Justyn Sandhu will be continuing what has become a family tradition in New York this fall.
The 6-foot-2 Richmond goalkeeper will be taking his soccer career to St. Bonaventure University next month after agreeing to a scholarship offer from the NCAA program.
Sandhu has been with the Whitecaps FC Residency program since September 2014 and is part of its 2019 graduating class that has earned more than $1.8 million in four-year scholarships.
“Justyn is a good all-around goalkeeper; he has good presence and great command of his box,” said Bonnies head coach Kwame Oduro. “He is a goalkeeper who has immense upside and we are excited for his arrival. His time at the Whitecaps Residency will prepare him well for the college game.”
Justyn father’s Didar Sandhu was a standout goalkeeper himself who spent time with the Whitecaps during their USL days and with the national senior men’s program as well.
Justyn spent time with Fusion F.C. of the B.C. Premier Soccer League before joining the Residency Program which resulted in him attending University Hill which is near the Whitecaps training facility at UBC.
The Bonnies had an overall record of 7-9-1 last season and feature a roster with plenty of international flavour including Iceland, Italy, Jamaica, Hong Kong, England, Norway and Ghana.