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Nominees announced for 2014 Canada Soccer player awards

Posted on 30 November 2014 in Awards & Recognition

Canada Soccer has announced the list of nominees for its 2014 Canada Soccer player awards. Canadian media and coaches will be asked to select two players - one male and one female – for Canada Soccer’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 2014 achievements with both the National Team and their respective club teams.

Voting for the 2014 BMO Canadian Players of the Year will be split evenly by Canadian media and Canadian coaches from across the country.

Along with the Canadian Players 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 youth National Teams – 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 1995 or later while the female U-20 nominees are born 1994 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 1998 or later while the female U-17 nominees are born 1997 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 Licenses 'A' & 'B' coaches.

Voting will begin immediately and will conclude on Sunday 14 December 2014. 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 15-19 December 2014.

 


The 2014 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 2014 achievements with both the National Team and their respective club teams.

Canada MNT (#canMNT)
- Milan Borjan | BUL / Ludogorets Razgrad | Hamilton, ON
- David Edgar | ENG / Birmingham City | Kitchener, ON
- Julian de Guzman | unattached | Scarborough, ON
- Doneil Henry | CAN / Toronto FC | Brampton, ON
- Atiba Hutchinson | TUR / Besiktas | Brampton, ON
- Issey Nakajima-Farran | CAN / Impact de Montréal | Calgary, AB
- Tosaint Ricketts | ISR / Hapoel Haifa | Edmonton, AB
- Adam Straith | unattached | Victoria, BC
- other selection

Canada WNT (#canWNT)
- Kadeisha Buchanan | USA / West Virginia University | Mississauga, ON
- Diana Matheson | USA / Washington Spirit | Oakville, ON
- Erin McLeod | USA / HoustonDash | Edmonton & Calgary, AB
- Sophie Schmidt | USA / Sky Blue FC | Abbotsford, BC
- Desiree Scott | ENG / Notts County | Winnipeg, MB
- Christine Sinclair | USA / Portland Thorns FC | Burnaby, BC
- Rhian Wilkinson | CAN / Comètes de Laval | Baie D'Urfé, QC
- other selection

Canadian U-20 Players of the Year

Voting by Canadian coaches

Canada M20 (#canm20 - born 1995 or later)
- Manuel Aparicio | CAN / Toronto FC | Toronto, ON
- Louis Béland-Goyette | CAN / Impact de Montréal | Montréal, QC
- Alexander Comsia | FRA / RC Strasbourg | North Vancouver, BC
- Luca Gasparotto | SCO / Rangers FC (on loan - Airdrieonians) | Ajax, ON
- Michael Petrasso | ENG / Queens Park Rangers (on loan - Notts County) | Woodbridge, ON
- Nolan Wirth | USA / Oregon State University | Comox, BC
- other selection

Canada W20 (#canw20 - born 1994 or later)
- Kadeisha Buchanan | USA / West Virginia University | Brampton, ON
- Janine Beckie | USA / Texas Tech University | Denver, CO, USA
- Jessie Fleming | CAN / London NorWest SC | London, ON
- Ashley Lawrence | USA / West Virginia University | Caledon, ON
- Nichelle Prince | CAN / Toronto Lady Lynx | Ajax, ON
- other selection

Canadian U-17 Players of the Year

Voting by Canadian coaches

Canada M17 (#canm17 - born 1998 or later)
- Matthew Baldisimo | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency | Burnaby, BC
- Gabriel Boakye | CAN / Toronto FC Academy | Richmond Hill, ON
- Harry Paton | ENG / Fulham FC U18 Academy | Kitchener, ON
- Munir Saleh | CAN / Kitchener Soccer Club | Kitchener, ON
- Jean-Yves Tabla | CAN / Panellinios | Montréal, QC
- other selection

Canada W17 (#canw17 - born 1997 or later)
- Simmrin Dhaliwal | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite | Surrey, BC
- Jessie Fleming | CAN / London NorWest SC | London, ON
- Sarah Kinzner | CAN / Calgary Foothills | Calgary, AB
- Marie Levasseur | CAN / Haute St-Charles | Stoneham, QC
- Bianca St-Georges | CAN / Laser de Joliette | St-Charles-Borommée, QC
- Sarah Stratigakis | CAN / Woodbridge SC | Woodbridge, ON
- other selection

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