They're all still in their early-20s but as far as the UNBC Timberwolves are concerned, Francesco Bartolillo, Conrad Rowlands and Gordon Hall are senior citizens.
As five-year veterans, the end of their university men's soccer careers is imminent this fall. But if they have it their way that day won't come until early November at the U Sports national championship at Thunderbird Stadium in Vancouver.
First things first, the T-wolves have to book themselves a berth in the Canada West conference playoffs. They could do themselves a big favour if they can beat the UBC Okanagan Heat in a two-game series today and Sunday at Masich Place Stadium (both 2 p.m. starts).
Ranked fourth in the Pacific Division, the T-wolves take a 4-3-4 record onto the field today against the Heat (2-6-4, seventh in Pacific).
After that the T-wolves will have just two games left, both on the road next Friday and Saturday in Abbotsford against the Fraser Valley Cascades.
The UNBC women (1-6-3, eighth in Pacific Division) are on the road with games today (11 a.m. PT) in Calgary against the Prairie Division-leading Dinos (9-1-0). On Sunday (11 a.m. PT), the T-wolves will meet the Lethbridge Pronghorns in Lethbridge.
The T-wolves wrap the regular season at Masich next weekend. They play Thompson Rivers University next Friday, followed by a Sunday date with UBC Okanagan.