Lower Island Soccer Association administers the Vancouver Island Wave EA Sports BC Soccer Premier League (BCSPL) soccer franchise with boys and girls teams. This franchise is a partnership between LISA and the Upper Island Soccer Association to ensure youth players from the entire Island have an opportunity to participate in the high performance programming of BC Soccer.
Cecilia Way plays for the Vancouver Island Wave and is this week’s selection as Footballer of the Week. Cecilia joined the Wave program after starting her soccer career at the Bays United Football Club. She quickly became a force to be reckoned with and was soon turning heads of provincial coaches.
Last week, Cecilia was honored to be invited to the Women’s EXCEL Program by Canadian Soccer Association Women’s Head Coach Bev Priestman. The Canada Soccer Women’s National EXCEL Program, brings together the best with the best at the national level. Operating in six-year cycles across the U-14 to U-17 and U-18 to U-20 age groups, it is designed to deliver an aligned talent structure and system that progresses more top players to Canada’s Women’s National Team, more often.
30 players have been called into the first U-13/U-15 camp at the Fortius Sport and Health complex in Burnaby, BC for a week of training. In addition to on-field sessions, the group will experience curriculum across all four development corners, with fitness testing, strength and conditioning, and mental development workshops.
Cecilia is known for great athleticism and leadership. We wish her well and look forward to seeing her progress.
Read the full story of the EXCEL program here