Girls Elite REX Silverlakes 2020

BMO Academy Report: Girls Elite REX teams showcase their skills in front of college coaches

Two Whitecaps FC girls teams travelled to the SilverLakes Sports Complex in Norco, California this past weekend for a series of competitive matches against top competition.

The trip is a part of the club's ongoing strategy to develop top youth players through the Girls Elite REX program in partnership with BC Soccer, part of the Whitecaps FC BMO Academy System.

The U-16 team included players born in 2004 and 2005 (graduating in 2022 and 2023), while the U-14 group was comprised of players from the 2006-born Pre-Girls Elite squad.

More than 50 collegiate coaches from NCAA Division I schools flew to Southern California to attend. This included the likes of the University of Arizona, Arizona State University, University of California at Berkeley, University of Texas, University of Southern California, University of Georgia, University of Michigan, North Carolina State University, and Texas A&M University, among many others.

Since 2015, ‘Caps program graduates have earned nearly $19 million in university scholarships.

Head coach Chris Sargeant and assistant coach Amy Harrison led the teams, alongside athletic therapist Lydia Maxwell and manager of collegiate transition Ryan Clark. Both teams played matches against Legends FC and Pateadores SC, each finishing with two wins and one loss over three days.

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