MUFC – Partner Club Academy
MUFC Fall Academy for 2006 players will start Sunday October 1, 2017. Our Partner Clubs will assist us by identifying and recommending their best players for inclusion. Players train alongside similar players from other Clubs on Sunday evenings.
MUFC Academy is an exciting program for select players that is run by our Mountain coaches. The Fall and later on our Winter Academy programs, lead directly into our Intake Team Roster selections. Players attending our Academy programs enhance their chances of selection to our Intake Teams.
Posted on: September 20, 2017
Whitecaps FC Residency / REX announce player additions for 2017
We are very proud to announce that ten MUFC players have been selected by the Vancouver Whitecaps FC / BC Soccer REX Programs to further their development. These U14, U15, & U16 players are transitioning into the Whitecaps FC Residency / REX Programs 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 / REX programs.
GIRLS: Please read the Whitecaps FC / BC Soccer REX program announcement Congratulations to these Mountain girls on their selection: Olivia Ahern, Ella Gagno, Mia Pante
BOYS: Please read the Whitecaps Residency Roster announcement Congratulations to these Mountain boys on their selection: Max Anchor, Thomas Budisa, Brandon Momotani, Jarrod Smith, Emil Gazdov, Frixos Petsas, Owen McBride.
Posted on: September 20, 2017
BC Soccer High Performance Player Selections 2017
BC Soccer’s 2017 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 2017. 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.
Please have a look at the Player Selections here: HPP Player SelectionsPosted on: September 19, 2017
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 CollegePosted 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
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 ReleasePosted on: October 27, 2016
Whitecaps FC announce Residency rosters for 2016-17 season
We 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:
- U14 Residency player announcement
- U15 Residency player announcement
- U16 Residency player announcement
|Whitecaps U14 Residency|
|Whitecaps U15 Residency|
|Whitecaps U16 Residency|
BC Soccer High Performance Player Selections
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
BCSPL 2016 Scholarship winners announced
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
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.
2016 Whitecaps FC Showcase – All Stars
Congratulations to the following MUFC players selected to 2016 Whitecaps FC Showcase – All Star Teams. See the complete Whitecaps FC Showcase All-Star listing…
Whitecaps REX Program – MUFC Girls
We 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
MUFC 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 –
Rahid Rahiem – Simon Fraser University – Read the SFU News story…
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
MUFC – Girls Alumni players – Canadian National Team
Congratulations 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
Canadian U15 Boys Identification Camp
Congratulations 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.
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.
|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|
Canada Soccer brings U14-17 Girl’s to National EXCEL Camp
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 StoryPosted on: January 24, 2016
Emma Regan called up to Canada’s Under 20 Team
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
These 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
We 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 Habibullah, Kyle Hansen, Zakiy 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
Congratulations 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!
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|
|Teagan Mcmanus||Simon Fraser University|
|Andrea Perrotta||Douglas College|
|Jenaya Robertson||Trinity Western University|
|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)
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!
|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|
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
MUFC 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:
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.
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.
3 Former MUFC Players will play in Women’s NTC Tournament
Once 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.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|
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-centPosted on: January 14, 2015
Former MUFC Players Called into National U-20 Camp
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-20Posted 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 CupPosted 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-p157210Posted 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
|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
Mountain 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
We 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!
Canada’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.
Lee 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
Three 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
Posted on: July 30, 2014
Provincial Development Program – Phase Two 2014
Mountain 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|
Danone National Cup 2014
MUFC 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
MUFC 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
Mountain 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
MUFC 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
Mountain 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.
|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|
Posted on: May 15, 2014
Premier League Graduates
The 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 2014Posted 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|
2014 FIFA Women’s U17 World Cup
Congratulations 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-p156017Posted 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.
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.
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.
BCSA Provincial Development Program – U13 Preliminary Evaluation
Mountain 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
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
Congratulations 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
MUFC 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
- 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 rostersPosted on: July 9, 2013
MUFC U18 Boys Graduating Class
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|
MUFC U18 Girls 1995 Graduating Class
Our 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|
EA Sports 2013 Scholarship Winners
EA Sports, 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
BC 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 rostersPosted on: May 12, 2013
BCSA Provincial Development Program – MUFC Selections
Mountain 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.
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
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
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
Congratulations 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