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‘Canes add Island keeper in Sam MacEachern

The women's soccer Hurricanes at Holland College continue their preparation for the upcoming season by welcoming Samantha MacEachern as the newest addiction to their roster.

MacEachern, a goalkeeper from Bonshaw, PEI, will be joining the Hurricanes this fall after playing last season with both the P.E.I. U18 team and the Bluefield High School Bobcats.  During her season with the Bobcats, she was named the top keeper in the PEI high school league.

MacEachern will begin the Bioscience program this fall at Holland College.

“I chose to enroll at Holland College because the Bioscience program fascinated me; I feel that it will give me the skills to work in my dream profession. Another thing that attracted me to Holland College was their soccer program. I look forward to contributing on the field, and being part of the Hurricanes family.”

MacEachern brings a long list of accomplishments and experiences with her to the Hurricanes including competing in four national soccer tournaments (U14, PEI, 2014; U16, BC, 2015; U17, NB, 2017; U17, BC, 2018); she also participated in the Vancouver Whitecaps Showcase Tournament in British Columbia.

MacEachern, also a former member of the U17 PEI FC and RC United clubs, commented on what she will try to bring to the Hurricanes next season.

“In order to play well as a team there needs to be communication and a competitive spirit. In the upcoming season I will help bring these aspects to the team by being vocal and playing with heart. I feel that my greatest strengths as a player would have to be my determination and competitiveness; I play with passion and do well to push myself and my teammates.”

Head coach, Kris McKinnon, welcomes MacEachern to the roster.

“Sam is an exceptional student-athlete,” he shared.  “She is a top recruit in Atlantic Canada, and we are very happy to have her join the Hurricanes.  She is athletic, brave and her ball distribution will make her an instant impact in the ACAA.”

When asked about what kind of season, and team, fans of the Hurricanes can expect this season, she replied with.

“Our roster is filled with exceptional players and with the help of our coaches and hard work from the entire team, we will have a strong season.”

The Hurricanes will begin their Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) regular season on Saturday, September 7 at 1pm when they host the St. Thomas University Tommies at the Terry Fox Sports Complex in Cornwall.

To connect with the women’s soccer Hurricanes, visit www.twitter.com/caneswsoccer.

For more information on the Holland Hurricanes, please visit www.hollandhurricanes.com, www.facebook.com/hollandhurricanes, wwww.twitter.com/hc_hurricanes and www.instagram.com/hollandhurricanes.

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Story written by:

Mason Murray

Communications Coordinator Assistant

Department of Athletics and Recreation

Holland College


For more information about this release, please contact:
Daniel Cudmore, Athletics Development and Communications Coordinator
Tel: (902) 894-6870
Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2019