Player News

Individual player news items and stories are listed below. To view players on our Team rosters please see: Boys Team Rosters or Girls Team Rosters

Players: News Listings

Douglas College sign Bristow & Pettenon

The Douglas College Royals are pleased to announce the commitment of Ashley Bristow and Martina Pettenon to the 2017-2018 women’s soccer program. Both players come to the Royals from Mountain United FC.

Ashley and Martina are long time Mountain players and both are members of our first graduating class, having spent their whole competitive youth soccer (U13-U18) with MUFC. Congratulations girls you’ve done us proud, all the best at Douglas College!

Read the complete story here – Bristow & Pettenon sign with Douglas College

Posted on: June 7, 2017


2017 Intake 2005 Team Rosters Announced

Following a very competitive evaluations process, MUFC is proud to present the rosters for our 2017 Intake Teams. Coaches Mike D’Agostino (Boys) and Graham Thompson (Girls) are eager to get started with this talented group of players. We extend our thanks to the numerous boys and girls who participated in the process and congratulate the following selected players:

U13 Intake Girls Team:
Sophia Ahern, Beatrice Audain, Gabriella Boppart, Phoebe Degeer, Hazel Doyle, Deanna Factor, Ayesha Fraser, Melina Glavas, Amaya Heyes, Kiana Langston, Alexa Marano, Taylor Mason, Kirsty Mcneill, Chelsea Mosher, Mysha Shariff, Amy Tynan, Mikayla Will, Delila Zilic

U13 Intake Boys Team:
Gavin Archer, Dominic Berg, James Cameron, Max Cameron, Malcolm Carey, Rory Clements, Max Comsia, Marcus D’Andrea, Conor Dillon, Edwin Espinal, Mattias Ferraro, Aidan Fong, Liam Hood, Joven Mangat, Christopher Nicolaisen, Hugo Patel Thompson, Nikita Rabok, Damiano Ravnic

Posted on: April 16, 2017


SFU Clan Women’s soccer sign 3 Mountain players

Coach Annie Hamel has recruited a trio of Mountain United FC stars to bolster her squad at the back. Annie is adding goalkeeper Mikayla Isobe (North Vancouver), fullback Nadia Hakeem (Coquitlam), and defensive midfielder Hollis Roeske (Vancouver).

Congratulations and good luck to to Hollis, Mikayla, and Nadia with the SFU Clan next fall. Please read the Clan Signs Five Dynamic High School Athletes story for full details.

 

Posted on: February 28, 2017


Jake Ruby Called up to Canada U-17 camp

Four Whitecaps FC Residency players have been called up for a six-day Canada U-17 men’s evaluation camp in Toronto, Ontario.

U-18 midfielder Michael Baldisimo and the U-16 trio of defender Jake Ruby, midfielder Alessandro Hojabrpour, and forward Jose Hernandez will be among the 23 players in the camp running from October 24 to 29.

Ruby will be one of six first-time national camp invitees, while Hernandez is set to attend his first national camp this year, after having previously been invited to a U-15 identification camp in October 2014.

Congratulations Jake and good luck! Read Whitecaps Press Release

Posted on: October 27, 2016


Whitecaps FC announce Residency rosters for 2016-17 season

WCaps-Small-NewWe are very proud to announce that fifteen MUFC players have been selected by the Vancouver Whitecaps FC to further their development. These U14, U15, & U16 players are transitioning into the Whitecaps FC Residency Program effective immediately. All of these players have been exceptional members of our Club and now join an already impressive list of MUFC players taking the step into Whitecaps programs. Congratulations to all players selected!

Please have a look at the Residency Roster announcements for all three Age-Groups:

Whitecaps U14 Residency
Juliano Campedelli DEF Vancouver
Brighton Fraser DEF North Vancouver
Kamron Habibullah MF Vancouver
Oliver Herbert DEF Burnaby
Hayden Isherwood GK North Vancouver
Evan Mitchell MF North Vancouver
Jake Oseen MF North Vancouver
Niko Sigur MF Burnaby
Lachlan Will MF West Vancouver
Whitecaps U15 Residency
Luca Alberti DEF/MF Burnaby
Yigal Bruk FOR West Vancouver
Deylen Vellios DEF/MF Burnaby
Whitecaps U16 Residency
Jake Ruby DEF North Vancouver
Nikolas Papakyriakopoulos MF/DEF New Westminster
Gurman Sangha MF Coquitlam
U14 Residency Team

U14 Residency Team

Posted on: September 11, 2016


BC Soccer High Performance Player Selections

BCSA-Logo-71pxCongratulations to all of those players selected to the July 2016 BC Soccer HP Programming. As usual there are many Mountain players selected.

BC Soccer’s 2016 High Performance Program (HPP) which is designed to support the EA Sports BCSPL along with Whitecaps FC Residency and BC REX Programs, will continue with its second camp of 2016. The HPP will continue to provide a platform for high-performance youth players to be assessed by both those of Whitecaps FC and Canada Soccer programs.

Read the full story on the BC Soccer website – BC Soccer’s 2016 High Performance Program and please have a look at the Player Selections here:
July 2016 Female Player Selections
July 2016 Male Player Selections

Posted on: July 8, 2016


BCSPL 2016 Scholarship winners announced

SocGradCongratulations to Rachel Kordysz and Christopher Damian, two of the four BCSPL Scholarship recipients. Well done Rachel and Chris!

The 2016 BCSPL Scholarship recipients are:

Christopher Damian – Mountain United FC
Nicholas Reitsma – Thompson Okanagan FC
Elizabeth Hicks – Surrey United SC
Rachel Kordysz – Mountain United FC

Read the BCSPL story – 2016 BCSPL Scholarship winners

Rachel Kordysz

Rachel Kordysz


Christopher Damian

Christopher Damian

Posted on: May 18, 2016


Whitecaps Boys 2002-2003 Player Combine, April 19-21

Congratulations to these players on their invitation to attend the Whitecaps Player Combine on April 19-21.

2002:
Luca Alberti
Yigal Bruk
Lucas Dasovic
Simone Masi
Deylen Vellios

2003:
Juliano Campadelli
Brighton Fraser
Kamron Habibullah
Oliver Herbert
Hayden Isherwood
Luca Martinelli
Evan Mitchell
Jake Oseen
Niko Sigur
Lachlan Will

Posted on: May 11, 2016


2016 Whitecaps FC Showcase – All Stars

CapsLogo-130Congratulations to the following MUFC players selected to 2016 Whitecaps FC Showcase – All Star Teams. See the complete Whitecaps FC Showcase All-Star listing…

Boys:
Pierson Stanley
Gurman Sanga
Patrick Dominguez
Matthew Miki

Girls:
Giuliana Zaurrini
Jessica Ambrosio
Anisha Sangha

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Posted on: May 6, 2016


Whitecaps REX Program – MUFC Girls

CapsLogo-130We are very pleased to congratulate Kaela Hansen and Caitlin Arbuckle in gaining full time opportunities at the Whitecaps REX program, they join an already impressive list of players that have already taken the step to the WFC programs from Mountain United.

Congratulations Kaela and Caitlin you have done us proud!

Posted on: May 5, 2016


MUFC Graduating Players – Post Secondary news

SocGradMUFC is proud to report the post secondary commitments entered into by current and former members of our Club. Congratulations to all these players getting post secondary opportunities and continuing to make MUFC one of the leading Clubs in moving players onto the next level!

2016 Graduates –
Boys:

Rahid Rahiem – Simon Fraser University – Read the SFU News story…

Girls:
Emma Cunningham – University British Columbia
Anisha Sangha – University British Columbia
Rachel Kordyz – University British Columbia
Emma Lobo – Simon Fraser University
Emma Pringle – Simon Fraser University
Lauren Fuerderer – Simon Fraser University – Read the SFU News story…
Destiny Lutz – Queens University|
Lauren Rea – University of Ontario institute of Technology
Anna Crone – University of Toronto
Anastazia Ziros – Langara College

2017 Graduates –
Mikayla Isobe – Simon Fraser University
Nadia Hakeem – Simon Fraser University
Hollis Roeske – Simon Fraser University

Posted on: May 5, 2016


MUFC – Girls Alumni players – Canadian National Team

Soccer CanadaCongratulations to these 4 MUFC alumni girls. They are all members of Canada’s U17 World cup qualifying team. Emma also  does double duty with the U20 squad.  Well done girls! Please read the Canada soccer press release…

Camila Gomez – U17 Womens National Team
Julia Grosso – U17 Womens National team
Emma Regan – U17 and U20 Womens National Team
Caitlin Shaw     – U17 Womens National Team

Posted on: April 5, 2016


Canadian U15 Boys Identification Camp

Soccer CanadaCongratulations to Deylen Vellios and Luca Alberti on being invited to the Canadian U15 Identification Camp that took place in Burnaby recently. Also included were former MUFC players:  Eryk Kobza & Chris Lee. Read the Soccer Canada press release…

Posted on: April 4, 2016


2016 Intake Team Rosters Announced

Following a very competitive evaluations process, MUFC is proud to present the rosters for our 2016 Intake Teams. Coaches Craig Ogilvie (Boys) and Graham Thompson (Girls) are eager to get started with this talented group of players. We extend our thanks to the numerous boys and girls who participated in the process and congratulate the following selected players:

U13 Intake Girls Team:
Olivia Ahern, Madelyn Araszewski, Andrea Burtini, Trinity Chow, Olivia Consiglio, Katrina Demetillo, Lauren Ebel, Madeline Foulds, Georgia Gemmell, Anna Golovetska, Amelia Hamnett, Riley Kennedy, Katherine Liu, Sabrina Park, Toya Peters, Tammy Rodriguez, Nathalie Shefley, Hana Yazdani. Training players: Sophia Ahern, Devon Kavanagh, Annie Kulisek, Tayler Roberts.

U13 Intake Boys Team:
Max Anchor, Cole Anderson, Luka Assaf, Daniel Barbati, Mattias Bello, Thomas Budisa, Sean Cyr, Luke Frith, Michael Hennessy, Marshall Herald, Ilo Mcdonald, Brandon Momotani, Aidan Nemeth, Joseph Pereira, Elliott Riches, Gian-Samuel Scaglione, Jarrod Smith, Archie Tugwell. Training players: Zakary Esmail, Mateo Huster, James Mummery, Bernardo Poniaczyk Illoz.

Posted on: March 25, 2016


2016 BC Soccer High Performance Program

Mountain United FC congratulates the following players on their selection to the BC Soccer High Performance Program Camps in January. Once again, MUFC is very well-represented in the provincial program with 42 players participating.

Boys Girls
Ethan Dong Jennifer Hashimoto
Brighton Fraser Sophie Hill
Kamron Habibullah Mia Pante
Oliver Herbert Aislin Streicek
Hayden Isherwood Kayla Campbell
Luca Martinelli McKinley Kennedy
Jake Oseen Clara Liu
Niko Sigur Molly Quarry
Yi-An Studenov Savannah Bauder
Lachlan Will Seren Green
Luca Alberti Sarah Paul
Lucas Booth Solaine Sasakamoose
Yigal Bruk Jessica Ambrosio
Lucas Dasovic Sofie Damian
Simone Masi Mya Fraser
Deylen Vellios Sayla Ishida-Briggs
Marco Consiglio Teagan Mackay
Ethan Duggan Lauren Padmoff
Miles Gailiunas Danae Robillard
Owen McBride Janika Sangha
Samuel Boppart
Jake Ruby
Posted on: January 25, 2016


Canada Soccer brings U14-17 Girl’s to National EXCEL Camp

Soccer Canada

Soccer Canada

Canada Soccer National EXCEL 14-17 director Bev Priestman is getting a strong start to 2016, a FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup year, with a National Excel development camp in Vaughan, ON.

Priestman has brought 24 players into camp, as she prepares to select the team that will represent Canada at the 2016 CONCACAF Women’s Under-17 Championship taking place in Grenada 3-13 March 2016. The top three teams of the tournament will qualify for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Jordan 2016 in September and October 2016.

With an exciting and challenging 2016 ahead for the 14-17 National EXCEL group, the first contact of the year will provide an opportunity to build on the 2015 curriculum covered, while preparing and assessing the players ahead of the 2016 CONCACAF Women’s Under-17 Championship.

Read the Full Story

Posted on: January 24, 2016


Emma Regan called up to Canada’s Under 20 Team

EmmaReganEmma is doing more than making Waves! Former MUFC player and current U13 Girls Assistant Coach Emma Regan has been called up to Canada’s Under 20 Roster.

Canada Soccer announced on Thursday that Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite REX defender Emma Regan has been called up to the 20-player roster for the 2015 CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship. On the road to the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Papua New Guinea, Canada will participate in qualifying at the eight-team CONCACAF finals from December 3 to 13 in San Pedro Sula, HON. Read the full Emma Regan called up to Canada story. Congratulations Emma!

Posted on: November 27, 2015


MUFC Alumni win CIS Championship

MUFC-Alumni-CIS-ChampsThese  three MUFC Alumni players, left to right Stephanie Pospiech, Marisa Mastropieri and Meghan Douglas along with coach Paul Pedersen, won the CIS Championship this weekend with their powerhouse UBC team.  Congrats!

Posted on: November 18, 2015


Heading to the Whitecaps

WCaps-Small-NewWe are very proud to announce that five MUFC players have been selected by the Vancouver Whitecaps to continue their development. Transitioning into the Whitecaps Pre-Residency Program are: Masud HabibullahKyle HansenZakiy Karim, and  Damiano Pecile all from our U13 (2002) Boys team along with Chris Lee from our U14 (2001) Boys team. All five have been exceptional members of our Club and now join an already impressive list of MUFC players taking the step into Whitecaps programs. Congratulations to Chris, Damiano, Masud, Kyle and Zakiy! Please have a look at the 2015-16 Pre-Residency Roster announcement.

Posted on: September 1, 2015


Annabelle Matysiak – U17 Polish National ID Camp

A-Matysiak-1Congratulations to MUFC (2000 born) 99 Girls Goalkeeper Annabelle Matysiak on being selected for the U17 Polish National ID Camp that took place in Pruskow just outside of Warsaw in early August. Well done Annabelle!

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Posted on: August 25, 2015


Ella’s – Go Play 4 Challenge

MUFC U16 Girl’s Ella Sandoval-Carlsten is working with Fortius Sport and Health on an initiative called GoPlay4 which is hoping to raise funds and support for Canada Scores and the Canadian Women’s National Soccer Team.  The initiative is part of Ella’s continuing efforts to raise awareness and support for youth in sport and development here in BC and Canada.

Please have a look at this Go Play 4 Challenge Page and take the challenge!

Posted on: July 31, 2015


MUFC U18 Girls 1997 Graduating Class

MUFC is proud to report the post secondary commitments entered into by members of our U18 Girls 1997 team. This is a wonderful achievement by these exceptional young ladies. We convey our thanks to the entire team for the many outstanding contributions to our program and we wish them the very best as they continue with their scholastic and athletic endeavours. Congratulations to all of you!

Huntley Bain Langara College
Sydney Bell Langara College
Alessia Cuzzetto Langara College
Raven Dennehy Simon Fraser University
Allyson Dickson Simon Fraser University
Christina Dickson Simon Fraser University
Lauren Ehrhardt Trinity Western University
Madeline Feist University Texas El Paso
Jade Fraser McGill University
Carli Grosso Simon Fraser University
Catriana MacKinnon Quest University
Marisa Mastropieri UBC
Teagan Mcmanus Simon Fraser University
Andrea Perrotta Douglas College
Jenaya Robertson Trinity Western University
Katrina Ross-Ghali UBC
Addy Townsend Simon Fraser University

 

Posted on: June 7, 2015


BCSPL Scholarship winners announced

Congratulations to Jenaya Robertson, one of the four BCSPL Scholarship recipients. Well done Jenaya!

The 2015 BCSPL Scholarship recipients are:

  • Jenaya Robertson – Mountain United FC (will be attending TWU)
  • Natalie Cavallin – Vancouver Island Wave (will be attending UVIC)
  • Matteo Bordignon – Surrey United SC (will be attending UBC)
  • Duva Karunakaran – Fusion FC (will be attending UBC)

Read the BCSPL story – 2015 BCSPL Scholarship winners
Here is the BC Soccer release including a photo of the four recipients – BCSPL 2015 scholarship presentation

Posted on: June 7, 2015


BCSA High Performance Player Selections – May 2015

Mountain United FC congratulates the following players on their selection to the BC Soccer High Performance Program Camps in May. Once again, MUFC is very well-represented in the provincial program with 39 players participating. In addition, Annie Hamel, Craig Ogilvie and Chris Sargeant as well as assistant coach Karm Jawandha have been selected as coaches. Well done to our players and coaches!

Girls Boys
McKinley Kennedy Yigal Bruk
Isabel Lambert Lucas Dasovic
Clara Liu Kyle Hansen
Molly Quarry Matthew Harland
Seren Green Zakiy Karim
Solaine Sasakamoose Simone Masi
Jessica Ambrosio Damiano Pecile
Alanah Dulong Deylen Vellios
Mya Fraser Miles Gailiunas
Kaela Hansen Owen McBride
Sayla Ishida-Briggs William Bundy
Maggie Larocque Ryan Hum
Teagan Mackay Jake Ruby
Annabelle Matysiak Gurman Sangha
Danae Robillard Elliott Cuthbert
Caitlin Arbuckle Dylan Defer
Jamie Foot Aaron Fulgencio
Nadia Hakeem
Ella Sandoval-Carlsten
Janika Sangha
Anna Stephenson
Sophie Weaver

 

Posted on: May 8, 2015


Whitecaps Showcase All-Stars

Congratulations to these Mountain United players selected to All-Star Teams at the recent Whitecaps Showcase. Our Club was well represented by all our teams and players but each of these 5 players had a great series of games. Please have look at the complete listing of Whitecaps Showcase All-Stars

Girls U-15: Kaela Hansen
Girls U-16: Hollis Roeske
Girls U-17/18: Madeline Feist
Boys U-15: Adriano Mattarollo
Boys U-17/18: Olamide Ajibike

 

Posted on: April 25, 2015


Called up to the Caps

Alan CamachoMUFC congratulates Alan Camacho of our U16 Boys Team on his invitation to join the Vancouver Whitecaps Residency Program. Alan has been on an extended assessment with the program as a training player and has impressed enough to receive an offer to a full-time roster position. He will be enlisting with the Residency immediately and may see his first action in league play with the US Soccer Development Academy as early as this weekend in Portland. Well done Alan and all the very best to you!

Posted on: March 5, 2015


2015 Intake Team Rosters Announced

Following a very competitive evaluations process, MUFC is proud to present the rosters for our 2015 Intake Teams. We extend our thanks to the numerous boys and girls who participated in the process and congratulate the following players:

Girls:
Polly Campbell, Laine Delmotte, Jamie Durkin, Jennifer Hashimoto, Krystal Herfst, Sophie Hill, Sarah Loewen, Lorena Marano, Ava Mauro, Mikayla McGowan, Mia Pante, Ava Regan, Lauren Spitale, Ashley Stewart, Aislin Streicek, Ella Sunde, Aiko Williams. Training players (2004-born): Anna Golovetska, Tammy Rodriguez.

Boys:
Juliano Campadelli, Devon Crow, Stefano Dal Sasso, Ethan Dong, Brighton Fraser, Kamron Habibullah, Shay Harrison, Jasper Hart, Oliver Herbert, Hayden Isherwood-Gruver, Luca Martinelli, Jacob Mastromonaco, Evan Mitchell, Jake Oseen, Ivan Salov, Niko Sigur, Luka Taylor, Lachlan Will. Training players (2004-born): Luka Assaf, Elliott Riches.

Posted on: February 26, 2015


3 Former MUFC Players will play in Women’s NTC Tournament

mountain-fc-girlsOnce again, three outstanding former MUFC players will be pulling on National Team jerseys. Julia Grosso, Emma Regan and Camila Gomez have been called into the National Team as they participate in the U17 Women’s NTC Invitational Tournament to be held at the US Soccer NTC in Carson, California beginning February 11th. It will be a very competitive tournament for these girls as they will face the defending FIFA U17 World Cup Champions, Japan in their first match followed by the host, USA then Mexico in their final match. Please read the complete details in this Canadian U-17 Women’s NTC Invitational Tournament news story.

Congratulations to Julia, Emma and Camila! Good luck to them and the Canadian Team at the tournament.

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Posted on: January 30, 2015


2015 BC Soccer High Performance Program

Mountain United FC congratulates the following players on their selection to the BC Soccer High Performance Program Camps in January. Once again, MUFC is very well-represented in the provincial program with 38 players participating. In addition, Lee Tregonning, Craig Ogilvie and Chris Sargeant have been selected as coaches. Well done to our players and coaches!

Kayla Campbell Kaela Hansen
McKinley Kennedy Maggie Larocque
Clara Liu Teagan MacKay
Molly Quarry Annabelle Matysiak
Luca Alberti William Bundy
Lucas Booth Lorenzo De Bei
Masud Habibullah Jake Ruby
Matthew Harland Gurman Sangha
Damiano Pecile Jamie Foot
Deylen Vellios Nadia Hakeem
Lauren Cadiente Ella Sandoval-Carlsten
Michela Estrada Janika Sangha
Seren Green Sophie Weaver
Miles Gailiunas Alan Camacho
Christopher Lee Elliott Cuthbert
Jessica Ambrosio Aaron Fulgencio
Caitlin Arbuckle Carson Ho
Alanah Dulong Gurinder Nijjar
Mya Fraser  Aleks Kalajdzic
Posted on: January 21, 2015


MUFC Continues to Excel in Player Development

The Vancouver Whitecaps and BC Soccer have announced the inaugural roster for Western Canada’s first Regional EXCEL Centre (REX). Of the 22 players selected, eight are former MUFC players – Emma Hooton (2001), Camila Gomez-Hernandez (2000), Julia Grosso (2000), Emma Regan (2000), Sophie Damian (2000), Faith O’Neill (1999), Simmrin Dhaliwal (1997) and Rachel Jones (1997). In addition, Emma Humphries who most recently coached the MUFC 1998 and 2001 Girls teams, has been named as Girls Elite REX and Academy Assistant Coach.

When asked to comment, MUFC’s Technical Director, Frank Ciaccia was naturally delighted at the announcements,   “Since inception, this Club has maintained an unwavering commitment to player development and advancement. This philosophy is the core of our operations and our coaches respect it. The BC Soccer 2-Year Review of the BCSPL revealed MUFC was leading the way in the advancement of players at 30%. To now have this additional group into REX along with Emma, truly validates our efforts and we couldn’t be more proud. I will add this also reflects the fine work our grassroots partner Clubs are doing with these young players. Their programs are doing well in readying these players for the BCSPL standard. Congratulations to all of the girls selected to the REX”. 

For more information on the program and the complete roster, please visit this link: http://www.whitecapsfc.com/news/2015/01/vancouver-whitecaps-fc-and-bc-soccer-announce-inaugural-girls-elite-regional-excel-cent

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Posted on: January 14, 2015


Former MUFC Players Called into National U-20 Camp

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Soccer Canada

MUFC congratulates former players, Priya Sandhu and Simmrin Dhaliwal upon their selection to the National U-20 Camp being held in Vaughan, Ontario, December 14-20, 2014. Priya is in her Freshman year at Simon Fraser University while Simmrin has been continuing her development with the Vancouver Whitecaps Girls Elite Program. MUFC is proud to see many current and former players being called into National Team opportunities. For more on this camp, please go to this link: New cycle of Women’s National EXCEL program debuts for U-18/U-20

Posted on: December 16, 2014


Danone International Cup

Mountain United FC congratulates Damiano Pecile and Masud Habibullah on suiting up for Canada at the 2014 Danone International Finals in Brazil. This was a terrific experience for these boys and both played extremely well in leading their team. MUFC is very proud of these young players and the huge strides they have already taken in their soccer development. Well done Damiano and Masud!

For more, check out this CTV News clip:  Perry’s Prospects – Youth World Cup

Posted on: December 6, 2014


MUFC Sends Five Players to CSA National Camp

From November 19 – 26, 2014 thirty of Canada’s finest young female players will be participating in the first U-13/U-15 camp for Canada Soccer Women’s National EXCEL Program. The camp will be held at the Fortius Sport & Health Centre in Burnaby. Nine players from within the BC Soccer Premier League are included in this group which bodes well for the progress of the league thus far. “At MUFC, we are incredibly proud to see that of the nine BC players selected, five of them are members of our Club. This is a remarkable achievement on the part of these players, their parents and our MUFC coaching staff,” said MUFC’s Technical Director, Frank Ciaccia. We congratulate Faith O’Neill, Emma Regan, Julia Grosso, Sophie Damian and Camila Gomez-Hernandez and wish them well through the camp.

For the CSA communications release, please read the – Women’s National EXCEL Program story.

 

http://www.canadasoccer.com/new-crop-of-players-enter-women-s-national-excel-program-p157210

Posted on: November 23, 2014


Mountain United FC Appreciation Night 2014

MUFC held its 2nd Annual Club Appreciation Night on November 17th at the Kay Meek Center in West Vancouver. The event was extremely well attended by staff, players, parents, partners, sponsors and supporters. A big thank you to the members of the Organizing Committee for their extraordinary efforts in making this event a huge success.

Mr. Victor Montagliani, President of the Canadian Soccer Association was on hand to deliver an inspiring message, which was very well received by all in attendance. We thank Vic for contributing so generously to our event.

In addition to recognizing our staff, partners and sponsors for their work and ongoing support, a number of Awards were presented.

Player of Distinction Awards

Girls Boys
Molly Quarry Deylen Vellios
Emma Hooton Miles Gailiunas
Camila Gomez-Hernandez Jake Ruby
Ella Sandoval-Carlsten Alan Camacho
Rachel Kordysz Chris Damian
Christina Dickson Nick Bailey

Mountain United FC Female Player of the Year Award – Camila Gomez-Hernandez

Mountain United FC Male Player of the Year Award – Jake Ruby

Mountain United FC Team of the Year Award – U17 Boys

Congratulations to all of the Award recipients and our thanks to the many that attended our Appreciation Night!

Posted on: November 19, 2014


Former MUFC Players Making the Grade at SFU

SFU-SoccerMountain United FC congratulates former players, Andrea Di Lorenzo, Sophie D’Souza and Teagan Sorokan on receiving Student-Athlete Awards of Distinction while playing for Simon Fraser University. For the complete story see: Watson, DiLorenzo Headline GNAC Academic Soccer Teams

Well done to Andrea, Sophie and Teagan on these fantastic accomplishments!

Posted on: November 7, 2014


Heading for the ‘Caps

WCaps-Small-NewWe are very proud to announce that five more MUFC players have been selected by the Vancouver Whitecaps to continue their development. From our U16 (1998) Girls team, Emma Cunningham and Anisha Sangha will be making the jump to the Whitecaps Elite Girls Program. Prior to doing so full-time, Emma and Anisha will be busy helping our U16 Girls compete at Club Nationals in Newfoundland in October. On the boys’ side, Devin O’Hea (2000), Tristan Torresan (2001) and Eryk Kobza (2001) will transition into the Whitecaps Pre-Residency Program. All five have been exceptional members of our Club and now join an already impressive list of MUFC players taking the step into Whitecaps programs. Congratulations to Emma, Anisha, Devin, Tristan and Eryk! MUFC is pleased to have been a part of your soccer development and we wish all of you every success.

Posted on: August 19, 2014


Canada Captures Gold!

CONCACAFW15-LogoCanada’s U15 Girls Team capped off an undefeated tournament by capturing Gold at the inaugural CONCACAF U15 Girls Championships in the Cayman Islands. The Final versus Haiti ended in a 1:1 draw, so penalty kicks determined the winner with Canada showing great composure by scoring all of their kicks. This is a great achievement by the young Canadian girls and our congratulations go out to Head Coach, Bev Priestman and her staff. MUFC is very proud to have been well represented in this group.

Concacaf-MUFC-GirlsLee Tregonning served as a Technical Assistant while three of our players, Camila Gomez-Hernandez, Julia Grosso and Emma Regan made massive contributions to the success of the team. Well done Canada and MUFC!

Please read the full story on the CSA website – Canada W15 wins inaugural CONCACAF Girls’ Under-15 Championship

 

Posted on: August 18, 2014


National Team Calls for Players and Coach

CONCACAFW15-LogoThree MUFC players from our U13 Girls squad have been selected to Canada’s U15 Team which will compete in the inaugural CONCACAF U15-Championship in the Cayman Islands. This competition will bring together 16 Nations starting August 7, 2014. Congratulations to Emma Regan, Julia Grosso and Camila Gomez-Hernandez who also recently attended the U15 National Team Identification Camp in Vaughn, Ontario. Having three players selected and all from the same MUFC team is quite remarkable. In addition to these players, Lee Tregonning, coach of our U15 and U18 Girls teams, has also been selected as a Technical Assistant to Head Coach, Bev Priestman. Well done to Emma, Julia, Camila and Lee! Good Luck in the Cayman Islands! For the CSA release and further information, please see: CONCACAF Girls’ Under-15 Championship

Below left to right: Camila Gomez Hernandez, Julia Grosso and Emma Regan on their way to the Cayman Islands representing Canada at the u-15 girls’ CONCACAF soccer championships this week. – See the Burnabynow story: Three friends named to inaugural national team

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Posted on: July 30, 2014


Provincial Development Program – Phase Two 2014

BCSA-Logo-71pxMountain United FC congratulates the following players on their selection to the Provincial Development Program (PDP) – Phase Two from July 3-27, 2014. Once again, MUFC is very well represented in the provincial program with 35 players participating. Well done to our coaches and players on this fantastic achievement! We also congratulate Lee Tregonning who is coach of the U14 Girls PDP Team and Emma Humphries who is leading the U13 Girls PDP Team. Good luck to all of you!

Lauren Cadiente Anna Crone
Michela Estrada Emma Cunningham
Emma Hooton Rachel Kordysz
Jessica Ambrosio Faith O’Neill
Payton Brisco Emma Regan
Sophie Damian Anisha Sangha
Mya Fraser Miles Gailiunas
Camilla Gomez Hernandez Eryk Kobza
Kaela Hansen Tristan Torresan
Maggie Larocque Mico Medjed
Teagan MacKay Gurman Sangha
Annabelle Matysiak Alan Camacho Soto
Jamie Foot Elliott Cuthbert
Julia Grosso Aaron Fulgencio
Nadia Hakeem Gurinder Nijjar
Janika Sangha Marcello Caporale
Sophie Weaver Andres Garza
Jordan Angus
Posted on: June 30, 2014


Danone National Cup 2014

Danone-Boys-2014MUFC congratulates Team West on capturing the Danone National Cup in Montreal on Saturday, June 21, 2014. Leading the way for this talented group of boys and girls were two of our very own MUFC players, Damiano Pecile and Massud Habibullah. Both players performed exceptionally well and will have lasting memories of a terrific experience. After falling to Team East the last several years, the West finally overcame their Eastern opponents and will now have the privilege of representing Canada at the Danone International Cup Finals in November. This competition will be held in Sao Paulo, Brazil. You can certainly understand the team’s excitement at the prospect of travelling to a country steeped in soccer history. Well done Damiano and Massud! Good luck to you and your teammates in Brazil!

Posted on: June 24, 2014


Premier League Graduates – Revised

SocGradMUFC congratulates the following 1996-born players who have now committed to continuing their studies and soccer careers at post secondary institutions. They join seven other MUFC players previously announced.

Will Barrie – Western University
Tannaysia Coady – Quest University
Robbie Hamilton – UBC – Okanagan
David Hicks – Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Michael Mauro – University of British Columbia

Well done to all of these fine players. MUFC wishes them the very best in their studies and athletics.

Posted on: June 22, 2014


Four MUFC Girls Selected for CSA National Identification Camp

Girls-U13-U15-CSA-SelectionsMountain United FC is very proud on the selection of four of our U14 Girls to a U13 – U15 CSA National Identification Camp to be held in Toronto, June 13-17, 2014. Congratulations to Sophie Damian, Camila Hernandez, Julia Grosso and Emma Regan. To have four players selected from one team at the same Club for a National Camp is quite extraordinary. This Identification Camp is being used to identify players for the 2014 CONCACAF U15 Championship in August and to assess players as potential candidates for the U14-16 Women’s National Excel Program. Well done to these exceptional young ladies and to our coaching staff. In addition, Lee Tregonning, MUFC coach of our U15 and U18 Girls teams, will also be attending this camp as a Technical Assistant to Head Coach, Bev Priestman. Congratulations Lee!

Please read the Women’s U-13 to U-15 National EXCEL ID camp looks for rising stars story on the CSA website.

Posted on: June 9, 2014


Michael North Heading to SFU

MichaelNorthMUFC congratulates Michael North of our U18 Boys Team on his commitment to Simon Fraser University. Read the full  Michael North signs with SFU announcement.

Good luck Michael!

Posted on: May 30, 2014


Provincial Development Program – Phase One 2014

BCSA-Logo-71pxMountain United FC congratulates the following players on their selection to the Provincial Development Program (PDP) – Phase One from May 13 – 25, 2014. MUFC has placed 38 players to the program this Phase, which accounts for 23% of the overall selections. Well done to our coaches and players on this fantastic achievement! We also congratulate Lee Tregonning who has been appointed to the U14 Girls Provincial Team. Good luck to all of you.

Girls Boys
Lauren Cadiente Miles Gailiunas
Michela Estrada Eryk Kobza
Jessica Ambrosio Tristan Torresan
Sophie Damian Mico Medjed
Mya Fraser Matteo Ribecca
Camilla Gomez Hernandez Jake Ruby
Kaela Hansen Elliott Cuthbert
Maggie Larocque Matthew Miki
Teagan MacKay Gurinder Nijjar
Annabelle Matysiak Alan Camacho Soto
Lauryn Padmoroff Aaron Fulgencio
Jamie Foot Marcello Caporale
Julia Grosso Liam Foulger
Nadia Hakeem Andres Garza
Faith O’Neill
Janika Sangha
Sophie Weaver
Jordan Angus
Anna Crone
Emma Cunningham
Rachel Kordysz
Emma Pringle
Emma Regan
Anisha Sangha

 

Posted on: May 15, 2014


Premier League Graduates

SocGradThe EA SPORTS BC Soccer Premier League is pleased to announce the 61 players from its U18 boys and girls divisions who have now committed to university soccer programs for the 2014 fall season. These commitments include schools in the NCAA, CIS and PACWEST.  For the full story details please see: Premier League Graduates May 2014

Posted on: May 7, 2014


MUFC Class of ’96 – Girls

Mountain United FC is proud to celebrate a unique and diverse group of current and former 1996-born players who have now committed to post secondary opportunities. With the launch of the EA Sports BC Soccer Premier League in the Fall of 2011, a dedicated and talented group of girls came together under then coach, Jesse Symons and later Lee Tregonning. This team went on to great success capturing Division titles, a number of tournaments, the BCSPL League Cup and Provincial Premier Cup in 2012 along with representing the Club and Province at the CSA Club Nationals. Following this terrific run, quite extraordinarily, 10 players from the team were selected and promoted into the Whitecaps Girls U18 Elite Program. While this essentially meant the dissolution of the MUFC team, the Club was delighted with the progression of so many players. The entire group may have moved on to other programs but we appreciate and respect their association to MUFC. We congratulate them all on achieving post secondary commitments to further their education and to continue playing soccer. We also proudly recognize three current 1996-born girls playing with our U18 team which is largely made up of 1997-born players. Well done to all of these players and MUFC wishes you the very best as you move into a new phase as University athletes.

Player Current Club/Program University Commitment
Alessia Azermadhi Whitecaps Elite Program Princeton University
Caitlin Millham Total Soccer Systems University of Victoria
Emma Nelson Mountain United FC University of BC – Okanagan
Kaely Biring Total Soccer Systems University of Calgary
Margaret Hadley Whitecaps Elite Program University of Texas – El Paso
Marsha Chesshire Mountain United FC Langara College
Pauline McCordic Total Soccer Systems Wilfrid Laurier University
Priya Sandhu Whitecaps Elite Program Simon Fraser University
Rebecca Defer Whitecaps Elite Program University of Tulsa
Reetu Johal Whitecaps Elite Program University of BC
Ruby Sandhu Whitecaps Elite Program Simon Fraser University
Sarah Moignard Total Soccer Systems University of New Brunswick
Seina Kashima Whitecaps Elite Program Trinity Western University
Sessen Stevens Whitecaps Elite Program University of Memphis
Stephanie Pospiech Mountain United FC University of BC

Posted on: April 8, 2014


2014 FIFA Women’s U17 World Cup

Soccer CanadaCongratulations to former MUFC players, Rachel Jones and Simmrin Dhaliwal on their selection to the Canadian U17 National Team final roster that will compete at the 2014 FIFA Women’s U17 World Cup in Costa Rica this month. Group matches will have the Canadian Team face Germany, Korea DPR and Ghana. We are very proud of Rachel and Simmrin and wish them and their entire team the best of luck at the World Cup. For more, go to: http://www.canadasoccer.com/canada-w17-squad-named-for-fifa-u-17-women-s-world-cup-p156017

Posted on: March 5, 2014


2014 Intake Teams – Player Selections Announced

Mountain United FC are pleased to announce the rosters for our 2014 Intake Teams. Steve Kindel (Boys) and Chris Rowley (Girls) are eager to get started with these talented players.

Boys:
Luca Alberti, Lucas Booth, Yigal Bruk, Lucas Dasovic, Gianluca Grippo, Masud Habibullah, Kyle Hansen, Matthew Harland, Zakiy Karim, Nick Kordysz, Sam Locher, Michael O’Flynn, Damiano Pecile, Zachariah Thomas, Deylen Vellios, Wilson Yu.

Girls:
Nicola Birrell, Kayla Campbell, Nicola Custeau, Isabella Galat, Gigi Gaspar, Lauren Grey, Joy Henry, Allison Hills, McKinley Kennedy, Isabel Lambert, Erika Lieu, Clara Liu, Lilia Miki, Ehren Paterson, Ava Pribanic, Molly Quarry, Vanessa Salzano, Holly Tarves.

Posted on: March 3, 2014


BCSA Provincial Development Program – U13 Preliminary Evaluation

BCSA-Logo-71pxMountain United FC congratulates the following players upon their selection to the PDP U13 Preliminary Evaluation Projects to be held January 16-18, 2014 for Boys and January 23-25, 2014 for Girls at Fortius Sport & Health. For more information on the Provincial Development Program, please follow this link: http://www.bcsoccer.net/high-performance

Boys:
Marco Consiglio
Owen McBride
Miles Gailiunas
Gavin McMahon
Tristan Torresan
Eryk Kobza

Girls:
Lauren Cadiente
Nicola Hustwait
Michela Estrada
Seren Green

Posted on: December 18, 2013


Canadian Women’s U17 Team

Congratulations to former MUFC players, Rachel Jones and Simmrin Dhaliwal on their selection to the Canadian U17 National Team that will compete in the 2013 CONCACAF U17 Championship in Jamaica starting October 31st. Team Canada will face Guatemala, Trinidad & Tobago and the USA in group play. The top two teams in the eight-team tournament will earn berths in the 2014 FIFA Women’s U17 World Cup in Costa Rica. Rachel and Simmrin have excelled as members of the Whitecaps Girls Elite Program since being selected from MUFC earning them opportunities at the international level. Well done Rachel and Simmrin! Good luck to you and Team Canada from all of us at Mountain United FC.

Posted on: October 29, 2013


2013 Canada Games

CanadaGames-LogoCongratulations to the two BC Teams on winning Gold and Silver Medals at the 2013 Canada Games in Sherbrooke, Quebec. The Girls captured Gold with an impressive run and were led by nine former Mountain United players and our former Head Coach of Girls, Jesse Symons. The players are Alessia Azermadhi, Simmrin Dhaliwal, Margaret Hadley, Reetu Johal, Rachel Jones, Seina Kashima, Nicola Mawson, Priya Sandhu and Sessen Stevens.

The Boys came away with Silver falling just short in the final match to the hosts, Quebec. MUFC coach Tony Francisco served as Assistant Coach and was accompanied by eight MUFC players: Robbie Hamilton, Adriano Clemente, Will Barrie, Justin Turner-Pearce, Parker Ellis, Nicholas Pineda-Graham, Michael Mauro and Michael North.

Congratulations to both teams and in particular, the players and coaches who represented Mountain United FC so very well!

Posted on: August 19, 2013


Whitecaps Bound

WCaps-Small-NewMUFC is very pleased to announce that five more of our players have been selected by the Vancouver Whitecaps to continue their development. Katelyn Erhardsen, Meghan Douglas and Willa Taylor, all 1997-born players will be moving into the Whitecaps Elite Girls Program while Nathan Graziano (1999) and Will Bundy (2000) have been chosen for the Whitecaps Boys Residency Program. All of these players will complete Provincial Program commitments through summer then report to the Whitecaps in August. These five join an already impressive list of former Mountain United players that have made the jump into Whitecaps programs. Congratulations to all of them and the Club is very proud to have been a part of their development leading to these opportunities. 

Posted on: July 12, 2013


2013 Canada Games – MUFC players selected

CanadaGames-LogoMountain United FC congratulates the following players on their selection to the Men’s Canada Games Team which will compete in Sherbrooke, Quebec from August 2 – 17, 2013:

  • Will Barrie
  • Adriano Clemente
  • Parker Ellis
  • Robert Hamilton
  • Michael North
  • Nicholas Pineda-Graham
  • Justin Virk
  • Justin Turner-Pearce

We also congratulate Tony Francisco who will serve as Assistant Coach to the Men’s team. The Women’s Team will be comprised of players from the Vancouver Whitecaps Girls Elite Program. We recognize and acknowledge nine former MUFC players in the team. For a full listing of the rosters, please visit: Mens and Womens Canada games rosters

Posted on: July 9, 2013


MUFC U18 Boys Graduating Class

MUFC U18 Boys 1995's Congratulations to the following players from our U18 Boys team on their commitments to post secondary opportunities. We thank them for their outstanding contributions to our program and wish them every success as they continue their athletic and scholastic careers. Well done boys!

 

 Acosta, Juan  University of British Columbia  Arts / Economics
 Agnoloni, Nicho  Capilano University  Business
 Brown, Josh  University of the Fraser Valley  Kinesiology
 Clemente, Adriano  University of British Columbia  Psychology
 Colopisis, Dorian  Douglas College  Psychology
 Gilani, Nabeel  Wilfred Laurier University  Business
 Grewal, Sam  Douglas College / Cap University  Sciences
 Grossling, Diego  Capilano University  Human Kinetics
 O’Callaghan, Conor  Simon Fraser  Sciences
 Pamma, Indy  Douglas College  General Studies
 Pineda-Graham, Nicholas  Douglas College  Kinesiology
 Samuels, Brandon  Capilano University  Arts /Sciences
 Virk, Justin  University of West Virginia – Salem  Accounting
 Wright, Tyler  University of the Fraser Valley  General Studies
Posted on: July 3, 2013


MUFC U18 Girls 1995 Graduating Class

G18-GraduatingOur Club is very proud to report on the post secondary commitments entered into by members of our U18 Girls team. All thirteen 1995-born players were recruited with eleven opting to commit. This is a wonderful achievement by these exceptional young ladies. We convey our thanks to the entire team for the many outstanding contributions to our program and we wish them the very best as they continue with their scholastic and athletic endeavours. Congratulations to all of you!

Atkinstall, Khadijah Langara College Falcons Health Sciences
Bartram, Tara Queens University Gaels Arts & Sciences
 Di Lorenzo, Andrea  Simon Fraser University Clan  Sciences
 D’Souza, Sophie  Simon Fraser University Clan  Criminology
 Frame, Devon  UBC Okanagan Heat  Political Science
 Mulligan, Christine  University of Toronto Varsity Blues  Sciences
 Ralston, Sonia  University of Toronto Varsity Blues  Architecture
 Rekab, Aisha  Queens University Gaels  Sciences
 Pearsall, Kate  Simon Fraser University Clan  Kinesiology
 Sorokan, Teagan  Simon Fraser University Clan  Sciences
Wong, Megan Bishop’s University Gaiters Criminology
Posted on: June 13, 2013


EA Sports 2013 Scholarship Winners

EA BCSPL-Logo-NewSports, and the BC Soccer Premier League (BCSPL) have announced the winners of the inaugural 2013 EA Sports BC Soccer Premier League Scholarships. Congratulations to all the winning applicants and in particular MUFC’s Andrea Di Lorenzo, Juan Acosta and Diego Grossling. Well done! Please read the full  EA Sports Scholarship Winners 2013 press release that includes a listing of all the winners.

As part of the criteria, winning applicants must be proceeding from grade 12 in 2013 to a university or post-secondary institution in BC, have a 3.0 GPA, and play for a BCSPL franchise or their regional partner club. Sixteen scholarships of $1000 each were made available to 8 male and 8 female students, with 2 possible winners from each club. If there wasn’t an applicant from each club, a second worthy applicant from a club with more than one applicant was chosen.

 

Posted on: June 6, 2013


2013 BC Soccer Provincial Development Program – Phase Two

BBCSoccerLogoC Soccer has announced the rosters for Phase Two of the Provincial Development Program from May 14-26, 2013. This Phase will include participation at the Friendship Cup in Portland, Oregon. Once again, Mountain United FC is very well represented and we congratulate all of our players. For the official announcement and team rosters, please see the full story: BC Soccer announces Phase two Provincial Development rosters

Posted on: May 12, 2013


BCSA Provincial Development Program – MUFC Selections

BCSoccerLogoMountain United FC congratulates our MUFC Players and Coaches Selected to Phase One of the BC Soccer Provincial Development Program.

 

Posted on: March 17, 2013


U13 Initiation Rosters – 2013 Final Selections

Mountain United FC are pleased to announce the Final Player Selections for our Initiation Teams. Steve Hood will guide the Boys Initiation Team while Carlos Grosso will lead the Girls Initiation Team.

Boys:
Benjamin Beaulieu, Keegan Chao, Marco Consiglio, Aydan Esmail, Declan Fremont, Miles Gailiunas, Sebastien Geddes, Navroop Gill, Archie King, Eryk Kobza, Christopher Lee, Owen McBride, Gavin Mcmahon, Giuliano Montagliani, Chidubem Nkoloagu, Kaden Oseen, Evan Smith, Tristan Torresan

Girls:
Nadia Bigiolli, Alexandra Bleuler, Lauren Cadiente, Michela Estrada, Michaela Filippelli, Seren Green, Allison Hills, Emma Hooton, Nicola Hustwait, Emilie Kaye, Sabrina Mastropieri, Alexis Palmer, Sarah Paul, Karina Rodrigues, Solaine Sasakamoose, Caitlin Shaw, Taylor Spong, Giuliana Zaurrini

Posted on: March 10, 2013


National U17 Women’s Team ID Camp

Our congratulations to Simmrin Dhaliwal and Rachel Jones, two recent players with MUFC who have been invited to a National U17 Identification Camp in Vaughn, Ontario, December 14-20, 2012. This camp brings together 24 players born in 1997 in order to begin preparations for competitions in 2014. Simmrin, a playmaking midfielder was a member of our very strong U16 (1996) team which claimed the Provincial Premier Cup this summer leading to an appearance at the Club Nationals in October. Rachel, also a strong and creative midfielder was a member of our U15 (1997) team and was a call-up to the Club Nationals with the 1996 group. Both girls are now members of the Vancouver Whitecaps U18 Elite Program. Good luck Simmrin and Rachel!

Posted on: December 4, 2012


Gilbert Kyne to Play at SFU

SocBallNetCongratulations to U18 team member, Gilbert Kyne who has signed a National Letter of Intent to continue his soccer career at Simon Fraser University in September. We are very happy for Gilbert and pleased that MUFC has contributed to his soccer development and this wonderful opportunity. Gilbert is an exciting and gifted player who will undoubtedly create many great moments at SFU. Prior to this move however, Gilbert looks forward to leading the U18 Boys to a successful inaugural season in the EA Sports BC Soccer Premier League.

Posted on: October 4, 2012