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WSOC | Ravens bring in defensive mid Van Haaster

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OTTAWA, Ontario – Carleton Ravens women’s soccer is pleased to announce the recruitment of Mya Van Haaster for the upcoming season.

 

Name:  MyaVanHaaster 

Hometown:  Waterdown, ON 

High School:  St. Mary’s 

Soccer Club:  U21 women’s Oakville Soccer Club 

Position:  Defensive Mid 

Favourite National team:  Brazil 

Favourite Club team: Paris Saint-Germain 

 

Accomplishments:  

  • 2017 peel Halton district league champs 
  • 2017 league cup champions 
  • 2018/2019 provincial indoor soccer league undefeated champs 
  • Assistant captain Milton Magic 2003 girls 
  • Grade 10 MVP on a senior team 
  • 2019 I got the opportunity to train in France with the women’s professional PSG academy  

 

 

Q: Why did you decide to attend Carleton? 

I chose to attend Carleton because of its academic and athletic reputation. Carleton is a great school for business which is the program that I want to go into. After spending time talking with Dom about the school and team, I decided that it was a good fit for me.   

Q: What part about playing for the Ravens soccer team are you most looking forward to? 

I am most looking forward to playing at the university level with new teammates and a passionate coaching staff where I can improve my skills. 

Q: How did you get started in soccer? 

My older brothers were soccer players, and my parents enjoyed the sport too. I started playing when I was 3 and loved it ever since. When I was 6, I joined a boy’s academy and that’s when my drive for the sport started.  

Q: What is your style of play?   

I like to say that my style of play is aggressive and technical. I tend to focus on possession and ball control. 

Q: Is there a professional soccer player that you model your game after? 

I have always admired Arjen Robben for his speed and ball control especially.  

Q: Describe your strengths and some areas for improvement: 

Strengths: reading the field, movement on and off the ball, and creating plays 

Areas for improvement: recognizing to take the shot when the opportunity is there and trying not to force as many passes 

Q: Which academic program will you be studying and why is that of interest to you? 

I will be studying business, most likely marketing. I have taken business courses all throughout high school and enjoyed each of them. I want to go into marketing because it is a fast-paced industry and can lead to a wide range of careers. 

Q: What extra-curricular activities do you enjoy?  

In my spare time I enjoy working out and playing other sports such as football, basketball, and volleyball with friends and family. I also spend a lot of my time at work.