The 2016-17 season should see another step forward for John Antulov ant the WolfPack men's soccer program. After barely missing the playoffs in their second year of Canada West and CIS play, the 'Pack are looking to make more of an impact. Antulov's core of young, talent have another year of experience under their belt. They have set a post season berth as one of their key goals for the coming season.
Led by Canada West second team all-star Ryan Glanville (Williams Lake, BC) and fellow forward, sophomore Mitch Popadynetz (Nelson, BC), the WolfPack possess a solid offensive squad.
Coach Antulov is into his third year at the helm of the program and is very deep on the backline and at midfield. Finlay McPhie (Vernon, BC) and Adam Swanson (North Vancouver, BC) are two key backfield players along with the WolfPack’s lone fifth year player, Stef Shaw (Duncan, BC)
Mike Harvey (Calgary, AB), Colton Walker (Sicamous, BC) will provide leadership stability in the midfield and Olamide Adjibike (Maple Ridge, BC) expected to have greater roles this coming season.
Following the graduation of Travis Froehlich (Revelstoke,BC) in goal: Clay Harsany (High River, AB) is the early front runner but will be pushed by rookies Brady VanRyswyk (Penticton, BC) and Lubomir Magdalen (Kamloops, BC) .
Other rookie recruit signings this spring were local players Kailum Nicolson and Tomas Goddard.
Walker, McPhie and Popadynetz will captain the WolfPack in 2016-17.
The WolfPack will host the CIS Men's Soccer Nationals in 2017 (Nov 9-12).