The University of Northern British Columbia’s Men’s soccer team continues to use its pipeline to Vancouver Island, announcing the commitment of Victoria’s Theo Weismiller for the 2018-2019 season.
The six-foot-two Weismiller is a product of Reynolds Secondary, and played as a youth player in the Wave program under Timberwolves coach Steve Simonson. He was a teammate of current TWolves Jonah Smith, Cody Gysbers, Aidan Way, and Joel Watson.
“I’m really stoked. I’m so excited. The facilities are sick, the team is awesome. All the guys seem great so far, my roommates who I’ve known since highschool are awesome, and obviously, Steve is a great coach. I am really excited to be here.”
Having graduated from Reynolds in 2016, Weismiller arrived at UNBC this year after a year at the University of Victoria. Standing six-foot-two, with speed to burn, he thinks there is room for growth so he can make an impact at the Canada West level.
“I’m definitely going to have to get a little more physical. Get stronger, work on my cardio. I think that will be the big step for me. I like the gym, and I like going for runs, so it shouldn’t be a problem.”
Weismiller has been training with the Timberwolves at the Northern Sport Centre, and can always be found with a smile on his face. He says the TWolves’ training climate is indicative that the UNBC program is heading in the right direction, and the players on the team have welcomed him with open arms.
“The transition hasn’t been too difficult. All the guys seem so nice so far. They’re genuine guys, good for a laugh, so they’ve made the transition really easy.”
Able to play as an attacking midfielder or as a wing, Weismiller hopes to make an immediate impact with a Timberwolves team that saw seven regulars graduate from the program. His love for the game is clear, and he is ready to play at the highest level of Canadian university sport.
“I’ve been playing the game my entire life. Since I was four, I have had the ball at my feet. I am fast, smart, good with me feet, I can beat players, and I can definitely shoot.”
He will pursue a joint major in political science and international studies. But Theo Wesimiller also has other goals on his mind. The mesh-rippling, big-game variety.
“Hopefully, a whole lot of goals. That’s what I’m hoping for.”