BMO Academy Centre Players of the Month

BMO Academy Centre Players of the Month - September 2019

BMO Whitecaps FC Academy Centres are a network of regional training hubs linked through key staff, curriculum, and standards that provide professional supplemental club training for serious, motivated players. Whitecaps FC currently have a network from coast to coast, including locations in Kamloops, the Kootenays, Manitoba, Northern BC, the Okanagan, the Sea-to-Sky corridor, Vancouver, and Vancouver Island, as well as in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Prince Edward Island. For more information, visit and select the academy in your region.

Below are the Whitecaps FC Academy Centre Players of the Month for September 2019.

BMO Island Academy Centres
Lower Island
Name: Nila Kirby
Birth Year: 2007
What her coaches say: "Nila works hard during training and is quickly becoming a very consistent performer within her training group. Nila always is committed to being positive on the field and with her teammates."
Name: Youssouf Kante
Birth Year: 2009
What his coaches say: "Youssouf is an exciting player to work with and is always finding new ways to solve problems. He has had a great month of training and are looking forward to seeing what he comes up with next."
Upper Island
Name: Coral Hendricks
Birth Year: 2007
What her coaches say: "Coral had a great start to the fall phase, her ability to break lines or maintain possession of the ball based on the situation in front of her has improved a lot this month and with her growth mindset we know she will continue to get better."
Name: Josh Freethy
Birth Year: 2009
What his coaches say: "Josh works hard during every training session and his positive play and dribbling has improved a lot this month. We look forward to watching Josh continue to grow with us."

BMO Mainland Academy Centres 

Fraser Valley

Name: Parker Montgomery
Birth Year: 2010
What his coaches say: “Parker recently joined the Fraser Valley Academy, having most recently been a part of our Island Academy. Parker has demonstrated great technical ability and understanding of the game. Parker has also impressed staff with his demeanour and how he has immediately integrated into challenging sessions with older players at the Fraser Valley Academy Centre. Well done Parker!"
Name: Brody Evans
Birth Year: 2007
What his coaches say: “Brody has been a great example for the entire group at the Sea-to-Sky Academy. Brody attends every session, ready to give his best effort and his development has continued to benefit. Notably, Brody’s ability in 1v1 situations and confidence to regularly take players on has really shown, as he regularly impresses coaching staff with his ability to use both feet. Keep up the excellent work Brody!”
Name: J.J. Mbaho
Birth Year: 2011
What his coaches say: “J.J. is a fantastic young talent and this month he has played very well in our Academy and Prospects Program. We look forward to working with J.J. throughout the fall and winter."
Name: Bianca Miller
Birth Year: 2008
What her coaches say: “Bianca leads by example, consistently bringing a great attitude each and every session. She’s focused and finds a way to always challenge herself. Bianca has shown great improvement over the past month in her receiving and turning, along with her decision making on the ball. We’re looking forward to working with Bianca over the next few months!”
Name: Sarina Kapoor
Birth Year: 2010
What her coaches say: “Sarina has shown a great desire to continually improve and a consistent focus in all training sessions so far this year. Sarina has quickly emerged as a leader within the group and a regular top performer. In particular, Sarina has shown improvement in her evasive dribbling, awareness and decision making. Well done Sarina and keep up the great work!"

BMO Kootenay Academy Centres
Name: Lola Driscoll
Birth Year: 2008
Hometown: Cranbrook, BC
What her coaches say: "Lola has shown an exemplary attitude to the game for the first few weeks of our prospects program. She has demonstrated excellent leadership skills, quality footwork and really has improved her decision making over the course of four weeks. She has been one of the hardest workers at every practice and has been a joy to coach! Congratulations on a fantastic month Lola!"
Name: Lincoln Wilson
Birth Year: 2010
Hometown: Cranbrook, BC
What his coaches say: "Lincoln has been a joy to coach over the first few weeks of pre-prospects. He has really improved his 1v1 skills over the course of this month. He has shown a tremendous work ethic and appetite for the game. He is always willing to learn and take on board coaching points and ultimately be coachable. Congratulations Lincoln, well deserved."

BMO London Academy Centre 
Name: Kimee Liu
Birth Year: 2006
Hometown: London, Ontario
What her coaches say: "Kimee is an athletic and technical attacking midfielder with our U-13 OPDL Girls team. Joining us in the fall of 2018, Kimee quickly showed her quality on and off the ball, putting in strong performances in the OPDL this summer, and earning call ups to our U-14 team where she continued to excel, scoring the winning goal in a U-14 OPDL game. Great attitude and training habits, Kimee is a pleasure to coach."
Name: Brecken Lavallee
Birth Year: 2005
Hometown: Point Edward, Ontario
What his coaches say: "Brecken had a great season for our U-14 OPDL Boys team, playing a critical part in the team winning their conference and qualifying for the OPDL Charity Shield semifinals. Brecken works very hard as our first line of pressure and is consistently fine tuning his skills. He is difficult to defend against and has become a very good finisher. Well done Brecken and keep up the hard work."

BMO Northwest Academy Centres

Name: Noah Arlt-Dufresne
What his coaches say: "Demonstrating a strong maturity each time he steps on the field, Noah brings an important leadership presence to every training session. One of the hardest workers in our Northwest Academy Centre, Noah consistently puts in a concentrated effort not only to his own development but also into helping younger players around him by sharing advice and ideas with them during training activities. We are proud of the way he has grown through the program over the years, and we are pleased to award Noah as September’s Player of the Month."

Name: Sienna Pretto
What her coaches say: "With a sharp sense of humour and polite demeanour, Sienna demonstrates a maturity and composure that belie her young age. Approaching every training activity with dedication and thoughtfulness, Sienna consistently applies herself in every situation with great care and attention to detail – as well as an unwavering determination! Making great strides in her core technical competencies, we are happy to recognize Sienna as September’s Player of the Month and look forward to supporting her further!"
Prince Rupert
Name: Jayne Stevens
What her coaches say: "Applying herself with great spirit and determination, Jayne contributes a positive and encouraging presence to every training session. Always ready to receive new information, Jayne demonstrates an excellent desire to improve, as well as a good ability to apply the new information with immediacy and consistency. An absolute pleasure to be around, we look forward to following Jayne’s progress and are excited to award her Player of the Month for September!"