UPDATE – 12PM:

UNBC’S Francesco Bartolillo was named today as the Canada West Third Star of the Week.

After four games with the men’s soccer squad, he leads UNBC in goals (3), assists (3), points (6), and shots (8).

ORIGINAL STORY:

Francesco Bartolillo has become the all-time leading goal scorer with the UNBC Timberwolves men’s soccer team.

The fifth-year midfielder from Calgary tallied twice and added an assist in Sunday’s 3-0 victory over the Saskatchewan Huskies to give him a grand total of 13 goals, one more than the previous record-holder Tofa Fakunle.

They were teammates for four years.

“It’s an honour, considering the calibre of players who are at the top of that list,” said Bartolillo in a team news release.

“Tofa, who is my best friend, is a fantastic player and played a huge role in paving the way for what this program has become. Plus, he actually assisted a handful of my goals during our time here. It’s definitely something really cool to experience.”

The 1-1-2 Timberwolves still have 11 games left in the Canada West season.

The UNBC men will host Lethbridge Friday at 6 PM and Calgary Sunday at Noon.