The UNBC Timberwolves have added one more piece to the puzzle as they prepare for their third season in the Canada West Universities Athletic Association men's soccer league.
The T-wolves announced Friday they've signed winger Josh McAvoy, an Abbotsford teen just two months away from graduation from Yale secondary school.
UNBC coach Alan Alderson is looking forward to tapping the skill and versatility McAvoy will bring to his team in the 2014 season.
"He will score and create goals as either a striker, winger or outside midfielder, but he is versatile enough to be a great outside back," said Alderson, in a UNBC release.
"I absolutely love the passion and intensity that Josh will bring to our program. He is an incredibly dynamic player whose electric pace and technical ability create fits for opposing teams."
The five-foot-nine McAvoy has played rep soccer for Abbotsford and Fraser Valley teams and is a veteran of the Lower Mainland-based High Performance League and the B.C. Soccer Premier League.
McAvoy plans to major in English in his first year at UNBC and hopes to develop his passion for sports journalism by helping out with other UNBC sports programs.
He's expected to join UNBC recruit Francesco Bartolillo, a midfielder from Calgary, and the rest of the team at North Cariboo Field for its first training sessions in early August. The men's team has exhibition games booked for Edmonton, Calgary, and Kamloops.