News Archives: Seth Ball - Featured Athlete of the Week
Tuesday, September 10th, 2019
Name: Seth Ball
Jersey Number. Is there a story behind it? There’s no story behind my jersey. I’m #15 this year, I wanted another number but one of the vets on the team claimed it first. #4 is my usual number because it’s the number of one of my favourite defenders. I’ve been sticking with it for a while, I’m sure I’ll get to wear it with the Wolves one day.
Hometown: Grande Prairie, Alberta
High School: Charles Spencer High School
At what age did you start playing your sport? I started playing Timbits soccer at age 5 or 6. My parents decided to put me into the sport but as I got older, I really started to love the game; loved playing it. I’ve made some great friends through soccer and most of the first-years on the team this year are guys that I’ve played with since I was 12, 13-years old. It’s really cool to be able to continue together and watch each other get better and better. We have a great dynamic on the field.
What is your fondest memory of your sport? Honestly, starting the season off at GPRC. When we starting playing pre-season and started training it was a really awesome energy leading up to our first game. Now that we’ve played our first game, representing the college and playing at that new high level of intensity was incredible. It’s so much different than playing club- you’re playing with players that are older, it’s faster, more physical. It’s really awesome to be a part of.
Any pre or post-game rituals that you would be willing to share? How do you prepare? My pre-game ritual is definitely listening to music while we’re getting ready in the locker room. I like to have my headphones and really focus in on imaging all the possible scenarios that could happen on the field; what I need to do and mentally prepare for the game ahead of me to be successful.
What are your future goals? For the season, we’re definitely hoping to win the league, but at the very least place in the top. We’re going to put in the work, so I want it to pay off for the team. My personal goal is to become a Physiotherapist. I’m taking Kinesiology right now and I hope to continue on through to my masters. I definitely want to continue to play soccer throughout, even if it’s just in a recreational men’s league. It’d be nice once I’m done school to move somewhere a bit warmer too.
From Head Coach Chris Morgan:
Any special game moments, stats you’d like to share? Seth played the full 90 minutes in both games this Home Opener weekend in a difficult position for such a young player at the ACAC level. Seth was excellent in both games and achieved Player of the Game status on Saturday in the draw with Keyano – a great achievement in his first game for the Wolves.
What does this player bring to the dynamics of the team? Seth is a mature and hardworking young man. He is a strong, quick and dependable player who will develop into one of the top centre backs in the ACAC if he keeps progressing and learning the game. Off the field Seth is a quiet, humble and a respectful young man – a joy to coach.