UFV Cascades add trio of new players

Men's soccer program continues to prepare for the fall

The UFV Cascades men's soccer team has added a trio of new players for the 2016 season.

The UFV Cascades men's soccer team has added a trio of new players for the 2016 season.

The University of the Fraser Valley men’s soccer program has fortified its roster by adding a trio of local recruits.

Forward Nate Trampleasure (Pitt Meadows), midfielder Bronson Hartley (Burnaby) and midfielder/defender Kenny Larmour (Mission) recently committed to head coach Tom Lowndes and the Cascades.

“I am delighted that we have been able to secure three more quality players to join our 2016 recruiting class,” Lowdnes said.

“Each of these players was highly sought-after recruits and will only make our squad stronger as we look forward to next season.”

Trampleasure had a much-decorated career with the Coquitlam Metro Ford Spartans. He led his club side to championships in the EA Sports BC Soccer Premier League in both 2013 and 2014, and was part of a gold-medal-winning squad at the U16 Canadian national championships in 2014.

The dynamic forward was also a B.C. provincial team member in the U14, U15 and U16 age groups, and was recognized as a Canadian Soccer Association player of distinction in 2014.

“My goal is to grow and develop further as a player and I’m excited to have the opportunity to play at this level,” Trampleasure said. “I want to make an immediate impact with the team and I look forward to having a strong season with the Cascades.”

“Nate is a player we have been monitoring closely over the past couple of years,” Lowndes said. “He’s a dynamic, quick and skillful attacker. He has the ability to cause teams problems with his attacking qualities and has an eye for goal as well.”

Hartley’s youth soccer career ran parallel to his club teammate Trampleasure’s – he was also a key cog in the Coquitlam Metro Ford squads which won back-to-back BCSPL titles and the 2014 U16 national championship.

The national title-winning side was inducted into the Coquitlam Sports Hall of Fame in the team category in 2015.

“Bronson comes to us after having a very successful club career with Coquitlam Metro Ford Soccer Club,” Lowndes noted. “He is an intelligent central midfielder who has the vision and range of passing to be very successful at the CIS level.”

Larmour brings a great deal of versatility to the Cascades, having the ability to play in the central midfield or at centre back.

He plays his club soccer for the West Coast men’s premier side, and was named a 2015 Fraser Valley Soccer League North all-star. He plans to pursue a bachelor of science degree at UFV.

“Kenny will provide us with another central option, either at central midfield or centre back,” Lowndes enthused. “He is a very technical and strong player who has already been playing men’s premier soccer for a couple years now. This should help with his transition to CIS soccer and I am looking forward to see him make an impact with our squad.”