When you look at top college players it's easy to make the assumption that they're at their respective schools primarily to play football.
It's not always the case of course. When we spoke with the Clan's German midfielder Chris Bargholz
last year, we found out that the academic side was what had lured him to SFU, with the footballing side a happy add on.
SFU's joint top scorer this year, winger Jovan Blagojevic, is another example. The Coquitlam native is currently studying molecular biology biochemistry and looking to go to med school next year, with another four to seven years of academic life ahead of him.
Football is still his passion, but the education side takes precedence. In the meantime, SFU are reaping the benefit of his footballing talents and Blagojevic is having a blast doing it, scoring 10 goals and contributing four assists in his 22 appearances so far this year.
Listed as a Junior, which is usually a third year student, Blagojevic is actually in fifth year up the mountain, choosing to focus on his studies and not soccer during his first two years at SFU.