Metro Vancouver…..The KPU Eagles department of athletics and recreation and women’s soccer head coach Julie King are pleased to announce the signing of four local recruits to join Eagles for the 2015/16 PACWEST CCAA season. KPU women’s soccer is proud to welcome Danielle Kelly, Harveen Sanghera, Taylor Wettig, and Shayla Wilson all of Surrey, BC, to the Eagles family pending their acceptance to KPU. Kelly, Sanghera, Wettig, and Wilson will join fellow signed 2015/16 recruit Sydney Antonyk, Delview Secondary, North Delta, BC and the returning Eagles on the pitch for pre-season training in August.
KPU Eagles current women's soccer (in black) welcome new recruits (in grey)
"I am thrilled to welcome these four new recruits to the KPU Women's Soccer family. They have already met the team and are already immersed into the Eagles culture,” stated Coach King, “Each player will bring a unique quality to the soccer field but they are also young women of great character which is equally important".
Kelly is a First Class Honour Roll student from Enver Creek Secondary and intends to study English at KPU. The 5’8 striker has playing experience with Surrey Guildford United U18 Metro.
“Danielle is a versatile player who can play in the #9 or #10 role. She brings with her an excellent work ethic and some clear soccer savvy that not many players have,” noted Coach King, “She is a good student and has the character that will compliment the current players and the culture we are trying to build at KPU.”
Striker Danielle Kelly
Sanghera, also a product of Enver Creek Secondary, will study Criminology at KPU. The 5’4 center midfielder comes from the Guildford Athletic Club, Surrey Guildford United, and the Surrey Football Club. A multiple winner of tournament MVP, Sanghera has also won the 2013 and 2014 Coach’s choice and MVP for the senior girls soccer team at Enver Creek.
“Harveen brings good vision and soccer intelligence to our KPU team,” stated Coach King, “She possesses the character that will be a great fit with this team. She is also very versatile and can play anywhere on the midfield line.”
Center midfielder Harveen Sanghera
Wettig has been an honour roll student for a consecutive four years at Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary and will come to KPU to obtain her Bachelor of Business Management. The 5’10 center back also plays a holding mid position, and has playing experience with Surrey United and Surrey Guildford United.
“Taylor has a good understanding of soccer and reads the game really well. She is able to play multiple positions and will provide some depth to the squad, “ said Coach King, “She has the character that is a compatible with the current players and we look forward to having her join us on the pitch.”
Center back Taylor Wettig
A graduating senior from Sullivan Heights Secondary, Wilson will come to KPU to study Criminology. The 5’5 striker has playing experience with the Surrey United and Surrey Guildford United programs.
“Shayla has great speed and will bring a new dimension to the team, not only through her versatility and skills as a player, but other qualities as well,” stated Coach King, “She is quiet and has good character, I see her making a large contributions both on and off the field.”
Striker Shayla Wilson
The KPU Eagles pre-season exhibition schedule will kick off in August 2015 while the 2015/16 PACWEST CCAA regular season will open on Wednesday, September 9th 2015. Stay tuned to our website www.kpu.ca/eagles as more information will be posted in Summer 2015.
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For more information on the women's soccer program, please contact Julie King head coach, at email@example.com.
For more information on the Department of Athletics & Recreation, please contact Junelle Mah, sports information and marketing, at 604-786-0804 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. 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.