Atlético Ottawa signs young Canadian talent Roy

Atlético Ottawa announced on Friday it had signed youngster Zachary Roy, a defender from St-Bruno, QC, ahead of the 2022 season. 

Zachary Roy is a 2nd-year social science student at the Champlain Saint-Lambert College and becomes the second Cavalier to sign a professional contract with Atlético Ottawa ahead of the 2022 season, joining teammate Zakaria Bahous. Roy is a 5-foot-11 defender who, in addition to his time as a member of the CCAA team, featured for CS St-Hubert in the Première ligue de soccer du Québec (PLSQ). 

“I am proud to represent the team from my country’s capital and I know that this club will make me grow tremendously and reach my dreams,” offered Roy of the signing. “Thank you, Ottawa!”

“Zachary is still very young, but has shown so much potential already,” commented López. “He is the definition of a modern full back, one that loves to get forward and join the attack. We’re excited to see what he can develop into over the coming years.”

Roy, identified as an up-and-coming talent, has been signed to a two-year contract, with an option for 2024. 

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Atlético Ottawa 2022 Roster as of February 4th, 2022

GK: Nathan Ingham (CAN), Sean Melvin (CAN)
Defenders: Miguel Acosta (ESP), Drew Beckie (CAN), MacDonald Ngwa Niba (CMR), Maxim Tissot (CAN), Zachary Roy (CAN)
Midfielders: Keven Alemán (CAN), Zakaria Bahous (CAN), Ollie Bassett (GBR), Chris Mannella (CAN), Ben McKendry (CAN), Zach Verhoven (CAN)
Forwards: Malcolm Shaw (CAN), Brian Wright (CAN)

Fans eager to secure their part in Atlético Ottawa’s next chapter can join the Atleti Family by purchasing their Season Seat Membership or Flex Pass now. Full details on the 2022 Atleti Season can be found HERE.