Karina LeBlanc, FIFA World Cup soccer player
Adapted from The Vancouver Sun by Patti-Lea Ryan
Edited by Nila Gopaul
Canada’s women’s soccer team is playing
in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Karina LeBlanc is a goalkeeper
for Canada’s team.
Karina was born in Dominica.
Her father is Dominican and
her mother is Jamaican.
Karina and her family moved to Maple Ridge, B.C.,
when she was eight years old.
It was difficult.
Karina says she had a thick accent,
so the school put her in ESL.
Her mom was angry, she remembers.
Karina spoke English well.
Three days later, Karina was out of ESL.