Name: Cyle Larin


Strengths:

Larin, of Brampton Ont., is a powerful 6-foot-2 striker who has been a member of SIGMA FC since 2007 developing through the SIGMA development path. A technically gifted striker, with a soft touch and an ability to finish both inside and outside the box have made him into a top striker in the nation.


Achievements:

  • Potomac Showcase Champion, 2012
  • Score Showcase Runner up, 2012
  • Member of SIGMA FC 1st team 2012
  • Trained with Club Brugge
  • OSL U21 League Champion, 2011
  • Trained with Werder Bremen, Wolfsburg, Hertha Berlin
  • SAAC Senior Showcase Champions, 2010
  • SAAC Junior Showcase Champions, 2009

In Coach Smyrniotis' Words:
"Cyle has all the assets to play at the top. The move to the NCAA and to the University of Connecticut is one step closer to playing at the highest level. He will compete with the best in the country at UConn and the environment, from facilities to staff, is top notch. Cyle has been here since he was 11 years old and it is great to see his growth and maturity as a player from a boy who scored many breakaways at 10 years of age, to a complete and modern striker able to play with both feet, finish from all areas, dominate his region of the park and provide for his teammates."

"I have seen many very good players develop at SIGMA and in this country in general, and I would say Cyle is the most complete striker. He mixes technical ability, size, strength, speed and a tactical astuteness for the game. I am very happy for him and his family that he has committed to play for coach Ray Reid and the University of Connecticut. I look forward to his bright future at UConn and beyond."


In His Own Words:
"I am thankful to Coach Bobby and Sigma for being there for me each and every day, on and off the field, and keeping me focused on playing at the next level.

"I think it is going to be a hard transition for us, but going in with the right mentality, I think we will do well thanks to the training Bobby has given us over the last few years."