Soccer (m) Roster
No. Athlete Position Height Yr Program Hometown High School
1 David TURKSTRA GK 6'2" 3 Bachelor of Science Mission, BC Wellington
2 Colin KNIGHT Mid 5'7" 5 Bachelor of Physical Education Duncan, BC Frances Kelsey
3 Miguel BANTING Mid 5'5" 4 Professional Cooking Vancouver, BC Vancouver College
4 Aly ADIB Def 5'8" 5 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" 5 Business Administration Qualicum Beach, BC Kwalicum
7 Shun TAKANO Mid 5'6" 2 ESL Chiba, Japan Ryukei Kashiwa
8 Chris MERRIMAN Def 5'10" 3 Bachelor of Education Nanaimo, BC Cedar
9 Stephen EWASHKO Mid 5'8" 5 Bachelor of Arts Edmonton, AB Austin O'Brien
10 Victor BLASCO Mid 5'10" 4 ESL Spain
11 Andres ALGARIN Mid 5'10" 5 Rec and Sports management Venezuela, Caracas La Concordia
12 Russell LEDERER Def 6'0" 4 Bachelor of Arts Duncan, BC Frances Kelsey
13 Stefan CUKOVIC Fwd 5'10" 5 Exploratory University Studies Regina, SK
14 Jeff TRAVIS Def 6'2" 5 Bachelor of Science Comox, BC Highland
15 Peter COOPER Def 6'3" 4 Exploratory University Studies Squamish, BC Howe Sound
16 Niko CRISTANTE Mid 5'8" 3 Business Administration Powell River, BC Brooks
17 Jamie TAYLOR Fwd 5'10" 5 BACHELOR OF ARTS - GENERAL Victoria, BC Stelly's
18 Jordan DEGRAAF Fwd 4'10" 3 Bachelor of Physical Education Black Creek, BC GP Vanier
19 Joel HARRY Def 5'10" 2 BACHELOR OF ARTS Powell River, BC Brooks
20 Govinda INNES Fwd 5'9" 1 Exploratory University Studies Lake Cowichan, BC Lake Cowichan
21 Fernando FENOLLOSA Fwd 5'8" 1 ESL Castellon Espana Mater Dei
23 Ryan MCCURDY Def 6'2" 3 Exploratory University Studies Victoria, BC
24 Hussein BEHERY Fwd 5'8" 1 BACHELOR OF ARTS - GENERAL Cairo, Egypt American Inter
Head Coach: Bill MERRIMAN
Assistant Coach: Christian GRANVIONET
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#1
David TURKSTRA
GK, Junior
6'2"
Bachelor of Science
Mission, BC
Wellington

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#2
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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#3
Miguel BANTING
Mid, Senior
5'5"
Professional Cooking
Vancouver, BC
Vancouver College

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#4
Aly ADIB
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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#5
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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#6
Ben ROBSON
Mid, Senior
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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#7
Shun TAKANO
Mid, Sophomore
5'6"
ESL
Chiba, Japan
Ryukei Kashiwa

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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#8
Chris MERRIMAN
Def, Junior
5'10"
Bachelor of Education
Nanaimo, BC
Cedar

ACCOMPLISHMENTS
2012 PACWEST League All-Star
2011 PACWEST Gold Medalist
2011 CCAA National Bronze Medalist
2010 CCAA National Champion
2010 BCCAA Provincial Champion
2010 BCCAA League All-Star

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#9
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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#10
Victor BLASCO
Mid, Senior
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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#11
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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#12
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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#13
Stefan CUKOVIC
Fwd, Senior
5'10"
Exploratory University Studies
Regina, SK

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#14
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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#15
Peter COOPER
Def, Senior
6'3"
Exploratory University Studies
Squamish, BC
Howe Sound

High School Coach Howe Sound Secondary - Terry Hurlbert, Michel Lafrenniere

Club Coach Squamish United - Terry Hurlbert, Michel Lafrenniere

Favorite food Stir Fry or Steak
Favorite movie: Any Star Wars Movie
Favorite athlete: Any honourable and inspiring athlete
Pre game ritual: Hanging with the boys
Warm up Song: Anything by Uberjak’d
If I were a super hero I would be: Goku

Best sports moment: Anytime I am on the pitch
Nobody believes me when I tell them: that I used to play winger or striker for Quest
My favorite toy as a child was: the outdoors
I never tire of talking about: any type of sports
Where do you see yourself in 10 years ? Playing some level of soccer, good job and settled down with kids.

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

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#17
Jamie TAYLOR
Fwd, Senior
5'10"
BACHELOR OF ARTS - GENERAL
Victoria, BC
Stelly's

2014 CCAA National Silver Medalist
2014 PACWEST Provincial Silver medalist
2013 PACWEST Bronze Medal
2012 PACWEST Provincial Silver medalist
2012 CCAA National Silver medalist

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#18
Jordan DEGRAAF
Fwd, Junior
4'10"
Bachelor of Physical Education
Black Creek, BC
GP Vanier

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#19
Joel HARRY
Def, Sophomore
5'10"
BACHELOR OF ARTS
Powell River, BC
Brooks

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#20
Govinda INNES
Fwd, Freshman
5'9"
Exploratory University Studies
Lake Cowichan, BC
Lake Cowichan

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#21
Fernando FENOLLOSA
Fwd, Freshman
5'8"
ESL
Castellon Espana
Mater Dei

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#23
Ryan MCCURDY
Def, Junior
6'2"
Exploratory University Studies
Victoria, BC

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#24
Hussein BEHERY
Fwd, 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