Kelsey Mitchell has signed on to suit up for the University of the Fraser Valley Cascades women’s soccer program for the fall of 2016.
Mitchell is a Grade 12 student at Walnut Grove Secondary.
“I chose UFV because I heard great things about the university and the soccer program,” said Mitchell, who will major in psychology at UFV. “I am looking forward to playing for the Cascades and I am excited to start the next chapter of my life with a great group of athletes.”
Mitchell, a fullback, helped Surrey United advance to the EA Sports B.C. Soccer Premier League finals as well as earn a berth to the U17/U18 national championships.
Other youth soccer highlights include earning the top defender award at the Vancouver Whitecaps U15 showcase; a BCSPL U14 title and nationals berth; and a BC Summer Games silver medal at the U12 level.
“Kelsey has a great engine, and she loves to get forward,” said Cascades coach Rob Giesbrecht.
“She’s a solid defender, and I think she’ll have a really bright future with us. Kelsey’s competitiveness and character will allow her to succeed at the CIS level.”