Duchess Park's Caleb Lyons, pictured during the 2020 B.C. Triple-A Final Four Friday at the LEC in March of 2020, will continue his basketball career next season in Nanaimo with the CCAA powerhouse Vancouver Island Mariners. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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Varsity Letters’ 15th annual B.C. Recruits List: Please send us the names of our university-bound student-athletes from the Class of 2021!

NORTH DELTA — The B.C. Recruits List turns 15 this year, and based on the events of the past year-plus, I am sure you will agree with me when I say that at no time over that span has it been more important that we acknowledge, in any way possible, our province’s graduating student-athletes.

When we first debuted the Recruits List in the spring of 2007, the goal was simple: To list (and thereby acknowledge) as many graduating Grade 12 student-athletes set to continue their athletic careers while attending a post-secondary institution.

Now, on the heels of cancelled seasons everywhere, an extra salute for perseverance is due our Grade 12’s in the B.C. high school student-athlete Class of 2021.

Their continued efforts to train and maintain in their specialty sports will allow them to continue their careers in a hopeful post-pandemic era.

So, as per usual, the official call is going out with a first deadline set for June 14. But of course, we want names as soon as possible, so if you have the information already, send it along to howardtsumura@gmail.com But please make sure you aren’t missing any of the required information (all listed below).

If you are, or you know of, a graduating Grade 12 student-athlete in B.C., send us name, height, high school, post-secondary destination, and the sport (and position) they play. All are important, even the height!

High school athletic directors are encouraged to submit lists by school as are community sports organizations.

Our Class of 2021 student-athletes can be headed to U Sports, CCAA, CJEP, NCAA, NAIA, a U.S. junior college, or like we said, any other post-secondary institution in the world. But they must be going there to play sports in addition to continuing their studies.

And we welcome every sport!

Our goal? Last year we set an all-time high at 1,121 names. Of course, we’d love to top that number this year. Click here to see last year’s list.

All details can be sent to howardtsumura@gmail.com We will provide updates once we know of our official publication date.

Remember, our goal is to publish the names of every Grade 12 boy and girl in B.C. who will be continuing their athletic careers in the fall at the post-secondary level.

Thanks, as always, for your support, help and belief in the potential of our B.C. high school and university sports community.

Howard Tsumura


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