Pitt Meadows soccer star signs with UFV

The University of the Fraser Valley men’s soccer program has reached into the BC Soccer Premier League to fortify its roster, signing...

The University of the Fraser Valley men’s soccer program has reached into the BC Soccer Premier League to fortify its roster, signing seven players from the province’s top youth soccer circuit, including a Pitt Meadows talent.

Midfielder Brady Weir will be a new recruit at the Abbotsford-based team.

“Brady is a versatile midfielder who can play in a variety of different positions,” interim head coach Tom Lowndes said.

“He is a natural with both his left and right foot and is constantly causing defenders problems with his pace and skill. He is a quality finisher who can score goals for fun. I am excited to have him join our squad for next season.”

Weir has played for Coquitlam Metro Ford for the past five seasons, and helped his team to consistently high league finishes.

“I chose UFV because it is a good school with a strong, competitive soccer team,” said Weir, who attends Pitt Meadows Secondary.

“I am looking forward to helping the team to make playoffs and beyond, and for myself to make a noticeable goal-scoring contribution this season.”

He is part of a recruiting class that will join the Cascades for the 2015 fall season as they aim to qualify for the Canada West playoffs for the third consecutive year. Lowndes, who took the reins of the Cascades last month following the retirement of longtime bench boss Alan Errington, is thrilled at the quality and depth of his first recruits.

“It’s a really strong class,” Lowndes enthused. “Technically, they’re very strong, and they’ve all got the ability to come in and make an impact right away.

“I’m excited to see how they adjust to university soccer. And they’re not just good players, they’ve got good character, which is something I look for.”


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