Piette, a capped Men’s National Team player, started all three matches of Canada’s campaign at the 2013 CONCACAF U-20 Championship, scoring a pair of highlight-reel goals along the way.
The 18-year-old midfielder won praise at the tournament for his hard-nosed, dynamic midfield play. Piette, one of the leaders of the U-20 team, took the captain’s armband when Doneil Henry left the tournament quarterfinal due to injury.
Ahead of the CONCACAF Championship, Piette made his debut for the Fortuna Dusseldorf U-19 Team on Feb. 3 in the U-19 Bundesliga in Germany.
McLeod, who finished Canada’s January action on a high by being named player of the match - and keeping a clean sheet in the team’s 0-0 draw against Norway at the Yongchuan Cup in China - has been commended for her excellent performance and leadership at the Women’s National Team’s February camp in Cyprus.
CANADA SOCCER PLAYERS OF THE MONTH
- February 2013 – Samuel Piette and Erin McLeod
- January 2013 – Dejan Jakovic and Diana Matheson
- December 2012 – Atiba Hutchinson and Christine Sinclair
- November 2012 - Kevin McKenna and Erin McNulty
- October 2012 - Atiba Hutchinson and Diana Matheson
- September 2012 - Kevin McKenna and Tiffany Cameron
- August 2012 - Patrice Bernier and Christine Sinclair
- July 2012 - Patrice Bernier and Melissa Tancredi
- June 2012 - Julian de Guzman and Diana Matheson
- May 2012 - Milan Borjan and Christine Sinclair
- April 2012 - Atiba Hutchinson and Alyssa Lagonia
- March 2012 - Olivier Occean and Sophie Schmidt