2024 Whitecaps FC Academy Awards

Academy awards

Earlier this month, Vancouver Whitecaps FC held the annual Academy Awards celebrating achievements of players in the MLS Academy and Girls Elite Academy – part of the Whitecaps FC BMO Academy System.

Congratulations to all winners, and to all graduating players!

Humanitarian Award

Awarded to a player who has made a positive impact within their team and in the community.

Elijah Bean – Whitecaps FC MLS Academy

Madelyn Martin – Whitecaps FC Girls Elite Academy

Student-Athlete Award

Awarded to a student-athlete on each team who has demonstrated academic excellence, been a model citizen of the school and has positively contributed to the school community.

Manav Badwal – Whitecaps FC U-15 MLS Academy

Declan Froh – Whitecaps FC U-16 MLS Academy

Valter Sedin – Whitecaps FC U-17 MLS Academy

Matteo Samori – Whitecaps FC U-19 MLS Academy

Kierra Blundell – Whitecaps FC U-18 Girls Elite Academy

Academic Progress Award

Awarded to student-athletes who have improved their academic standing through their commitment and dedication to learning.

Francesco Troisi – Whitecaps FC MLS Academy

Mateo Clark – Whitecaps FC MLS Academy

Johnny Selemani – Whitecaps FC MLS Academy

Amoni Thomas – Whitecaps FC MLS Academy

Immanuel Mathe – Whitecaps FC MLS Academy

Sahai Williams – Whitecaps FC MLS Academy

Madelyn Martin – Whitecaps FC Girls Elite Academy

Samantha Powell – Whitecaps FC Girls Elite Academy

Tea Mayson – Whitecaps FC Girls Elite Academy

Sidney Venier – Whitecaps FC Girls Elite Academy

Chloe Taylor – Whitecaps FC Girls Elite Academy

Cornerstone Award

Awarded to the player that has demonstrated a consistent level of leadership in their peer group. This player leads by example both on and off the field and epitomizes the club's cornerstones: Team Spirit, Discipline, Work Ethic, Mentality.

Hunter MacGowan – Whitecaps FC U-14 MLS Academy

Liam Campagna – Whitecaps FC U-15 MLS Academy

Charlie Rogers – Whitecaps FC U-16 MLS Academy

Cam Hadju – Whitecaps FC U-17 MLS Academy

Ben Lee – Whitecaps FC U-19 MLS Academy

Myla Ewasiuk – Whitecaps FC U-15 Girls Elite Academy

Iba Oching – Whitecaps FC U-18 Girls Elite Academy

Player’s Player of the Year

Awarded to the top contributor on each team, as voted by their teammates.

Henry Hudspith – Whitecaps FC U-14 MLS Academy

Liam Campagna – Whitecaps FC U-15 MLS Academy

Tyler Marsden – Whitecaps FC U-16 MLS Academy

Rayan Elloumi – Whitecaps FC U-17 MLS Academy

Cristiano Da Silva – Whitecaps FC U-19 MLS Academy

Myla Ewasiuk – Whitecaps FC U-15 Girls Elite Academy

Kierra Blundell – Whitecaps FC U-18 Girls Elite Academy

Player of the Year

Awarded to the player that has been the consistent top performer for their team.

Henry Hudspith – Whitecaps FC U-14 MLS Academy

Jayden Kim – Whitecaps FC U-15 MLS Academy

Ethan Stiver – Whitecaps FC U-16 MLS Academy

Anyole Peter – Whitecaps FC U-17 MLS Academy

Immanuel Mathe – Whitecaps FC U-19 MLS Academy

Jeneva Hernandez Gray – Whitecaps FC U-18 Girls Elite Academy

Racquel Partovi – Whitecaps FC U-15 Girls Elite Academy

Academy XI

Awarded to the eleven top-performing players in their position across all academy teams over the course of the season.

First team

Goalkeeper: Sam Rogers – Whitecaps FC U-15 MLS Academy
Centre Back: Ben Lee – Whitecaps FC U-19 MLS Academy
Centre Back: Immanuel Mathe – Whitecaps FC U-19 MLS Academy
Centre Back: Henry Hudspith – Whitecaps FC U-14 MLS Academy
Wingback: Jaime Perrault – Whitecaps FC U-18 Girls Elite Academy
Wingback: Luca Chen – Whitecaps FC U-17 MLS Academy
Midfielder: Yuma Tsuji – Whitecaps FC U-16/17 MLS Academy
Midfielder: Jeneva Hernandez Gray – Whitecaps FC U-18 Girls Elite Academy
Forward: Tyler Brown – Whitecaps FC U-15 MLS Academy
Forward: Kaylee Hunter – Whitecaps FC U-18 Girls Elite Academy
Forward: Kierra Blundell – Whitecaps FC U-18 Girls Elite Academy

Second team

Goalkeeper: Hayden Franks – Whitecaps FC U-17 MLS Academy
Centre Back: Jayden Kim – Whitecaps FC U-15 MLS Academy
Centre Back: Matt Jones – Whitecaps FC U-14 MLS Academy
Centre Back: Luka Banovic – Whitecaps FC U-17 MLS Academy
Wingback: Racquel Partovi – Whitecaps FC U-15 Girls Elite Academy
Wingback: Sahil Deo – Whitecaps FC U-16/17 MLS Academy
Midfielder: Noelle Sather – Whitecaps FC U-18 Girls Elite Academy
Midfielder: Cristiano Da Silva – Whitecaps FC U-19 MLS Academy
Forward: Joy Kimwemwe – Whitecaps FC U-18 Girls Elite Academy
Forward: Emma Yee – Whitecaps FC U-18 Girls Elite Academy
Forward: Rayan Elloumi – Whitecaps FC U-15 MLS Academy

graduating players

Graduating Players

Girls Elite Academy

  • Kierra Blundell
  • Katie Connell
  • Sienna Gibson
  • Jeneva Hernandez Gray
  • Joy Kimwemwe
  • Madelyn Martin
  • Iba Oching
  • Jaime Perrault
  • Ashley Roberts
  • Noelle Sather
  • Emma Yee

MLS Academy

  • Jeevan Badwal
  • Elijah Bean
  • Isaac Charbonneau
  • Cristiano Da Silva
  • Aidan Fong
  • Amir Ghasemi
  • Ben Lee
  • Mario Lefevre
  • Felix Masson
  • Immanuel Mathe
  • Alex Milosevic
  • Ewan Musson
  • Luka Patik
  • Colby Renton
  • Decio Ricketts
  • Markus Rukavina
  • Matteo Samori
  • Amoni Thomas
  • Kyler Vojvodic
  • Sahai Williams
  • Angelo Zhu