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Nominees announced for 2012 Canada Soccer player awards

Posted on 26 November 2012 in Awards & Recognition

The Canadian Soccer Association has announced the list of nominees for its 2012 Canada Soccer player awards. Canadian media and coaches will be asked to select two players - one male and one female – for the Canadian Soccer Association’s top prize, the BMO Canadian Players of the Year award. The award will celebrate Canada’s top-two soccer players in recognition of their 2012 achievements with both the national team and their respective club teams.

Read more: male nominees
Read more: female nominees

In 2012, Canada’s men’s national team posted four wins, two draws and three losses in nine international matches. In the CONCACAF 3rd Round of
2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ Qualifiers, Canada posted an impressive 10 points, but missed a spot in the Final Round by one single point. For the second year in a row, Canada went undefeated at home, posting two wins and two draws at BMO Field in Toronto.

Canada's women's team, meanwhile, tied a national record with 14 wins, doing so with a 14-1-7 record in 22 matches. The highlight, of course, was a bronze medal at the London 2012 Women's Olympic Football Tournament. Canada also finished second at the CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifier in January, second at the Cyprus Women's Cup in March, and second at the Match world Women's Cup in July.

Voting for the 2012 BMO Canadian Players of the Year will be split evenly by Canadian media and Canadian coaches who have taken the Canadian Soccer Association’s national course at the B and A levels (including national-team coaches).

Along with the Canadian Player of the Year award, there are two additional awards that celebrate the top young prospects in Canadian soccer. Coaches from across the country will select four young stars from Canada’s World Cup squads – two Canadian U-20 Players of the Year and two Canadian U-17 Players of the Year.

The Canadian U-20 Players of the Year award is open to players eligible for the recent or upcoming FIFA U-20 World Cup events. The male U-20 nominees are born 1993 or later while the female U-20 nominees are born
1992 or later.

The Canadian U-17 Players of the Year award is open to players eligible for the recent or upcoming FIFA U-17 World Cup events. The male U-17 nominees are born 1996 or later while the female U-17 nominees are born
1995 or later.

Voting for the Canadian U-20 Players of the Year and Canadian U-17 Players of the Year awards will be split evenly by Canadian national staff coaches and all other Canadian coaches who have taken the Canadian Soccer Association’s national course at the B and A levels. Coaches will be asked to consider each nominee’s success at the international and club levels, including performances at the CONCACAF and FIFA levels as well as the national competitions such as the annual Nutrilite All Stars.

Voting will begin immediately and will conclude on Friday 7 December 2012. Voters will be asked to select three players (first place, second place and third place) in each category. All six winners will be announced during the week of 10-14 December 2012.

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The 2012 Canada Soccer player award nominees

BMO Canadian Players of the Year

>>Voting by Canadian media and Canadian coaches
>>The award will celebrate Canada’s top-two soccer players in recognition of their 2012 achievements with both the national team and their respective club teams.

Male Nominees
- Patrice Bernier | CAN / Impact Montréal / Brossard, QC
- Julian de Guzman | USA / FC Dallas / Scarborough, ON
- Dwayne De Rosario | USA / DC United | Scarborough, ON
- André Hainault | USA / Houston Dynamo | Hudson, QC
- Lars Hirschfeld | NOR / Vålerenga Fotball | Edmonton, AB
- Atiba Hutchinson | NED / PSV Eindhoven | Brampton, ON
- Kevin McKenna | GER / FC Köln | Calgary, AB
- Olivier Occean | GER / Eintracht Frankfurt | Brossard, QC
- other selection

Female Nominees – Women’s national team – presented by Teck
- Diana Matheson | NOR / Lillestrøm SK Kvinner | Oakville, ON
- Erin McLeod | Edmonton, AB & Calgary, AB
- Carmelina Moscato | Mississauga, ON
- Sophie Schmidt | Abbotsford, BC
- Desiree Scott | CAN / WSA North Stars | Winnipeg, MB
- Christine Sinclair | Burnaby, BC
- Melissa Tancredi | Ancaster, ON
- Rhian Wilkinson | NOR / Lillestrøm SK Kvinner | Baie d’Urfé, QC, CAN
- other selection

Canadian U-20 Players of the Year
>>Voting by Canadian coaches
Male Nominees (born 1993 or later)
- Bryce Alderson | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC | Kitchener, ON
- Keven Aleman | ESP / Real Valladolid | Brampton, ON
- Jon Dollery | ENG / Crawley Town FC | Calgary, AB
- Ricky Gomes | POR / Sport Clube de Mirandela | Kitchener, ON
- Doneil Henry | CAN / Toronto FC | Brampton, ON
- Samuel Piette | GER / Fortuna Düsseldorf | Le Gardeur, QC
- other selection

Female Nominees (born 1992 or later)
- Sabrina D'Angelo | USA / University of South Carolina | Welland, ON
- Adriana Leon | USA / University of Florida | Maple, ON
- Christabel Oduro | USA / University of Memphis | Brampton, ON
- Jenna Richardson | USA / Oregon State University | Vancouver, BC
- Danica Wu | USA / Ohio State | Edmonton, AB
- Shelina Zadorsky | USA / University of Michigan | London, ON
- other selection

Canadian U-17 Players of the Year
>>Voting by Canadian coaches
Male Nominees (born 1996 or later) / Joueurs en nomination (nés en 1996 ou après)
- Hanson Boakai | CAN / FC Edmonton Reserve | Edmonton, AB
- Marco Bustos | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency | Winnipeg, MB
- Marco Carducci | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency | Calgary, AB
- Ian Fernandes | CAN / West Rouge SC | Scarborough, ON
- Kianz Gonzales-Froese | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency | Winnipeg, MB
- Jordan Hamilton | CAN / Toronto FC Academy | Scarborough, ON
- other selection

Female Nominees (born 1995 or later)
- Kadeisha Buchanan | CAN / Erin Mills Mighty Eagles U-16 | Mississauga, ON
- Summer Clarke | CAN / Richmond Red Hot Selects U-16 | Richmond, BC
- Ashley Lawrence | CAN / Erin Mills Mighty Eagles | Caledon East, ON
- Nichelle Prince | CAN / Pickering SC | Ajax, ON
- Rebecca Quinn | CAN / Erin Mills Mighty Eagles U-16 | Toronto, ON
- Valérie Sanderson | CAN / FC Boisbriand U-16 | Boisbriand, QC
- Kailen Sheridan | CAN / Pickering SC | Whitby, ON
- other selection
 

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