Williams Lake’s Ryan Glanville (left) has been named as a Canada West first team all-star for his season with the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack men’s soccer team.

Williams Lake’s Ryan Glanville (left) has been named as a Canada West first team all-star for his season with the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack men’s soccer team.

Glanville named Canada West first team all-star

Williams Lake’s Ryan Glanville of the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack men’s soccer team has been named a league all-star.

After a second straight banner Canada West regular season, Williams Lake’s Ryan Glanville of the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack men’s soccer team has been named a league all-star.

The Masters of Business student was chosen as a first team Canada West all-star in a vote of the league’s coaches.  Glanville was third in league scoring with 10 and tied for sixth place in overall scoring with 11 points in 15 matches.  He had 42 shots (21 on goal), a shooting percentage of .238 and two game-winning goals. He was tied for seventh in goal scoring in Canada, as well.

Last year, Glanville was a second team Canada West all-star: the first WolfPack soccer player ever to receive that honour since the program moved into USport (formerly CIS).

On his selection this year, the humble Glanville said it’s an honour.

“[It] speaks to how far the program has come,” he said. “Our team keeps getting stronger which makes my job of scoring goals easier. This season was quite the ride as it came down to the wire as to whether we were going to make the playoffs. Being so close to it and not making the post season will sting for a while but I am optimistic of what we can achieve next year. There is a lot to look forward to especially since it will be my last year and we are hosting nationals. I am confident our group of guys will ensure I get a good send off at nationals and go out with a bang.”

Glanville’s coach John Antulov said it’s a significant achievement in a very difficult league.

“For us to have a player selected as an all-star two years in a row says a lot about the growth in our program,” Antulov said. “It speaks to the level of talent that is coming to TRU and putting our program on the map for soccer.”

Antulov added Glanville has been a fantastic ambassador for TRU men’s soccer.

“Not just for what he does on the field, but off the field, as well,” Antulov said. “It has been well documented on his heavy workload and how he manages that with playing and being an Academic All Canadian. He is a standard bearer for the type of player/individual we want at TRU and is a great role model for our younger players we have and new players coming into the program.

“As a program, we couldn’t ask for anything more from Ryan and we look forward to having him finish his career with us and lead us into U Sport Nationals next year.”

The 33-year-old Glanville jokes that he will have to book more physio visits with athletic therapist Kevin Brechin as he isn’t getting any younger.

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