It just keeps getting better and better for the UNBC Timberwolves women's soccer club.
It has been announced that Haley Taylor, a midfielder, has committed to the university, starting in the 2019-20 season and she's had her eye on the school for a while.
“I’ve been looking at UNBC for the past year, and I am so excited. I love this school," she says in a press release. "I’m enjoying the team culture and community here, and I can’t wait to get on the pitch.”
Taylor paid a visit to UNBC this past August as well as November. While in Prince George, she toured the school facilities and also trained with the Timberwolves.
She adds the university felt like home and she actually stopped looking at any other school.
“I instantly fell in love with it. I didn’t have an expectation, but when I came in here, I immediately had that home feeling."
A big day for @UNBCWSoccer, officially announcing the commitment of athletic, physical midfielder Haley Taylor of @reynolds_high! Check out the video to hear why Haley chose @UNBC, or to read more about the big news, head to: https://t.co/Xfph7SzKbm pic.twitter.com/u6eapPrGjv— UNBC Athletics (@UNBCATHLETICS) December 19, 2018
Taylor currently is a part of the Gorge/Lakehill program in the Vancouver Island Premier League and there's no shortage of Vancouver Island products on the team.
“Having so many girls from Victoria on this team makes this that much more comfortable," she says. "I was able to talk to them, and get their opinions on the school. Plus, having Neil from Victoria is a great thing. I can train with him, and I have been able to see his habits, how he likes to train, and how he sees me as a player.”
Timberwolves coach Neil Sedwick says he was impressed within minutes of seeing Taylor on the pitch.
“There is always something that stands out about certain players when I am recruiting. In the first five minutes of watching Haley, I saw a maturity as a player and as an individual. She is constantly searching for information that will take her to the next level."
The 5"9' midfielder moves fast on the field while also making quick contact with opponents.
“I’m definitely a playmaker. I like to look at the field, evaluate my best options, and work it forward, backways, sideways, or anywhere I can," she says. "I like to use the long ball, if I can get a point on the board. I like to use my body to my advantage. I have some muscle on me, so I like to get in on those hard tackles, and I am considered an aggressive player.”
Taylor is set to graduate in June from Reynolds Secondary and will pursue biomedical studies at UNBC.