The University of Northern British Columbia’s Men’s Soccer team has bolstered its backline, officially announcing the commitment of defender Dino Hronopoulos for the 2019-2020 Canada West season. The 18-year-old says the chance to play soccer at the highest level in Canada is a dream come true.
The Edmonton native is a product of the Scottish United Club and Inter Soccer Club. He visited UNBC’s Prince George campus in the spring, where he had a chance to train alongside the varsity team. He had been looking at a number of colleges and universities to continue his studies and athletics, but was urged to visit Prince George by UNBC’s Student Career Centre Coordinator, Maria Trujillo.
The Timberwolves graduated a number of key contributors to their defense in 2018, ushering in a new crop of young defenders this season. UNBC coach Steve Simonson hopes the six-foot Hronopoulos continues his progression, and forecasts his newest recruit has a bright future in green and gold.
Hronopoulos graduated from Harry Ainlay School and will enroll in general arts at UNBC in hopes of becoming a P.E. teacher. The Timberwolves are in the midst of preseason play, and begin the regular season schedule August 23rd at UFV.
“They can expect some nice long balls, and some great slide tackles. I love getting wins, and that feeling when someone on your team scores a goal. I really hope to make this school even better.”