KPU Eagles men's soccer announce Dhillon, Arthur as first recruits of 2015/16

Fri, Jan 23, 2015

Metro Vancouver.....The KPU Eagles Department of Athletics and Recreation and men's soccer Head Coach Srdjan Djekanović are pleased to welcome Mikey Dhillon and Ryan Arthur, both of Vancouver, BC, as the first recruits of their 2015/16 recruiting class.

“I am excited that these gentlemen will be joining our KPU Soccer Program in September 2015,” stated Coach Djekanović, “As we build our program we are mindful of the culture and environment we want to achieve. Both Mikey and Ryan possess tremendous skill and character, I know they will be a great fit with our returning Eagles as they embody the traits that we want the program to be known for.”

Mikey Dhillon
Dhillon is a graduating senior from David Thompson Secondary and a defender for Fusion FC of the BCSPL. Known for being a team player, Dhillon is a natural leader on the field with a winning mindset, an excellent soccer IQ and a great eye for the ball.

"I am very excited to welcome Mikey to our KPU Men's Soccer program and know he will achieve much success at KPU. Mikey is one of the best defenders in Western Canada in his age group and we are proud that he will be joining our top-ranked defence,” said Coach Djekanović, “With addition of a player of Mikey's qualities and leadership we continue to build a strong team with core values. I have no doubt that Mikey will be a top defender in our league and one of the leaders on our team.”

KPU Eagles MSOC recruit Dhillon 15/16

Mikey Dhillon, KPU Eagles men's soccer's newest defender

Ryan Arthur
Arthur is striker, also with Fusion FC of the BCSPL. His physical presence in the attack will bring much-needed firepower to the Eagles frontline. The Vancouver College senior is a true target man who possesses the skill, work ethic, strength and ability that will be a strong fit for KPU.

“Ryan is very dangerous in the air, but also very good with his feet and capable of beating defenders 1 on 1,” commented Coach Djekanović, “He has a good shot, a cool head on his shoulders, team spirit, and desire to win. This combined with his tremendous energy level and commitment to bringing 100% to practice and games are just some of the reasons why we are excited to have Ryan join us at KPU.”

KPU Eagles MSOC recruit Arthur 15/16

Ryan Arthur, KPU Eagles men's soccer's newest striker


The KPU Eagles men's soccer program will host their 2015 Player Identification Camp March 2-3, 2015, from 8:00pm to 10:00pm at Newton Athletic Park in Surrey, BC. The purpose of this camp is to identify any Grade 11 and 12 students or any prospective or current KPU students who are interested in playing interuniversity/collegiate varsity soccer at the PACWEST CCAA levels for the KPU Eagles..

Please pre-register for the men's soccer camp* online by filling out the webform and waiver (see links below) prior to Friday, February 27th 2015. The completed waiver** and payment of the $20.00 fee must be submitted to our KPU Eagles staff at the field before warm-ups in order for you to participate.

Please note that the men's camp requires participants to attend BOTH nights. Any players 18 years of age and under are required to have their waiver signed by their parent or guardian.

Register here:

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For more information on the men's soccer 2015 Player Identification Camp, please contact Srdjan Djekanović, head coach, at

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 Collegiate 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.

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