Ben Fisk

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Midfielder
  •  5-10
  •  160 lbs.
  •  02-04-1993
  •  Vancouver, BC
  •  Whitecaps FC Residency 
 

PROFILE
A talented midfielder that has represented Canada at youth international level, Benjamin Fisk-Routledge joined Whitecaps FC Residency on Aug. 18, 2010, after being a member of the club’s Prospects program. Currently, the talented young winger is on loan to United Soccer Leagues (USL) Pro club Charleston Battery.

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER RESERVE LEAGUE
2011: Fisk made four appearances for Whitecaps FC reserves that season. His MLS Reserve League debut came as a second-half substitute during a 2-2 home draw with LA Galaxy reserves on July 31. He assisted on Long Tan's first of two goals at Empire Field that day.

UNITED SOCCER LEAGUES PREMIER DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE
2012: 2012: Fisk was named to the PDL’s All-Western Conference Team after registering four goals and one assist for nine points during his 11 league appearances for Whitecaps FC U-23. Fisk scored the winning goal during Whitecaps FC U-23’s 4-0 home win over Fraser Valley Mariners FC on May 23 before registering a goal and an assist in a 3-3 draw at Seattle Sounders FC U-23 on May 30. He then scored in a 2-1 defeat at Portland Timbers U-23 on June 1 before scoring the first goal in a 4-2 victory at Victoria Highlanders FC on June 9. 2011: In his first season in the PDL, Fisk appeared in all 16 league matches for Whitecaps FC Residency, as they finished third in the Northwest Division of the PDL’s Western Conference. He made his PDL debut during their season opener at Empire Field on May 1, as they fell 2-0 at home to Kitsap Pumas. He then earned his first PDL point when he assisted on Caleb Clarke's goal during a 2-2 draw at British Columbia rivals Victoria Highlanders FC on May 21. Fisk's first PDL goal was the match winner, as the Residency team won 1-0 at Abbotsford Mariners on May 29. Fisk then assisted on Caleb Clarke's winning goal during the Residency team's 2-1 home win over defending PDL champions Portland Timbers U-23's on June 12. He then scored the Residency team's consolation goal during a 3-1 home defeat to Washington Crossfire on June 19 before striking the second goal in a 3-1 home win over BC rivals Victoria Highlanders FC on Canada Day (July 1). Fisk then scored a late winner in a 2-1 away win over Tacoma Tide on July 8.
 
VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC RESIDENCY
2010-11: As a full-time member of the Residency program, Fisk made four appearances during the team’s six-match tour of Mexico in Nov. 2010. This included two goals during a 4-2 defeat to the U-18 side of Mexican Primera Division club Estudiantes Tecos on Nov. 10. The midfielder then started in all three Bracket C matches of the U-19 Super Group at Dallas Cup XXXII. This included a hat-trick in a 3-2 victory over Brazil’s Sport Club Corinthians Paulista on Apr. 17, 2011. He also appeared as a second-half substitute in the 2-1 friendly win over Costa Rica's Liga Deportiva Alajuelense at Dallas Cup XXXII on Apr. 21, 2011. 2009-10: Fisk joined the Residency squad as a guest player during their two-week trip to Madrid, Spain, in Nov. 2009. The midfielder started four of the tour’s five friendly matches, with Fisk scoring both goals in a 2-0 victory over the U-18 side from Spanish and European giants Real Madrid Club de Fútbol on Nov. 11.

VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC PROSPECTS
2009-10: Fisk had an impressive season with the Whitecaps FC U-18 Prospects team, winning both the Men's Division One title in the Fraser Valley Soccer League and the 2010 Division One title in the Knight Soccer League, where he was also the summer-run league’s top goalscorer.

INTERNATIONAL
U-20: Fisk was one of five Whitecaps FC players to be selected to head coach Valerio Gazzola’s 20-player Canadian squad for the 2011 CONCACAF U-20 Championship in Guatemala. Then, under new head coach Nick Dasovic, Fisk attended a Dec. 2011 training camp with Canada’s U-20 national team in Sunrise, Florida. Fisk then travelled to Spain to play in the four-nation Marbella Cup with Canada’s U-20 squad. After defeating the United States U-20’s 2-1 on Oct. 10, 2012, Canada fell 1-0 to Azerbaijan U-20’s on Oct. 12, 2012, and Scotland U-20’s on Oct. 15, 2012. U-18: The midfielder’s first call-up to the Canadian national team program was with the country’s U-18 squad for a Jan. 2011 camp in San Jose, Costa Rica.

YOUTH/AMATEUR
Fisk started his soccer career in Boston, Massachusetts, with Jamaica Plain Youth Soccer Inc. in 1997 before moving back to his current hometown of Vancouver, BC. The midfielder then had spells with three Vancouver-based clubs in Grandview Legion Football Club, Italian Canadian Sports Federation, and Marpole Soccer Club. From 2006 to 2009, Fisk played at the Metro level with Vancouver Selects (now Vancouver FC), having been a top goalscorer in the Metro league and helping his hometown club to a runners-up finish at the British Columbia U-15 provincial championships. The striker also toured the Netherlands with Total Soccer Systems (TSS) Academy, while he represented his home province of BC from the U-14 to U-16 levels, having travelled with the program to tournaments in Germany, Mexico, and the United States. Fisk was also a member of the Canadian Soccer Association's National Training Centre (British Columbia region) program.

PERSONAL
Born and raised in Vancouver, BC, the midfielder’s parents are Deb Routledge and Stephen Fisk, while he has two younger brothers named Escher and Merlin. As a student, Fisk attended Vancouver’s Laura Secord Elementary School and Vancouver Technical Secondary School before enrolling at Burnaby Central Secondary School in Burnaby, BC, as part of the Residency program. 

INTERESTING FACTS
When not concentrating on his soccer career, Fisk enjoys golf, table tennis, tennis, working out, and spending time with family and friends.