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

Just Posted

Man dies after fall from Johnson Street Bridge

Man climbed railing of the Johnson Street Bridge, lost his balance and fell into the water below

VIATEC’s 2018 “Startup of the Year” heads to Vegas for global spotlight

Victoria-based boat security company Barnacle Systems set for Consumer Electronics Show

Surprise coming to elderly Esquimalt woman who had $1,100 stolen from purse

Man had bumped into her while she was shopping, next thing she knew, the money was gone

Mommy’s Inside Voice: Santa is real

The holidays are a truly magical time of year

Musicians, community programmers wanted for summer concerts and events

City of Victoria adding to roster of pre-qualified, local musicians to perform June to September

Langford elementary school kids test their hand at entrepreneurship

Students sold their own products at a Young Entrepreneurs Fair Friday

POLL: Are you dreaming of a white Christmas?

The rain Vancouver Island is famous for is coming down in buckets,… Continue reading

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of Dec. 11, 2018

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

B.C. animation team the ‘heart’ of new ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’

The animators, largely based in Vancouver, ultimately came up with a creative technique that is drawing praise

Light at the end of the tunnel for UN climate talks

Meeting in Katowice was meant to finalize how countries report their emissions of greenhouses gases

Janet Jackson, Def Leppard, Nicks join Rock Hall of Fame

Radiohead, the Cure, Roxy Music and the Zombies will also be ushered in at the 34th induction ceremony

Supreme Court affirms privacy rights for Canadians who share a computer

Section 8 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects Canadians against unreasonable search and seizure

‘Ghost bikes’ installed to remember teen cyclists who died in Port Alberni

Cycle Alberni installs memorials to remember teens, remind all about road safety

‘I practically begged’: Kootenay woman with breast cancer denied referral to Calgary

Breast cancer patient left to fight disease alone after being denied referral to Calgary

Most Read