University of Memphis Athletics – Boychuk named candidate for Canadian Youth International Player of the Year
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Women’s soccer sophomore Tanya Boychuk added an international accolade to her resume, as the Tiger captain was named a candidate for the Canadian Youth International Player of the Year.
Listed as one of eight nominees in the category, the Canadian Youth International Players of the Year award celebrates Canada’s top two youth players (men’s and women’s) in recognizing their achievements with Canada Soccer’s National Youth Teams, with an emphasis on their performances at age-category international competitions.
“I’m so proud of Tanya for this wonderful accomplishment and the recognition. I think this speaks volumes not only to her play on the field but for her leadership,” head coach Brooks Monaghan said. “We have seen her transform into a phenomenal leader on and off the field for us. Her international experience translates so well to our team because she brings a certain level of professionalism, and that mindset really extends to her teammates.”
Boychuk spent this summer playing with her home country’s national team in an international series. The Edmonton, Alberta native competed with the U-20 Canadian Women’s National Team in England, playing friendlies against England and Northern Ireland.
Boychuk also participated in a six-day camp in early August in Burnaby, British Columbia to continue preparations for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in 2020.
With Memphis, Boychuk earned Second Team All-Conference honors this season after being listed to the All-Rookie team as a freshman. Boychuk registered nine goals and three assists while serving as a team captain in 2019. She earned her first career brace in the season-opener against Little Rock, while her nine total goals ranked second on the team in scoring.