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.
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.
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.
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.
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.