Sam Bastow (rear) shown celebrating with explosive teammate Quin Desaulniers (8), returns for his Grade 12 campaign with Coquitlam's Dr. Charles Best Blue Devils. The reigning B.C. AAA champs opened the new season at No. 1 in the preseason rankings. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
The Vancouver Whitecaps' class of NCAA Div. 1 soccer recruits might be the very best in all of North America. They include (left to right) Reese Moffatt, Ashley Cathro, Kaela Hansen, Julia Grosso, Saje Brar, Tanya Boychuk, Caitlin Arbuckle and Emma Regan. (Photo used through the permission of Vancouver Whitecaps FC)
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Varsity Letters’ B.C. Recruits List 2018: Where 228 men’s and women’s soccer prospects are headed this coming season

LANGLEY — Welcome to Day 1 of B.C. Recruits List Week here at Varsity Letters. We will preview a sport a day through this week with the entire list set for Sunday publication. Today, we begin with soccer.

Quinn Desaulniers (8) of Coquitlam's Dr. Charles Best celebrates one of his 10 tournament goals as the Blue Devils captured the B.C. boys AAA soccer title with a 2-1 win Saturday in Burnaby over Surrey's Panorama Ridge Thunder. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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A most mighty Quinn tallies twice, helps Dr. Charles Best’s Blue Devils to B.C. AAA boys soccer spoils

BURNABY — B.C.’s most decorated boys high school soccer program of the century has taken its share of tough losses over the years and bounced back nicely. Four B.C. AAA championship titles over the past eight years heading into this past weekend’s provincial tournament at the Burnaby Lake Sports Complex was a direct reflection of that.

Langley Fundamental's Jacob Sol is the picture of elation after scoring his second goal of the match Wednesday in the Titans' BC AA title-clinching win over Victoria's SMUS Blue Jags at Burnaby Lakes. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Fantastic Fundamentals! First-half barrage carries Langley Fundamental’s Titans to B.C. AA soccer crown

BURNABY — It’s hard to nurse a case of the jitters for very long when a substitute makes his way onto the pitch in the biggest game of the season and promptly scores a goal to open the floodgates.

Gui Dias (centre) of the North Delta Huskies splits a pair of Sands Scorpions' defenders en route to scoring the final goal in ND's 2-0 win over Sands, Oct. 3 at Mackie Park. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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TSUMURA: Almost 40 years later, the special meaning behind a Sands vs. North Delta soccer game

NORTH DELTA — As a kid who attended both of these neighbouring high schools in the late 1970s and early 1980s, I can verify one fact. On a skateboard, standing at one edge of the campus of North Delta Secondary School, at the corner of 114th Street and 82nd Avenue, you can coast down the sidewalks […]

Burnaby Central senior and Vancouver Whitecaps residency standout Terrell Smith is headed for NCAA Div. 1 Santa Clara next season. (Bob Frid, Vancouver Whitecaps photo)