Sahil Sandhu

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Midfielder
  •  01.05.1991
  • Surrey, BC
  •  Douglas College
 

PROFILE
A versatile attacking player who developed through the Whitecaps FC Residency program in his youth, Sahil Sandhu was signed to WFC2 for the team's inaugural USL season.

UNITED SOCCER LEAGUE PREMIER DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE
2013: Sandhu played in six games for Victoria Highlanders FC, starting four times. Scored once en route to helping Victoria win the West Conference. 2009: The Surrey, BC native played 11 matches for Whitecaps FC U-23, starting nine times. Scored his lone goal on June 13 against Spokane Spiders,  a game in which he also assisted on two goals.

COLLEGE
2013: In his final season at Douglas College, Sandhu was named week 3 Male Soccer Athlete of Week after scoring the 1-0 winner against Capilano on before scoring twice and assisting once in a 3-1 against Vancouver Island University. Named a PACWEST First team All-Star at the end of the season. 2012: Sandhu was named PACWEST Player of the Year for a second time after scoring 15 goals during the season and was also named a CCAA All-Canadian and nominated for CCAA Player of the year. 2010: In his first collegiate season, Sandhu scored 12 goals in 13 games and was named a CCAA All-Canadian after being named PACWEST Player of the Year.

GERMANY
2009: 
Spent one season on loan from Whitecaps FC to German club Energie Cottbus. Played twice before being recalled by Whitecaps FC in 2010.

INTERNATIONAL
U-17: 
Invited to camp on three occasions.  U-15: Made his Canadian youth naitonal team debut in under head coach Sean Fleming in December 2006.

YOUTH/AMATEUR
Was part of the Whitecaps FC youth development program and won the 2004 USL Super Y-League North American Championship in Orlando, Florida. Sandhu scored the winning goal in the final against Schulz Academy. In 2010, Sandhu won the USL U-20 Surper Y-League Northwest title and league championship with Surrey FC's Y-League team, Revolution FC.  Played the 2014-15 season for ICST Pegasus of the Vancouver Metro Soccer League and scored 12 goals to be tied for the league lead.

PERSONAL
A graduate of Burnaby Central, Sandhu attended Douglas College for three years.

INTERESTING FACTS
Was teammates with current Whitecaps FC midfielder Russell Teibert during the 2009 USL PDL season. While a member of Victoria Highlanders FC, Sandhu was teammates with current WFC2 midfielder Brett Levis.