FLEETWOOD – Three student athletes from Holy Cross Regional High School recently signed letters of intent from UBC, while a fourth has signed with the University of Indianapolis.
Taylor Browne (basketball), Matteo Bordignon (soccer) and Vikaram Varpaul (football) will be staying in B.C. for postsecondary, while Parker Kump (lacrosse) will be heading to the American Midwest for his studies.
For Kump, going to school 3,800 kilometres away was an easy decision – and not just because he’s received a Division II scholarship.
"I always wanted to play lacrosse in the States," he said. "Greg Stocks, the coach for Indianapolis, he’s actually from Nanaimo. He coached at Lake Erie (College), which had a really successful program, and moved to start it at Indianapolis, so the year I get down there will be the first year of lacrosse. It might be rough the first couple years, but it’ll be exciting."
The four signings bring Holy Cross’s 2015 athletic scholarship count to eight or nine. That count includes Nicole Vanderhelm, who’s headed to Santa Clara University on a full-ride basketball scholarship, and soccer player Brittney Zacharuk, who will be going to UFV.