OAKVILLE, ON - The Oakville Soccer Club is proud to announce that Goalkeeper Anika Toth has signed a letter of intent to play for the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). As a future Blazer, Toth will be studying Health Sciences at this NCAA Division I school beginning in July 2020.
Anika is currently attending King's Christian Collegiate in Oakville, ON. A member of the Oakville soccer Club for several years, Toth is currently a U17 playing in the Club’s U21 Women’s program. Additionally, Anika has played for the Ontario Provincial team as well as the Slovakia Women’s National Football Team numerous times in various competitions.
When asked what influenced her decision to attend UAB, Anika cited the school's strong academic and athletic programs, also noting that the team environment and coaching staff would be a good fit for her as a player. Toth credits her coaches at OSC for helping her to develop by providing her with a competitive environment.
“It was a pleasure coaching Anika at the U21 level,” said Chris Grierson, OSC Senior Technical Director. “Her level of professionalism and work ethic is first class and I am sure UAB will benefit greatly from having her as a part of their team.”
After signing her Letter of Intent, Toth said, "I would like to thank my family and coaches for making this opportunity possible and helping me achieve my goals!"
Dave Harris, OSC’s Executive Director said of Toth’s signing “On behalf of everyone at the Oakville Soccer Club I am proud to congratulate Anika on such a tremendous accomplishment. Her hard work, perseverance and dedication to the sport has led her to a top-quality institution where she will no doubt succeed in both sport and academics. We wish Anika the best of luck moving forward.”
The Oakville Soccer Club wishes Anika all the very best in her future athletic and academic endeavours! We are very proud! #GoOakvilleWild
The Oakville Soccer Club, founded in 1972, is the largest amateur soccer club in Canada, with over 12,000 members coached by over 900 volunteer and professional coaches. OSC is based at its 100,000 square foot indoor soccer facility on Pine Glen Road in North Oakville. The Oakville Soccer Club carries the Gold Standard Award for Club Excellence from Ontario Soccer. OSC’s tradition of excellence includes eight national championships, 55 Ontario Cup winners and a large number of players selected to represent Canada both at national and international levels. OSC is committed to providing a positive soccer experience to all Club members through technical training, encouragement and opportunities for players to advance their soccer and life skills.