BMO Academy Centre Players of the Month

Academy Centre Players of the Month - November 2019

Whitecaps FC BMO 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, Squamish, 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 November 2019.

BMO Mainland Academy Centres 

Fraser Valley

Name: Veer Sanghera
Birth Year: 2011
What his coaches say: "Veer has regularly impressed coaches at the Fraser Valley Academy Centre with his fearless attitude and desire to take players on 1v1. Veer has continued to develop both feet, making him even more dangerous when attacking. Veer is very coachable and shows up to all sessions ready to go. Veer has been a great example to his teammates throughout the year. Well done and congratulations Veer!"
Name: Montanna Bergen
Birth Year: 2008
What her coaches say: "Montanna has been an excellent addition to our Fraser Valley Academy this fall. She has demonstrated all of the qualities that we look for in players, particularly a strong technical foundation and desire to continually improve. Montanna shows up to all sessions with a smile on her face and has continued to progress throughout the fall. Montanna has also earned the opportunity to attend some Prospects session within her age group. Well done Montanna and keep it up!"
Name: Tyler Marsden
Birth Year: 2008
What his coaches say: "Tyler has been on his game as of late, showing some real quality on and off the ball. He has a real desire to learn and improve and always gives everything he has in training. He was a top performer for us when we travelled to Atlanta to participate in the Major League Soccer U-12 Generation adidas Cup. His ability to impact the game while playing in a variety of positions did not go unnoticed. Keep up the great work Tyler."
Name: Isla Holland
Birth Year: 2010
What his coaches say: "Isla brings a fantastic attitude every session. Her positivity and energy are incredibly infectious! She consistently has an open mind to learning new skills and taking in information. Over the past month, we have seen great improvement in her technical ability and decision-making skills on the ball, at speed. Congratulations Isla! Keep it up!"
Name: Arjun Dulay
Birth Year: 2010
What his coaches say: "Arjun has continued to develop his overall technical ability and has been a top performer consistently over the past couple of months. Arjun always shows up to sessions ready to listen, learn and apply all of key factors from training sessions. Arjun’s dedication to train has paid off, as he has been improving on a weekly basis. He has been a pleasure working with so far. Arjun truly deserves this award. Congratulations and well done! "
Name: Juliette Roberts
Birth Year: 2011
What her coaches say: "Juliette has shown continued development throughout the fall phase and has had her best month yet in November! Coaches have been very pleased to see her application in all sessions. Juliette shows up to every session ready to listen and work hard. She has been particularly effective in the final third of the field, looking to create and score goals consistently. Keep up the great work Juliette! "

BMO Alberta South Academy Centre
Name: Gage Parker
Birth Year: 2006
What his coach says: “Gage is fantastic to coach. He is dedicated, coachable, hard-working and always positive. Every session he leaves it all out there, trying to give the best performance he possibly can. The level of improvement we have seen from Gage in the first couple months shows how hungry he is to learn and better himself. He’s always first to volunteer, a natural leader and someone who consistently helps with putting equipment away post-session which shows his great character. Keep to those high standards and you will go far, congrats on the award and recognition.”
Name: Ursula Calvo-Chavez
Birth Year: 2009
What his coach says: "The transformation in Ursula in such a short period of time has been quite remarkable. She came into the program shy, didn’t say much and didn’t have much confidence on the ball. But she has taken every single message during the sessions into account and already we are starting to see what a gifted player she is. It is easy to see that she is now extremely happy to dribble, take defenders on with her new skills and expresses herself when in possession. She still has to become a little more communicative on the field, but I’m sure that will come given the level of progress we’ve already seen from Urs. Well done on the award and keep working hard to improve.“

BMO Island Academy Centres
Name: Tye Vanden Elsen
Birth Year: 2009
What his coaches say: "Tye is one of the hardest working players in our Island Academy and could be up for player of the month most months, but this month he has been even sharper than normal. Tye has fantastic ability to go 1v1 against players and also has superb vision for his age. Tye is already a leader in the program and we really look forward to continuing to work with him as he develops his game to the next level."

BMO London Academy Centre 
Name: Emma Fluit
Birth Year: 2004
Hometown: Komoka, Ontario
What her coaches say: "Emma is in her second year in our program where she plays mainly in defence for our 2004 regional girls team. Emma showed great growth in her development in the last few months and was selected for the WFC Academy Centre High Potential Prospects Camp in Vancouver in November. Emma has a great attitude and learning mindset, always works hard and applies herself. Congratulations on a great year Emma."
Name: Stefan Musta
Birth Year: 2005
Hometown: London, Ontario
What his coaches say: "Stefan was selected for the Game of Distinction in a very competitive WFC Academy Centre High Potential Prospects Camp in Vancouver in November. A left-footed centre back who can also play at left back and in midfield, Stefan is a key player in our 2005 OPDL boys team that finished top four in Ontario and qualified for the semifinals in the summer. He also attended the WFC Academy Centre Combine last March and showed great growth and maturity since then. Keep up the great work Stefan!"

BMO Northwest Academy Centres

Name: Nicholas Oerlemans
Birth Year: 2009
What his coaches say: "Rarely missing an academy session, Nicholas takes great pride in learning and applying the new ideas and skills discussed in training. With a focused work ethic and determined commitment to improving, Nicholas practices with a clear purpose and tries not only to succeed in his training activities but also understand and integrate the different concepts being presented. Pleased to see his continued strong efforts in training, we are proud to recognize Nicholas as November’s Player of the Month."

Name: Erilyn Nicklie
Birth Year: 2008
What her coaches say: "Growing in confidence with every session, Erilyn consistently shows great dedication and attention to detail in training. Approaching each session with enthusiasm and curiosity, Erilyn’s strong focus on maintaining proper quality as she works through each activity has helped her make considerable improvements in recent weeks – particularly in her composure to shield, turn and dribble when under pressure. Excited to help her continue her development, we are proud to award Erilyn as November’s Player of the Month."
Prince Rupert
Name: Cules Coetzee
Birth Year: 2014
What his coaches say: "Another of the talented youngsters in our Northwest Academy Centre, Cules is instantly reconizable in training through his beaming smile and mischievous sense of humour. Combining a natural joy for the game with a powerful work ethic, Cules demonstrates a concentrated interest in his skills, often asking thoughtful questions about which part of the foot to use when passing and how to protect the ball from defenders. Happy to see him continue the progress he has made so far, we are proud to celebrate Cules as November’s Player of the Month."

BMO Okanagan Academy Centre

Name: Sarina Tait
Hometown: Kelowna, BC
What her coaches say: "Sarina was a part of the Kelowna prospects and has come across to join the Vernon training sessions for the remainder of this phase. Sarina has excellent game understanding with solid technical ability and we are very pleased to have her as part of the academy. We look forward to working with her in the future."

BMO Saskatchewan Academy Centre

Name: Landon Bangoluri
Birth Year: 2008
Hometown: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
What his coaches say: "Landon had a great month for the U-13/U-14 academy program, always available to cooperate and excited to practice and perform at his best. A versatile player with a winning competitive and resilience attitude. Landon was selected to play for Whitecaps FC at the U-12 Generation adidas Cup tournament in Atlanta (as well as Daniel Cram) and his behaviour and performance was outstanding. He is very passionate about the game and takes his role as goalkeeper very seriously. Landon is a tough and competitive player and we look forward to seeing him grow with our club. Keep making an impact Landon."
Name: Elizabeth Hanson
Birth Year: 2009
Hometown: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
What her coaches say: "Elizabeth has an outstanding work ethic and her happiness on the field is contagious! She is very committed, tries really hard and demonstrates a very strong mindset to compete. Elizabeth has worked hard to continue developing her scanning prior to receiving the ball. Her decision making has really improved on a consistent basis. Out of possession, Elizabeth is one of the hardest workers, always looking to win the ball back for her team. She has also been a huge help to coaches, assisting with equipment, always the first to come in and always ready to listen. Fantastic work Elizabeth, keep it going!"

BMO Sea to Sky Academy Centre

Name: Madilynn Fecho
Birth Year: 2008
What her coaches say: "Madilynn has really progressed throughout the fall season. Coaches have been impressed with her development in and out of possession. Madilynn has become very impactful every time she receives the ball and has become very dangerous in possession, as she regularly breaks lines with forward passes. Well done Madilynn and keep up the excellent work moving forward!"
Name: Aedan Brett
Birth Year: 2010
What his coaches say: "Aedan has had plenty of success in all sessions over the past month. He continues to impress coaches with his ability to dribble out of tight spaces and evade pressure. In addition, Aedan has been a great example to the rest of the group and regularly demonstrates top training habits to his teammates. Well done Aedan and keep up the great work!