New player Annika Monroe named ACAA Women’s Soccer Player of the Year

Annika Monroe of the MSVU Women's Soccer team
Annika Monroe

Both the Women’s Soccer and Men’s Mystic Soccer Teams had amazing 2021 seasons back on the pitch – following a year of no play due to the pandemic.

The Women’s team had an exceptionally strong season, finishing second overall.

Reported the ACAA, “Leading the way for the Mystics was Annika Monroe, a fourth-year winger from Halifax, who was named the ACAA Women’s Soccer Player of the Year after a season where she was significantly involved in the team’s playmaking operations while providing high IQ and leadership on and off the pitch.”

Annika was also named a CCAA All-Canadian for Women’s Soccer. These are student-athletes selected for special recognition by their conference based on exceptional performance and contribution to the sport and their team.

Two other soccer Mystics were also major ACAA award winners this year:
– Kayley Clair (of Campbell River, B.C.) was named ACAA Women’s Rookie of the Year as well as Second Team All-Conference, and
– Danielle Cyr, a former Gerry Leblanc Award winner, was named ACAA Women’s Soccer Coach of the Year

All MSVU soccer players appointed to ACAA First & Second Teams All-Conference include:
– Women’s Soccer First Team All-Conference: Annika Monroe and Esja Marr
– Women’s Soccer Second Team All-Conference: Kayley Clair and Emily Lush
– Men’s Soccer First Team All-Conference: Luc Andriopoulos and Amath Bojang
– Men’s Soccer Second Team All-Conference: Nick Bryden and Logan O’Connell

The MSVU Men’s soccer team, led by head coach Mark Harnish, had a strong showing in semi-final play, missing the championship game by just one point.

Congratulations to all of our 2021 MSVU soccer players. You did the university proud!