first_imgThe native of Ayr, Ont., helped the Rivulettes to the PWHL Final Four in 2018, leading the team with six goals through 13 post-season games last season. As a member of the Southwood Secondary School Sabres, Trussler was named the most valuable player on the field hockey team and won the Cambridge Sports Hall of Fame athletic award. Story Links MacDonald will be studying social science at New College starting in September. Taylor Trussler A 5-foot-2 forward from the Cambrdige Rivulettes of the Provincial Women’s Hockey League (PWHL), Talor Trussler has accepted her offer to study within U of T’s Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education. A 5-foot-6 forward from Port Perry, Ont., Mackenzie MacDonald joins the Blues from the Toronto Leaside Junior Wildcats of the PWHL. Erica Fryer is a 5-foot-6 goalie from Amherstburg, Ont. She joins the Blues from the London Junior Devilettes of the PWHL. She suited up for Team Ontario Blue, which finished second overall at the 2017 under-18 national women’s hockey championship. The University of Toronto women’s hockey program is pleased to announce five recruits that have accepted their offers of admission and committed to play for the Varsity Blues beginning in the 2018-19 season. As a member of the Port Perry High School Rebels, MacDonald helped the team to the LOSSA championship title, as well as a bronze-medal finish at the OFSAA AAA/AAAA championships. She captained the team and was named the most valuable player in 2017-18. As a student at Michael Power St. Joseph High School, Barry was named the most valuable player on the softball, field hockey and hockey teams, while also earning senior female athlete of the year honours. She will also be studying kinesiology, starting in September.  Avery Henry A 5-foot-4 defenceman from Etobicoke, Ont., Meagan Barry comes to the Blues after captaining the Brampton Canadettes of the PWHL in 2017-18. “I chose U of T because I love the diversity and atmosphere of the city and campus,” said MacDonald. “I fell in love and felt at home each time I visited. I am really looking forward to having a fresh start at University with new beginnings. I can’t wait to start the season off with the Blues and put my best effort forth.”For more information, scores and highlights on your favourite U of T athletes and teams, please visit www.varsityblues.ca. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat and Facebook for the latest and greatest in Varsity Blues intercollegiate athletics. As a member of the St. Thomas Villanova Catholic Secondary School Wildcats, Fryer is a two-time WECSSAA champion, while also winning the SWOSSAA championship once. She will join Trussler in studying kinesiology next fall. “I wanted to go to a university that has a strong hockey team, as well as high academic standards and the University of Toronto offers me both,” said Henry. “I also love that the team is coached by a group of talented women and that Coach Vicky and Coach Jayna both played professionally and at the Olympics. I am really looking forward to learning from them starting this fall.”  Meagan Barry Erica Fryer “The main reason I chose U of T is for the academic reputation in the faculty that I am studying,” said Barry. “Education is really important to me so I felt that if I could play the sport I love and also get a great education at the same time, how could I go wrong.  I’m hoping to find a group of people that challenge me to go out of my comfort zone and get the most out of my first year.  Also, I’m hoping to start getting an idea of where I see myself in the future regarding the field of study I will pursue further, which shouldn’t be a problem because there are so many people there supporting you.” She is no stranger to U SPORTS athletics as her father played basketball at both Acadia University and the University of Guelph. Henry will begin her studies in life sciene within U of T’s New College this fall. Mackenzie MacDonald Avery Henry joins the Blues from Team Illinois and her hometown of Chicago. The 5-foot-7 forward captained her bantam, midget and junior hockey teams and was invited to three USA central district camps, two USA national development camps and twice played in the USA Hockey national championships. “I chose U of T because being on campus felt like home,” said Trussler. “The coaching staff made me feel very included and helped me realize my best potentials. The thing I am most looking forward to in the fall is the hockey atmosphere. Spending endless time with my teammates and on the ice is something I have always enjoyed and I can’t wait to begin a new chapter of my life at the University of Toronto.” “I decided to come to the University of Toronto because of their elite academics and competitive sports program,” said Fryer. “I feel that the University of Toronto will allow me to pursue my dreams of playing university hockey and a career in prosthetics.” “I am very excited to have our 2018-19 recruiting class join team this September,” said Vicky Sunohara, who enters her eighth year as Blues bench boss this season. “They have been a pleasure to work with and all seem extremely motivated to get on the ice. They are such a determined group and are all training hard this summer. I am looking forward to seeing them make the next step in their athletic and academic careers.”  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more