Michelle Ring-Passant

Soccer - Inducted in 2006

Michelle graduated from W. J. Mouat in 1985 and entered the University of British Columbia as the number one rated high school basketball player in British Columbia.

As a freshman Michelle not only made the UBC Thunderbird women’s basketball team but also won “Most Valuable Rookie Award”.

In the summer of 1986 Michelle rediscovered her love of soccer and decided to play for the UBC Thunderbird soccer team rather than basketball. In that season UBC won the fourth Canada West Title and in 1987/88 the first national women’s CIAU championship was held and Michelle scored the only goal in a victory over McMaster University for the national title. In 1988 Michelle was first selected to represent Canada at an international tournament in China. In addition to being named to the CIAU 1st team All Canadian in 1987, 1988 and 1989, she was awarded the Marilyn Pomfret Award as UBC’s female athlete of the year in 1990 and inducted into the UBC Sports Hall of Fame.

In club soccer Michelle played for the Surrey Marlins and was a member of the team that won the Jubilee Shield (the National Women’s Championship) three years in a row (1991-1992-1993).

Michelle made her debut for Canada in 1986 and went on to play 45 international matches for Canada including all three games in the 1995 World Cup in Sweden. Michelle was inducted into Canada’s Soccer Hall of Fame in 2005.