Josée started her soccer career with the Gloucester Hornets, playing from U-10 to U-13, before joining the Ottawa Fury Elite Soccer Club. During her four years with the Ottawa Fury youth teams, she garnered many accomplishments. She was a member of the U16 Ottawa Fury Girls team that won the Super Y-League New England Championship, qualifying for the SYL North American Championships. She was named top scorer in both 2005 and 2006 as well as team MVP. She was also named to the first team All-North American Super-Y-League Finals team and was invited to the Olympic Development Training in Florida. Josée obtained a full soccer scholarship at an NCAA Division 1 school, Kent State University (Ohio) and was selected to the All-Conference freshman team. In her last year, she helped Kent State win the MAC conference outdoor track and field team championships, as a walk-on to finish her university career. She also played semi-pro soccer for the Laval Comets in the now defunct W-League. Completing her university studies with a 3.8 GPA, she helped Kent State attain the 10th best overall soccer team average for all division 1 teams throughout the US. She majored in exercise physiology and is currently a teacher. She has experience coaching boys and girls teams including her high-school school soccer teams.
"As we strive to add more female role models, I am thrilled to add another female mentor to our coaching staff and one with Josée's background, experience, understanding of the game, commitment and passion. As we strive to find the best development leaders for all our players I am very pleased to have Josée join the Gloucester Hornets family. Josée has been assigned to be the Lead Coach for our 2007 Girls program as well as help with various other programs. Welcome Josée!" - Jay Da Costa - OGHS Lead Technical Director