North Peace Grizzlies Class of 2018 Grad, Female Athlete of the Year and Most Valuable Player on the Senior Girls Soccer Team, Jaime McPherson, is taking the field this year for her second season as an SAIT Trojan.
Last season, Jaime received Rookie of the Year for the SAIT Women’s Soccer team, as well as Overall Female Rookie of the Year for SAIT Athletics. This season, she was named Captain alongside teammate Skye Gordon.
The girls had a rough start to their season, not winning many games, and they struggled with a very small roster. With many injuries along the way throughout the first half of the season, the girls got to the point where they had to play a game short one player.
On Thanksgiving weekend, the Trojans started to turn their season around with two big wins against Ambrose and Augustana. Jaime received player of the game for both games.
With five consecutive wins after that, the girls finished their season on a high, earning a second place finish in the ACAC South Division and a ticket to the Provincial Championships.
The provincials were held this past weekend at NAIT. SAIT took on The King’s University (TKU) in the quarter-finals on Friday, October 25.. With a 2-1 win over TKU, the Trojans advanced to the Semi-Finals on Saturday. A 1-0 loss to NAIT sent them into the Bronze Medal game, where they ultimately lost 1-0 to Lethbridge to finish in fourth place.
With the outdoor season coming to an end, you can follow Jaime’s futsal season on Instagram @sait_trojans, or online at www.saittrojans.com.
— Sam Stackhouse