CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — Bethany MacDougall will be wearing the maroon, black and white of the Holland College Hurricanes this fall when she joins the women’s soccer team.
The Charlottetown native plays for the Sherwood Parkdale Rangers but has spent time with Hillsborough United and Team P.E.I. at the under-14, -15, -16 and -18 levels.
“I think Holland College is a very good school with great academic programs,” shared MacDougall. “The new occupational therapist assistant and physiotherapist assistant program, starting in the fall, is what grabbed my attention towards Holland College. Their athletics department has also been very successful in the past years and I would really like a chance to be a part of that and help contribute to the coming years.”
The five-foot-seven striker/midfielder completed perfect seasons in 2016 and 2017 with the Charlottetown Rural Raiders as they claimed provincial championships, going undefeated in both years.
“We are very happy to add Bethany to our program,” said Hurricanes head coach Kris McKinnon. “She is strong and athletic and will be a constant threat in our attack.”
MacDougall’s strengths are her speed and ability to recover when needed. She is also known for her willingness to do what is asked of her from the coaching staff.
“I will be able to bring a positive attitude, work hard and use my speed,” said MacDougall.
The Hurricanes started last season 3-2-2 but a 1-3-1 finish saw them miss the Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) playoffs on a tiebreaker. It was the first time since 2006 the Hurricanes finished outside the top four.
The team has been focused during the off-season, using 2017 as motivation to get back to where the program has positioned themselves in the past.
The Hurricanes announced the commitment of Islander Kathrine McEwen to the roster last month and are expected to continue to announce new additions between now and the beginning of the ACAA regular season in September.