Windsor Lancers recruitment class grows by 4

Windsor adds two Ontario commits, one CJFLer and one out-of-province commit to their team.

A football team is a unifying force that brings together players at all different stages of their careers, and the Windsor Lancers have added a smattering of commits in the likes of offensive guard Chris Costigan from Nantyr Shores Secondary School and defensive lineman Adam Slikboer from the Windsor AKO Fratmen.

Quarterback Drew Foster from Parkside Collegiate Institute and offensive lineman Philip Quintana from Handsworth Secondary School will also be joining the Lancers.

Chris Costigan

Courtesy of Chris Costigan.

When Chris Costigan visited Windsor, it was love at first sight. “I chose to commit to Windsor because when I visited it, it just had a great feeling, like almost a second home. They have great coaches and the facilities were great as well,” he said. “They’re coaches that will help me develop into a better player.”

While his primary position is offensive guard, Costigan, who is 5’11, 240lbs, added that coaches intend on using him as a fullback to better fit into their schemes.

In his career, Costigan played two years with the Huronia Stallions and three with the Nantyr Shore Tritons (Simcoe Country Athletic Association). This season, the Tritons won the SCAA and Georgian Bay Secondary School Association championships.

“I just can’t wait to play some university football,” Costigan said. “I’m going to train for it over the offseason.”

Adam Slikboer

Courtesy of Adam Slikboer.

Adam Slikboer has been hiding out in the CJFL for the past few years before the Lancers discovered him. Hailing from Kingsville, Ontario, which is south-east of Windsor, he won’t be far from his home while at university.

“I chose to commit to Windsor due to the closeness to my hometown and family, as well as familiar faces I know and have had past playing experiences with. Windsor is also an up-and-coming program I want to be apart of,” Slikboer said.

“I believe in the program the coaches are putting together and the players they are brining in,” he added. “I can also picture myself being a good fit in their defensive scheme and future plans. Many of the coaches have professional experiences I hope to learn from for the future.”

Standing at 6’4, 240lbs, the defensive end spent five years with the Cardinal Carter Cougars (Windsor-Essex Country Secondary School Athletic Association). He has played the last four years with the Windsor AKO Fratman (CJFL). He was named as a CJFL all-Canadian and defensive player and defensive lineman of the year in the Ontario conference this season. The AKO Fratman also captured the 2017 Ontario conference championship.

“I really look forward to my future at the university of Windsor and can’t thank my coaches at the AKO Fratman enough for aiding me in developing my game and giving me the opportunity to play at a high level for the last four years,” Slikboer said.

“The experiences I had with the Fratman will be ones I will always cherish and carry with me throughout my remaining career.”

Drew Foster

Drew Foster is from St. Thomas, Ontario, which is south of London. Standing at 6’5, 195lbs, he played high school ball with the Parkside CI Stampeders (Thames Valley Regional Athletics). 

Philip Quintana

Philip Quintana will be trekking into southern Ontario from his hometown of North Vancouver, BC. The 6’3, 240lbs lineman played with the Handsworth Secondary School Royals (BCSSFA).

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