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OCCA names 5 Burlington players to all-star soccer teams

Rebekah Lee, Jaiden Morgan tapped for women's first squad

Five Burlington players have been named to Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) soccer all-star teams.

Rebekah Lee of Seneca College and Jaiden Morgan of Mohawk College were named to the OCAA women’s first team while Mohawk teammate Alyssa Glasbergen earned a spot on the West Division second team along with Redeemer University’s Emily Walraven. On the men’s side, Matthew Laic of the Humber Hawks was named to the West Division second team.

Lee, a third-year midfielder, started 21 of 24 games over her three years at Seneca and was a key part of a Sting team that allowed just five goals in 10 games, the lowest total in the OCAA. Prior to Seneca, the crime and intelligence analysis student won an Ontario Cup with the Burlington Bayhawks. Lee and Morgan also won two OFSAA championships while at Notre Dame.

Morgan led Mohawk in scoring with seven goals during the regular season, then added two more in the playoffs, including an 89 th minute game-winner in the Mountaineers opening-round playoff victory. Morgan, who played the previous two seasons at Prairie View A&M in Texas, had five goals and two
assists in a 10-0 win over Lambton, the most goals scored by a Mohawk player in a game in 12 years.

Glasbergen finished second to Morgan in scoring for Mohawk with four goals as she earned a place on the OCAA all-star team for the second year in a row. The Hamilton District Christian School graduate scored all three Mohawk goals in a 3-0 victory over St. Clair. She has 10 career goals in 20 regular-season games over her two seasons with the Mountaineers. She added another goal in Mohawk’s opening- round playoff victory over Fanshawe.

Walraven led Redeemer University in goals with five and added four assists for a team-high 14 points. The second-year midfielder also had two game-winning goals. The Kings Christian Collegiate grad’s scoring touch helped the Royals post their best-ever record, going 5-1-4.

Laic, a second-year defender, helped Humber allow less than a goal per game. The Hawks surrendered just seven goals in 10 games while posting a 7-1-2 record. He played the 2022 season with Toronto Metropolitan University, reaching the Ontario University Athletics final, and has represented both Canada and Croatia internationally.

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