For more than a decade, Desiree Scott has been a whirling dervish on the pitch for the Canadian women’s team, supplying the side with plenty of muscle and steel in the heart of midfield.
Scott hasn’t scored a single goal and she’s tallied just four assists in close to 160 appearances for her country. But since becoming a regular starter under former coach John Herdman, she’s established herself as one of Canada’s most consistent, reliable and durable performers, playing a key role in helping the team win bronze medals at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics.
Canada is currently holding a training camp with over 30 players in Florida in preparation for the 2021 SheBelieves Cup, a four-nation invitational tournament that kicks off next Thursday. Coach Bev Priestman is expected to name her final roster a few days before Canada’s opening match of the competition.
As one of Canada’s most loyal servants, Scott a former U SPORTS student-athlete with the Manitoba Bisons, is not only expected to make the final cut, but also continue to serve as the team’s midfield dynamo at the SheBelieves Cup, like she has for the past 11 years.