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Cara Isaak & Lianna Bestvater

Women's Soccer Head Coaches

Cara Isaak
Lianna Bestvater





Loewen Athletic Centre


Co-Coaches Lianna Bestvater and Cara Isaak are entering their seventh season at the helm of the program. They led the Blazers to their first MCAC Women's Soccer Championship in 2018; the first for CMU since 2009.

Bestvater came to CMU out of the Manitoba Bisons program where the striker completed five seasons and was part of the program's first Canada-West playoff appearance in 2008.

After her playing career with the Bisons, Isaak joined the coaching ranks serving as an assistant coach with Manitoba for four seasons prior to her move to CMU. Isaak also coaches with the Manitoba Provincial girls program and St. Charles Force.


Assistant Coaches

Marijka Yaschyshyn

Marijka Yaschyshyn

Lydia Balsillie

Lydia Balsillie

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