Local Champs Added To Saints Soccer Roster

The St Clair Saints have signed Nick Bauer and Frankie Calvaruso, both of Windsor TFC Academy, to play for the men's soccer program in the 2018-19 season.Photo courtesy of Saints Athletics.

The St Clair Saints have signed Nick Bauer and Frankie Calvaruso, both of Windsor TFC Academy, to play for the men’s soccer program in the 2018-19 season.
Photo courtesy of Saints Athletics.

(WINDSOR, ON) – The St Clair Department of Athletics and men’s soccer program has announced the signing of two top local athletes for the 2018-19 season. Joining the Saints for the upcoming year will be Nick Bauer and Frankie Calvaruso.

Bauer, a native of Windsor, is a graduate of Riverside Secondary School. The 5’ 9” midfielder/winger was a member of the Windsor TFC U18 Academy team most recently. WinTFC recently finished in 1st place in the OYSL West Division with a record of 13-1-2.

“I chose St Clair College because of the opportunity to play higher level soccer with a very successful program and pursue the career of my choice close to home,” said Bauer.

Calvaruso, who is from Tecumseh, just wrapped up his high school career at St Anne’s Secondary School. The 5’ 10” forward/midfielder also just finished his club season with Windsor TFC U18. He previously played for Waza FC in Michigan.

“I chose St Clair College so that I can pursue both my academic and athletic career,” he said. “The soccer program has been very good in recent years and I am looking forward to helping continue that.”

St Clair head coach Mike Baraslievski is excited to have both players with the program this season.

“Both Frankie and Nick are great young soccer players that will be solid additions to our program,” said Baraslievski. “Their recent success with Windsor TFC will only help in their development with us. Both players are very versatile and I expect them to be key players for our program moving forward.”

St Clair (5-3-2) finished last season in 3rd place in the OCAA West Division. The Saints dropped their playoff match to the Durham Lords who went on to win OCAA Gold.

The Saints open their regular season this year on the road when they travel to Ancaster to take on the Redeemer Royals on Saturday, September 8. The home opener will be Tuesday, September 11 when they host the Fanshawe Falcons at the Libro Centre Field in Amherstburg at 7pm.

The Saints will play all of their home games at the Libro Centre this season due to the construction of the new Sports Park at the main campus.

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Jay Shewfelt
Jay Shewfelt is an Athletic Coordinator at St Clair College. He is a graduate of the University of Windsor where he earned a Bachelor of Human Kinetics and an Honours in Sport Management. Jay won 3 Junior C All-Ontario Championships as a hockey player with the Belle River Canadiens. Email Jay Shewfelt