Demi Stokes

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  •  5'4"
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  •  South Shields, England
  •  University of South Florida
 

PROFILE
Stokes, 20, comes to Vancouver after completing her first season of NCAA soccer at the University of South Florida. During the 2011 season, the native of South Shields, England, started 11 of her 14 appearances, leading the Bulls with 12 points while scoring four goals and registering four assists. Prior to coming to North America, Stokes played two seasons at England’s Gateshead Sports College (2009-2011). From 2008 to 2011, Stokes also played with the women’s team of renowned club Sunderland AFC. In 2009, she helped Sunderland win the Northern Division of the FA Women’s Premier League to earn promotion to the National Division, while also helping the Black Cats reach the FA Cup final against Arsenal Ladies FC before ultimately falling 2-1 to the Gunners.

Internationally, Stokes has represented England at the U-17, U-19, U-20, and U-23 levels. In 2010, the English attacking player started two of three appearances for her country at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup. That year, she also started four of her five appearances for England at the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Women’s U-19 Championship, as they ended up runners-up at the tournament. In her first appearance in the UEFA Women’s U-19 Championship in in 2009, Stokes helped England capture the tournament title, defeating Sweden 2-0 in the final.

COLLEGE
2011: Stokes, started 11 of her 14 appearances leading the University of South Florida with 12 points while scoring four goals and registering four assists. 2010-2009: Prior to coming over to North America, Stokes played two seasons at England's Gateshead Sports College.

ENGLISH F.A. PREMIER LEAGUE
2009: The South Shields, England, native helped Sunderland win the Northern Division of the FA Women's Premier League to earn promotion to the National Division, while also helping the Black Cats reach the FA Cup final against Arsenal Ladies FC before ultimately falling 2-1 to the Gunners.

INTERNATIONAL
U-20: The striker started two of her three appearances for England at the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup. U-19: Stokes started four of her five appearances for England at the 2010 UEFA Women's U-19 Championship, as England were runners-up at the tournament. In 2009, Stokes, helped England capture the U-19 trophy tallying one assist as she helped England defeat Sweden 2-0 in the final.