Miguel Alberto Manalo Banting commits to VIU

May 19th, 2013

"Miguel Banting will be another great addition to the Mariners soccer program this upcoming season.Miguel has good vision and is a versatile player . We will be able to use him out wide or in the middle of the park". Comments Bill Merriman Head Coach of the VIU Mariners Men's Soccer team.

Date of Birth - 06/16/95

Born - Vancouver BC

Nationality - Filipino 

Height - 5?5”

Weight -140lbs

Positions Played - Right Midfield/Forward (Primary), Left Midfield/Forward, Right Defender.

Technical Abilities – fast with and without ball, excellent 1v1 player, quick acceleration, hard worker on defense

Player History

ICSF (Italian Canadian Soccer Federation) U7-U13

Vancouver FC U14-U16

(Most Versatile Player U16)

Fusion FC U17-U18

Vancouver College Fighting Irish 2011,2012

(Team Captain 2012)

Player Education

Elementary school – Blessed Sacrament (Kindergarten-Grade 7) French Immersion

Leadership Award

Athletic Award

Secondary School – Vancouver College (Grade 8- Grade 12)

Honors student Grade 8- Grade 12

Player Notes

Fluent in English and French

In addition to soccer, experience in playing American Football and Track and Field:


40 Yard dash – 4.9 seconds (2009)

100m sprint – 11.83 (2010)


Provincial Champion Grade 8

2nd place Grade 10