Another forward bolstering the Heat's attacking group is 6' 2" striker Mark Lawrance from Charles Spencer High in Grand Prairie, Alberta.
Lawrance led his high school team, the Mavericks, to a bronze medal finish at the 2016 Alberta provincial championships, winning the Golden Boot in the process.
Standing over six-feet tall Lawrance, will be another sizable striker who uses his height to his advantage. His size, along with his speed allows him to be a target man on the offensive side of the field, and he comes to UBCO with a reputation as a natural finisher.
Selected to the Alberta North team that played futsal in the 2016 Arctic Winter Games in Greenland, Lawrance has honed his goal scoring skills with the Edmonton Scottish United Soccer Club and with The Academy Grande Prairie, a soccer academy offered across the Grande Prairie public school district.
The consistent honour roll student is looking forward to making the trek to the Okanagan, and he will be enrolling in the School of Engineering this fall.
Mark Lawrance on coming to UBC Okanagan:
"I'm excited to meet my new teammates and compete with the team. It is a beautiful location that offers a high level of soccer that will push me to become a well rounded athlete while I work towards my educational goals."
Heat coach Dante Zanatta on Mark Lawrance:
"Mark attended our ID camp last year and did quite well and we tracked him over the past year before committing with him. He will develop into a focal point of our attack over the next few years as he brings good pace, an ability to find the net both in the air and with his feet, along with a good physical presence that we were looking for in a striker. Mark has a great work rate and will put great pressure on the opposition's defenders."
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