Women's Soccer 2018-2019 Season Recap

Women's Soccer 2018-2019 Season Recap

Playoff finish: Tied for 9th

Regular season: 6-6-2

Shots per game: 8.7

Goals per game: 1.36

Team Leaders

Goals: Janai Martens, 5

Assists: Erin Holt, 6

Points: Erin Holt, 7


The women's soccer team finished fourth in their conference securing them a playoff spot. This season led to more wins, more points and a better understanding of how to move forward next season. They made program history since joining U SPORTS scoring more points than ever before.

They were joined by goalkeeper Rose Hemans who was a new player from London, UK. She previously played for Crystal Palace Ladies FC. Hermans  played in eleven matches this year and earned three of Mount Royal's four clean sheets and was in the top five for Canada West in save percentage.

Janai Martens, a midfielder, was in her second year with the Cougars and went from scoring one goal in the 2017-2018 season, to scoring five in the 2018-2019 season. Originally from Grande Prairie, she is studying Applied Ecotourism and Outdoor Leadership In addition to Martens the team was assisted by Erin Holt who was fourth in Canada West Assists with a total of six for the season.

The team was also joined by Miah Godek who took home the team MVT (most valuable teammates).Godek was instrumental in the locker room and was a massive part of the team culture.

The Cougars were fortunate to have two players recognized by Canada West for their excellence on the pitch. Quinn Hardstaff was named a second team all-star due to her ability to stop opposing teams in their tracks, a true defender through and through. Head coach Tino Fusco describes Hardstaff as, "She brings a calm and composted presence. Her name is recognized by all of the coaches in the conference". She was joined by Rose Hemans who was placed on the Canada West all-rookie team.