Joan McEachern

Apr 12, 1963
Leroy, CAN
170 cm
University of Saskatchewan
Where they grew up
Leroy, CAN
International "A" Level - CAN WNT
31 Appearances
31 Starts
2 Goals
2 Assists


Joan McEachern

Joan McEachern... attended the Final Match at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 in Vancouver...

a four-time Canada Soccer National Championships winner (Jubilee Trophy in 1985, 1987, 1988, 1994)... Most Valuable Player at Canada Soccer’s National Championships (1985)... a runner-up at Canada Soccer’s Women’s All-Star Championship winner (1987)...

was part of the first Canadian team to feature at the FIFA Women’s World Cup at Sweden 1995... in the program’s early years, was often part of Canada’s “Marvelous Midfield” (Joan McEachern on the right, Connie Cant and Geri Donnelly in the centre, Annie Caron on the left)...

in the summer of 1985, suffered a broken collarbone in an Edmonton Angels tour of Europe (she continued to play through October)... suffered a torn ankle ligaments in the 1991 BC provincial finals... suffered a broken leg in the 1994 BC provincial finals ("Ì opted for surgery, piecing my leg together with a plate and pins")...

said McEachern in 1994 of her return from injury, "I always thought that I wasn't a mentally strong player, but that's not the case. You can't lose sight of your goal. A lot of people used Silken Laumann as an example and she was an inspiration to me"... said coach Vince Donnelly in 1994, “she is very quick and has tremendous pace; she has a great shot, a killer instinct in front of the net, and a knack for scoring key goals. Nine times out of 10 when she goes in on net, she scores”... wrote Sylvie Béliveau in 1995, “one of the top players during the select camp physically strong (speed and fitness), she looked sharp technically and was effective tactically sticking to her job”...

said McEachern in 2008, with her club she "was an offensive player and if a goal was needed to be scored, I would be in the mix; with the national program it was different (because) we had the Hoopers and Burtinis, so I was put in the outside midfield where I did a lot of crossing. I did my job, was very responsible defensively, and did what I was asked to do"...

For Country

she was 24 years old when she made her debut for Canada (05 July 1987)... represented Canada at the 1988 Women’s International Tournament in China PR... she scored her first international “A” goal for Canada on 3 June 1988 in Foshan, CHN (FIFA International Women's Tournament)… won a silver medal with Canada at the 1991 CONCACAF Women's Championship / FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for China 1991... she played in a career-high 19 consecutive Canada matches from 1987 to 1991... finished third with Canada at the 1993 CONCACAF Women’s Invitational Tournament... won a silver medal with Canada at the 1994 CONCACAF Women's Championship / FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for Sweden 1995... represented Canada at the FIFA Women's World Cup Sweden 1995 (she did not feature)... 

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