By Lethbridge Herald on February 2, 2024.
By Justin Seward
Recruiting is well underway for the Lethbridge College Kodiaks soccer teams for next season and the men’s team grabbed a couple of local players recently.
The Kodiak men’s got Catholic Central School student and Lethbridge Football Club’s(LFC) Tyler Munnings to commit to the program earlier this week.
Munnings went through the recruiting process and scrimmaged and practiced with the team to give himself the opportunity to get used to the coaching and his teammates.
“I bring a big drive for the game and it’s all about working until you physically can’t anymore to give it everything you have,” says Munnings, in a press release.
“When it comes to the technical side, I’m confident in my ball control skills.”
“He’s got a great attitude,” said Sean Carey, Kodiak men’s head coach.
“He just wants to learn and learn and learn. As a coach, you always want those players because they always want to be better, they always want to improve … He’s one of those guys that’ll pick everybody’s brains about OK what do I need to do to be a better player (and) in these situations what do I need to do. He’s just such a likeable guy and he fits the mold that we look for as a Kodiak, and also on the academic side. I know he’s quite strong academically.”
Carey also liked Munning’s energy.
It’ll be up to Munnings whether or not he wants a starting roster spot.
“He has (an) opportunity to come into that backline,” said Carey.
“We’ve lost a few players from the backline coming into this fall. So he has an opportunity to win a starting spot. So I throw it to him and it’s on him now, right, to come into training camp all ready.”
Munnings will enroll in the Business administration diploma.
Munnings the latest recruit after Carey snagged goalkeeper Adam Krisko last week, who also attends Catholic Central and plays with LFC.
“Like he’s going to solidify some of the goalkeeping,” said Carey.
“He’s one of the best goalies to come out of Lethbridge in the last number of years.”
Carey said he’s going to fight for that No. 1 spot.
Both players give back by coaching youth in the community.
“They give back to our community and they give back to LFC and that’s a massive piece for us,” said Carey.
“I love rewarding players that give their volunteer hours.”