X-Men’s ‘impressive success’ draws in Alberta DL commit

The X-Men bring in an out-of-province experience to their team.

St. Francis Xavier University impressed Travis Loov, a defensive lineman from Bev Facey Community High, to say the least, so much so that he is willing to move across the country to become a X-Man.

Hailing from Sherwood Park, Alberta, Loov was drawn to St. FX by the school’s academic prestige and the “impressive success on the football field.”

It was the coaches and players he communicated with that reaffirmed his belief that the X-Men are a strong team. “Talking with the coaches, the insight and knowledge they have into the game is impressive,” Loov said. “The depth and diversity of the coaching staff is a huge factor that drew me to St. FX and is a key to the success.”

Courtesy of Travis Loov.

At a towering 6’5, 275lbs, the former Bev Facey Falcon (Metro Edmonton High School League) won two city championships in the 2009-2010 season and 2011-2012 season. He started his career with the Sherwood Park Atom Eskimos. During his falls, he was part of the Battle River Shock (Camrose Minor Football). For the past two seasons, he has played with the Edmonton Wildcats (CJFL).

When he enters university, Loov will be taking his first year in the Bachelor of Arts program. His plan is to enter Kinesiology.

Taking the next step into the U Sports league is not one to be taken for granted. Loov is appreciative of the chance. He said, “The opportunity to play at the university level is a huge opportunity and it’s greatly anticipated.”

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