old and already we’re seeing clubs across the world sit up and take notice of the talent coming out of Ontario. We expect to see a number of these All-Stars move on to greater things in the years ahead."
League1 Ontario Women’s All-Stars will be taking on a team assembled by the Quebec Soccer Federation, featuring a selection of the top female talent from that province.
"We are very excited to bring a mix of more experienced players with a younger group of developing players who will be gearing up for the Canada Games in a year’s time," said Jessica Silva, Quebec coach.
"With discussions of a future PLSQ women's league in Québec, we hope to expose our players to a quality match that they can one day dream to have in their backyards. We believe that League development is part of the foundation that is necessary for our players continuous development."
League1 Ontario Women's All-Stars will train together in the run up to the match. Look to League1Ontario.com for full coverage.
The All-Star game will be broadcast through the League1 Ontario Livestream channel.
What: League1 Ontario Women’s All-Star Game
Where: Ontario Soccer Centre, Vaughan
When: July 27 | Kick-off 7:30 p.m.
Who: League1 Women’s All-Stars vs Quebec Soccer Federation All-Stars
Price: $10 Adult. $5 for kids under 12 accompanied by an adult
League1 Ontario Roster:
GK – Stephanie Bukovec (Vaughan) *
GK – Hope Sabadash (Woodbridge)
D – Mika Richards (Vaughan) *
D – Kira Bertrand (North Mississauga)
D – Maddie Iozzi (Durham) *
D – Meghan Scott (London) *
D – Katherine Herron (Woodbridge) *
D- Tamara Brown (Durham)
M – Cat Rogers (North Mississauga) *
M – Riley Fillion (Kingston)
M – Julia Binatti (London) *
M – Sarah Stratigakis (Aurora) *
M – Tori Chia (Darby)
M – April Syme (Woodbridge) *
M – Sona Makulova (Sanjaxx)
F – Christabel Oduro (Woodbridge) *
F – Jade Kovacevic (London) *
F – Laura Gosse (Durham)
F – Jessica Lisi (Woodbridge)
F - Jackie Tessier (Kingston)
Players with asterisks next to their name were the top vote getters at their positions. They will make up the starting 11 for the League1 Ontario Women’s All-Stars.
Additionally, the first ever League1 Ontario Men’s All-Star game will take place Aug. 3. The top players from the League1 Ontario Eastern Division will take on the top players from the Western Division.
Further details, including location, roster and broadcast information will be announced July 21.
About League1 Ontario:
League1 Ontario is the only pro-am, standards-based, senior league in Ontario. Founded in 2014, the league began with a 10 team Men’s division, which has now grown to 16 teams and includes a separate 9-team women’s division.
League1 Ontario serves as a stepping stone between the youth, amateur ranks and the full-on professional sides.
Sanctioned by the Ontario Soccer Association, the league’s focus, first and foremost, is the development of Canada’s future stars.
League1 Ontario Media Contact:
Cormac Rea | League1 Ontario Communications Coordinator | 613-299- 0374 | firstname.lastname@example.org