SAAC grads play big part in U20 camp

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The recent U20 National Team Identification Camp held in conjunction with League 1 Ontario saw no less than 11 SAAC Academy grads selected to take part.

On the road to the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017, Canada Soccer is deepening its talent pool through an identification camp with League1 Ontario. The four-day camp will precede an upcoming national U-20 camp for 1997-born players in the first week of September.

GK- Tayjon Campbell | CAN / Sanjaxx Lions

GK- Alex Jakma | CAN / Masters FC

GK- Corey Marques | CAN / Sigma FC

GK- Liam McQueenie | CAN / Vaughan SC

CB- Nial Higgins | CAN / Ajax SC

CB- Reginald Laryea | CAN / Sigma FC

CB- Malik Smith | CAN / ANB Futbol

CB- Saadam Yousufvai | CAN / ANB Futbol

FB- Josh Bowyer | CAN / Sanjaxx Lions

FB- Aaron D’Souza | CAN / Sigma FC

FB- Dan Manaloche | CAN / ANB Futbol

FB- Rafael Rodriguez | CAN / Kingston Clippers

M- Brandon Duarte | CAN / Oakville Bule Devils

M- Patricio Espin | CAN / Sigma FC

M- Duwayne Ewart | CAN / Vaughan SC

M- Sameer Fathazada | CAN / Toronto Skillz

M- Massimo Ferrin | CAN / Vaughan SC

M- Zachary Gowlett | CAN / Pro Stars

M- Alistair Johnston | CAN / Vaughan SC

M- Edward Lay | CAN / Vaughan SC

M- Munir Saleh | CAN / Vaughan SC

M- Fabio Vilaca | CAN / Sanjaxx Lions

M- Andrew Whiteman | CAN / Kingston Clippers

F- Andrew Gordon | Unattached

F- Noah Pio | CAN / Windsor Stars

F- Isiah Raposo | CAN / North Mississauga

F- Thomas You | CAN / Pro Stars

F- Marcel Zajac | CAN / Sigma FC

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Sigma FC making waves

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SAAC Charter Academy Sigma FC has been front and centre in Canadian Soccer news this off-season.

Last week the CSA named its roster for the CONCACAF Men’s U20 FIFA World Cup Qualifying tournament in Jamaica. Two Sigma Academy grads – Cyle Larin and Chris Nanco – were named to the squad hoping to qualify for the 2015 FIFA U20 World Cup in New Zealand.

Larin followed this up by signing a Generation Adidas Contract with MLS. Cyle is expected to be a top two pick in the MLS SuperDraft to be held January 15 in Philadelphia.

Today, Men’s National Team Head Coach named his squad for theteam’s first camp of 2015.  Included in the squad are Manjrekar James and Jonathan Grant, two former Academy players with Sigma FC. The camp will include two international friendlies vs Iceland.

A native of Brampton Ontario, Cyle Larin has been a member of Sigma FC since 2006 where he started as a 11 year old. Larin split his time between UConn and Sigma, where he featured in the academy’s inaugural season in League1 Ontario. 2014 was also the year where Larin made his debut with the senior Canadian national team, being called up by head coach Benito Floro to numerous camps and friendlies including the October 2014 friendly versus Colombia.

Chris Nanco is a Junior at Syracuse University and is one of the original members of SIGMA FC starting in 2007. Over the years he has had the opportunity to represent Canada at the U17 World Cup in 2011 and train at some of Europe’s most prestigious clubs.

Jonathan Grant has been with Sigma since 2009. He is a technical player with speed and an ability to beat players at will. He played with Sigma FC’s League1 Ontario side in 2014.

Manjrekar James is a 6-foot-4 defender from North York, who came to train with Sigma as a 16 year old. He previously been on trial in Spain with Real Mallorca of the Spain’s La Liga, and later spent time training at SC Paderborn 1st team of the Bundesliga 2. He is currently playing in the Hungarian First Division with Pécsi Mecsek Football Club

NCAA Recruits More Sigma FC Players

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Sigma FC are proud to announce its latest university commitments. The count is now up to 13 for 2014.

1.       http://www.sigma-sports.net/newsEvents/DarcyBloemenCommitsToUniversityOfPittsburghFor2014.html

2.       http://www.sigma-sports.net/newsEvents/JordanStoddartCommitsToWinthropUniversityFor2014.html

3.       http://www.sigma-sports.net/newsEvents/ArlickNtabanaCommitsToUniversityOfEvansvilleFor2014.html

4.       http://www.sigma-sports.net/newsEvents/BrettLandlesCommitsToMissouriStateFor2014.html

5.       http://www.sigma-sports.net/newsEvents/AidanDMelloCommitsToUniversityOfNorthFlorida.html

6.       http://www.sigma-sports.net/newsEvents/TristanFaircloughCommitsToUniversityOfWisconsinGreenBay.html

7.       http://www.sigma-sports.net/newsEvents/TySmithCommitsToBowlingGreenState.html

Five Academy Grads Make NCAA Top 100 Freshman List

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5 players from Sigma FC made the Top 100 NCAA Soccer Freshman List put out by Top Drawer Soccer in the US.

Most impressive is that only 7 Canadians in total made the cut.  It is a testament to Sigma FC and the Academy system as a whole that these players were able to develop to such a high level in this environment. SAAC would like to congratulate these players on their successful transition to the College game.

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