Signing Day 2014

'Caps Girls Elite players announce their choices

Signing day is upon us, and our Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite players have decided which schools they will be attending this fall.

"We have another excellent graduating class from our Girls Elite program," said Jesse Symons, Whitecaps FC Girls Elite head coach. "They've each selected terrific schools that fit their needs. We look forward to seeing them continue to excel at the collegiate level."

Midfielder Reetu Johal will be playing under Whitecaps FC women's legend Andrea Neil at the University of British Columbia. She joins 2013 Girls Elite grads Jasmin Dhanda, Jasmine Mander, and Aman Shergill.

Also staying close to home is striker Monika Levarsky, who will link up with 2013 grad Carley Radomski at the University of the Fraser Valley.

Powerhouse CIS program Trinity Western will be adding striker Seina Kashima, who joins a long line of 'Caps players at the school.

A pair of teammates will be sticking together at Simon Fraser University, with goalkeeper Priya Sandhu and defender Ruby Sandhu heading up to Burnaby Mountain.

Seven Girls Elite grads will be heading south. Midfielder Alessia Azermadhi follows former teammate Justine Do to the Ivy league where she will play for rivals Princeton.

Midfielder Chelsea Harkins crosses the border to play for Washington State, another school with a strong history of outstanding Whitecaps FC players.

Warm weather awaits strikers Kelsey Smith at Grand Canyon University and Margaret Hadley at the University of Texas at El Paso. Across the border in Oklahoma, goalkeeper Rebecca Defer will be backstopping the University of Tulsa.

In the midwest, striker Nikki Turney heads to the University of Nebraska where she follows former Whitecaps FC women's players such as Brittany Baxter and Selenia Iacchelli.

Tennessee will be the new home state for striker Sessen Stevens, who heads to the University of Memphis.

The 'Caps Girls Elite program is designed to streamline young local female soccer talent and foster the skills and experience they need to strive, both on the field and in the classroom.

NCAA DI
Alessia Azermadhi - Princeton
Chelsea Harkins - Washington State
Nikki Turney - Nebraska
Kelsey Smith - Grand Canyon
Sessen Stevens - Memphis
Rebecca Defer - Tulsa
Margaret Hadley - UTEP
 
NCAA DII
Priya Sandhu - SFU
Ruby Sandhu - SFU
 
CIS
Reetu Johal - UBC
Seina Kashima - Trinity Western
Monika Levarsky - University of Fraser Valley
 
For more information on the Whitecaps FC Girls Elite program, visit whitecapsfc.com/youth.