Jacob Sol, a product of Langley, B.C., has elected to pursue his university soccer career with the UBCO men's program, committing to the Heat for the fall of 2019.
As a highly accomplished and extremely versatile defender, Sol also has a strong set of attacking skills and with this variety of talents he can play virtually anywhere on the pitch.
One of the more winningest recruits for the Heat in recent memory, Sol has been the captain of three provincial title teams with his Surrey United Club, twice with top-four finishes at the Canadian national club championships, and two-time league champions.
As successful as Sol's club playing days have gone the five-foot 10 midfielder from Langley Fundamental turned in storybook championship runs claiming back-to-back golds at the B.C. AA high school provincial championships the past two Novembers, with an MVP, for the sometime fullback, on both occasions.
The defender, sometime midfielder, also excels off the pitch, as he has been an honour roll student every year of high school and has made strong contributions to his community with mission trips to Paraguay with SportsAid, and to Romania as part of his global education class.
In the classroom, Sol will enter the Faculty of Applied Science to earn his BASc in Civil Engineering at UBC Okanagan in hopes of one day becoming an architect.
Jacob Sol on coming to UBC Okanagan:
"UBC Okanagan was my first choice because it presented the most ideal academic and athletic scenario for me. The team seems very welcoming while maintaining a professional and competitive training environment. The Heat's competitive nature provides the perfect environment for me to develop even further as a player. Additionally, I really enjoy the playing style of this team and I hope to make a positive contribution to our game. I am looking forward to playing with this highly motivated group and believe that we can compete for championships in the future."
Heat coach Dante Zanatta on Jacob Sol:
"Jacob is an outstanding athlete who will be able to play multiple positions in the midfield or as a fullback, he is a player that comes to train each day and will give you his all. He will be an import piece of our group during his time at UBCO based on his versatility and his commitment to the program."
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