Midfielder Jenna Wild will be suiting up for the UNBC Lady Timberwolves when they begin their 2018 Canada West soccer season next month.

The 20-year-old Wild spent the past two years studying at the University of Victoria after graduating in 2016 from Pacific Christian School in Victoria.

She played youth with a number of current Timberwolves, and was coached by UNBC bench boss Neil Sedgwick.

“I have heard it’s a really good program, and obviously with Neil up here, that was huge for me. When I was playing youth, it wasn’t about wins, it was about developing as players. I think he carries a lot of that to this team. I have a lot to grow in, so I felt really confident coming here.”

Wild has been participating in preseason training camp with the Timberwolves after being away from the game at a competitive level for the last couple of years.

“The technical level is a lot higher, so I have work to do technically. The speed of play and tempo is a lot faster, which I like. It is played a lot on the ground, so I am looking forward to that.” said Wild in a team news release.

Sedgwick cites Wild’s ability to understand the game, and make great decisions with the ball, as two of her biggest assests.

“Jenna brings tremendous maturity and energy to our program. She has a very high soccer intelligence, and it allows her to find key spaces on the field that help us attack defenses.”

Wild will continue her studies towards a Bachelor of Arts at UNBC.

The Timberwolves open their schedule September 8th at UBC Okanagan.