The University of Northern British Columbia Women’s Soccer team has added a dose of speed and experience, officially announcing the transfer of Sarah Lepine from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology for the 2019-2020 Canada West season.
Lepine is heading into her second year of eligibility, after playing her freshman season with SAIT. The Trojans posted a 12-0 regular season record, good for tops in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference’s South Division, and earned a silver medal in the ACAC championship. The 19-year-old hopes her experience at the collegiate level helps her transition to the Timberwolves.
A native of Calgary, Lepine graduated from Crescent Heights High School in 2018. She visited UNBC’s Prince George campus in the spring, and was able to train with Sedgwick. Lepine has kept an eye on the Timberwolves, and is aware of their back-to-back trips to the Canada West playoffs.
Lepine started 11 of the Trojans’ 12 games as a first-year player in 2018, and her new coach Neil Sedgwick says her combination of experience and physical tools will be an asset for the TWolves moving forward.
“In our first few days of preseason, Sarah has shown a positive willingness to learn about our team’s communication and our culture. She has a come with a good start with athletic ability and technical competence which she will continue to build on. She has fit in well and continues to make gains, and it will be exciting to see where she can be as a player.”
“I am quick. I have good speed, so I like moving fast up the line, so that’s one of my strengths. I will really go for it. I put that extra effort in, to make sure I make an impact on the play.”
“I want to push myself and see how far I can get. I want to develop individually, and develop with the team. I want to learn from everyone here. That’s what I am looking forward to most.”