May 20, 2015 - 3:38 PM
KAMLOOPS - The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack men’s soccer team will have more local talent on its roster when it hits the pitch to begin the 2015-16 Canada West season.
The program has prided itself in trying to secure the top Kamloops talent in the past and plan to continue that tradition with the announcement that midfielder Haris Djelmo has committed to the program.
Djelmo will graduate from Sa-hali Secondary in June and currently plays with the Kamloops Youth Soccer Association U 17-18 REP team.
“We feel Haris is a great fit for our program,” TRU head coach John Antulov said. “He has great upside potential in a very important position-central midfield. He is a very skillful, technical player that has excellent vision.”
“There was no other choice for me other than TRU,” Djelmo said. “ It is going to be a big transition from what I am used to but I am ready for it.”
Djelmo will be taking some courses designed to achieve a Bachelor of Arts degree along with dabbling in some trades courses.
Djelmo joins fellow 2015-16 recruits: Mitchell Popadynetz (5’10”, midfield-forward, Nelson, BC/Maple Ridge Secondary-UBC), Parker Denton (5’10”, left back-midfield, Coquitlam, BC/Dr. Charles Best Secondary-Surrey United BCSPL), and Nolan DeRosa (5’6” midfield, Trail, BC-J.L Crowe Secondary-Kootenay Whitecaps Academy.)
The WolfPack open training camp in early August with their season and home opener pegged for Sept. 12 at Hillside Stadium.
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