Prairie Post (West Edition)

Raymond native Worsey commits to the Kodiaks

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The Lethbridge College Kodiaks women’s soccer team has injected more local flavour into its roster with head coach Sean Carey announcing the signing of Keira Worsey out of Raymond High School.

Carey says Worsey has a tenacious element to her game that makes her difficult to play against on both sides of the ball. She particular­ly impressed the Kodiaks coaching staff during a trio of exhibition games last weekend in Red Deer.

“I didn’t know she had such an aggressive style to her game. She was playing so well [this weekend] we couldn’t take her out,” says Carey.

“Defensivel­y she was very strong and in position all the time. Offensivel­y, she had a bunch of shots and was getting to the penalty area, putting crosses over and getting shots in. That’s what I like to see from my fullbacks.”

Carey says he has enjoyed getting to see Worsey become more comfortabl­e as training camp progresses.

“When you get her into a game situation and even in practice, she isn’t

timid at all,” Carey says. “She’s feisty and good luck to anyone who goes up against her.”

Worsey says she’s excited to join a program with such a positive team environmen­t.

“I went to one of the ID camps previously and I just really enjoyed myself. The Kodiaks have a good team

atmosphere and a really good program,” says Worsey. “I thought I might as well just stay local and have some fun with it. It’s very much like one close-knit group and we’re all friends and can support and talk to each other, which is nice.”

The newest Kodiak says she hopes to bring a lot of positive energy to her new team.

“I’m definitely a talker, so I think bringing communicat­ion and just cheering people on and being a supportive player is important,” she says.

The Raymond Connection

The town of Raymond is playing a special part of the Kodiaks season this year, as the Kodiaks are set to host the 2022 ACAC Men’s and Women’s Soccer Championsh­ips at Raymond’s Comet Stadium from Oct. 28 to 30. The Kodiaks will also play a pair of home games at the stadium in October. Worsey says she can’t wait to play in front of hometown: “It’s going to be awesome.”

A new season on the horizon

The Kodiaks women’s soccer team went 3-0 last weekend during an exhibition trip to Red Deer. The team is now preparing for their ACAC regular season opener on Sept. 9 at Ambrose University.

The Kodiaks home opener will take place on Sunday, Sept. 11 at Servus Centre Outdoor Field against Medicine Hat College.

 ?? ?? Keira Worsey is very happy to join the Kodiaks and Sean Carey is happy to have her signed.
Keira Worsey is very happy to join the Kodiaks and Sean Carey is happy to have her signed.

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