(July 10, 2017) As the countdown towards Canada’s largest multi-sport event for youth athletes continues, Alberta Soccer would like to introduce you to some of the players representing our province in soccer.
Cara and Brooke Lang – twin sisters who were brought up in the St. Albert development program – will fill two of the 18 spots on the girl’s squad. Alberta Soccer touched base with their parents, who explained that soccer has been a staple for the entire family, with Cara and Brooke discovering their love for the game when they began playing at only four years old.
The Lang’s explain, “Looking back, soccer has provided Cara and Brooke with great skill and technical development but it has also enabled them to develop incredible drive, determination, focus and grit. These skills have enabled Brooke and Cara to be successful on the pitch as well as in their studies where they received honors every year since grade seven as well as earning other awards such as Athlete of the Year and Citizenship Award.”
When asked about the girls’ highlights from their involvement in soccer, their parents discussed Cara and Brooke’s numerous accomplishments:
“They both entered the ASA RPC program at the ages of 13, played on Team Alberta for many years as well as Western Summer Games and now Canada Summer Games. Brooke and Cara completed their youth soccer career training in the CSA REX program and one of the girls was also selected into a CSA U18-U20 national camp. In March of 2017 they travelled throughout the United Kingdom with the Alberta REX program and played multiple games against women’s teams such as Liverpool, Arsenal, Blackburne, and Doncaster Women’s Professional team. Their last year in the REX program came with many exciting soccer and scholarship opportunities for post secondary education in Canada and the United States. Brooke and Cara chose to play with and attend the University of Alberta. After Canada Summer Games, they are excited to train with the University of Alberta Pandas soccer team for the next five years. They were accepted into the college of Physical Education and Recreation where they will work towards a double degree in Kinesiology and Secondary Education.”
We are proud to have two determined and hard-working girls on the roster, and can’t wait to watch as they support their team at the Canada Summer Games.