KPU Eagles women's soccer welcomes seven new recruits

Wed, Aug 6, 2014

Metro Vancouver…..The KPU Eagles department of athletics and recreation and women’s soccer Head Coach Julie King are pleased to announce seven new recruits to the program for the 2014/15 PACWEST/CCAA season.

Coach King came to KPU in the spring of 2014 and is eager for her first PACWEST/CCAA season to start. “We have a good core group of players, I am excited to see the new recruits continue to gain momentum with KPU,” Coach King remarked, “We have a number of talented players who bring a wealth of experience, knowledge, and skill to our program.”

Chloe Bottrell, 5’2”, forward, R. E. Mountain Secondary
Chloe comes to KPU from Fraser Valley FC, BCSPL U18 team. She is a very quick and versatile player who can assist on numerous positions on the field. Coach King is pleased to have Chloe join the Eagles and notes her strong work ethic will be an asset to the program.

Hayley Eburne, 5’6”, midfielder/striker, Elgin Park Secondary
Hayley comes to KPU with experience as a 2013 provincial champion with U18 Delta Selects Metro and a 2009 provincial champion with Surrey youth. She is a hard working, quick, and tenacious winger. Coach King looks forward to helping Hayley develop her soccer career at the university level.

Alexandria Gillette, 5’4”, forward, Chilliwack Secondary
Alexandria comes to KPU as a Chilliwack Secondary MVP, and is another addition from Fraser Valley FC, BCSPL U18 team. She is another versatile player who strengths include playing forward and midfield. Coach King is pleased that Alexandria chose KPU and notes her skills and experience will be an asset to the program.

Simran Meelu, 5‘7“, Goalkeeper, W J Mouat Secondary
Simran comes to KPU as a 2010 athlete of the year, a 2011 junior girls soccer MVP, a senior girls rookie of the year, a 2011 Women’s Open tournament MVP (Guru Nanak Sikh Gurudwara), a 2013 senior girls soccer MVP, and a 2014 Women’s Open tournament MVP (Harjit S. Brar Memorial). She has experience with the Fraser Valley FC, BCSPL U18 team. Coach King says Simran brings a different dimension to the game and is eager to see her play an important part of the program.

Pam Scowby, 5’6”, defender/midfielder, Archbishop Carney Regional
Pam comes to KPU with experience as a U18 Captain, three-time athlete of the year, a starter in the 2011 and 2012 BC Cup, senior girls soccer MVP, a 2013 AA BC provincial tournament MVP, a 2012 AA BC provincial commissioner, and a CMF tournament MVP. Coack King is pleased to have Pam join the Eagles and looks forward to the contribution she will make to the program.

Natalie Uotuk, 5’4”, midfielder, Walnut Grove Secondary
Natalie comes to KPU as another member of the Fraser Valley FC, BCSPL U18 team. She is a strong team-player who makes a great all-round contribution on the field. Coach King is eager to see Natalie’s career develop at the university level.

Haley Wark, 5’2”, centerback/centerfield, William Penn University
Haley transfers to KPU with one year’s experience in the NAIA and time spent with the Fraser Valley Action U20. She is a very versatile player at the centerback, wideback, and centerforward positions. Coach King welcomes Haley to the Eagles and looks forward to the contributions she will make to the program.

Coach King looks forward to a great first season with the Eagles and her inaugural recruiting class embodies the direction the women’s soccer program is taking with focus on hard workers, skilled athletes, and dedication to team success.

KPU Eagles soccer programs kick off the 2014/15 PACWEST CCAA regular season with a home-opener at Newton Athletic Park on Wednesday, September 3rd; the women’s game begins at 5:00pm and the men’s game begins at 7:00pm.

For more information on the Department of Athletics & Recreation, please contact Junelle Mah, sports information and marketing, at 604-786-0804 or at

The KPU Eagles Department of Athletics & Recreation enters its 14th season of interuniversity competition. The Eagles are members of the PACWEST conference and play in the Canadian College Athletic Association (CCAA) with 100 student-athletes participating on eight varsity teams in men’s and women’s basketball, soccer, badminton and golf. KPU athletics plays its home games at the Eagles’ Nest (Surrey Campus), Northview Golf & Country Club, Newton Athletic Park, all located in Surrey, BC and the Ace Badminton Centre in Richmond, BC.  The Eagles are active in the conference with staff members on various advisory committees and competing to host both provincial and national championships. The student-athletes are mainly from the lower mainland but KPU’s rosters have included student-athletes from North America, South America, Asia and Europe.

Follow the Eagles on Twitter @KPUEagles, on Facebook, or visit our website at