Girls Elite warm-up 2014-15

VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver Whitecaps FC and BC Soccer announced today the 2015-16 roster for the Girls Elite Regional EXCEL Centre (REX) program.


“We have a fantastic group of talented young players in the program,” said Girls Elite REX head coach Emma Humphries. “In addition to our returning core, we’ve added several more prospects with a bright future in front of them. We hope to push each player to maximize their potential and move on to further opportunities.”


19 players return from the inaugural Girls Elite REX roster, including goalkeepers Abigail Hunt (Surrey United SC) and Faith O’Neill (Mountain United FC); defenders Bryana Buttar (Fraser Valley FC), Sophie Damien (Mountain United FC), Kassie Kirlik (Surrey United SC), Reese Moffatt (Surrey United SC), Danielle Mosher (Fusion FC), Olivia Sheppard (Coastal FC), and Cecilia Way (Vancouver Island Wave); midfielders Ebony Clarke (Surrey United SC), Julia Grosso (Mountain United FC), and Caitlin Shaw (Coquitlam Metro-Ford SC); and strikers Saje Brar (Coastal FC), Ashley Burgess (Coastal FC), Shanya Dhindsa (Coastal FC), Camila Gomez-Hernandez (Mountain United FC), Emma Hooton (Mountain United FC), Jordyn Huitema (Surrey United SC), and Emma Regan (Mountain United FC).


Six new players join the program in goalkeeper Caitlin Arbuckle (Mountain United FC), defenders Ashley Cathro (Vancouver Island Wave) and Joanna Verzosa-Dolezal (Coastal FC), and midfielders Stella Downing (Fusion FC), Kaela Hansen (Mountain United FC), and Omeha Sandhu (Fusion FC).


Every player on the 2015-16 Whitecaps FC Girls Elite REX roster in Partnership with BC Soccer came through the EA SPORTS BC Soccer Premier League and the BC Soccer High Performance Program.


The Girls Elite REX squad have now kicked off training for the 2015-16 season. For more information on the program, visit whitecapsfc.com/girlselite.

<strong>First name</strong>
<strong>Last name</strong>
<strong>Position</strong>
<strong>Birth Year</strong>
<strong>Last club</strong>
<p>Caitlin</p>
<p>Arbuckle</p>
<p align="center">GK</p>
<p align="center">2000</p>
<p>Mountain United FC</p>
<p>Saje</p>
<p>Brar</p>
<p align="center">FOR</p>
<p align="center">2000</p>
<p>Coastal FC</p>
<p>Ashley</p>
<p>Burgess</p>
<p align="center">FOR/MF</p>
<p align="center">1999</p>
<p>Coastal FC</p>
<p>Bryana</p>
<p>Buttar</p>
<p align="center">DEF</p>
<p align="center">2001</p>
<p>Fraser Valley FC</p>
<p>Ashley</p>
<p>Cathro</p>
<p align="center">DEF</p>
<p align="center">2000</p>
<p>Vancouver Island Wave</p>
<p>Ebony</p>
<p>Clarke</p>
<p align="center">MF</p>
<p align="center">2000</p>
<p>Surrey United SC</p>
<p>Sophie</p>
<p>Damian</p>
<p align="center">DEF</p>
<p align="center">2000</p>
<p>Mountain United FC</p>
<p>Shanya</p>
<p>Dhindsa</p>
<p align="center">FOR</p>
<p align="center">1999</p>
<p>Coastal FC</p>
<p>Joanna</p>
<p>Verzosa-Dolezal</p>
<p align="center">DEF</p>
<p align="center">2002</p>
<p>Coastal FC</p>
<p>Stella</p>
<p>Downing</p>
<p align="center">MF</p>
<p align="center">2002</p>
<p>Fusion FC</p>
<p>Camila</p>
<p>Gomez</p>
<p align="center">FOR</p>
<p align="center">2000</p>
<p>Mountain United FC</p>
<p>Julia</p>
<p>Grosso</p>
<p align="center">MF</p>
<p align="center">2000</p>
<p>Mountain United FC</p>
<p>Kaela</p>
<p>Hansen</p>
<p align="center">MF</p>
<p align="center">2000</p>
<p>Mountain United FC</p>
<p>Emma</p>
<p>Hooton</p>
<p align="center">DEF</p>
<p align="center">2001</p>
<p>Mountain United FC</p>
<p>Jordyn</p>
<p>Huitema</p>
<p align="center">FOR</p>
<p align="center">2001</p>
<p>Surrey United SC</p>
<p>Abigail</p>
<p>Hunt</p>
<p align="center">GK</p>
<p align="center">1999</p>
<p>Surrey United SC</p>
<p>Kassie</p>
<p>Kirlik</p>
<p align="center">DEF</p>
<p align="center">1999</p>
<p>Surrey United SC</p>
<p>Reese</p>
<p>Moffatt</p>
<p align="center">DEF</p>
<p align="center">2000</p>
<p>Surrey United SC</p>
<p>Danielle</p>
<p>Mosher</p>
<p align="center">DEF</p>
<p align="center">2001</p>
<p>Fusion FC</p>
<p>Faith</p>
<p>O'Neill</p>
<p align="center">GK</p>
<p align="center">1999</p>
<p>Mountain United FC</p>
<p>Emma</p>
<p>Regan</p>
<p align="center">FOR/MF</p>
<p align="center">2000</p>
<p>Mountain United FC</p>
<p>Omeha</p>
<p>Sandhu</p>
<p align="center">MF</p>
<p align="center">2002</p>
<p>Fusion FC</p>
<p>Caitlin</p>
<p>Shaw</p>
<p align="center">MF</p>
<p align="center">2001</p>
<p>Coquitlam-Metro Ford SC</p>
<p>Olivia</p>
<p>Sheppard</p>
<p align="center">DEF</p>
<p align="center">1998</p>
<p>Coastal FC</p>
<p>Cecilia</p>
<p>Way</p>
<p align="center">DEF</p>
<p align="center">2001</p>
<p>Vancouver Island Wave</p>