Girls Elite warm-up 2014-15

Vancouver Whitecaps FC and BC Soccer announce 2015-16 Girls Elite REX roster

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.

First name

Last name

Position

Birth Year

Last club

Caitlin

Arbuckle

GK

2000

Mountain United FC

Saje

Brar

FOR

2000

Coastal FC

Ashley

Burgess

FOR/MF

1999

Coastal FC

Bryana

Buttar

DEF

2001

Fraser Valley FC

Ashley

Cathro

DEF

2000

Vancouver Island Wave

Ebony

Clarke

MF

2000

Surrey United SC

Sophie

Damian

DEF

2000

Mountain United FC

Shanya

Dhindsa

FOR

1999

Coastal FC

Joanna

Verzosa-Dolezal

DEF

2002

Coastal FC

Stella

Downing

MF

2002

Fusion FC

Camila

Gomez

FOR

2000

Mountain United FC

Julia

Grosso

MF

2000

Mountain United FC

Kaela

Hansen

MF

2000

Mountain United FC

Emma

Hooton

DEF

2001

Mountain United FC

Jordyn

Huitema

FOR

2001

Surrey United SC

Abigail

Hunt

GK

1999

Surrey United SC

Kassie

Kirlik

DEF

1999

Surrey United SC

Reese

Moffatt

DEF

2000

Surrey United SC

Danielle

Mosher

DEF

2001

Fusion FC

Faith

O'Neill

GK

1999

Mountain United FC

Emma

Regan

FOR/MF

2000

Mountain United FC

Omeha

Sandhu

MF

2002

Fusion FC

Caitlin

Shaw

MF

2001

Coquitlam-Metro Ford SC

Olivia

Sheppard

DEF

1998

Coastal FC

Cecilia

Way

DEF

2001

Vancouver Island Wave