Men’s Soccer Season Preview

Men’s Soccer Season Preview

The upcoming 2013-14 season is looking to be an exciting one for the Varsity Reds men's soccer team.  It will all come to a climax on November 7th as UNB will step onto the BMO Centre field as host of the CIS National Championships.  The Varsity Reds know what to expect as they finished last season at the AUS and CIS Championships and faced the CIS gold medalists (UBC) and silver medalists (CBU). 

The 2012-13 Varsity Reds found their form three weeks into the season and went on to win their final eight games by way of clean sheets.  Their 9-3-1 record was good enough to capture the AUS league title.  Sixteen players are returning from this team, including CIS and AUS All-Star, Ben Law; AUS All-Star, Aaron MacMurray; UNB Offensive Player of the Year, Yousuf Mohammad; and UNB Rookie of the Year, Oliver Jones.  Other veteran players returning for their fifth season include: Yassin Shehab, Shea Nordheim, Phil Demers, Jason Rouse, Amir Razak, and Will Allen. 

The Varsity Reds are very excited about the superb crop of recruits that will be able to help the team this season and for the future.   These recruits include:

Max Vitrotti

·         17 year-old from London, England

·         Fullback

·         Coming from the Millfield School where he won two County titles and one national title for   independent schools (ISFA)

·         Grew up playing for clubs in Italy (AC Canelli) and in England (Barnes Eagles & North London   Elite)

Marcus Lees

·         19 year-old from Barrie, Ontario

·         Attacking Midfield

·         Played from 2008-2010 with the Toronto FC U16s and Reserves

·         Coming from the Aurora Hearts Club 

Oisin McKenna

·         17 year-old from Nashua, New Hampshire

·         Winger/Striker

·         Coming from the Nashua Cobras Soccer Club

·         Named to the New Hampshire All-State -  2nd team

Matt Mountney

·         17 year-old from Egerton, England

·         Centre Back

·         Coming from Abbey Hey FC

·         Grew up playing for Egerton FC

Kalen Park

·         18 year-old from Calgary, Alberta

·         Fullback

·         Former member of The Chinook United club

·         Coming from the U23 team of Energie Cottbus in Germany where he has been training as a   guest player

 Robbie Park

·         18 year-old from Glasgow, Scotland

·         Striker

·         Playing for St. Ambrose School, he won two National Championships, as well as the United   Kingdom Championship Tournament, where he was the competition's top scorer.

·         Coming from Queens Park FC

The 2013-14 Varsity Reds open training camp on August 24th and on August 30th –September 1st both the men's and women's teams will host a pre-season. Admission to the tournament is by donation collection only and all proceeds will be given to UNB's 2013 Shinerama Campaign.

Friday, August 30th 2:00 pm UNB vs QUAM - Women

4:00 pm  McGill Redman vs UNB - Men

6:00 pm  UQAM Citadins vs Acadia Axeman - Men

Saturday, August 31st

1:00 pm  Acadia Axeman vs. UNB  - Men

3:00 pm  Dal vs UQAM - Women

5:00 pm  UQAM Citadins vs. CBU Capers - Men

Sunday, September 1st

12:00 noon UNB vs DAL - Women

2:00 pm  McGill Redman vs. CBU Capers - Men