CanWNT captain Christine Sinclair named to Order of British Columbia
VANCOUVER – Cementing her status as a larger-than-life sporting icon, CanWNT captain Christine Sinclair was named to the Order of British Columbia this week.
The all-time international leading goalscorer with 190 goals, this is the latest honour in a long line of accomplishments for Sinclair, which include the appointment as an Officer of the Order of Canada, a plaque in Canada's Walk of Fame, a Lou Marsh Award and more.
Yet, that is a fair reflection of Sinclair's presence as a Canadian sporting hero, one whose achievements off the pitch equal her success on it.
A steadfast advocate for equality in soccer, especially as the CanWNT looks to become the latest country to achieve equal pay at the National Team level, she has ensured that her legacy is so much more than just being about what she has achieved on the pitch.
So as she winds down an already legendary career, look for her to rack up more accomplishments, both on and off the field, as she continues to make a difference on and off the pitch.
As Canada continues to reach new heights in the sport, her presence as a pillar of soccer for so long is a big reason why, something that she'll look to continue as her career nears an end.