FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – North Peace Secondary School Grade 12 student, Claire Turner, has signed to play soccer with the UNBC Timberwolves.
17-year-old Turner, who plays her soccer with the Northern Strikers, was able to make a number of visits to the UNBC campus in Prince George.
Turner says those trips were a major factor in her decision to become a Timberwolf.
“The visits were a really big turning point for me. I was able to meet the girls, and they are all amazing. They are so kind and so inviting. I realized their schedule is quite a bit. High school is definitely not as hard as university. It was a little nerve-wracking, but also exciting because I do love the constant work.”
UNBC Coach Neil Sedgwick says the Northern Strikers’ style of play is not dissimilar to that of his Timberwolves. His new five-foot-nine striker has the physical tools to make an impact, as well as a willingness to grow her understanding of the game.
“I am so excited to add Claire to our program. She will provide us with a hold-up play target who can also drop into midfield and make decisions which will help us keep possession. She knows our playing model well and we are looking forward to watching her progress as a Timberwolf.”
Turner will be enrolling at UNBC for Biomedical Studies with aspirations of working in obstetrics.
Turner will be playing for the Timberwolves in the upcoming 2019/2020 Soccer Season.
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