May 7, 2019 – After a series of big signings that have sent shockwaves through the conference, Lethbridge College Kodiaks men’s soccer coach Sean Carey has dipped into Saskatchewan for his latest highly anticipated recruit.
On Tuesday, Carey officially announced the addition of Prince Albert native Caleb Parenteau to his 2019-20 roster.
Parenteau is a full back who comes to the Kodiaks after playing club for the Prince Albert Celtics and high school for the Carlton Crusaders.
He describes himself as “very aggressive” player, a style that will surely fit well with Carey’s desire for athletes that can play the game at a high tempo. He was also high coveted, and was pursued by multiple ACAC teams before finally settling on Lethbridge College as his destination of choice.
“[Assistant coach] Mark Pries went off to Canmore and found him at a showcase last May, and Caleb was the best player at the showcase. There were lots of schools after him there,” explains Carey. “But Mark put in a good pitch and we got him down to our training camp to see the college and meet the guys. He came to watch us play against Lakeland and he said he was going to commit to Lethbridge College. It was great to make it all happen.”
After visiting the college and experiencing what Lethbridge has to offer, Parenteau said he immediately felt comfortable and envisioned a great opportunity with the Kodiaks.
“I enjoyed last summer when I came out and trained a bit with the team,” says Parenteau. “I got to see the college and the city itself, and it seemed like a good opportunity for me. The coaches were pretty engaged in getting me onto the team and it just seemed like a good fit.”
After announcing a pair of high-profile signings including Jaden Veluw and Cody Ferguson, Carey envisions Parenteau will be another key piece in what should be a legitimate ACAC soccer contender this fall.
For his part, Parenteau is excited for the additional challenge that playing collegiate soccer brings.
“I play a very aggressive attacking style, helping for counter attacks and also putting balls into the box to help those strikers and midfielders to get the ball and put it into the net,” says Parenteau. “I’m mostly excited for the experience of playing at a higher level, it will definitely push me to improve.”
Parenteau will join the Kodiaks for training camp in August, and will begin Business Administration classes once the fall semester begins in September.