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Date Published: December 31, 2006



Playing soccer with Sudburnia since the age of  six, thirteen year-old Zakarie Glaude took everything he had learnt in leading his elementary school to back to back championships. 

The Grade 8 student at MacDonald-Cartier showed great determination, competing in the final despite an injured calf.  “He couldn't run, so we told basically to stand around in front of the net…he still managed to redirect balls into the net and he never quit,” said coach Yves Legault. 

Despite recording a hat-trick in the final, Glaude believes there remains work to be done on his game. “I’d like to improve my ball control,” he says. “But, I think the best part of my game is my speed.”

In addition to playing with the Pantheres elementary team, Glaude also suits up competitively with the Italia Flyers of the Northern Regional Soccer League.  His team finished second this summer, competing in several tournaments across Northern Ontario.  

“It was a good experience, but they were pretty long trips,” Glaude admits. “But, we have a lot of players that play competitively, so we have a solid team.” 

The soft-spoken teen, who could stand to be a little more vocal according to Legault, is already a great all-around athlete, taking to the court for both volleyball and basketball, but excels most in soccer. 

Under any scenario, the future looks bright for Zakarie Glaude, at least according to the man who has witnessed first hand his athletic prowess.  “He can definitely play soccer at the high school level, but it all depends on him if he wants to pursue the sport,” says Legault. “I think he can play at the university level, no problem, if he continues to develop and show the progress he’s shown so far.”

 

 

 

 

 

Previous Winners:

 

July 9, 2006

Spencer Burton

April 4, 2006

Justin Leclair

March 8, 2006

Matt Boivin

February 5, 2006

Ryan Punkari

January 17, 2006

Rebecca Mailloux

October 31, 2005

Ross Proudfoot

July 28, 2005

Mike McCue

July 1, 2005

Cloe Lacasse

 

June 16, 2005

Kristine Lalonde

 

May 22, 2005

Scott Vaillancourt

 

May 11, 2005

James Clendenning

 

April 1, 2005

Erika Kiviaho

 

March 6, 2005

Sammy Behnke-Groves

 

January 23, 2005

Jaimee Lafreniere

 

January 2, 2005

Trina Czerkas

 

December 12, 2004

Danielle Rancourt

 

   

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