Cam Creechan Commits To Kick For Western
Creechan, who plays for the Ursuline College Lancers, said Western felt like the right decision for him, despite having many schools interested in his services.
‘I committed to Western because it felt right, I have spent years kicking numerous balls a week at the Western stadium, in the rain, snow, 100+ degrees in July and it is just a matter of being comfortable there,” Creechan explained.
Creechan also stated famed coach Greg Marshall, and his special teams coach Darryl Wheeler to be influencing factors in his decision, but overall, Western was simply the best fit.
“I think it is just the best place for me to go and grow and learn, a place that I felt comfortable and not only as a football player but as student.”
For Creechan, a kicker and punter, he has been touring schools across Ontario, and attending camps across North America gaining attention, and looking for his perfect fit. As it turned out, his choice was closer to home, and more familiar than he may have expected.
“The recruiting process for me has been a long drawn out process,” said Creechan, who started training with Coach Wheeler at Western four years ago, once or twice a week, when he got serious about kicking.
Creechan has played across Canada representing Team Ontario, playing in the Canada Cup, being named a Nissan All-Canadian, and more recently to the Football Canada Top 100 list.
With all his success, it didn’t make the decision any easier, which is why Creechan and his dad Dean, have spent years touring schools and programs.
“My Dad and I have toured almost all the schools in Ontario, and have been very impressed with all of the programs and specifically the quality of coaches and their concern for their players,” he said. “Through all the visits I did, the one that felt like home was Western. It has been amazing, I am 100% relieved it’s over, but I am sure I will not forget it.”
With a school that felt like home, Creechan also has bigger goals for his time at the school, including helping the Mustangs continue their winning tradition.
“For Western what stood out is the culture of winning,” said the Chatham-Kent Cougars and Essex Ravens alumni. “I really dislike losing, so to me, having a historical great program who are always going to have a chance to be a great team was extremely important, and Western was the best fit in that sense for sure.”
Creechan plans to study kinesiology at Western, and he’s excited to get things started.
“I am excited, I think it will be fun to kick at university. It won’t be easy and I will have to go in and compete for the job, but when my time comes to go to out on the field, I know I will be ready.”