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Blazers Women's Soccer Lock Down Defender Noel Wiebe

Blazers Women's Soccer Lock Down Defender Noel Wiebe

The CMU Women's Soccer program is very pleased to announce the commitment of Noel Wiebe for the 2024/25 MCAC season. The team will call on the Dakota Collegiate and BoniVital product to lock down the Blazers' back line when the season starts up in late summer.

The captain for her MHSAA "AAAA" Dakota Lancers team, Wiebe tests her strong defending abilities on her high school squad, who have just recently finished her final WYSA High School Girls' indoor season in the top Premiership Group A of the city-wide league. Directing her teammates in front of her from the defensive side of the ball, Wiebe also utilizes her strong voice on the stage as well, having recently featured in Dakota Collegiate's latest musical "Wicked;" though the multi-talented student-athlete has no plans to study music while at CMU.

Wiebe grew up in the BoniVital Club soccer system, having started her career on the U10 squad, and continuing on until this past summer's U17 season when she played under new Blazers head coach Jason Moist. It was with BoniVital that she really honed her defensive skills, training alongside some of the province's top talent. Her most recent BoniVital squad came back from Minneapolis and the 2023 NSC Spring Cup as champions, and headed back south for the fall edition where they once again featured in the final match, but couldn't quite complete the series win.

While both head coach Jason Moist and new roster addition Wiebe will be new faces on the pitch for the Blazers next season, they are well-aquainted with each other already from their BoniVital connections, and Wiebe jumped at the opportunity to play for her old coach again, this time on the collegiate level. Now getting to know his new squad, coach Jason is getting a sense for how Wiebe can fit into his lineup, especially with graduating defenders Caleigh Peden and Julia Ignagni completing their eligibility with CMU. "Having coached Noel for years I know how important a player she can be to this team," notes the women's soccer head coach. "Noel is a top-rated defender who excels at the centreback position; specifically her ability to defend, make recovery runs, lead the back line, and strike a great dead ball." The newest Blazer is excited to join her new CMU community, starting practices with the squad, and taking her skills to the next level.

Blazers Women's Soccer last hoisted the provincial trophy in the fall of 2018, and will look to take another step towards capturing another title this coming season. The winner of the Manitoba Collegiate Athletics Conference earns the right to represent the province at the Canadian Collegiate Athletics Association (CCAA) National Championships at the conclusion of the outdoor season, which the Blazers look to accomplish now entering the fourth year that the MCAC has been fully included in the Canada-wide conference.

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