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Hometown athlete achieves childhood dream with Timberwolves contract

D.P. Todd graduate has been watching the team play for years
Marko Furlan

A Prince George athlete's childhood dream has been realized as he joins the UNBC Timberwolves.

Men's soccer head coach announced Monday that six-foot-two D.P. Todd graduate Marko Furlan has committed to the UNBC Timberwolves for 2024 and beyond.

“It means a lot to make the UNBC Timberwolves roster. I’ve watched them (every weekend) for years at Masich Place,” said Furlan, who previously co-captained the U18 Prince George Youth Soccer Association (PGYSA) team alongside fellow UNBC commit Xavier Rocha. “I know a lot of the boys who graduated from the same PGYSA program as I did, so it means a lot to play the highest level of university soccer and represent my hometown.”

Furlan's list of awards and accomplishments from the previous years include:

  • D.P. Todd Grade 12 Top Academic Athlete
  • D.P. Todd Science Excellence Award
  • 2022 PGYSA Top Senior Male Athlete of the Year
  • D.M. Homan Leadership Award (top leadership student at D.P. Todd Secondary School)
  • D.P. Todd Citizenship Award

He is already one year into his university tenure at UNBC in the Biomedical Studies program, with a goal to become a doctor or a dentist.

“Marko has a quiet determination, and an intelligent approach to everything that he does," Simonson said.

"As a current UNBC student he is already showing a great success in the academic realm. He has come into the team with a tremendous mindset and he is already starting to make the adjustment to the Timberwolves way of playing. I am excited to see him mature into his role within our program."