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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Laura Breen Named to Canadian University Team

Laura Breen of the Memorial University women’s soccer team has been named to the Canadian women’s university soccer team that will travel to Belgrade, Serbia June 30th to July 12th for the 2009 Summer Universiade, commonly referred to as the FISU Games.

Breen, a native of St. John’s, had an outstanding year in 2008. She led the Atlantic conference in scoring with nine goals. Her play earned her the conference MVP award, in addition to a place on the conference first all-star team. For the first time in her four year varsity career Breen was named a first team All-Canadian. She has previously been named a second team All-Canadian twice (2005 and 2006).

The tournament in Belgrade will be Breen’s second FISU Games. She travelled to Bangkok, Thailand in August 2007 where Canada finished in tenth place.

The FISU Games team was selected from a camp consisting of the top university soccer players in Canada. The FISU team plans to travel to Belgrade on June 22nd for a pretournament training camp.

The Universiade is an international sporting and cultural festival which is staged every two years in a different city and which is second in importance only to the Olympic Games. FISU stands for Federation Internationale du Sport Universitaire (International University Sports Federation).

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