UB Athletics to host Northern Bahamas recruitment exercise

UB Athletics to host Northern Bahamas recruitment exercise
UB Mingoes soccer player Judah Brown from challenges a Johnson University player during their match September 15, 2018 in Kissimmee, Florida. (UB Athletics)

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The University of The Bahamas will host a recruitment exercise this weekend—Saturday, January 26, 2019—at the St. George’s High School campus.

Coaches and administrators will be evaluating athletes in women’s softball, women’s volleyball, men’s soccer and men’s basketball.

The exercise is expected to start 10 in the morning for men’s soccer and women’s volleyball; while men’s basketball and women’s softball is expected to start at noon.

Men’s head soccer coach Dion Godet said he’s not only looking for a quality player who can make it through 90 minutes of play but also a player who wants to be part of a team.

“We aren’t looking for someone who is just looking to shine by themselves they have to be a part of a team,” he said. “I like to use the African word Ubuntu which means ‘I am because we are’ and that has to be the belief of prospective members of this team.  You have to be able to depend on your teammates and your teammates have to depend on you.”

Women’s head volleyball coach Raymond Wilson said he’s looking for a diamond in the rough who is looking for a quality education at The University of the Bahamas.

“You can get the same quality education and the same sporting experience right here at home instead of abroad,” he said.

Men’s basketball head coach Bacchus Rolle said he’s looking for quality talent who is also able to adapt to playing in an organized program.

“We have a great program here at UB with basketball and we want quality players who can come in and be a part of the team chemistry that we are trying to build here,” he said.  “We want players who can be role players when then need to be role players and leaders when they need to be leaders.  In short we look for players who are willing to be a part of a team.”

Women’s softball coach Shane Albury has a distinctive difference from other coaches as this sport makes it return to UB.

“We are rebuilding the program so we are also looking at high school players from 10th grade to 12th grade. They are invited to come out to the showcase so I can see your talent level and we can move from there.”

The program will also be able to offer some scholarship opportunities for eligible players.

“We hopefully can keep some of our players local so they can not only come to UB and get an education but also play sports while you’re home,” Albury said.

Chartered on 10th November 2016, University of The Bahamas (UB) is a beacon for national transformation. Approximately 5,000 students are enrolled in the University of The Bahamas system which includes campuses and centres on New Providence, Grand Bahama, San Salvador and Abaco, as well as UB online education. UB’s diverse academic programs, research engagements, athletics and leadership development experiences equip our students to become global citizens in a dynamic world.