A graduate of the Whitecaps FC Residency program, Sean Melvin signed an MLS Homegrown contract in April 2018. Prior to joining the first team, Melvin played his first two professional seasons in USL with Whitecaps FC 2 before later joining USL affiliate Fresno FC.
UNITED SOCCER LEAGUE
2018: Melvin joined the 'Caps USL affiliate Fresno FC prior to the 2018 USL season, before signing an MLS contract in April 2018. 2017: Melvin made 13 starts for Whitecaps FC 2, finishing with a 2W-6L-2D record, 47 saves, a 1.77 goals-against average, a 0.671 save percentage, and two clean sheets. He earned a USL Team of the Week selection twice, following his performance at Portland Timbers 2 in Week 4, and at OKC Energy FC in Week 25. 2016: Melvin finished his first professional season with a 3W-2L-3D record, including two clean sheets in his first two starts. He recorded 33 saves, a 0.702 save percentage, and a 1.75 goals-against average. On August 3, Melvin made eight saves including a penalty kick save in the 3-2 loss against Arizona United SC.
2017: Melvin was called up to the first team in the Canadian Championship semifinal series versus Montreal Impact, but did not feature. 2016: Melvin participated in the first-team training camp, making one preseason appearance, earning the win, making one save, and allowing one goal in 45 substitute minutes in the 3-2 win over New England Revolution.
2015: Melvin recorded a career-high 53 saves as a junior with the Seahawks, recording four shutouts en route to an 8W-7L-3D record in 19 appearances. He finished the year with a 1.17 goals-against-average. 2014: In his second season, Melvin made 14 starts in net for the UNCW, finishing with a 10W-3L-1D record and 0.95 goals-against-average, including five shutouts. In the process, Melvin helped the Seahawks to their first NCAA tournament win in program history, a 2-0 victory against Bucknell. 2013: As a freshman, Melvin started 10 of his 12 appearances, finishing with a record of 6W-4L-1D and two shutouts.
USL PREMIER DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE
2013: During his second season with Whitecaps FC U-23, Melvin started four matches, three of which were wins. 2011: In his first PDL season, Melvin made three appearances with Whitecaps FC and recorded a goals-against average of 1.33, as they finished third in the Northwest Division of the PDL’s Western Conference. He registered a clean sheet on his PDL debut, as the ‘Caps won 1-0 at British Columbia rivals Abbotsford Mariners on May 29.
WHITECAPS FC RESIDENCY
2012-13: Melvin started 20 matches for Whitecaps FC U-18, finishing with a record of 16W-1L-3D while recording eight clean sheets and finishing with a goals-against average of 0.85. 2011-12: During his second year with Whitecaps FC U-18 Residency, Melvin made seven appearances earning a 4W-2L-1D record while maintaining a goals-against average of 1.85 and finishing with two clean sheets. 2010-11: In his first year with the Residency program, Melvin started five games during the team’s six-match tour of Mexico in November 2010. This included starts versus both the U-18 and the U-19/U-20 sides of Mexican Primera Division club Estudiantes Tecos, as well as the 4-2 win over the U-18 side of Atlas de Guadalajara.
Senior: Melvin earned his first call-up to the Canadian senior men’s national team camp in Orlando, Florida in January 2015. He received a return camp invite in January 2017, then earned his first cap against Bermuda in Canada's 4-2 friendly win.
Melvin started his soccer career with Gordon Head Soccer Association in his hometown of Victoria, BC, where he was named the club’s Most Outstanding Goalkeeper in 2006. From 2007 to 2010, Melvin was a member of Victoria United Metro. The shot-stopper also represented his home province of British Columbia from the U-13 to U-16 levels.
Born and raised in Victoria, BC, the goalkeeper’s parents are Ellen and John Melvin, while he has a brother named Ryan. As a student, Melvin attended Frank Hobbs Elementary School, Arbutus Middle School, and Mount Douglas Secondary School (2008 to 2010) in Victoria, BC.
Melvin is an avid basketball fan and also enjoys following a wide variety of sports. When not concentrating on his soccer career, the keeper likes playing video games and watching television.