Soccer (m) Roster
No. Athlete Position Height Yr Program Hometown High School
1 David TURKSTRA GK 6'2" 2 Bachelor of Science Mission, BC Wellington
2 AJ KAMBERE Fwd 5'10" 5 General Studies Surrey, BC North Surrey Sec
3 Colin KNIGHT Mid 5'7" 4 Bachelor of Physical Education Duncan, BC Frances Kelsey
4 Aly ADEEB Def 5'8" 4 Business Administration Cairo, Egypt Narmer American College
5 Luke HOLMES Mid 5'6" 4 Bachelor of Arts - Phed Prince George, BC Duchess Park
6 Ben ROBSON Mid 6'0" 3 Business Administration Qualicum Beach, BC Kwalicum
7 Shun TAKANO Mid 5'6" 1 ESL Chiba, Japan
8 Miguel BANTING Mid 5'5" 4 Professional Cooking Vancouver, BC Vancouver College
9 Taylor ARBOUR Fwd 6'2" 2 Bachelor of Science Campbell River, BC Cari High
10 Victor BLASCO Mid 5'10" 3 ESL Spain
11 Andres ALGARIN Mid 5'10" 4 Rec and Sports management Venezuela, Caracas La Concordia
12 Russell LEDERER Def 6'0" 4 Bachelor of Arts Duncan, BC Frances Kelsey
13 Mateo KOSTERING Mid 5'8" 5 Bachelor of Arts Alert Bay, BC Burnaby Centeral
14 Jeff TRAVIS Def 6'2" 4 Bachelor of Science Comox, BC Highland
16 Niko CRISTANTE Mid 5'8" 2 Business Administration Powell River, BC Brooks
17 Stephen EWASHKO Mid 5'8" 4 Bachelor of Arts Edmonton, AB Austin O'Brien
18 Filip JARIC Fwd 5'9" 1 BUSINESS ADMIN Stutgart, Germany
19 Liam WIRTH Fwd 6'1" 1 Exploatory University Studies Comox, BC Highland
20 Bill BAGIOPOULOS Mid 5'9" 1 Exploratory University Studies Powell River, BC Brooks
21 Travis BROWN Def 5'8" 1 Exploatory University Studies Comox, BC Isfeld
24 Jake KENMUIR Def 5'11" 1 BACHELOR OF ARTS - GENERAL Powell River, BC Brooks
25 Hussein BEHERY Mid 5'8" 1 BACHELOR OF ARTS - GENERAL Cairo, Egypt American Inter
27 Evan CARR GK 6'0" 1 Bachelor of Science Victoria, BC Oak Bay
Head Coach: Bill MERRIMAN
Assistant Coach: Christian GRANVIONET
Assistant Coach: Chris MERRIMAN
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David TURKSTRA
GK, Sophomore
6'2"
Bachelor of Science
Mission, BC
Wellington

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AJ KAMBERE
Fwd, Senior
5'10"
General Studies
Surrey, BC
North Surrey Sec

SOCCER:
2011 CCAA National Bronze Medalist
2011 PACWEST Provincials Gold Medalist
2011 Runner up BC African Player of the year award
2011 African Elite BC world 11 team award
2010 AUS finalist for university soccer
2009 Selected for team East African
2009 selected for Canadian national team
2006-07 Fraser Heights MVP and leading goal scorer both years
2006 MVP coastal cup Surrey United

Previous teams:
Cape Breton University
ASET XI (African soccer elite team 11)
Whitecaps residency Program
Team Canada U-17
National Training Centre
Athletic Club of British Columbia
Revolution FC U-20
Surrey United Premier , U-18, U-16, U-14
Team British Columbia U-14

Fav food: chicken Alfredo
Favorite movie: the avengers and batman 3
Favourite Athlete: robinho
If I were a super hero I would be: night crawler
Nobody believes me when I tell them: I have met the REAL fastest man on earth who runs the 100m in 8.5 seconds
My favourite toy as a child was: a Beyblade
I never tire of talking about: my dance crew
Where do you see yourself in 10 years ? I see myself married having kids and having a substantial job to support my family.


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Colin KNIGHT
Mid, Senior
5'7"
Bachelor of Physical Education
Duncan, BC
Frances Kelsey

Club Coach: Frank Ball

ATHLETE BIOGRAPHY
Awards & Accomplishments: U-18 Provincial A Cup 3rd Place

Previous teams: UVI Metro, Mid Isle Highlander Sent on the TELUS Mobility network with BlackBerry

2012 PACWEST Provincial Silver medalist
2012 CCAA National Silver medalist

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Aly ADEEB
Def, Senior
5'8"
Business Administration
Cairo, Egypt
Narmer American College

2014 PACWEST Provincial Silver medalist
2014 CCAA National Silver medalist
2013 PACWEST Bronze Medalist

High School Coach:
Ahmed Abdulmigued
Amr Aly

Club Coach:
Nasr Abdelhameed
Gomaa El Kass
Ahmed Othman

Favorite food: Steak

Favorite movie: Warrior
Favorite athlete: Zinedine Zidane/ Thierry Henry

Pre game ritual: I hug all my teammates in the locker room.

Warm up Song: Work (remix) - A$AP Ferg
If I were a super hero I would be: The Flash

Best sports moment: on the pitch with the boys !!
Nobody believes me when I tell them: I don't own a camel
My favorite toy as a child was: soccer ball
I never tire of talking about: Footy

Where do you see yourself in 10 years ?
I don't even know what i'm having for lunch tomorrow..

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Luke HOLMES
Mid, Senior
5'6"
Bachelor of Arts - Phed
Prince George, BC
Duchess Park

Awards or Accomplishments :
UNBC Coaches Award
PGYSA Boy's Top Player
Duchess Park Athlete Award

Previous teams: University Of Northern British Columbia

High school Coach: Travis Sillence

Club Coach: Brad Stewart

Favorite food : Pizza
Favorite movie: Star Wars
Favorite athlete: Steve Nash
Pre game ritual: Walking
Warm up Song: Wagon Wheel
Best sports moment: Hitting a buzzer beater three for the win
Nobody believes me when I tell them: I play basketball
My favorite toy as a child was: my mini tykes basketball hoop
I never tire of talking about: Basketball
Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Coaching basketball

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Ben ROBSON
Mid, Junior
6'0"
Business Administration
Qualicum Beach, BC
Kwalicum

Awards / Accomplishments:
2013 PACWEST Bronze Medalist
2012 PACWEST Provincial Silver medalist
2012 CCAA National Silver medalist
2011 High School Junior Athletic Award
2012 High School Senior Athletic Award
2011-12 AA High School soccer provincials "Golden Boot" Award

High School Coach: Butch Gayton

Club Coach: Chris Knox

Favorite Food: Sushi

Favorite Movie: The Advengers

Favorite Athlete : CT Fletcher

I never tire of talking about: Food

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Shun TAKANO
Mid, Freshman
5'6"
ESL
Chiba, Japan

2017 CCAA All-Canadian
2017 PACWEST Player of the year
2017 PACWEST 1st team league All-Star
2017 VIU Mariner Freshmen Athlete of the year

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Miguel BANTING
Mid, Senior
5'5"
Professional Cooking
Vancouver, BC
Vancouver College

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Taylor ARBOUR
Fwd, Sophomore
6'2"
Bachelor of Science
Campbell River, BC
Cari High

Awards or Accomplishments:
UI Riptide Scholarship 2015
VIU Athletic Scholarship 2015

Previous teams: UI Riptide

High school Coach: John Jepson

Club Coach: Henry Roller

Favorite food : Perogies
Favorite movie: Semi-Pro
Favorite athlete: Anthony Martial
Pre game ritual: Putting my jersey on last
Warm up Song: Work REMIX- A$AP Ferg
Best sports moment: Scoring my first VIU goal
Nobody believes me when I tell them: That I know all the lyrics to Ice Ice Baby- Vanilla Ice
My favorite toy as a child was: Soccer Ball
I never tire of talking about: Manchester United or music
Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Enjoying my career as a physiotherapist and hopefully have started a family.

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Victor BLASCO
Mid, Junior
5'10"
ESL
Spain

CCAA National Silver medalist
PACWEST Provincial Silver Medalist
PACWEST player of the year
PACWEST rookie of the year
PACWEST League leader in scorer

Former Whitecap FC 2 player

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Andres ALGARIN
Mid, Senior
5'10"
Rec and Sports management
Venezuela, Caracas
La Concordia

Awards/accomplishments:
2012-2013 U21 Mid Isle Highlanders All-star
2012-2013 U21 Mid Isle Highlanders League winner
2012-2013 U21 Mid Isle Highlanders Gorge Smith Cup Champion
2011 PACWEST Provincial Gold medalist
2011 CCAA National Bronze medalist
2014 PACWEST Provincial Silver medalist
2014 CCAA National Silver medalist
2014 VISL League Champion (Cowichan FC div 1)
2014 Jackson Cup winner (Cowichan FC div 1)

Favorite food: Empanadas (Spanish food)
Favorite movie: Secuestro Express
Favorite athlete: Andres Iniesta
Pre-Game ritual: Joke with my team mates
Warm up song: Mujer Celosa - El gran combo
Best Sport moment: Every time we make it to provincials/nationals
I never get tired of talking about: Summer memories

Where do you see yourself in 10 years: Chilling in my house by the beach, with a beautiful wife and twins.

This athlete is proudly sponsored by:

SLD Law Corporation

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Russell LEDERER
Def, Senior
6'0"
Bachelor of Arts
Duncan, BC
Frances Kelsey

High School Coach Brian Johnson

Club Coach- Frank Ball

Awards or Accomplishments:
2014 CCAA national silver
Frances Kelsey Sportsman of the year 2011, 2012

Previous teams: cowichan FC, UVI metro, midisle U21, PCSL mariners

High school Coach: Brian Johnston

Club Coach: Frank Ball

Favorite food : cheeseburgers
Favorite movie: Lord of the Rings
Favorite athlete: Frank Lampard
Pre game ritual: visualization
Warm up Song: the jungle by x-ambassators
Best sports moment: playing in extra time in the 2014 national final
Nobody believes me when I tell them: I like NASCAR
My favorite toy as a child was: a Jeff Gordon racecar
I never tire of talking about: Chelsea FC
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Protecting wild salmon

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Mateo KOSTERING
Mid, Senior
5'8"
Bachelor of Arts
Alert Bay, BC
Burnaby Centeral

2014 CCAA National Silver Medalist
2014 PACWEST Provincial Silver medalist
2013 PACWEST Bronze Medalist

Previous teams: Kingcome wolves

High School Coach Doug Kostering

Favorite food Salmon
Favorite movie: Old School
Favorite athlete: Steve Nash
Pre game ritual: Shin pads are put on 5 minutes before game.

Nobody believes me when I tell them: I am right footed
My favorite toy as a child was: Hot wheels
I never tire of talking about: Any kind of sport
Where do you see yourself in 10 years ? Living in a nice rancher sitting on three acres of land away from the city.

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Jeff TRAVIS
Def, Senior
6'2"
Bachelor of Science
Comox, BC
Highland

2016 CCAA Academic All-Canadian
2016 Mariner Academic Excellence Award
2015 VIU Mariner Athlete of the year
2015 CCAA Academic All-Canadian
2015 PACWEST Academic Excellence award
2015 Top Defender at PACWEST Provincials
2015 CCAA National Silver medalist
2015 CCAA National finals Player of the game
2015 PACWEST Provincial Silver medalist
2015 PACWEST 1st team league All-Star
2014 PACWEST Athlete of the week
2014 CCAA National Silver Medalist
2014 PACWEST Provincial Silver medalist
2013 PACWEST Bronze Medalist

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#16
Niko CRISTANTE
Mid, Sophomore
5'8"
Business Administration
Powell River, BC
Brooks

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Stephen EWASHKO
Mid, Senior
5'8"
Bachelor of Arts
Edmonton, AB
Austin O'Brien

ACCOMPLISHMENTS
2012 PACWEST 1st team League All-Star
2012 National Silver Medal
2011 PACWEST Provincial Champion
2011 CCAA National Bronze Medal
2011 CCAA National tournament All-Star
2011 PACWEST Provincials Best Midfielder
2010 CCAA National Champion
2010 CCAA Nationals Tournament All-Star
2010 BCCAA Provincial Champions
2010 CCAA Player of the game in Game 2 vs Dawson College
2010 BCCAA League All-Star
20002 - Placed 4th at Canadian Club nationals
2005 - Selected for Green and Gold team to represent Canada in England
2006- Played for Santiago Morning in First Division in Santiago, Chile
2007 - Placed 4th in Reality TV Competition called Soccer Dreams

Club Coach: Jorge Rodriguez

Previous Teams: Victoria Highlanders FC,

Favorite Food: Ukrainian
Favorite Movie: Moulin Rogue
Favorite athlete: Jared Stephens
Pre game ritual: No ritual
Warm up Song: Budding Trees - Nahko Bear and Medicine for the People
Best sports moment: Winning National Gold in my hometown in 2010
Nobody believes me when I tell them: I lived in a cave in the Bahamas for 7 months.
My favorite toy as a child was: Soccer Ball
I never tire of talking about: Spirituality Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Family man, traveler, photographer.







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#18
Filip JARIC
Fwd, Freshman
5'9"
BUSINESS ADMIN
Stutgart, Germany

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#19
Liam WIRTH
Fwd, Freshman
6'1"
Exploatory University Studies
Comox, BC
Highland

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Bill BAGIOPOULOS
Mid, Freshman
5'9"
Exploratory University Studies
Powell River, BC
Brooks

2017 VIU Golden boot

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Travis BROWN
Def, Freshman
5'8"
Exploatory University Studies
Comox, BC
Isfeld

Previous teams: Upper Island Riptide

High school Coach: Gerald Fussell

Club Coach: Henry Roller/Bruno Cristante

Favorite food : Fettuccine Alfredo
Favorite movie: Wolf of Wall Street
Favorite athlete: Sergio Ramos
Pre game ritual: Pump up music with the boys
Warm up Song: New Level-A$AP Mob ft Future
Best sports moment: Ask me when the season is over
Nobody believes me when I tell them: I hate running
My favorite toy as a child was: Soccer ball of course
I never tire of talking about: M.P.A.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
I really don't want to think about my life in ten years, that scares me.

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Jake KENMUIR
Def, Freshman
5'11"
BACHELOR OF ARTS - GENERAL
Powell River, BC
Brooks

Previous Teams: West Coast Capitals (Super Y), Powell River Villa, Mid-Isle Mariners U21 Highschool Coach: Tony Rice
Club Coach: Chris McDonough

Favourite Food: Fettuccini Alfredo
Favourite Movie: Good Will Hunting
Favourite Athlete: Thierry Henry
Pre Game Ritual: White band of tape on my right wrist
Warm up song: Deep Water by Dr Dre and Kendrick Lamar
Nobody believes me when I tell them: I used to have 6 fingers on my left hand I never tire talking about: Footy
Where do you see yourself in 10 years: Living back home in Powell River with a wife and kids

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Hussein BEHERY
Mid, Freshman
5'8"
BACHELOR OF ARTS - GENERAL
Cairo, Egypt
American Inter

Previous teams: JS Hercules

High school Coach:

Club Coach: Pekka Haaranen

Favorite food : Steak
Favorite movie: Forrest Gump
Favorite athlete: Leo Messi
Pre game ritual: Read a verse from the Quran
Warm up Song: Just a dream
Best sports moment: Helping my team in Finland promote from 3rd to 2nd division.
Nobody believes me when I tell them: I don’t live a pyramid
My favorite toy as a child was: Barcelona soccer ball
I never tire of talking about: how good barcelona are
Where do you see yourself in 10 years? : Im sure God is planning something good for me

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Evan CARR
GK, Freshman
6'0"
Bachelor of Science
Victoria, BC
Oak Bay

Awards or Accomplishments
: Oak Bay Club Sports Award, Colonist Cup Winner, x3 Vancouver island AAA High School Soccer Champion, x3 AAA High School City Champion, x3 High School Honor Roll, x1 High School Honors with distinction

Previous teams: Bays United

High school Coach: Richard Fast, Brent Garraway

Favorite food : Bacon
Favorite movie: Ocean's 11
Favorite athlete: David De Gea
Pre game ritual: Touch both posts and crossbar before kickoff
Warm up Song: Won't back down - Eminem
Best sports moment: Winning the Colonist Cup with Oak Bay High Senior Soccer team
Nobody believes me when I tell them: I was raised in the Canadian Rocky mountains
My favorite toy as a child was: Bionicles
I never tire of talking about: Soccer
Where do you see yourself in 10 years: On a field somewhere playing soccer