UTM welcomes five new Eagles to the nest for the 2018-19 season

June signing day with new Varsity athletes
Friday, July 27, 2018 - 2:09pm
Sonia Rocha

The UTM Varsity Eagles have signed five new recruits to the growing Eagles family for the 2018-19 season.

The UTM coaching staff is excited about the new energy and growth of their teams next year. “We are looking forward to our second season in the OCAA,” says Nkosi Adams, head coach of the men’s basketball team says. “We feel that last year was a great learning experience for the coaches and players and we are ready to hit the ground running for the upcoming season.”

Salee Johnson-Edwards, head coach for the women’s basketball team, echoed the same sentiments, adding that, “Beyonce and Janella will bring a positive energy to our women’s team. We are excited to bring talented student-athletes into the UTM Eagles family and about growing this upcoming season.”

UTM’s new recruits are:

Beyonce Hosang - From Brampton, ON, the 5’10’ forward stands strong in the paint. Hosang graduated from St. Edmund Campion Catholic Secondary School in June and will major in humanities.

Janella Viado - From Milton, ON, the 5’5” guard’s ball handling and strong court awareness will be key assets to the women’s Varsity basketball team next season. Viado graduated from Jean Vanier Catholic Secondary School in June and will major in forensic psychology.

Andreas Jankovic – A native to Mississauga ON, the 6’9” centre will bring great size to the frontcourt of the men’s basketball team. After graduating from Kalaheo High School (Kailva, Hawaii), Jankovic attended junior college in Los Angeles and has a brother currently playing professional basketball in Serbia. Jankovic will major in humanities.

Milan Acimovic – Transferring from Algoma University, Acimovic is eager to be a member of the Eagles family, and will major in psychology. Hailing from Toronto ON, the 6’5” forward will add perimeter shooting to the team’s offensive repertoire, possessing both strong shooting ability and defensive versatility.

Scott Ford – Majoring in forensic science, Ford brings great shooting and perimeter defence to support the men’s basketball team in the upcoming season. From Etobicoke ON, the 6’1” guard believes that UTM is the right fit for his undergraduate years as a student-athlete, stating, “I met my teammates and coaches, and knew UTM was home for me.”

Hosang, Viado, Jankovic, Acimovic and Ford will join their UTM Varsity teams on August 15, when Varsity teams kick off pre-season training.