Paterson nets another keeper in Alberta Premiere product


Paterson nets another keeper in Alberta Premiere product

By Cary Mellon on March 18, 2015

(Photo contributed)

Multi-sport student athlete Anna Fuchshuber will vie for minutes as a keeper next fall. (Photo contributed)

Anna Fuchshuber joins a talented collection of rookie keepers in Claire Paterson’s 2015 class


Anna Fuchshuber has decided to continue her career as a netminder with the UBC Okanagan Heat women’s soccer squad beginning next fall.

The former Calgary Foothills Tier 1 U18 and Women’s Premier player with the Mustangs wanted to keep her educational and soccer paths close to home. “I want to study at a Canadian university that has excellent academics and a solid soccer program where I can contribute to its success and growth.”

“I have had the opportunity to see Anna play and I was very impressed with how she commands the back line and sees the field,” said Paterson of her newest goalie. “A high level athlete, she comes from a strong program and has experience at the Provincial and [National Training Centre] level.”

Fuchshuber, a 5’ 6” goalkeeper, will join a Heat cast that will embark on only their second season in Canada West with a group that is very young. Moreover, with the graduation of Christine Tallon, the field is open for a new group of goalies to find playing time on the back end.

“She joins an excellent young crop of goalkeepers who we believe will push each other and compete for minutes,” Paterson continued. “Myself and Kai [Tolpinrund, Assistant coach for keepers] are very excited that Anna has decided to join our program this fall.”

The multi-sport athlete in Fuchshuber will bring a heavy dose of athleticism with her to the Okanagan. She recently won a bronze medal at the U18 women’s rugby national championships, in addition to her hours put in with her soccer teams. Her love of athletics has also helped Anna with a course of study when she arrives on campus as she is enrolled in the Human Kinetics program at the Okanagan campus of UBC and plans to end with a career is sports, particularly a sports physiotherapist or possibly a personal trainer.

Anna is the second keeper recruited joining Joella Koblischke (Keeper) from Lake Country as possible netminders. Anna is part of a large contingent from Calgary joining UBC Okanagan as she will join Sarah Histed (Fullback), Justine Hesch (Centre back),  Sarah George (Midfielder) and Madelyn Ellis as newcomers from Calgary

You can watch Anna and the rest of the Heat women’s soccer team as they embark on their second tour in Canada West next fall. Check back at for updated schedules as they are released.