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Two of British Columbia's young soccer stars, Julia Grosso and Jordyn Huitema, called up for the Canada Soccer Women's National Team Match VS USA at BC Place.

Long time Women’s National Team player and Olympic Bronze Medalist, Brittany Baxter (Timko) to be honored at the match

Vancouver BC, October 9, 2017 – BC Soccer would like to congratulate Julia Grosso and Jordyn Huitema for being selected to the Canada Soccer Women’s Roster for the November 9th match vs the USA.  Grosso and Huitema are joined on the roster by BC and Canada Soccer great Christine Sinclair. BC would also like to congratulate Brittany Baxter (Timko) on being recognized by Canada Soccer at the match for her incredible soccer career in which she inspired thousands of young British Columbian players both as a player and now as coach for Port Moody Soccer Club.

Julia Grosso (17) and Jordyn Huitema (16) are two of Canada’s up and coming soccer players and both came through clubs within the BC Soccer membership.  Julia Grosso moved along the player pathway from ICSF, Cliff Avenue United FC, and Burnaby Girls SC before playing for Mountain United FC of the EA Sports BC Soccer Premier league.  Jordyn Huitema played for Chilliwack FC prior to moving along the pathway to Surrey United SC of the EA Sports BC Soccer Premier League. Both Julia and Jordyn were also part of the BC Soccer High Performance Program (Provincial Program) prior to moving on to the Whitecaps FC Girls Elite Rex Program in partnership with BC Soccer.   This will mark Julia Grosso’s first match with the Senior Women’s National Team while Jordyn will be making her 5th appearance. These two young players are joined on the roster by BC and Canada Soccer star Christine Sinclair, for the match against the USA at BC Place on November 9th.

Along with the three BC players making the roster, one of BC and Canada Soccer’s past stars will be recognized.  Brittany Baxter (previously Timko) will honored at the match by Canada Soccer for the incredible impact on Canadian soccer in which she had.  Brittany Baxter was part of the Canada Women’s National team that took the Bronze medal at the 2012 Olympics in London and beyond her on-field successe, Brittany has volunteered hours of her time inspiring young girls across BC and Canada.  She remains an inspiration to many girls throughout BC as she currently coaches for the Port Moody Soccer Club local club.

To learn more about the roster for the Canada Soccer Women’s Team Match vs the USA please Click HERE

To read the full release regarding the three players including BC’s Brittany Baxter who will be recognized at the match please Click HERE

 BC Soccer is always pleased to see players move from clubs within the BC Soccer membership onto national team programming.  Please check back in the near future for an overall article on BC Soccer player representation on Canada Soccer National Team Programming, which will be released later this year. 

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

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