Sterling Decision: Cavalry Keeps Kerr
Canadian Premier League side Cavalry FC has retained Mount Royal University goalkeeper Sterling Kerr through to the end of the season, staying on his existing U SPORTS contract beyond its initial end date of mid-August.
The move will mean that Kerr forgoes eligibility to return to university play this season, with the 23-year-old set to remain as a second choice option behind club captain Marco Carducci.
Kerr has warmed the bench seventeen times for Cavalry this season, with Joseph Holliday filling in for him on the three occasions he wasn’t on the matchday roster.
Kerr had tallied nine clean sheets in 29 appearances at the university level prior to his current stint as Cavalry’s number two, and is still awaiting a chance for his professional debut.
Tommy Wheeldon Jr.’s club has also confirmed the release of defender William Omereniye, a 19-year-old draft pick who rode the bench against a sole away trip to York United. Their other draft selection, Eryk Kobza, signed a new multi-year deal last month.
Cavalry becomes the fourth Canadian Premier League side to opt for an all-season extension for a U SPORTS athlete, with Halifax doing the same with keeper Aiden Rushenas, York United with Trivine Esprit, and Atletico Ottawa with Tyr Walker.