in municipal administrations throughout Quebec. “There’s a crunch in personnel. There are a lot of baby boomers on the cusp of retiring so I think it will continue to be difficult for the next few years. It may be hard for small towns like Stanstead because the competition is fierce for people to fill these positions.”
Mr. Sullivan may be leaving his position at Town Hall but he will still be involved in the community. “I will be working with Gabriel Safdie and Damon Cox on the project. I think it’s important that a town like this (Richmond Hill, Ont.), Audrey Gingras (Russell, Ont.), Brett Mccavour (Truro, N.S.), and Kaila Currie (Burlington, Ont.) have all committed to join the Gaiters. Head Coach Phil Ribaux made the announcement today.
«I’m very excited to have this recruiting class join us next season,» said Ribaux. «We have a strong group of returning veterans, and these recruits will help us all elevate our program in 2012 and beyond.»
Lawther is a striker for the Lincoln Storm U-18s, as well as for Blessed Trinity Catholic Secondary School of Grimsby. Lawther led Blessed Trinity to two straight zone championships, and was named team MVP both seasons. She was also the school’s volleyball MVP in 2010-11. In club play, she helped lead the Storm to an undefeated 2010 season, securing their promotion to the Ontario Youth Soccer League, the top level of play in the province.
«Jacqueline has tons of speed and power, and will change our team. She is a constant threat, can shoot equally from both feet and works harder than any other player on the field,» said Ribaux.
Henry-cotnam is a striker for the Richmond Hill Raiders. She led the Raiders to the Central Girls Soccer League title in 2011, as well as a Cup championship and a berth in the league final in 2010. She is a versatile player, having played every position on the field during her career. She has played several sports at Langstaff Secondary School in Richmond Hill, including basketball, volleyball and track.
«Aquila is a powerful, skilful striker,» said Ribaux. «She can score goals, and is also a good playmaker. She is a constant threat because of her speed and her shot.» with limited means and such a rich heritage gives more place to its artistic class of citizens. I really enjoyed my stay here, I made some friends, and I want to continue working on some not-for-profit projects,” he concluded.
Gingras is a midfielder/forward for the Cumberland Cobras U-21s, after having transferred from the Russell Raiders. She was a threetime MVP for the Raiders and a two-time top scorer in the Eastern Ontario league. She was also the team MVP at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic High School for the past five seasons. Gingras becomes the second Aquinas alumna on the team, following Shelby Raven, who joined the Gaiters last season.
«Audrey is an excellent distributor of the ball,» said Ribaux. «She has a very heavy shot, and is also good on set pieces.»
Mccavour, a striker, was the captain and leading scorer for Cobequid Educational Centre last fall, as she led them to fourth place at the Nova Scotia provincial championship. On the club level, she played for Suburban FC (Halifax) in 2011, leading them to the U18 Nationals. Mccavour is also a track star, with medals in both the 400- and 800-metres at the 2011 provincial championships, and gold in the 4x400 relay.
«Brett is another strong striker,» said Ribaux. «She will increase our team speed, and provide another goal-scoring threat up front.»
Currie has played primarily at left back, but can also move up to the midfield. She played four years for the M.M. Robinson High School Rams in Burlington, being named team captain in her final year. She was her team’s MVP in 2008 and 2009. At the club level, she has played the last two years with the Paris (Ont.) Thunder, after transferring from the Burlington Youth Soccer Club.
«Kaila is small but quick,» said Ribaux. «She is positionally sound, and she can move the ball up the field quickly and accurately.»
These recruits will join the 11 returning Gaiters, and open fall training with a trip to San Diego, California from August 12-18. Regular season play is tentatively set to open on Friday, September 7.