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Thunder Soccer At Nationals

The women’s soccer team is competing at Nationals this week in Montreal at the Montreal Soccer Stadium. You can watch the games by following this link and you can keep tabs on their progress here.

Day One Report:
The women played their first game at Nationals on Wednesday against the GPRC Wolves.  The game remained knotted at zero all the way through and ultimately had to be decided with penalty kicks.  Algonquin outscored the Wolves 5-3 and seized their opportunity to move on!  They will now face Élans de Garneau on Thursday at 3:00 PM.

Day Two Report:
The women squared off against the Élans de Garneau on Thursday.  The game was scoreless until second half when Garneau got a beautiful shot off that caught the top left corner of the net, giving them a 1-0 lead that they would not relinquish.  The Thunder will now face the NAIT Ooks in a bronze medal qualifier on Friday.

Day Three Report:
The Thunder fought hard but were unable to beat the NAIT goalkeeper in this one.  For their part, the Nooks found the back of the Thunder net three times, ending Algonquin’s hopes for a medal at Nationals.  They will play again on Saturday at 11:30 AM in a placement match.

Day Four Report:
The women played the GPRC Wolves for the second time at Nationals on Saturday, this time with a top five finish on the line.  It was another close game and one that worked out in the Thunder’s favour as they downed the Wolves 1-0 to finish as the 5th best women’s soccer team in Canadian college sports!  Congratulations on a great season and a fantastic run in the playoffs!

Also, congratulations to Sylvie Avedessian, who was named the OCAA Athlete of the Week for women’s soccer for her performance on women’s soccer’s national stage.

Thunder Soccer At Provincials

OCAA Championship All-Star Team
MVP   Melissa Harrison (Algonquin)
#1        Sylvie Avedessian (Algonquin)
#2        Vanessa Fiore (Humber)
#3        Hayley Mackie (Humber)
#4        Clarissa McArthur (Cambrian)

Final Placing

Gold Medal                            Algonquin College (Ottawa)
Silver Medal                          Humber College (Etobicoke)
Bronze Medal                       Cambrian College (Sudbury)


Week One Report:

Thunder Soccer hosted the Centennial Colts on Saturday, and the women’s team came out firing from the very start and were relentless in their attack, scoring an even dozen goals against the shell-shocked Colts. Even better, the Thunder goalkeeper, Karleigh Bell, held the Colts off the scoreboard entirely, defeating Centennial by a final of 12-0! Goal scorers for the Thunder include Sylvie Avedessian, Breanna Humphreys (2), Andrianna Dmulchalsky (2), Vanessa Macmillan (3), Georgia Iliopoulos, Darby Perry (2), and Bailey Gassler (1).

The second game for the women’s team, on Sunday, ended just as the first did, though not with a dozen goals. The final score was 3-0 for Algonquin, Jenna King earning the shutout for the home side. Goal scorers for the Thunder were Breanna Humphreys, Vanessa Macmillan, and Sylvie Avedessian.

Week Two Report:

Thunder Soccer travelled to Sudbury this past weekend to face the Cambrian Golden Shield. The women battled their way to a 4-0 shutout, with goalkeeper Jenna King shutting the door on Cambrian every time they came at her. Goal scorers for the Thunder included Melissa Harrison (1), Vanessa MacMillan (2), and rookie Andrianna Dmulchalsky (1). Following that win, the Thunder find themselves ranked #3 in the county by the CCAA!

Week Three Report:

Thunder Women’s Soccer played two games this past weekend; one against Loyalist on Friday and one against Fleming on Saturday. They Thunder were victorious in both. Friday’s game was a rout and they matched their top offensive output of the season, scoring 12 times on the Lancers. Goal Scorers in that one were Vanessa MacMillan (2), Hailey Martin (1), Melissa Harrison (2), Breanna Humphreys (1), Michelle Wilson (1), Darby Perry (1), Bailey Gassler (2), Andrianna Dmulchalsky (1), and Melissa Baynes (1). Jenna King was in goal for the Thunder and she once again kept the Lancers off the scoreboard. Boxscore

The team travelled from Belleville to Toronto on Saturday to face the Centennial Colts and they finished with a similar outcome. They scored six goals in this one (Vanessa MacMillan (1), Melissa Harrison (3), Michelle Wilson (2)) and once again held their opponent off the scoreboard, with Jenna King earning another shutout. The team is currently tied for most goals scored in the OCAA with 37 and they have not been scored on yet! Their unblemished record currently has them ranked #3 in the nation by the CCAA and they were recognized by the OCAA as the Team of the Week! Boxscore

Week Four Report:

The women’s team played three games in six days this past week, securing victories in all three.   They hosted the Loyalist Lancers in their first match, blanking the Lancers 4-0 with goals scored by Vanessa MacMillan, Melissa Harrison, Darby Perry, and Bailey Gassler. They were offensively-dominant, but strong on the defensive side as well, holding Loyalist to a single shot through 90 minutes! Jenna King earned the shutout for the Thunder. Boxscore

In their second game of the weekend, on Saturday, the women faced the Fleming Knights. The Thunder doubled their offensive-output from the night before, winning 8-0, with goals by Breanna Humphreys, Melissa Harrison, Jenna Baldree, Vanessa MacMillan (3), Haleigh Robertson, and Melissa Baynes. Karleigh Bell receives credit for the shutout. Boxscore

The team travelled to Kingston for a rare midweek match against the SLC Vikings on Wednesday, the 5th. Though they trailed 1-0 at the half, they women turned it on in the second half, scoring three times to secure the win and maintain their perfect record. (Boxscore not yet available.)

Week Five Report:

The women’s team played the Cambrian Golden Shield at the Algonquin Sports Facility in a wet and sloppy affair last Saturday, but still managed to come out on top, winning 2-0 to keep their perfect record intact!  The first 30 minutes or so were very wet and both teams struggled to get the ball to do what they wanted it to do.  As the rain stopped and the field had a chance to drain, you could see the impact it had on the game and the Thunder in particular, as they took control of the ball and the match.  Goals were scored by Melissa Harrison and Melissa Baynes.  The former was also recognized as the Athlete of the Week for Women’s Soccer by the OCAA.  Way to go, Mel!  The women are currently ranked #2 in the CCAA as we head down the home stretch of the season. Boxscore

Week Six Report:

This past week, Thunder Soccer played a pair of games; one at Durham on Friday and one at Fleming on Saturday.  Backstopped by goalkeeper Jenna King both days, the Thunder didn’t allow a single goal all weekend, all while pounding their opponents relentlessly.  Friday’s game against the Lords ended in a 8-0 win for the Thunder.  Goal scorers were Vanessa MacMillan (3), Michelle Wilson, Darby Perry, Jenna Baldree, Andrianna Dmulchalsky, and Leah Buchanan.  Boxscore

The Thunder upped their game on Saturday, scoring an even dozen goals for the third time this season.  Scorers in this game were Michelle Wilson, Vanessa MacMillan (3), Jenna Baldree, Melissa Baynes, Melissa Harrison, Rachel Armstrong (2), Andrianna Dmulchalsky, Sylvie Avedessian, and Haleigh Robertson.  With that offensive explosion, the Thunder have scored an impressive 74 goals on the season, good enough for the top spot in the OCAA.  And with her six goals over the weekend, Vanessa MacMillan moved into 3rd place in the association in scoring with 21!  Boxscore

Week Seven Report:

Thunder Soccer played host to the SLC Vikings last Wednesday and the women took their opportunity to complete their perfect regular season by downing the Vikings 8-1!  Vanessa MacMillan scored a whopping five of the Thunder’s eight goals!  The other goal scorers for the Thunder were Sylvie Avedessian, Becky Leese, and Breanna Humphreys.

Next Game:  The Thunder take their perfect record to provincials at St. Clair College starting this Thursday, when they will kick things off by facing the Mohawk Mountaineers at noon.  The website for information on the championship can be found at  Check the Thunder Facebook page and Twitter for streaming info.

 Regular Season Schedule

Saturday, September 10th vs. Centennial – 1:00 PM  (Win 12-0)
Sunday, September 11th vs. Durham – 1:00 PM  (Win 3-0)
Saturday, September 17th @ Cambrian – 12:00 PM  (Win 4-0)
Friday, September 23rd @ Loyalist – 6:00 PM  (Win 12-0)
Saturday, Sept. 24th @ Centennial – 1:00 PM  (Win 6-0)
Friday, September 30th vs. Loyalist – 6:00 PM (Win 4-0)
Saturday, October 1st vs. Fleming – 1:00 PM *  (Win 8-0)
Wednesday, October 5th @ SLC – 6:00 PM  (Win 3-1)
Saturday, October 8th vs. Cambrian – 1:00 PM *  (Win 2-0)
Friday, October 14th @ Durham – 6:00 PM  (Win 8-0)
Saturday, October 15th @ Fleming – 1:00 PM  (Win 12-0)
Wednesday, October 19th vs. SLC – 6:00 PM  (Win 8-1)
Oct. 22/23 – Potential Crossover games – TBD

Oct. 27-29 – OCAA’s @ St. Clair
Nov. 9-12 – CCAA’s @ Ahuntsic

* Games marked with an asterisk to be broadcast at

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2015-16 Season
  • OCAA Gold Medalists
  • OCAA East Division Champions
  • Regular Season Record 12-0
  • Sylvie Avedissian named CCAA All-Canadian, East All-Star
  • Melissa Harrison named East Division Defensive player of the Year, East All-Star
  • Becky Leese named East Division & Overall Rookie of the Year
  • Kayleigh Bell & Jenna King named East Division Goalkeepers of the Year
  • Dom Oliveri named OCAA East Division Coach of the Year
  • OCAA East Division Defensive Team of the Year
2014-15 Season

•  OCAA Silver Medalists

•  OCAA East Division Champions

•  Regular Season Record 8-0-0

•  Amy Savage named CCAA All-Canadian and OCAA All-Star

•  Emma Arsenault named OCAA East Division and Overall Rookie of the Year

•  Melissa Harrison named OCAA All-Star

• OCAA East Division Defensive Team of the Year

2013-14 Season

• OCAA Champions

• OCAA East Division Champions

• Regular Season Record: 8-0-1

• Jenna Baldree named OCAA Player of the Year, OCAA All-Star and CCAA AllCanadian

• Kelly Avalos named OCAA All-Star and named to the CCAA Tournament All-Star team

• Breanna Humphreys named OCAA Championship MVP

2012-13 Season

• OCAA East Division Champions

• OCAA East Division Best Defensive Team

• Regular Season Record: 7-0-1

• Kelly Avalos named OCAA Player of the Year, CCAA All-Canadian and OCAA All-Star

• Jaymie Baldree named OCAA All-Star

2011-12 Season

• OCAA Championship Silver Medal

• OCAA East Division Champions

• Regular Season Record: 6-0-1

• East Region Best Defensive Team

• Head Coach Garth Gittens – East Region Coach of the Year

• Chelsea Saunder – CCAA All-Canadian Award

• Sydney Midwood and Chelsea Saunders selected as League All-Stars

2010-11 Season

• OCAA Championship Bronze Medal

• OCAA East Division Champions

• Regular Season Record: 8-0-0

• Kelly Avalos – OCAA Women’s Soccer Player of the Year, CCAA All-Canadian Award, East Region Defensive Player of the Year Award, and a League All-Star

• Sydney Midwood – OCAA Women’s Soccer Overall Rookie of the Year, OCAA Women’s Soccer League Scoring Champion, and a League All-Star

• Head Coach Garth Gittens – CCAA Coach of the Year Nominee on behalf of the OCAA

• OCAA Women’s Soccer East Region Best Defensive Team

2009-10 Season

• 2nd Place in the OCAA East Region

• Regular Season Record: 9-2-1

• Allie Browne – East/Central East Defensive Player of the Year

• Allie Browne and Kelly Avalos named East/Central East All-Stars

2008-09 Season

• OCAA Championship Silver Medal

• OCAA East Division Champions

• Regular Season Record: 11-1-1

• Ally Pross – East Region Scoring Champion (1.25 GPG)

• Allie Browne and Ally Pross named East/Central East All-Stars

2007-08 Season

• OCAA Championship Bronze Medal

• 2nd Place in the OCAA East Region

• Regular Season Record: 7-1-0

• Allie Browne and Lauren Alexander named East/Central East All-Stars

2006-7 Season

• OCAA Championship Silver Medal

• OCAA East Division Champions

• Regular Seaon Record: 6-0-1

• Sam Blais – East Region Rookie of the Year

• Grace Harju and Lauren Alexander named East/Central East All-Stars