Braedan Willis, University of Victoria
The University of Victoria Vikes women’s soccer team are pleased to announce the commitment of 17-year-old Reese Peacock for the 2019-20 season.
“We are looking forward to welcoming Reese into our program next year,” said Vikes head coach Tracy David. “It is exciting to have the opportunity to work with a player who has known for a long time that she wanted to play for the Vikes.”
The Manitoba native will come west coast next year to begin her U SPORTS career after spending her last two seasons Valour FC Elite girls program formerly known as the Manitoba Blizzard in Winnipeg.
“I am thrilled to be coming to Victoria next year,” said Peacock. ” I came to the campus for the first time when I was in grade 10 and felt comfortable right away. It is exciting to know that I am going to part of such a well-respected program across the nation.”
Peacock has been connected to the sports world and U SPORTS since a young age. Her father, Mitch Peacock who currently is the play-by-play for the American Hockey League team the Manitoba Moose, is a former U SPORTS athlete himself playing for the Queen’s University Gaels hockey team.
“Thanks to my dad, sports have always played a key role in our household growing up,” added Peacock. “When I was 11 we starting going to the U of M and U of W to watch soccer, basketball, volleyball and hockey. If it wasn’t for my dad, I don’t know if I would have found the passion for sport like I do today. Having both my parents constantly supporting my pursuit to play soccer at the University of Victoria has been invaluable.”
The 17-year old fullback plans to study science with a focus on kinesiology when she arrives on campus next fall.
“I have already had the chance to meet some many wonderful people on both the athletic and academic side of things at UVic,” commented Peacock. I will have so many people their to help me through the adjust of being so far away from home.”
Full Name: Reese Laine Peacock
Current Age: 17
Intended Major/program: Kinesiology
Hometown: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Previous Teams: Bonivital Flames (U10-17), Manitoba Blizzard/Valour FC Elite Girls (U17-18)
Previous team placings/tournaments/awards
2016 Winnipeg Premier Division Champions
2017 Winnipeg Premier Division Finalists
2018 Winnipeg Premier Division Finalists
2018 Manitoba Provincial Finalists
Previous Individual Awards
Member of 2017 Team Manitoba-Canada Summer Games
2018 U-17 City Final MVP
Honour Roll student in grade 9, 10 and 11