A mobile and versatile centre back with an excellent possession game, Sem de Wit joined Whitecaps FC 2 in February 2016 after spending his four seasons in professional soccer in his native country of the Netherlands. He was named WFC2 Player of the Year following his first USL season, and was re-signed in December 2016.
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2016: De Wit was named the WFC2 Player of the Year after setting new single regular season records in starts (each of his 27 regular season appearances) and minutes played (2,416). De Wit settled right in with the club, earning a USL Team of the Week nod after his home debut in Week 3. He played every minute of the 'Caps three playoff matches.
Join us in giving a round of applause to the #WFC2 Player of the Year, @semdewit4— Whitecaps FC 2 (@wfc2) October 18, 2016
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2016: De Wit made his first-team debut with Whitecaps FC as a second-half substitute in the international friendly against Crystal Palace FC on July 19. He was called up three more times for the CONCACAF Champions League but would not feature in the tournament.
2012-15: De Wit spent 2015 on loan from ADO Den Haag with Fortuna Sittard of the Eerste Divisie, the second-highest tier of football in his country, starting in all 14 of his appearances. In 2014, de Wit was a member of Eerste Divisie runner-up FC Dordrecht, but did not feature for the western Netherlands side. He made his professional debut with Almere City FC in 2012, starting 16 of his 24 appearances in his first season in Eerste Divisie and playing the full 90 minutes in his side's lone Dutch Cup tournament match.
U-18: De Wit played one match for the Netherlands U-18 national team, featuring in a friendly against Austria U-18 in October 2012.
Born and raised in the Netherlands, de Wit’s native language is Dutch. De Wit considers FC Dordrecht’s promotion to Dutch top-tier league Eredivisie in 2014 as the highlight of his career so far.