Two players from Delta have agreed to join the Simon Fraser University (SFU) women’s soccer team in the fall.
Goalkeeper Amanda Gilliland of Delta and midfielder Julie DeVriendt will suit up for the SFU Clan for the 2012 season.
“I’m expecting Amanda to come in and compete for some quality minutes this fall,” said SFU head coach Shelley Howieson. “She has the ability to have a positive impact on games and has a good presence on the field. I’m excited to have a keeper with her experience join our program.”
DeVriendt, in addition to playing high school soccer at Burnsview Secondary (see story), completed her under-18 season with Surrey United showing an ability to be a strong tackler capable of playing both defensive and offensive roles on the field.
“Julie brings great energy to the field and is a tenacious tackler. She has a tremendous work rate and always wins balls that most players give up on,” said Howieson. “She will create many offensive opportunities and will shut down the opponents advances this fall.”