Highlanders announce defenders for women's roster

The Victoria Highlanders are pleased to announce the commitment of our defenders for the women's roster. These will be the players that coach Neil Sedgwick will be counting on in the back line for the inaugural L1BC season in 2022:

Amy Lawrence

Hailing from Burnaby and a former UVIC Vike from 2011-2015, Amy is a talented player who will bring her long and rich experience to support the Highlanders this season.  During the 2012 season, Lawrence won the CIS Bronze Medal with the UVic Vikes and joins some former and current Vikes on the Highlanders this year.

Abby Mackenzie

Another talent from the island and the UVIC Vikes arrives at the Highlanders to suit up in black and gold. Despite her young age, Abby MacKenzie has played four seasons with the Vikes. Abby went to Reynolds Secondary School, where she was part of their high school team for four years, and was part of the Vancouver Island Wave program in youth.

Mary Nichols

Mary is another option for our technical team this season. Having played two seasons with the UBC Thunderbirds and spending time with Nanaimo Women's Premier, she comes to the Highlanders to help solidify the defense.

Avery Nystedt

Avery is a young and talented player who will prove to be a rock in the Highlanders' defense this season. Nystedt has youthful experience, having played two seasons with the UNBC Timberwolves. Born in Victoria, BC, she’s familiar to playing under the direction of head coach Neil Sedgwick, and will look to make an immediate impact on the pitch.

Taiya Scorey

Another player born in Victoria BC dons the black and gold for this season. Taiya Scorey comes to the team after having defended the colors of Queen's University, where she was part of the team for two seasons (2020-2021 and 2021-2022). Taiya is a very powerful player who will bring a physical edge to the team.

Kara Skirzyk

The Delta, BC native comes to the Highlanders this season after playing three seasons with the University of Victoria Vikes. In addition, she had an important spell at Coastal FC in her youth before joining the Vikes women's soccer team. Kara is another strong choice for Sedgwick this season.

Welcome, Ladies!