Women's soccer: the Carabins coach bows out

Women’s soccer: Carabins coach bows out


After leading his team to great heights, Carabins women's soccer head coach Kevin McConnell has decided to step down. < /p>

This was announced by the University of Montreal on Sunday, 14 days after the club's victory in the Canadian championship final.

McConnell had worked for the Blues for 19 years and was the driver of the women's team for 18 seasons.

“It's a bit like leaving the house,” he said in a statement. I have been here a long time and I will have countless treasured memories. The goal, above all, was to create good relationships, and I think I can say mission accomplished.”

“Kevin took a very young program and he brought it among the most dominant in the country, indicated the general manager of the CEPSUM and the Carabins, Manon Simard. He is a discreet and dedicated person who really had his team at heart. He built a great culture for women's soccer, and we want to keep it.”

Under McConnell, the Carabins won two Canadian university championships, eight Réseau du sport sportif du Québec championships and nine regular season titles. They also won three national silvers and a bronze.

“The two national titles are like the icing on the cake. The atmosphere that we have created since 2005 is the priority. We participated in five national finals and we won two of them. The three that we have lost, it takes absolutely nothing away from what we have been through. We must be proud of it and realize how lucky we are,” said McConnell.

Nadège Akamse is taking over on an interim basis. The latter has been an assistant coach with the Carabins since 2013. She also played for the Blues from 2004 to 2010.