The recruiting has started for the UNBC Timberwolves women’s soccer team.

Kalista Kirkness has committed to play for the Timberwolves in the 2019 Canada West season.

A five-foot-eight fullback from Chilliwack, Kirkness decided to move north after a couple of visits to the UNBC campus.

“Coming into this, I didn’t know a ton about UNBC, so being exposed to campus, and meeting some of the girls, everything clicked for me right away. Neil (Sedgwick) is an awesome coach, and seeing how much this team has grown was really important to me,” said Kirkness in a team news release.

“Soccer has been my life since I was four years old. When Neil came and ran a session with our (Coastal FC) team, it became clear this was something I wanted to do. I pursued it, and to be a part of a varsity team like this is really amazing.”

Set to graduate from Sardis Secondary in June, the 17-year-old honour roll student has plans to enrol in Bio-Medical studies at UNBC.