Surrey's Jeevin Kang will play this coming season for the Heat men's soccer team.

Surrey’s Kang to play for Heat

Jeevin Kang from the Whitecaps residency club to join Dante Zanatta's UBCO soccer team

Head coach Dante Zanatta has added another sought-after recruit to his UBC Okanagan Heat men’s soccer program.

Surrey native and Whitecaps residency club, Jeevin Kang, has signed his a letter of intent to join the Heat for the 2015 Canada West season.

The 5-foot-6 fullback currently plays with the U18-Vancouver Whitecaps in the Northwest Division of the US Soccer Development Academy (USSDA). Kang has been a force to be reckoned with on the Whitecaps residency program for the past three years.

Kang has also represented Canada while participating in a tournament in France with the U18-Men’s Canadian National team, in October of 2014.

“Jeevin is a very good technical player that has an engine that will not stop working, his willingness to get forward and help with the attack as a fullback will only help the program,” Zanatta explains.

“I have been able to work with Jeevin in the past and have always rated him very highly he is very secure with the ball and defends with a passion and has a very good soccer IQ.”

Aside from playing both right and left fullback for the Whitecaps, Kang is highly effective in defending and attacking midfield positions, demonstrating the versatility of the newly signed Heat recruit.

“As a player, my strengths are my consistency, ability to play touchline to touchline for 90 minutes, as well as my desire to win” states Kang. “I am looking forward to being able to make an impact in each and every game and hopefully helping the Heat in becoming one of the top teams in the league.”

Coach Dante was first introduced to Kang during his involvement with the B.C. provincial team. Kang played at U13 level, while Dante coached a higher level team, but Kang always joked “that one day would play for (Dante).”

Kang has also been a friend and teammate of Zanatta’s son, Dario, since the U13 level.

Kang intends to study in the Business Management program at UBC Okanagan.


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