Mitchell joining Cascades

Walnut Grove Grade 12 student will suit up for Fraser Valley women's soccer team in fall of 2016

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.”


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