Dalhousie Tigers women’s soccer coach Cindy Tye is pleased to announce the commitment of Morgan Leon and Devon Bode for the 2019-20 season.
Leon, a 5’6 midfielder from Toronto has played most of her career with the North Toronto Nitros Soccer Club. In 2018 she and her teammates won the Ontario Women’s Soccer League title and placed second in the 2019 Ontario Indoor Cup tournament.
“I am excited to join the Tigers,” says Leon. “Joining this team will help me grow as a player and create opportunities for me to excel.”
Leon will be working towards a Bachelor of Science and plans to declare biology as her major in her second year.
“Morgan is solid technically and has great vision and awareness,” says Tye. “She is responsible defensively and has the ability to help us maintain possession in attack making best decisions. We are excited to add a player like Morgan who comes with a reputation of loving to train and will grow inside our program.”
Bode is a 5’6 goalkeeper from LaHave, N.S. A four-year member of the Nova Scotia provincial team, she helped them to gold (2017) and silver (2016) medal finishes at the Atlantic All-Star championships. At the club level, Bode is a two-time provincial championship bronze medallist, with South Shore United in 2016 and Halifax County United in 2018.
“I am very excited to become a part of the Tigers and to be representing the school,” says Bode. “I am very grateful to have the opportunity to attend such a well-respected university.”
Bode intends to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology while at Dalhousie.
“Devon is another product of the South Shore club system and has been a consistent performer inside our Nova Scotia provincial program,” says Tye. “She is an athletic goalkeeper who likes to be challenged and has the ability to make that tough save to help her team. Devon has shown resiliency and dedication throughout her youth career. We are excited to welcome her and look forward to watching her grow inside our program!”
The Tigers begin their 2019 campaign on the road versus Moncton on September 6.