Albright joins Pilots

Megan Walchuk

The Muskies’ own Jacob Albright has become the latest Providence Pilot student athlete to ink his letter of intent. He’ll be joining the University’s Men’s soccer team, while he works towards a science degree.

“I am really excited to not only start playing at Providence, but also learning through the academics and growing as a person,” said Albright.

Chris Sinclair was Albright’s coach for both soccer and hockey throughout high school. He was impressed by Albright’s athleticism and drive throughout his Muskie career.

“He is a big part of our team,” said Sinclair. “His dedication and drive for success puts him above.”

Albright was mentored by keeper Cole Kowalski in Grade 9. But when Kowalski suffered an injury, Albright was able to slide easily into the role, going on to win the MVP honour in Grade 10. He continuously improved, and made himself an invaluable member of the squad.

“Last year was his best year,” said Sinclair. “He kept us in a lot of games.”

With Albright in net, the Muskies were able to attend NowWOSSA for three years in a row. And his drive and determination extended into the classroom.

“He’s a great kid, with a great work ethic, both on and off the field,” said Sinclair.

Albright was also a great teammate to younger players coming up behind him, said Sinclair.

“His demeanor with the younger kids made him a great role model,” he said.

Jacob’s work ethic and athleticism was noticed early on by Providence, which feel he will be a huge asset to the Pilot’s team in fall. Head Coach Joey Passi had this to say about the newest recruit, “I saw Jacob back in grade 9 and was interested. I thought he was actually in grade 12 back then; that’s how much potential he had. As such, to get him now three years later is awesome. He brings a lot of potential, desire and skill to the GK position for us. We’re extremely excited to have him join our squad. He’s going to make an immediate impact.”