***UPDATE: Aaron Chia joins Carl De Abreu & Jayden Doyle from the Trent Men’s Varsity team on journeyto Taiwan with Team Canada this Summer
UPDATE July 14, 2017 - The Excalibur will now be sending three men's soccer players to Taipei City this month to compete against the best university talent in the world as Aaron Chia joins the squad.
U SPORTS has just announced the final rosters for the men’s and women’s soccer, men’s volleyball and men’s basketball teams set to represent Canada at the 2017 Summer Universiade in Taipei City. The Universiade is an international multi-sport competition that takes place every two years. The event is second only to the Olympics in number of participating athletes and countries. It is open to competitors between the ages of 17 and 28 in the year of the games who are full-time students at a post-secondary institution or have graduated from a post secondary institution in the year proceeding the games. This year, a total of 76 athletes will be representing Canada in one of the five teams mentioned above.
We would like to recognize two incredible athletes, Carl De Abreu and Jayden Doyle, from the Trent Men's Soccer team, who have been asked to represent the Canadian USport Men's Soccer Team this summer from August 19-30th. As of Thursday, Carl De Abreu and Jayden Doyle from Trent have been named on the official roster for this competition.
Carl De Abreu is in his fourth year at Trent University and close to completing his BSc in Psychology. Jayden Doyle is also studying a BSc in Psychology, heading into second year come September 2017. Both Abreu and Doyle have been working hard both in and out of season with their teammates and trainer to obtain this achievement. Trent Athletics is very excited about this opportunity for these two athletes, and extends their congratulations.
If you would like to find out more about these athletes or would like to support either of their journeys, please visit their individual Gofundme pages to find out more.
Carl De Abreu : Gofundme
Jayden Doyle: Gofundme