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Youngest-Ever Signing; Petruskavich Kicks On With CMU Women's Soccer

With the inaugural season as full members of the CCAA now one year away, Kasey Petruskavich has become the first and youngest athlete ever to sign their letter of intent to play for CMU, committing to suit up for the Blazers Women's Soccer team in 2021. A Grade 11 student from Winnipeg's Westwood Collegiate, Petruskavich has become very used to winning matches with her Charleswood club team and hopes to bring that winning mentality with her when she steps on the pitch with CMU.

After leading the u16 girls to a tournament championship in Grand Forks, North Dakota, the energetic midfielder helped Charleswood to a City Championship and an undefeated season. That streak of games without a loss continued this past winter, as Petruskavich and her teammates went on a run of 22 indoor matches without defeat prior to the league shutdown caused by the pandemic with two matches remaining in their season.

"Kasey is an exceptional player and person and we can't wait to see her play for the Blazers," said CMU co-coach Cara Isaak whose relationship with the young signee goes back over five years. "She is a versatile and intelligent player who understands the game beyond her years and has great vision and play-making abilities. She can score goals and defend and could end up playing almost anywhere on the field. But beyond that, her personality will be a huge benefit to our program because she is so motivated and passionate."

CMU along with their conference, the MCAC, received a unanimous vote of approval into the CCAA in the summer of 2019. Last season, the Blazers completed their first of two years of a mandatory probationary period that requires a competitive schedule where CMU challenges other regions of the CCAA until the opportunity to compete for a National Championship can begin in 2021-22. In 2019, CMU soccer travelled to Alberta where they went 0-1-1 against the ACAC's Medicine Hat Rattlers and Lethbridge Kodiaks. This season, the Blazers are scheduled to fly to Hamilton on September 3rd to tackle to OCAA's Redeemer Royals and Mohawk Mountaineers prior to kickoff in the 2020 MCAC campaign.

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