An early goal by Julia Jajkowska, combined with a deeply entrenched commitment to team defense and highlighted by a shutout performance from keeper Megan Coutu, was more than enough to lift the Cambrian Golden Shield women's soccer team to a 1-0 win over the Fleming Knights in the cross-over round of the OCAA playoffs last weekend.
Coming off a season in which expectations were sky high, the Cambrian Golden Shield women's soccer team hosting the OCAA championships with their sights set on a podium finish last fall, there is something to be said for more moderate goals twelve months later.
Coming off a 3-3 tie with the George Brown Huskies one week ago, a game in which the Cambrian Golden Shield women's soccer team squandered a 3-0 lead, coach Evan Phillips and company did not need to be reminded just how important their rematch Saturday in Sudbury would be.
There is no doubt that the success of the Cambrian Golden Shield women’s soccer team in recent years has helped raised the profile of the school in recruiting circles across the province, creating something of a lure in the hopes of attracting attention from high school soccer talent, notably that talent that resides south of Barrie.
On September 22, 2018, Giuseppe Politi received the Trailblazer Coach Award at the 2018 Ontario Coaching Excellence Awards in Toronto. As part of National Coaches Week across Ontario and Canada, the Coaches Association of Ontario recognizes the men and women who coach in Ontario with the presentation of the Ontario Coaching Excellence Awards. These awards celebrate the dedication and commitment of exemplary individuals who inspire, innovate and share knowledge of sport with others.