Posted on: Friday, May 17, 2013
The Victoria Highlanders FC are proud to announce the signing of Las Vegas native and Southern Illinois University (SIUE) Cougar Defenseman Matt Polster. The First-Team All-Missouri Valley Conference performer was named to the MVC All-Tournament team and started in 19 games for SIUE. Polster anchored the Cougars' back line in the center back role and was a key member of an SIUE defense that posted seven shutouts and a .84 goals against average. The 5’10, 155-pound sophomore was also named to the Honorable Mention All-MVC Scholar Athlete team.
“We are very excited for the addition of Matt to the roster,” says Highlanders FC General Manager Mark DeFrias, “He’s a player who at his young age has great potential to be one of the more dominant players in PDL down the road. I know the Coaching staff are very pleased to have him join the Highlanders and we’re all looking forward to watching him develop as a player within the organization.”
The Highlanders face the Vancouver Whitecaps U-23 tonight at UBC Thunderbird Stadium at 7pm.