Midfielder Brittney Zacharuk has signed with UFV's women's soccer team.

Midfielder Brittney Zacharuk has signed with UFV's women's soccer team.

Cascades women’s soccer team adds another talented recruit

Zacharuk is a midfielder from Delta and she attends Holy Cross Regional Secondary in Surrey

When she arrives for her rookie season at UFV,  Brittney Zacharuk will see some familiar faces on the pitch.

Zacharuk becomes the fifth player on the Cascades women’s soccer roster to have played club soccer for Richmond’s TSS Academy.

The other players with TSS roots are defenders Alexis Cattermole and Megan Baird, and forwards Desiree Caruso and Stefania Memme.

Zacharuk is a midfielder from Delta and she attends Holy Cross Regional Secondary in Surrey.

“We are so excited that Brittney is joining our program,” said Cascades coach Rob Giesbrecht. “She’s an intelligent soccer player, she’s technically advanced and has the ability to impact games from a variety of positions. I was thrilled when Brittney chose to come to UFV – every time I have seen her play since I get more excited about the impact she will have on our team. She excels at both keeping the team in possession as well as delivering the critical pass that unlocks an opponent’s defensive shape.”

Other members of the Cascades’ 2015 recruiting class include, Gurneet Dhaliwal, Harman Billen and Jasmine Mangat.

Last season the UFV women’s soccer team won the Canada West silver medal and went on to finish fourth at the 2014 CIS national championships in Quebec City.