2012 Whitecaps FC College Showcase

Applications now being accepted

VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver Whitecaps FC are pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2012 Whitecaps FC College Showcase for boys and girls teams from U-15 through U-18. The girls showcase will take place from March 17-19, with the boys showcase happening from March 23-25. Both events will be held at Newton Athletic Park in Surrey, BC.

The Whitecaps FC College Showcase will provide a unique opportunity for players from some of the top club teams in Canada and the United States to demonstrate their talents to university coaches and scouts with the potential of scholarship opportunities.

Over 100 teams are projected to attend, including committed participation from each team in the EA SPORTS BC Soccer Premier League. As part of the tournament, entrants will play three full-length matches refereed by top-rated officials. Teams interested in applying for the showcase should contact Chris Murphy, head of recruitment, for more information. 

The event will also include matches from the United States Soccer Development Academy (USSDA) league featuring Whitecaps FC U-16 and U-18 Residency teams in action against De Anza Force U-15/U-16 and U-17/U-18, as well as matches from the Whitecaps FC U-18 Girls Elite squad. Senior coaching staff from both programs will also be on hand scouting matches throughout the showcase tournament.

“Many Whitecaps FC alumni have gone on to scholarships, while others have pursued professional careers,” said Whitecaps FC director of soccer development, Dan Lenarduzzi. “This College Showcase leverages the club’s profile, resources, and network to provide a valuable local opportunity for even more players.”

Among the players to have come through the Whitecaps FC club system are Russell Teibert and Monica Lam-Feist. Teibert participated in the Whitecaps FC Residency program and is now on the club’s Major League Soccer (MLS) roster. He was twice named U-17 Canadian Player of the Year and is currently a part of the Canadian U-23 men’s national team. Lam-Feist, meanwhile, developed through the Whitecaps FC Prospects program and has been a member of the Whitecaps FC women’s team. Like Teibert, Lam-Feist is a two-time Canadian U-17 Player of the Year and is currently on the Canadian women’s national team, while also playing collegiate soccer at the University of Wisconsin.

Past National Collegiate Athletic Associaiton (NCAA) schools to attend include: University of Notre Dame, Santa Clara University, University of Nebraska, University of North Carolina, University of Portland and Western Washington University.  Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) institutions to have attended include: Simon Fraser University, Trinity Western University, University of Alberta, University of British Columbia, University of Toronto and University of Victoria.

For more information on the Whitecaps FC College Showcase click HERE or contact:

Head of Recruitment

Chris Murphy

778.866.0977

Business Development Manager

Susie Turner

604.345.2481