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12 Whitecaps London players selected to 2019 Ontario Provincial Projects

LONDON, ON – Ontario Soccer announced on Tuesday that 12 players from affiliate club Whitecaps London have been selected for the 2019 Provincial Projects.

"This is great news for the club and for London soccer," said Mike Ayyash, Whitecaps FC Ontario head coach. "We are thrilled and very proud to have so many players in the Ontario Provincial Program. Congratulations to the players and coaches for their continued effort and commitment. We look forward to more growth and success in the future." 

2003 Boys: 
Ahmad Birani
Brandon Tam
D'Andre William

2003 Girls:
Jamie Lefebvre
Thalia Lewis

2004 Boys:
Elesio Melillo

2005 Boys:
Dante D'Oria
Maxwell Teclom

2005 Girls:
Nicole Astaiza
Frances Jenkinson
Sophia Lezizidis
Alexis Tsaprailis

Whitecaps London were awarded a license for the Ontario Player Development League (OPDL) in 2017. The club provides opportunities for talented youth in Southern Ontario as part of a high performance player pathway, and is connected to Major League Soccer (MLS) club Vancouver Whitecaps FC.

For more information on the Ontario Provincial Program selections, visit ontariosoccer.net.