Alternate captain for the women’s soccer team
By Davie Wong, Sports Reporter
Kelsey Acaster is a fourth-year player and the alternate captain for the women’s soccer team. She is finishing her Bachelor of Arts in psychology majoring in counselling and is looking to pursue a career in teaching. On the field, she plays centre back and has played an essential role to the team as a leader and a solid defensive player.
Having played soccer since she was two-and-a-half, Acaster is entering her 19th year of play. She credits her immense success to the love and dedication of her father, who coached her for eight years, and her sister.
Her years of experience give her the ability to read the game extremely well and although she can play any position on the field, she finds that her skills are best suited as a defensive backbone to the team. As a leader she plays the role of a motivator, encouraging her teammates to play at their best while also leading by example.
Unfortunately, Acaster is entering her final year of her soccer career. Her years of playing have taken a toll on her body and multiple injuries have convinced her to call it quits after this season.
That being said, she is hoping to make her last year her best. She is looking to make it to Nationals and claim a championship with the team.
After Douglas, Acaster is looking forward to teaching in BC. Although her playing career may be over after this year, she is still planning to be involved with soccer as a coach.