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Eight Girls Elite players to play in WPSL with TSS FC Rovers, 14 Residency alumni in PDL

Eight players from the Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite Super REX program, in partnership with BC Soccer, will be playing in the Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL) this coming season for local side TSS FC Rovers, as announced on AFTN.ca on Wednesday.

Seven players will play for the squad prior to beginning their freshman season of university soccer. The group includes: Caitlin Arbuckle, Saje Brar, Ashley Cathro, Julia Grosso, Kaela Hansen, Reese Moffatt, and Emma Regan. Also joining the team will be 17-year-old ‘Caps striker Jordyn Huitema.

“This is a great opportunity for the girls to play a number of competitive matches to support their development, and for many of them to help with preparation for their university careers,” said Emma Humphries, Whitecaps FC Girls Elite director and head coach. “We have worked hard to develop a shared training model over this period in order to meet multiple outcomes, including our alignment to Canada Soccer and the Women’s EXCEL pathway, whilst providing our older players with a unique competitive experience that will help them in their next steps on their journey. We encourage everyone to get out to see them play and support local soccer.”

To find out more about the TSS FC Rovers Women’s team roster, check out AFTN.ca’s story HERE. For more information on the Whitecaps FC Girls Elite Super REX program, in partnership with BC soccer, go to whitecapsfc.com/rex.

On the men's side, the TSS FC Rovers PDL squad includes 14 alumni from the Whitecaps FC Residency program who are playing college soccer: Eric de Graaf, Marcello Polisi, Matteo Polisi, Zach Verhoven, Brendan Skinner, Chris Guerreiro, Connor Glennon, Daniel Sagno, Luciano Trasolini, Patrick Metcalfe, Rahid Rahiem, Riley Pang, Thomas Gardner, and Victory Shumbusho. See the full PDL roster on AFTN.ca HERE.

Would you and your family be interested in billeting a Whitecaps FC player? Find out more information and apply at whitecapsfc.com/billet.

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