Good things come in small packages, and the UNBC Timberwolves think they have added a great example of that to the program as the University of Northern British Columbia’s Men’s soccer team has officially announced the commitment of five-foot-six Reid Adams for the 2019-2020 Canada West season.
The diminutive winger plays with the pace and IQ that the Timberwolves have become known for around the conference. The 17-year-old visited UNBC over the winter, training alongside the Timberwolves, and says he has turned his frame into a positive aspect of his game on the pitch.
A native of Victoria, Adams joins a TWolves roster that possesses a number of key contributors from Vancouver Island. Those connections, along with UNBC coach Steve Simonson’s link to the provincial capital, aided Adams’ decision to join the green and gold.
Adams is a product of the Vancouver Island Wave and Lakehill Division 1 programs, and points to coach Dave Ravenhill as a major influence in his path. Timberwolves coach Steve Simonson met his newest recruit at an ID camp in 2018, and says Adams has the skill and drive to develop into an impact player for UNBC.
Set to graduate from Reynolds Secondary in June, Adams will enroll in biomedical studies at UNBC. He will join his new Timberwolves teammates for training camp in late July, and though he expects it to be an adjustment, playing at the highest level of university soccer in Canada is a challenge he is ready to accept.