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Fanshawe women's soccer team off to a great start with a win and the return of Jade Kovacevic


Fanshawe Falcons women's soccer team is looking bright this year with a debut win of 16-0 against the Lambton Lions on Sept. 8 and the return of Jade Kovacevic (left), a number of other strong players and some new faces.

Melissa Novacaska | Interrobang | Sports | September 14th, 2018

Soccer star Jade Kovacevic is back on home turf this season returning to the Fanshawe Falcons women's team.

According to a Sept. 7 and 8, Fanshawe Athletics press releases, Kovacevic, who was an assistant coach for the team last year, currently holds the Fanshawe career scoring record with 58 goals in two seasons.

As of Sept, 8, Kovacevic, broke the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) record for most goals in a game, with nine goals out of Fanshawe 16-0 home win against the Lambton Lions.

The 16-0 win breaks Fanshawe's previous soccer record for the most goals in a single game, which at the time (in 2017), was 11.

Kovacevic previously tied for the most goals in a game with Sheree Uyl, with six goals.

According to the press releases, on top of playing for the Falcons, Kovacevic is the leader of the FC London Women's soccer team, where she lead the team undefeated this season, and as a League1 Ontario Cup Championship in 2017.

In 2017, she also scored a league record 40 goals during the regular season. Kovacevic is a two-time League1 Ontario Women's MVP, and has been the Golden Boot winner for the past three seasons.

Other key players returning to the team include FC London's Chelsea Zavitz and Alexis Clements. Local striker Nicole Nielson and goalkeeper Breanne Carreiro will also be joining the team.

The Falcons have a strong team this year with a mix of a “strong recruiting class” that will join some veteran players.

In the press release, the Fanshawe Falcons women's soccer head coach, Mike Marcoccia had positive to share about this year's team.

“I am very confident that we have a strong squad on paper this season; however that means nothing until the results come,” Marcoccia said. With a strong team and strong debut, the women are off to a great start and the Interrobang wishes them the best with this new school year.
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