WSOC: Dynamic competitor Camryn Cline joins Timberwolves for 2020

Women's Soccer
April 26, 2020

The University of Northern British Columbia Women’s Soccer team has added significant athleticism and competitive hunger, officially announcing the commitment of attacking midfielder/striker Camryn Cline for the 2020-2021 Canada West season.

“I have always wanted to step it up and play university soccer, so I am excited. The way Neil (Sedgwick) coaches, and his practices really stuck out for me. Also, the campus is beautiful. Coming here, playing at the facilities, I really liked it.”

The native of Powell River trains with the Upper Island Riptide under coaches Scott Harris, Darrin McLeod, and Mike Oldale. Cline attended a Timberwolves ID camp in August 2019, where she was able to work with TWolves coach Neil Sedgwick.

“He had a lot of constructive information. A lot of news skills and techniques, and really tightening up our abilities. I want to work on ball striking, definitely. I was intrigued by that and I want to keep working on it. There were some cool moves we did that I’d like to get better at. A lot of the terminology was really useful.”

The 17-year-old, who moves smoothly with or without the ball at her feet, also competed in cross-country and track-and-field throughout high school. She says the visit to UNBC’s Prince George campus, along with the opportunity to train alongside the Timberwolves, was critical in her decision to commit to play Canada West soccer with the TWolves.

“I thought the culture was super welcoming and friendly. All the girls were smiling and said help, which made it such a nice environment to be in. You didn’t feel uncomfortable or intimidated. They were very welcoming.”

Sedgwick immediately identified Cline as a player he wanted in green and gold when met her at the Western Canada College ID Camp. He says his newest recruit has the physical tools to make an impact at the university level, and the passion and hunger to improve with every training session and game.

“I was impressed with Camryn’s ability to translate strong movement potential into her soccer decision making. She always had a smile on her face when she was prepping for training and games, and then there was a seriousness or purposefulness when the activities began. She struck me as someone who enjoyed the game and took the learning seriously. We are really thrilled to have Camryn as a Timberwolf.”

Standing five-foot-seven, Cline is not the biggest player on the pitch, but her innate senses and movements in space will be a huge asset as she transitions to the Canada West level. The Principal’s List honoree has the ability to take what she has learned in training and translate it the university level. Nevertheless, she expects there to be an adjustment period when she puts on a UNBC jersey.

“The technical skill and the knowledge of the game; I think there is so much more to learn and experience and understand. There are levels to the game, and university is another huge step up.”

Cline is set to graduate from Brooks Secondary School before making the move to Prince George to start her U SPORTS career. She is enrolled in UNBC’s biomedical studies program, while playing the sport she has played since she was five-years-old. 

“I can play. University soccer is something I am working towards, and I can play. I am going to keep practicing, and training hard, and trying to develop as a player. I am super ready, excited, and ambitious. I am always wanting to play soccer.”