Athol Alexander Munro

September 21, 2006


About Athlete

Thank you for reading this personal statement.

Soccer has always been a massive part of my life. I was born in Scotland, moved to Ontario at a young age, and have been playing organized soccer since the age of 4. I moved into an Advanced Development Program at 7 and OPDL (the Ontario Provincial Development League) at 12.

For the past 5 years, I’ve captained my team, winning 11 tournaments, including 3 in the USA.

I am currently playing League 1 U19, at 16 years old. In August 2023 I made my League 1 Premier (open age, 2nd Division of Canadian soccer) debut.

In the past year, I have been fortunate enough to have won the League 1 U19 West Division, The Woodbridge Champions League Showcase (U19 Top Division), The Phoenix Cup (U17 Top Division), and had an undefeated Season winning the U17 OPDL Premier Division and post-Season Charity Shield.

I was a starting Centre Back on the U17 and U16 Ontario Provincial Xcel Team (Team Ontario), and played in the U16 MLS Next Dallas Showcase with Toronto FC Academy.

In May 2023 FTF published their Top 100 2024 Graduates, where I ranked #28 in Canada. At FTF’s invitation only combine for the Top 60 ranked players in Canada, I was a Centre Back All-Star in the first 11 and Overall Defensive MVP.

As I pursue College I am interested in the fields of Criminology, Psychology, Sociology, and Legal Studies, and I am looking for an opportunity where I can thrive on and off the pitch.




North Mississauga Soccer Club, Canada, 2021-Present
- League 1 Ontario U19 Player, Team Vice-Captain, 2022-Present
- U17 OPDL (Ontario Provincial Development League) Player, Team Vice-Captain, 2021-2022

Ontario Soccer, Canada
- U17 Provincial Xcel Player (Team Ontario), Starting Centre Back, 2023
- U16 Provincial Xcel Player (Team Ontario), Starting Centre Back, 2022

Toronto FC Academy, Canada, 2022
- U16 MLS Next Showcase Player, Dallas, TX, USA, Centre Back

Oakville Soccer Club, Canada
- U17 OPDL (Ontario Provincial Development League) Call Up, 2021
- U15 OPDL (Ontario Provincial Development League) Player, Team Captain, 2020-2021
- U14 OPDL (Ontario Provincial Development League) Player, Team Captain, 2019-2020
- U13 OPDL (Ontario Provincial Development League) Player, Team Captain, 2018-2019
- U8-U12 ADP (Advanced Development Program) Player, 2014-2018


U19, Champions, League 1 Ontario U19 West Division, Canada
U19, Champions, Woodbridge Champions League Showcase (Top Division), Canada
U17, Champions, The Phoenix Cup (Top Division), USA
U18, Finalists, Ontario Indoor Cup, Canada
U18, Gold Medallists, Ontario Winter Games/Ontario Futsal Cup, Canada
U17, Finalists, FTF Fall Showcase, Canada
U17, Champions, Gary Miller Charity Shield, Canada
U17, Champions, U17 OPDL Premier League, Canada
U16, Champions, FTF Spring Showcase, Canada
U17, Finalists, Gary Miller Charity Shield (call up with U17s), Canada
U14, Champions, Jefferson Cup, USA
U14, Champions, Bethesda Cup, USA
U13, Champions, Ottawa Showcase of Champions, Canada
U13, Champions, Umbro Showcase, Canada
U13, Champions, First on the Turf, Canada

Additional videos
2023 Preseason
2022 Highlights:
Sigma University Showcase, December 2022:
Champions League Showcase Highlights, April 2023:

Additional sporting info

High School varsity soccer player
Other sports - track, volleyball, cross country

Personal Best

5m 46s mile run time
13m 02s 2 mile run time

What makes you different?

I think 3 things:
- I love the game, I am a student of the game, I try to read and anticipate the game when I play
- In the last 5 years I have played 2 years as a Centre Midfielder, 3 years (and most recently) as a Centre Back as my primary position. I have played all positions in a back 4 and a back 3. I am flexible and adaptable to the team and Coach's needs
- I am a ball playing Centre Back, and have a wide range of passing which can break lines, switch the play, and create space

Why do you want to compete in college?

I want to experience a higher level of soccer, which will stretch and test me. By playing with better players, I believe I will become a better player.

College Goals?

My goal is to attend college on a scholarship and be part of an NCAA varsity team. I want to be in a team, with a Coaching staff, and with a College where I can thrive on the pitch and academically.

Anything else we should know?

I am an introvert off the pitch, but an extrovert on the pitch. I am quiet, but like to lead the back line vocally. My approach is also to lead by doing, by trying to model what is required to compete and win.




FTF Top 100 2024 Graduates

Ranked #28 in Canada

FTF Top 60 Invitational Combine

All Star First 11, Defensive MVP

FTF League 1 U19 First X1