Four local players have committed to the University of Manitoba Bisons women's soccer team for the 2012 season and will help usher in new era under new head coach Hadyn Sloane-Seale.
Heading into its eighth season this fall, the Bisons have added midfielder Kaylan Strang, 18; midfielder/striker Selina Speranza, 18; striker Daniella Scerbo, 17; and goalkeeper Martie Arran, 18.All four have experience with Manitoba's provincial teams programs.
Strang was the MVP of the final when the Bonivital Flames U16 team won the provincial championship and was an honour roll student in all four years of high school.
Speranza, a two-year honour roll student, led Westwood Collegiate and the Canlan Ice Sports High School Indoor Soccer League with 44 goals in 16 games.
Scerbo, the St. John's Ravenscourt female athlete of the year for 2011-2012, was the SJR team captain, MVP of the varsity indoor soccer team and earned U of Manitoba entrance scholarship after being on the honour roll from Grade 7-12.
Arran, an honour roll student for all four years of high school who graduated with distinction, was the female athlete of the year with the Winnipeg South End United soccer club in 2011-2012.