Pitch props

To be a CIS soccer All-Star you have to:

A. Put the ball in the net.

B. Be a great wing man/wing woman–ie. someone who sets up others in scoring position.

C. Be a natural leader.

D. Have stunning good looks.

Well, maybe being goodlooking won’t help you become an all-star, but it didn’t seem to hurt Megan Dourado.

Dourado received a place on the CIS Women’s Second All-Star team–deservedly so, after her performance this season in the Dinos’ midfield. She assisted, she scored, she even played through injuries.

“She started the first few games as a forward but moved to a midfield position where her talents could be used better,” said Dinos women’s soccer Head Coach Robin Slot. “She’s quite good at taking on players and setting up scoring chances.”

Dourado was tied for third place in assists in Canada West at the end of regular season play with six helpers. She also put the ball in the back of the net a total of three times. But nothing helps more to eventually becoming an All-Star than years of experience–and Dourado has that too.

“For the past 10 years I’ve played soccer in both winter and summer, indoor and out,” stated Dourado.

Now that she is a CIS All-Star, there will be greater expectations for her next year, from both her team and fans alike. And maybe, just maybe, the women soccersaurs will make an appearance in the Canada West finals, where the real CIS championship is played.

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