Niagara Falls striker wins Player of the Year as Niagara College wins first women’s soccer medal ever


Published October 31, 2022 at 9:55 am

The Niagara College Knights women's soccer team won their first ever medal on Sunday, collecting the bronze after defeating Durham 3-2 in the championship rounds. (Photo: Niagara College)

In a tense bronze-medal game in Durham on Sunday afternoon (October 30), a late game goal by Rylan Greatrix snapped a 2-2 deadlock as the Niagara College Knights women’s soccer team rallied for their first ever medal.

Playing the Durham Lords for the medal, the Knight went into the second half up 2-0 only to see Durham knock in two quick goals to tie it up.

Greatrix’ heroics with just 10 minutes left gave the Knights their first ever medal in Ontario College Athletic Association (OCAA) action.

For the team, the icing on the cake was midfielder Sydney Sica winning her second straight OCAA Women’s Soccer Player of the Year. She received the award in a ceremony held in Oshawa on Friday before the championship round began.

Sica, a Niagara Falls native, was the OCAA West Division Scoring Champion, scoring a dozen goals in 10 regular season matches, having four multiple goal matches, including a regular-season high three on one occasion.

Sica received other honours as well, including Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) All-Canadian and West Division League First-Team All-Star.

Sydney Sica, left, won the OCAA Women’s Soccer Player of the Year for the second straight year while Rylan Greatrix gets swarmed by teammates after she put the Knights up 3-2 to take the OCAA bronze medal. (Photos: Niagara College)

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