From the Canada Games to the National Development Camp with a full season of OUA soccer in between, Chloe Doiron’s first season at Carleton has been nothing but eventful.
In August, the first-year forward from Dieppe, New Brunswick, competed in the Canada Games for New Brunswick before attending Ravens training camp. In four games for her home province, Doiron had two goals and scored during penalties in the knockout round helping New Brunswick finish sixth.
Doiron then returned to Carleton where she then made an immediate impact appearing in all twelve games while scoring three goals. A dynamic striker, Doiron made an instant impact on Dominic Oliveri’s club. “She was already in the NDC pathway, but it was really nice for her to get recognized for a great rookie year,” expressed coach Oliveri. “From a team perspective any time you can assist with player development and move players to the next level, whether that’s the national team, professional or otherwise, that’s our job as coaches and shows the level we’re working at and aspiring to.”
With her rookie season behind her, Doiron was invited to the 2022 National Development Camp where she participated in the tournament as part of the Rest of Canada team. “I am extremely thankful to have had the opportunity to participate in the NDC event as part of the 'Rest of Canada' team,” Doiron expressed after the tournament.
“It was a great experience overall,” she explained. “I was able to push myself by playing against the top players from the country. It was also great to see the talent that is outside of the big 3 NDC centers.”
Having previously developed her skills in the Atlantic regional development centre, Doiron joined the players from across the country and found great success in the one-week event. “As a group from all over the country, we were able to come together quickly and compete against teams that had been playing and training together for years.”
Asked about Doiron’s first season with Carleton, coach Oliveri wasn’t shy to share compliments. “She’s a talented player, who has all the skills to be a top player in the game, but what sets Chloe apart is her attitude.” An attitude and work ethic that quickly proved infectious among her teammates.
“There’s a drive and motivation there with her that’s helped her get to this level, but more than that, she’s just a really great person,” Oliveri would continue. “I haven’t met anyone that doesn’t like Chloe; we’re really happy to have her as part of our program.”
Doiron and the Ravens are back to training, they will spend the winter competing in the RSEQ Indoor League and focusing on pushing deeper into the OUA Playoffs in 2023.