Fraser Valley Cascades' rookie Bryana Buttar (centre) has played like a veteran over the first six matches of the 2019 Canada West season. (Photo by Dan Kinvig property of University of the Fraser Valley athletics 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Cascades are better with Bryana Buttar in the batter! Rookie a rare ingredient as UFV hunkers for huge weekend homestand vs. UBC, UVic

ABBOTSFORD — With the same clockwork precision she has shown at every key stage of her soccer career, Bryana Buttar has once again arrived ahead of her time.“I definitely feel that my whole youth career has set me up for this,” the Fraser Valley Cascades’ dynamic midfielder remarked Wednesday of the opportunity she has seized […]

Having already represented Canada at two FIFA U-17 World Cups, North Vancouver's Caitlin Shaw embarks on an NCAA Div. 1 career at Oregon beginning this coming season. (Photo by Bob Frid property of Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2019. All Rights Reserv
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A Sunday Read: Caitlin Shaw takes her soccer skills to Oregon Ducks as part of Whitecaps’ multi-million dollar NCAA signing class

BURNABY — Engage Caitlin Shaw in a discussion of her soccer future, and within seconds, what’s most clear is that she has greeted each day of her journey with humility and an unfailing sense of self-belief.

The Centennial Centaurs weren't afraid to state their dyed-in-cotton goal of winning a B.C. title at the start of the season. On Friday, they backed it up by becoming B.C.'s first top-tiered repeat-title winners in 15 years. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Carbon-copy champions? Sometimes the facsimile is even better as Centennial tops Fleetwood to repeat as B.C. AAA girls soccer champs!

SURREY — For the Centennial Centaurs, Friday’s B.C. AAA senior girls soccer title-game victory at Cloverdale Athletic Park was a virtual carbon-copy re-play of the 2018 game.

Centennial's Kiara Buono (right) is embraced by teammate Raegan Mackenzie after scoring what proved to be the winning goal in a 4-2 B.C. Triple-A semifinal win Thursday over Richmond's R.A.McMath Wildcats at Cloverdale Athletic Park. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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With a healthy spring back in her step, Centennial’s Buono steps up big, helps lead champion Centaurs back to B.C. AAA finale!

SURREY — Don’t be surprised if you see Centennial’s dynamic No. 4 with just a little extra jump in her step come game time Friday morning at Cloverdale Athletic Park.

Fleetwood Park's Simran Billen (right) is all tied up by Panorama Ridge's Jaspreet Deol during B.C. senior girls AAA semifinal clash Thursday in Surrey. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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The Great Escape Dragons! Fleetwood Park defies all odds to earn sixth straight trip to BC Girls AAA soccer championship match

SURREY — Sunny Uppal wasn’t sure where it rated in the overall history of his team’s greatest escapes from the jaw of defeat.

Teagan Ng (left) of Richmond's R.A. McMath Wildcats scores to put her team on top Victoria's Claremont Spartans just three minutes into their B.C. senior girls AAA group stage opener Wednesday at Cloverdale Athletic Park. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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FINAL EDITION: What’s the skinny on Friday morning’s group stage finales after a crazy Day 1 at the B.C. senior girls AAA soccer championships!

SURREY — Our final edition from Day 1 of the 2019 B.C. senior girls AAA soccer championships at Cloverdale Athletic Park is posted with our best look at what is on the line in Thursday’s final group stage games.

Fleetwood Park Dragons' star Simran Billen (left) added a PK-session tally to help her team past South Delta and into last season's B.C. AAA final at UBC. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Group stage stand-outs? We pick the matches to watch in pool play as the 2019 B.C. AAA girls soccer tourney kicks off Wednesday

SURREY — The B.C. senior girls AAA high school soccer championships, hosted by Fleetwood Park Secondary, kicks off a three-day run Wednesday at Cloverdale Athletic Park. Here’s our look at one match expected to be pivotal in each of the four group-stage pools. A tournament schedule for pool play, as well as championship round semifinals and […]

In its 2-1 overtime win over Sullivan Heights at the Fraser Valley championship tournament, Riverside's Maddy Birtch (right) was a tower of strength. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Finding their flow, PoCo’s Riverside Rapids hope another hard road to B.C. AAA girls soccer provincials pays dividends

SURREY — No team has perhaps had a tougher road to the B.C. senior girls AAA soccer championships the last two years running than Port Coquitlam’s Riverside Rapids.Last season, Riverside broke through by defeating Surrey’s Elgin Park Orcas 2-0 in the Fraser Valley’s seventh-place, loser-go-home match to earn its first-ever senior varsity provincial tournament appearance […]

Despite her credentials as a 14-year-old Grade 9 rookie keeper last season, Centennial's Kelsey Eckert led the Centaurs to the B.C. AAA championship title. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Centennial’s Kelsey Eckert: Grade 10’s career choice as BCSPL & high school keeper forged by Centaurs’ 2018 run to B.C. AAA title

COQUITLAM — One of the more anonymous moments in last season’s run to the B.C. AAA girls soccer title by Coquitlam’s Centennial Centaurs was the way they were able to survive the sudden-elimination group stage on Day two of the three-day event and find their way to the tournament’s Final Four.

The Sardis Falcons topped Dr. Charles Best in last week's fifth-sixth showdown at the Fraser Valley AAA championships staged at Cloverdale Athletic Park. Both teams are back at the same facility for the three-day B.C. tournament running May 29-31. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. girls Sweet 16 Soccer! B.C. tourney draw revealed for May 29-31 championship in Surrey

SURREY — Cloverdale Athletic Park in Surrey will welcome the province’s best for a three-day run (May 29-31) beginning this coming Wednesday.