The TRU WolfPack women’s soccer team has signed a Kamloops-born player whose uncle is a national trailblazer.
Solaine Sasakamoose of Burnaby North secondary will join the Pack in time for the 2019-2020 Canada West campaign.
Fred Sasakamoose, her uncle, in 1954 became the first Indigenous player in the NHL. He was born at the Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation in Saskatchewan.
“Solaine is a versatile player who can play in a number of positions,” WolfPack women’s soccer head coach Mark Pennington said in a TRU Sports Information press release.
“Her dead-ball striking ability could be a real asset to the team. I am looking forward to working with her here at TRU.”
Solaine is playing this season for Coquitam Metro Ford in the EA Sports BC Soccer Premier League.
“I believe I am a well-rounded player who can adapt to any position,” she said.
"I think some of my other strengths are to take set pieces and deliver through balls and be creative in the final third of the field.”