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More bronze for Bison alum

Desiree Scott wins second consecutive Olympic bronze medal as part of the Canadian women's soccer team

August 19, 2016 — 

Former University of Manitoba Bison and coach, Desiree Scott [BA/’16] was in the starting lineup for Canada women’s soccer team when they captured a second consecutive Olympic bronze medal with a thrilling 2-1 victory on Aug. 19 over host Brazil in the bronze medal match at the 2016 Olympic Games.

This was Scott’s second bronze medal, as she was also part of London 2012 Olympic Games when Team Canada won bronze medal against France.

Scott played an integral role as a midfielder with solid tackles and defence throughout the 90-minute bronze medal match in Brazil and throughout this year’s edition of the Olympics.

Scott, 29, has now made 117 appearances with 83 starts for Canada’s national women’s soccer senior team since 2010 after making a huge imprint on the University of Manitoba Bison women’s soccer program as a player during her illustrious five-year university career (2005-09).

Her career playing highlights also include a starter role during the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015.

The Winnipeg native was selected as 2012 Manitoba’s Female Athlete of the Year by the Manitoba Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association.

As the 2009-10 Bison Sports Female Athlete of the Year, Scott earned four total conference all-star recognitions (First Team: 2008, 2009; Second Team: 2005, 2006), along with being named 2005 Canada West Rookie of the Year, plus 2009, 2008 CIS First Team All-Canadian.

The midfielder has registered the most points and assists in a Bison career with 56 points (31 goals, 25 assists) in 64 conference regular season games while team MVP three times (2005, ’06, ’10).

Scott also was part of the Bison women’s soccer coaching staff during the 2011 and 2012 season.

Read more on the Olympics in our In Focus


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