A product of Sylvan Lake Soccer Club’s youth competitive program was among the players who made up Synik Clothing FC’s league championship-winning side this season.
Goalkeeper Jordan Henderson helped the Red Deer-based team seal the Division 1 Central Alberta Men’s Indoor League Championship by defeating Canadian University College 3-1 March 15.
Synik ended its season with a solid 15 wins, two ties and one loss. Captain Cole Grantham felt Henderson’s contributions as a goalkeeper were integral to the team’s success.
“We have the best indoor keeper in Central Alberta with Henderson, and he gives a chance to win when we need it most,” he said.
Henderson joined Synik following a ten-year break from the game.
Following their league success, Synik players competed at provincial championships in Lethbridge later in the month, where they finished with a 1-1-1 record, beating Calgary, tying Edmonton and losing to Lethbridge.
The team’s showing at the tournament, Grantham felt, marked a respectable end to the season.
“We are still a relatively new organization in the Central Alberta soccer community,” he said. “We came together at the right time and played the best games when it counted the most.”
The team is recruiting for the upcoming outdoor season, with open tryouts taking place in April.