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.

Veteran Centennial Centaurs soccer coach Larry Moro celebrates the program's first B.C. AAA title since 2000 with his player Friday at UBC. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Centennial celebration! Nearly 20 years after its last title run, Centaurs’ girls strike B.C. soccer gold with 11th-hour OT win

VANCOUVER — Nineteen years ago, on the occasion of winning his first B.C. Triple A senior girls soccer title as the rookie head coach of Coquitlam’s Centennial Centaurs, Larry Moro knew he had experienced something that was as special as they come.

Fleetwood Park Dragons' Grade 11 star Simran Billen (left) added a PK-session tally to help her team past South Delta and into Friday's B.C. AAA final at UBC. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Fleetwood’s back! FPSS Dragons survive B.C. semifinal against South Delta to earn amazing fifth straight trip to AAA finals

VANCOUVER — What if there was a scientific formula for proving just who, these days, is perhaps the most resilient team in all of B.C. high school sports? Plug in all of the data, and the answer which would most likely emerge?

After scoring her second goal of match as part of a 2-0 B.C. semifinal win over Reynolds, Centennial's Raegan Mackenzie (18) is congratulated by teammates (from light) Jadyn Vance, Rylee Mackenzie and Kiara Buono. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Centaurs’ mojo equals magic! Centennial tops Reynolds to earn first B.C. girls AAA soccer title-tilt berth since turn of the century

VANCOUVER — In a way, you could say that the Centennial Centaurs spent the last 12 months preparing for a day just like Thursday.

Centennial's Nicoletta Sicoli (right) maintains possession as part of her team's 5-1 win over North Peace on Wednesday at Jericho Beach turf. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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The scoop on the groups! What happened Wednesday and how Thursday shapes up at the 2018 BC girls AAA soccer tourney

VANCOUVER — How do we know when its been a vintage opening day each year at the B.C.senior girls AAA soccer championships?

Fleetwood Park's Karmin Dhindsa (right) goes airborne to win a ball from Kitsilano's Samantha Wing during opening round action from the 2018 B.C. senior girls AAA soccer championships at Vancouver's Jericho Beach turf. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsaityLertters.ca)
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Fleetwood Park tops Kits 3-0 in B.C. girls AAA opener, yet neither team has time to dwell on morning result

VANCOUVER — Dave Sabourin and Sunny Uppal are a pair of veteran coaches who know that nothing is won after the opening round of pool play at the B.C. senior girls AAA soccer championships.

Fraser Heights' Yashica Parmar (right) and the rest of the Firehawks topped Coquitlam's Dr. Charles Best earlier this month to claim a dramatic Fraser Valley junior girls soccer title. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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A school to watch in 2018-19? Girls soccer, basketball on a rapid rise at Surrey’s Fraser Heights Secondary

SURREY — As the calendar prepares to hit June, and the time comes to look back on another season in B.C. high school sports, it’s the broad prism view which can reveal so much of what to expect when we gather to do it all again come September.

It's always a tough field to crack! Surrey's defending B.C. champion Panorama Ridge Thunder are back at the B.C. AAA championships beginning Wednesday at UBC, while Victoria's Oak Bay Breakers are not. (Photo by Wilson Wong property of UBC athletics)
Riverside senior centre-mid Brooklyn Macdonald (left) is congratulated after scoring her second goal last Thursday in the Rapids' B.C. tourney-clinching 2-0 win over Surrey's Enver Creek Cougars. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Rapids find their passage, 11th-hour victory propels PoCo’s Riverside to first-ever B.C. girls AAA soccer tourney

SURREY — When it comes to the senior varsity girls athletic program at PoCo’s Riverside Secondary, basketball and volleyball have had their fair share of the spotlight at provincial championship tournaments. Beginning next week at UBC, you can add soccer to that list.

It's all about the elation late Thursday afternoon as Coquitlam's Centennial Centaurs go to penalty kicks to edge South Delta in the Fraser Valley senior girls AAA soccer championship final at Cloverdale Athletic Park. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of Varsity Letters)
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Centennial’s Centaurs edge South Delta’s Sun Devils in a marathon battle for Fraser Valley AAA soccer title

SURREY — All season long, it was impossible to ignore the upward trajectory of Coquitlam’s Centennial Centaurs and Tsawwassen’s South Delta Sun Devils.