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CF Montréal Women's Program Ambitious Ahead of 2024 Ligue1 Québec Season

April 18, 2024 - Major League Soccer (MLS)
Club de Foot Montreal News Release

MONTREAL - The CF Montréal Women's Program, co-founded by BMO, is entering its third season in Ligue1 Québec in 2024 with the ambition of retaining its championship title won last year. The 16-game regular season, with two groups of six teams, will run from April 21st to July 21st.

Home games will be played at the Bois-de-Boulogne sports complex in Laval and at Centre Nutrilait and will be open to the public free of charge. The Women's Program will play its home opener at the Bois-de-Boulogne sports complex on Sunday, April 21st against FC Laval.

Head coach Julie Casselman will rely on a group of experienced players, bolstered by their triumph in Ligue1 Québec and the Coupe du Québec last season. Among them are forward Esther Brossard, the top scorer in Ligue1 Québec in 2023, as well as Canadian U17 internationals Khadijah Cissé, Yasmine Décombe, Inès Nourani, Juliette Perreault, Liana Tarasco, and Marée-Anne Van Doesburg.

"For this first official season under the CF Montréal emblem, we want to represent the Club well in our style of play as well as in the intensity and desire shown in every match," said head coach Julie Casselman. "The goal of the season is to expose our players to the highest level of competition available in the country and thus allow them to continue their development and career. This year, we have a well-organized group collectively ready to face the various challenges that this season will bring us."

"There is a real buzz within the Club at the start of this new season in Ligue1 Québec," added CF Montréal Academy Director Marinos Papageorgopoulos. "Since the creation of the Women's Program, co-founded by BMO, the group has achieved excellent results, even reaching the final of the national championship last summer. Our players have shown remarkable work ethic during the preseason, and there is a certain excitement around the group. The players have the qualities required to repeat their exploits from last season, and we are eager to see their progression throughout the campaign."

Ligue1 Québec is the province's semi-professional championship, the highest level in women's soccer in the country. The CF Montréal Women's Program will aim to lift the trophy for a second consecutive year, after finishing the 2023 season in first place with a record of 8-1-2.

Position Number Last Name First Name Year of birth Place of birth Place of residence Nationality Club in 2023

Goalkeeper 78 Leblanc Rosemarie 2006 Saint-Charles-Borromée Saint-Charles-Borromée Canada CF Montréal

Goalkeeper 22 Dumas Kellyane 2009 Montreal Terrebonne Canada AS Laval

Goalkeeper 1 Cissé Khadijah 2008 Montreal Laval Canada CF Montréal

Defender 3 Salama Christina 2006 Montreal Pierrefonds Canada CF Montréal

Defender 5 Okeke Janet 2006 Montreal Laval Canada / Nigeria CF Montréal

Defender 6 Leblanc Laurence 2006 Saint-Charles-Borromée Saint-Charles-Borromée Canada CF Montréal

Defender 12 Martineau Marika 2008 Boischatel Boischatel Canada Royal Sélect Beauport

Defender 13 Proteau Rose 2007 Laval Montreal Canada CF Montréal

Defender 16 Mackay Evelyn 2006 Montreal Saint-Hubert Canada CF Montréal

Defender 17 Brault Sandrine 2007 Joliette Notre-Dame-des-Prairies Canada CF Montréal

Defender 20 McLean Mercier Mia 2008 Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu Canada CS Longueuil

Defender 23 Chenail Savannah 2007 Montreal Blainville Canada CF Montréal

Defender 24 Décombe Yasmine 2007 Montreal Brossard Canada CF Montréal

Defender 28 Medley Amy 2008 Montreal Montreal Canada AS Laval

Defender 32 Nourani Inès 2007 Quebec City Boischatel Canada / Algeria CF Montréal

Defender 40 Ellyson Maxim 2009 Terrebonne Terrebonne Canada Union Lanaudière Sud

Midfielder 2 Tremblay Malorie 2008 Saint-Bruno Saint-Bruno Canada CS Longueuil

Midfielder 4 Roy Félicia 2006 Montreal Saint-Bruno Canada CF Montréal

Midfielder 8 Van Doesburg Marée-Anne 2007 Montreal Pierrefonds Canada CF Montréal

Midfielder 10 Bilombo Laurina 2006 Montreal Laval Canada CF Montréal

Midfielder 14 Perreault Juliette 2007 Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu Canada CF Montréal

Midfielder 15 Tarasco Liana 2007 Montreal Laval Canada CF Montréal

Midfielder 25 Boulanger Flavie 2007 Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu Canada CF Montréal

Midfielder 30 Bourassa Lorie 2007 Shefford Shefford Canada CF Montréal

Midfielder 33 Aitken Mikaela 2008 Montreal Île-Perrot Canada Lakeshore SC

Midfielder 34 Gagnon Magalie 2008 Quebec City Beauport Canada Royal Sélect Beauport

Midfielder 35 Teoli Adriana 2009 Montreal Laval Canada Lakeshore SC

Midfielder 45 Cregheur Marika 2008 Montreal Rivière-des-Prairies Canada AS Blainville

Winger 7 Mackay Alexandra 2006 Montreal Saint-Hubert Canada CF Montréal

Winger 11 Larouche Léa 2006 Saint-Eustache Lorraine Canada CF Montréal

Winger 19 Alexis Melyna Nyann 2009 Terrebonne Mascouche Canada AS Laval

Winger 26 El Mokbel Natelle 2007 Beirut (Lebanon) Montreal Canada / Lebanon CF Montréal

Winger 27 Garreaud Alyssa 2008 Montreal Rosemère Canada AS Laval

Winger 31 Tijhof Noreen 2008 Montreal Dollard-des-Ormeaux Canada / Netherlands / Congo CS Saint-Laurent

Winger 37 Fortich Pantoja Antonella De Jesus 2008 Mexico City (Mexico) Montreal Mexico CS Longueuil

Winger 39 Pouliot Maika 2008 Longueuil Laval Canada CS Saint-Hubert

Striker 9 Brossard Esther 2006 Montreal Montreal Canada / France CF Montréal

Striker 18 Blouin Océane 2008 Quebec City Boischatel Canada CF Montréal

Striker 29 Soukou Hosane 2007 Cotonou (Benin) Chambly Canada / Benin CF Montréal

Striker 38 Kamdem Kayla Adrianne 2008 Washington DC (United States) Pincourt Canada Lakeshore SC


Julie CASSELMAN - head coach

Jesse ACTESON - assistant coach

Julio MORENO - assistant coach

Christopher CINELLI-FAIA - goalkeeping coach

Pierre BÉZY - Head fitness coach

Thérèse NGUYEN - fitness coach

Vanessa CONTENTA - head therapist

Joseph BONDOC - therapist


21/4 - 7PM : CF Montréal - FC Laval (Parc Bois-de-Boulogne)

28/4 - 12PM : Ottawa South United - CF Montréal (TAAG Park)

4/5 - 7PM : CF Montréal - CS Mont-Royal Outremont (Parc Bois-de-Boulogne)

11/5 - 3PM : AS Pierrefonds - CF Montréal (Parc George-Springate PCHS)

15/5 - 7PM : CF Montréal - CS Saint-Hubert (Centre Nutrilait)

18/5 - 1PM : CF Montréal - CS Longueuil (Parc Bois-de-Boulogne)

25/5 - 2PM : AS Laval - CF Montréal (Parc de Lausanne)

1/6 - 1PM : CF Montréal - AS Blainville (Centre Nutrilait)

8/6 - 6PM : AS Chaudière-Ouest - CF Montréal (Parc Renaud-Maillette)

16/6 - 6PM : CF Montréal - RS Beauport (Centre Nutrilait)

21/6 - 9PM : Celtix Haut-Richelieu - CF Montréal (Parc Pierre-Benoît)

26/6 - 5PM : CS Saint-Hubert - CF Montréal (Parc Rosanne-Laflamme)

29/6 - 7PM : FC Laval - CF Montréal (Parc Berthiaume-du-Tremblay)

7/7 - 6PM : CF Montréal - Ottawa South United (Centre Nutrilait)

13/7 - 7PM : CS Mont-Royal Outremont - CF Montréal (TMR Rec)

21/7 - 3PM : CF Montréal - AS Pierrefonds (Parc Bois-de-Boulogne)

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