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BC Soccer Announces 2017-2018 Scholarship Recipients


 22 graduating players receive scholarships to help with their future education

Vancouver BC, June 8, 2018 – Each year BC Soccer’s Board of Directors and the scholarship donors present 22 scholarships to deserving student athletes who are graduating and going on to colleges and universities.  These scholarships help show BC Soccer’s appreciation for their contributions to their studies as well as for the passion and effort they show on-field.

“I want to congratulate each and every one of the deserving scholarship winners,” said Leanna Napolitano, BC Soccer Board of Director and Awards and Scholarships Committee Chair. “Each year we receive a significant amount of scholarship applications and although it is always a tough decision we are very proud of the 2017-2018 recipients.”

The BC Soccer Board of Directors and the scholarship donors are proud to present each of the following 22 graduating players with scholarships at the BC Soccer Awards and Scholarship Luncheon on June 9th.

2017-2018 BC Soccer Scholarship Receipents

Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP Scholarship: David Buzza

Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP Scholarship: Emma Dewit

Markel Canada Ltd. & SBC Insurance Agencies Ltd. Scholarship: Willem Booth

South Fraser District / Dancey Family Scholarship: Karissa Woodhall

Delta Hotels and Resorts Scholarship: Ali D'Odorico

Mainland Soccer League Endowment Scholarship: Sofia Beltrame

Mansfield Family Scholarship: Justin Ziebart

South Fraser District (Sandra Duncan Scholarship): Danika Unger

Signal Systems Scholarship: Cassia Jean

South Fraser District (SMSA Scholarship) : Samuel Enchelmaier

Soccer Express/Adidas Scholarship: Ariana Clark

Uniglobe Scholarship: Olivia Longpre

Uniglobe Scholarship: Chantal Gammie

Ciresi Family Scholarship: Ashley Holyk

Tom Kelly Endowment: Kyle Kirkwood

TD Scholarship: Sarah Zuccaro

John Barrett Award Scholarship: Zachary Zimmerman

Red Card Legacy Scholarship: Makalo Duxbury

Red Card Legacy Scholarship: Brenden Verigin

BC Soccer Scholarship: Premjeet Gundarah

BC Soccer Scholarship: Gita Manhas

BC Soccer Scholarship: Rena Nakajima

BC Soccer would also like to thank all of the scholarship donors listed above. The support from each of the donors is greatly appreciated and it allows for events like this to take place

About BC Soccer

BC Soccer is the provincial sport governing body with the mission to govern, promote and develop the game of soccer in British Columbia in a professional and progressive manner. Established in 1907, BC Soccer is the largest provincial sport organization (PSO) in BC and the third largest soccer specific PSO in Canada with over 150,000 participants.  As a professional not-for-profit society and a member of Canada Soccer, BC Soccer is committed to providing the widest opportunities for existing and potential participants, as well as provide support in the most effective and appropriate way for current players, parents, volunteers, member clubs, leagues and districts.  

BC Soccer is comprised of more than 120,000 registered players, over 2,200 registered referees, and thousands of volunteer coaches, administrators and soccer leaders. Working with its 40 member Youth Districts and 11 Adult Leagues as well as their affiliate member clubs, BC Soccer operates under the guiding principles of Professional Leadership, Passionate Service and Progressive Collaboration. In managing its relationships throughout the larger soccer community, BC Soccer’s vision is to ensure every British Columbian has the opportunity to be involved in soccer as part of a lifelong commitment to active, health and involved lifestyle.