Fourth Rams grad commits to university football

All-star linebacker Soren Hallschmid commits to Western Mustangs

The latest Mount Douglas Rams football player committed to a major Canadian university on Monday as linebacker Soren Hallschmid committed to play for the University of Western Ontario Mustangs.

At 6-foot-4 and 245 pounds, Hallschmid has a combination of size, strength and speed that Western really likes, said Rams head coach Mark Townsend.

Hallschmid is also capable of playing other positions including defensive end, Townsend added.

“Soren’s tremendous work ethic and perseverance has paid off, and he has rightfully earned a scholarship to play football at Western,” Townsend said. “We are very proud of Soren and his accomplishments, and we look forward to watch his future success at the next level.”

Hallschmid was selected as a Western Conference All-Star at linebacker in 2017. As a junior, Hallschmid won a provincial championship as a call-up with the senior Rams in 2015.

Hallschmid will study criminology at Western. He is the second Ram from his class to commit to the Western Mustangs as Phil Grohovac has also signed to the school based in London, Ont. Two other Rams, Hayden Naylor (University of Alberta Golden Bears) and Jake Ounsted (University of Massachusetts Minutemen, NCAA) are also graduating to play post secondary.

reporter@saanichnews.com

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