In the first two weeks of the regular season, the Red River College Rebels struggled mightily, losing twice without scoring a goal.
In Week 3 though, Tyler De Silva and the men’s team managed to turn the ship around. They won twice, over Canadian Mennonite University and University of Saint-Boniface, to earn the first soccer wins in their school’s history. De Silva, the 24-year-old striker, scored two of his team’s six goals. Red River now sits at 2-3, in a surprising third spot heading into the second half of the Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference soccer season.
“Tyler has been playing well all season and working extremely hard,” says Paul Thompson, head coach of the men’s Rebels soccer team. “It was only a matter of time before he started scoring and the team started winning.”
De Silva is in his first year of working towards a degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology. He graduated from River East Collegiate and was born and raised in Winnipeg.
– John Gaudes