University Women’s Varsity Soccer Program is pleased to announce that Katie
Steffler of the Brams United 96 OYSL team has committed to playing her varsity
soccer at Trent University in Fall 2014.
Steffler is an honours student attending Holy Trinity High School and will attend Trent in the Trent-Queen’s Concurrent Education program. Katie’s grades (over 90%) will make her eligible for a Full Tuition Scholarship at Trent in 2014. Katie is a multi-sport athlete and plays basketball, volleyball, and varsity soccer and is also a member of the swim team. She won the Athletic Award in Grade 8 and was named Junior Athlete of the year in 2010-2011. She participated in the OSA Provincial program from 2008-2010 and medaled in soccer at OFFSA in 2011.
Katie began playing her rep soccer with Bradford Eagles at nine, then played with Aurora from 2008-2011 before joining Brams United at U15. While playing with Brams United 96 the team were Ontario Cup semi-finalists in both 2011 and 2012.
“I’ve played in the Trent Soccer Showcase since I was 14 and have always had an incredible interest in the school. When I visited the University in the fall I just knew that Trent was going to be the school I attended for the next four years. Everything about it made me feel so welcome and so at home and I’m not even a student yet. I look forward to being an Excalibur and can’t wait to score as many goals as possible for the team.”
Aurora Coach Chris Speller noted that Steffler is “An exciting player with good speed and quick feet that can play equally well on either the left or the right side”. Coach Fabian Pagani of Brams United noted “Katie is an all-round elite athlete who excels in many sports. Her diverse background in sports is a key component to her success. Katie was a key contributor to the Brams United Angel’s program. She has great integrity, commitment and truly values the concept of team before the individual. Katie will be a key contributor to the Trent women's varsity soccer program who never fails to show her commitment through her strong work ethic”.
Head Coach Joe Muldoon noted that Katie and the Brams United 1996 team have been participants in the Trent University Showcase for the last two years. “Katie stood out as a versatile player who could play either as an outside midfielder or outside back and makes great penetrating runs. Her fitness level is exceptional and she tracks back extremely well. Katie has an excellent understanding of the game and is blessed with great speed; she will be an excellent addition to the Excalibur team”.
For additional information contact: Joe Muldoon, Head Coach, Women’s Varsity Soccer, email@example.com