Soccer grads look to make most of last opportunity

By Adam Donnelly
October 26, 2017 - 2:47pm Updated: October 26, 2017 - 6:03pm

KAMLOOPS --- Last Saturday was the final regular season fixture for the WolfPack men's soccer team.   For Ryan Glanville, Allan Connor, Brandon Mendez and Colton Walker it was the final time they would suit up for a regular season game.   They are all playing out their eligibity.  Walker says it brings back a flood of memories, "I remember the first game I played, I was terrified -- coach looked me in the eye and said don't worry about it, do what you can, and we'll be happy with it."

Ryan Glanville, who won a title with UBC in 2005 says "I don't think I ever saw myself being 33 and finishing off my collegiate career --- it was fantastic, my kids were in the stands."

Allan Connor and Brandon Mendez both came back to finish out their eligibity after spending time on John Antulov's coaching staff.

"All those guys have helped us build this program over the last four years." says Antulov.

The four graduating players now have a chance to add more prestige for the program, in the U Sports nationals in Kamloops in two weeks.

Glanville says "still being a young program we look at all these firsts --- first playoff berth, you just keep wanting to build and get to those next levels --- getting into playoffs was big and now it's looking at how we can get into nationals based on merit and not just because we're hosting."

The WolfPack will be in Saskatoon tomorrow to take on the Saskatchewan Huskies in the WolfPack's historic first playoff game.

Another first for WolfPack men's soccer