Former longtime Canton United players are leading the charge at the college level for the Walsh University Division II women’s college soccer program. Helping the program to its best ever start in its history (an undefeated run of 10-0), three Canton United players are featured in the starting lineup including its team captain.
Morgan Schaber (Manchester), Tarah McCausland (Green), and Alexis Meffert (Lake) have all helped spearhead the Walsh girls to a record setting season and now sit only one win away from clinching a spot in the GMAC conference playoffs.
Morgan was named the team captain of the squad as a Junior and continues to demonstrate the leadership skills that she showed at the club level since she was just 11 years old.
Alexis has punched 5 goals in the back of the net while adding an assist and Tarah has been a mainstay in the backline that has 8 shutouts in 12 games. Alexis joined and played with Canton United since the age of 9 while Tarah joined during her early high school years.
Walsh women’s soccer head coach Dave Renard stated “United players have been key to the growth of our soccer program at Walsh for many years. This year is no different with Tarah, Morgan, and Alexis all being major contributors. Morgan is also our team captain and her foundation and leadership skills were all fostered by the great coaches at United.”
All three players have started in each match and the future looks bright as these girls continue to pave the way for more United girls in the future.
United Director of Coaching Damien Marchione added "I was really happy to hear Morgan was named captain of the Walsh team. She has worked very hard through the years and deserves to be captain. She is definitely a player that others should look up to with how she understands and loves the game, and translates that to other players around her. Our players have a great connection with Walsh and all three of these girls are creating avenues for future players to have opportunities."
Best of luck to this group of girls who have continued on to have success at the collegiate level and a shout out to the United coaches that helped prepare these girls to compete at the next level!