PRINCE GEORGE, B.C.
The University of Northern British Columbia’s Women’s soccer team has solidified its goalkeeping position, committing Madi Doyle for the 2017-2018 season.
Doyle, a native of Squamish, says her commitment to the Timberwolves is the culmination of a lifelong dream.
“When I was offered a position on this team, I was beyond excited. Playing varsity soccer has been a goal of mine for a very long time, and the opportunity to play at the top university level is very appealing to me.”
The 17-year-old began goalkeeping six years ago, and immediately knew she had found her place on the pitch.
“I am an aggressive goalkeeper with a strong presence on the back end. I’m a confident communicator on the pitch, and I am ready to step in and provide solid goalkeeping from the very start.”
Doyle had a chance to train with the Timberwolves when she visited campus over the winter. UNBC Head Coach Neil Sedgwick cites her willingness to learn as a tremendous asset for the team.
“Madi has confidence and shows great inclination to take risks in order to grow. She is so focused, and she is going to make massive progress in our program.”
Set to graduate from Howe Sound Secondary in June, Doyle will enroll in biomedical studies at UNBC.
“That was very important to me. UNBC has a great reputation for providing smaller class sizes, and being ranked the number one university in all of Canada.”
Doyle joins fellow Squamish product, Brooke Molby, between the pipes for the Timberwolves this season. Sedgwick says their familiarity will be a major positive for the program.
“Madi and Brooke know each other, so I think that creates a camaraderie. We are extremely excited to witness their growth, and I think they solidify us behind our back four.”
Doyle will join her Timberwolves teammates this summer, to ready for the upcoming Canada West season.
“After training with the team, my excitement has only grown. I can’t wait to play for UNBC this season. I look forward to putting on a Timberwolves jersey and proving myself on the pitch.”