Starting soccer at age four, Cormier has developed her competitive skills over the years, including recently playing with Hillsborough United Premiere and Team PEI.
Cormier had this to say of her enrollment at Holland College, and joining the Hurricanes.
“I decided to enroll at Holland College because they offered a two-plus-two program that really suited my interests leading into the future. As well, I was intrigued by the hands-on experience that the Sport & Leisure Management program will offer me. I also decided to enroll because of their soccer program and wanted to bring forth my abilities and knowledge to the team next season.”
The striker out of Charlottetown, PEI comes to the Hurricanes after finishing off her high school career as a three-time all star and captain, claiming three provincial titles with the Charlottetown Rural Raiders. She also spent a season with the U17 PEI FC team which took her to a national championship in Surrey, British Columbia.
Head coach, Kris McKinnon, is excited with the addition of Cormier to his roster.
“Emily is an outstanding student-athlete who is committed to becoming better everyday. She is an athlete with great speed and tremendous work rate. We are excited to have her join our program and look forward to seeing her score goals at this level.”
Cormier was the scoring leader for the Raiders and Hillsborough United last season and aims to waste little time in making an impact at the collegiate level with the Hurricanes. When asked about what kind of abilities she brings to the Hurricanes, she had this to say.
“My strengths are my speed, strength and ability to finish into the back of the net under pressure. I am determined, and like to keep positive on and off the field. I think I can bring forth my speed and ability to score goals and help the Hurricanes succeed.”
The Hurricanes finished the 2018-2019 Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) regular season in third with a record of 8-3-1; the team dropped a semi-final game at the conference championships to the eventual ACAA champions, the Mount Saint Vincent University Mystics.
“I think Hurricanes fans can expect a team with a lot of passion and determination this season. I think this year will be a strong year for us and I believe that every player will be focused on the same goal, to succeed at a high level.”
The Hurricanes are set to open the 2019 ACAA soccer season on Saturday, September 7 when they host the St. Thomas University Tommies at 1pm at the Terry Fox Sports Complex in Cornwall.
To connect with the women’s soccer Hurricanes, visit www.twitter.com/caneswsoccer.
Story written by:
Communications Coordinator Assistant
Department of Athletics and Recreation
For more information about this release, please contact:
Daniel Cudmore, Athletics Development and Communications Coordinator
Tel: (902) 894-6870
Date: Monday, April 01, 2019