2013 Victoria Highlanders season

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Victoria Highlanders
Victoriahighlanders.png
Full name Victoria Highlanders
Football Club
Nickname(s) The Highlanders
Founded 2008
Ground Royal Athletic Park
Victoria, British Columbia
Ground Capacity 5,700[1]
Owner Season Ticket Holders (30%)
Community Soccer Clubs (30%)
Alex Campbell Jr. (20%)
Future Owner/Operator (20%)
Head Coach Steve Simonson
League USL Premier Development League
2013 1st, Northwest
Playoffs:
Website Club home page
Current season

The 2013 Victoria Highlanders season was the club's fifth season of existence, and their fifth consecutive season in the USL Premier Development League, the fourth division of both the Canadian and American soccer pyramids. For the Victoria Highlanders Women the 2013 season was 13th season of existence and their eleventh in the Pacific Coast Soccer League after dropping down from the W-League for economic reasons after the 2012 season.

2013 was one of the most successful seasons on and off the field for the Highlanders; the mens first team finished 8-4-2 first in the USL PDL NW Division and increased average attendance 57% to 1637, top ten in the USL PDL.[2] The Highlanders made a playoff run with hard fought close wins over Ventura County Fusion and Portland Timbers U23 before a loss to the Thunder Bay Chill in an all-Canadian PDL national semifinal. The Highlanders started two 18-year-olds, a 19-year-old and a 20-year-old. Plus, 80 per cent of the roster was home-grown. The players really stood up for Vancouver Island and showed there is good soccer here. Victoria's run to the PDL Final Four was accomplished without a home playoff game after the Highlanders were unsuccessful with their bid to host the regional and national playoffs. The women also had a successful season finishing second in the PCSL Premier Women's Division with a 13-2-1 record. Their playoff season was ended in the first round after an epic loss via the penalty kick tiebreaker after four goals were scored in extra time.

Main article: Victoria Highlanders

Club[edit]

Main article: Victoria Highlanders

The Victoria Highlanders play in the Northwest Division of the United Soccer Leagues Premier Development League (USL PDL). For 2013 with the Abbotsford Mariners folding after ten years in the league, they compete against seven teams primarily in Washington State. The number of regular season games has been reduced from sixteen to fourteen games. Seven is the smallest amount of teams since 2007. The largest number of teams was ten in 2009, with additional teams based in Abbotsford, Spokane, Yakima, and Salem (Oregon). Historically there have been a number of teams loosely associated with Oregon post secondary institutions in the league as well. With the USSDA and MLS teams concentrating soccer talent in the area it has gotten harder for other teams to draw players for the travelling league when local playing options are also available. The level of play may also have risen making it harder for smaller organizations to field competitive teams. There are also competitive pressures from the PCSL and potentially NPSL. While the USL PDL has higher fees and standards than these leagues, there is a commensurately higher level of professionalism as well. The USL PDL teams still do vary in their level of professionalism, but are less likely to have some teams having big gaps in their home schedules, playing mostly mid-week games, making less marketing effort, and scheduling more 2-games-in-2-days scenarios. The Highlanders as a Canadian team are not eligible for the US Open Cup and there is no 2013 Canadian version.

There are supporter groups for the 2013 season in Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, Bremerton, and Victoria. For information for things such as tailgating, away travel, and tifo see the associated forums, where they exist, for the Vancouver Southsiders, Emerald City Supporters (Seattle), Timbers Army (Portland), Kitsap Blue Guard, Kitsap Hellcats, and Lake Side Buoys (Victoria – Facebook). The BC based supporters groups sponsor the Juan de Fuca Plate[3] and the Washington State teams play for the Ruffneck Cup[4]

Locations of teams for the 2013 USL PDL NW Division Soccer season.

In November 2011 the City of Victoria announced it had accepted a bid from a Vancouver businessman to establish a West Coast League baseball team to become the sole anchor tenant of Royal Athletic Park (RAP) with a permanent outfield fence.[5][6][7] Baseball teams of higher level leagues have used RAP in the past with a movable outfield fence. Public pressure during the municipal election resulted in the facility remaining multisport.[8][9][10] As a secondary tenant, the Victoria Highlanders 2013 schedule was front loaded with all but one home game played before the baseball season third game.[11] The Highlanders reserves and Highlanders Women 1st team home games were moved from RAP to Hampton Park and Tyndall Park respectively.[12]

Roster[edit]

As of July 28, 2013 [13] [14]
No. Name Nationality Position Date of Birth (Age) Height (cms) Previous Club
Goalkeepers
1 Joel Wilson  Canada GK (2000-01-01) January 1, 2000 (age 14) 6' 5" (195) Cowichan FC
29 Elloitt Mitrou  Canada GK (1991-12-02) December 2, 1991 (age 22) 6' 1" (185) Bays United FC
30 Brock Reed  Canada GK (1994-01-31) January 31, 1994 (age 20) 6' 3" (191) Lakehill Football Club
1 Rab Bruce-Lockhart  Canada GK (1994-04-14) April 14, 1994 (age 20) 6' 1" (185) Bays United Soccer Club
Defenders
5 Ryan Ashlee  Canada DF (1986-09-05) September 5, 1986 (age 27) 6' 3" (191) St. Francis Xavier University
13 Tyler Hughes  Canada DF (1980-11-07) November 7, 1980 (age 33) 6' 1" (185) Gorge FC
15 Andrew Ravenhill  Canada DF (1991-07-27) July 27, 1991 (age 22) 6' 1" (185) Gorge FC
23 Adam Ravenhill  Canada DF (1993-11-24) November 24, 1993 (age 20) 5' 9" (175) Gorge FC
2 Kalem Scott  Canada DF (1994-07-17) July 17, 1994 (age 19) 5' 9" (175) Comox Valley United Soccer Club
4 Gavin Barrett  Canada DF (1990-02-19) February 19, 1990 (age 24) 6' 0" (183) UVic Vikes
Midfielders
6 Andrew Phillips  Canada MF (1993-01-01) January 1, 1993 (age 21) 5' 10" (178) Abbotsford Mariners
8 Bryan Taylor  Canada MF (1995-09-16) September 16, 1995 (age 18) 5' 10" (178) Peninsula Soccer Club
8 Josh Heard  Canada MF (1994-11-29) November 29, 1994 (age 19) 5' 8" (172) Lakehill Football Club
10 Riley O'Neill  Canada MF (1985-09-09) September 9, 1985 (age 28) 6' 3" (191) Myllykosken Pallo −47
14 Wesley RB Barrett  Canada MF (1990-02-19) February 19, 1990 (age 24) 6' 0" (183) UVic Vikes
16 Brett Levis  Canada MF (1993-01-01) January 1, 1993 (age 21) 5' 11" (181) University of Saskatchewan
17 Jordan Hughes  Canada MF (1984-04-23) April 23, 1984 (age 30) 5' 10" (178) Gorge FC
18 Craig Taylor  Canada MF (1992-05-08) May 8, 1992 (age 22) 5' 11" (180) Peninsula Soccer Club
18 Cameron Stokes  Canada MF (1992-05-17) May 17, 1992 (age 22) 5' 11" (180) UVic Vikes
20 Thomas Mallette  Canada MF (1990-12-24) December 24, 1990 (age 23) 5' 3" (160) UVic Vikes
22 Tarnvir Bhandal  Canada MF (1995-01-22) January 22, 1995 (age 19) 5' 10" (178) Lakehill Soccer Club
24 Matthew Polster  United States MF (1990-02-19) February 19, 1990 (age 24) 5' 10" (178) Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
28 Gareth Langdon  Canada MF (1994-12-12) December 12, 1994 (age 19) 6' 0" (183) Peninsula Soccer Club
Forwards
7 Sahil Sandhu  Canada FW ( 1991-05-01) May 1, 1991 (age 23) 5' 11" (180) Vancouver Whitecaps Residency
11 Craig Gorman  Canada FW (1988-12-21) December 21, 1988 (age 25) 6 ' 0" (183) St. Michael's Univ. School
19 Jermele Campbell  Canada FW ( 1992-05-12) May 12, 1992 (age 22) 5' 11" (180) Edmonton Drillers SC
21 Blair Sturrock  Scotland FW (1981-08-25) August 25, 1981 (age 32) 6' 0" (183) Bishop's Stortford F.C.
26 Sam Prette  Canada FW (1994-01-28) January 28, 1994 (age 20) 6' 0" (183) Cordova Bay Soccer Club

• Note this list includes only players that have dressed in the eighteen.

Team management[edit]

After the 2012 season the Highlanders general manager, Drew Finerty, stepped aside. Mark deFrias was announced as the new general manager on October 22, 2012. DeFrias had been Athletic Marketing & Sponsorship Officer for the University of Victoria Vikes over the past three years. deFrias was Sales & Marketing Manager in 2009, the inaugural Victoria Highlanders season, and was event marketing assistant for the 2007 FIFA Under-20 World Cup. Coaching remained the same from the previous year after Steve Simonson took over the men’s first team mid-season.

Technical staff[edit]

Role Name Nation
PDL Men's Head Coach and Boy's Prospects Simonson, SteveSteve Simonson  Canada
PCSL Women's Coach Dew, DavidDavid Dew  Canada
Assistant PCSL Women's Coach Livingstone, BudBud Livingstone  Canada
Assistant PDL Men's Coach and Director of Youth Development Sedgwick, NeilNeil Sedgwick  Canada
Goalkeeper Coach Stankov, BobBob Stankov  Canada

Source:[15]

Management[edit]

Role Name Nation
Owner & President Campbell Jr, AlexAlex Campbell Jr  Canada
General Manager deFrias, MarkMark deFrias  Canada
Community Relations Manager Taylor, SheilaSheila Taylor  Canada
Corporate & Community Relations Jackman, KimKim Jackman  Canada
Vice President of Finance & Administration Dagg, KeithKeith Dagg  Canada
Sales & Marketing Officer Ferrari, RobRob Ferrari  Canada

Source: As Above

Competitions[edit]

Men's First Team USL PDL[edit]

Main article: 2013 PDL season

The USL PDL's 2013 rules will likely be similar to 2012. The rules are on the United Soccer Leagues website under "About" at the bottom of the home page, and then "Rules" on the right hand side bar.[16]

The USL PDL season culminates with an inter-division single elimination playoff tournament to determine each season’s national champion. The NW Division has varied in how they have structured playoffs. Last year, in 2012, the NW Division had a play-in round with the league winner playing fourth and second playing third for two inter-division playoff spots against the SW Division. In 2009 the second and third placed teams played for the second playoff spot while the league winner qualified directly. From 1997 to 2008 and 2010-2011 only the top two league finishers qualified for the playoff tournament. In 2013 the format matches that of 2009.[17]

Due to the smaller number of teams, only seven this year, the league moved away from the league principle (two games home and away against each team) to an unbalanced schedule with each team playing two other teams three times instead of twice. As such the league is less equitable, and with fewer playoff tournament play-in spots more emphasis is on league success. Each league game matters more than they did in 2012.

USL PDL Northwest Division Standings[edit]

The Victoria Highlanders compete in the Northwest Division of the Western Conference in the United Soccer League's Premier Development League (USL PDL). The 2013 NW Division schedule is not a balanced home and away schedule as it includes three games (instead of two) against their biggest rivals, the Vancouver Whitecaps FC U23, and also the North Sound Seawolves.

Overall Home Away
Pos Team GP W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
1 Victoria Highlanders 14 8 4 2 31 18 +13 28 4 1 2 18 11 +7 4 3 0 13 7 +6
2 Portland Timbers U-23 14 7 4 3 18 12 +6 25 4 0 2 9 5 +4 3 4 1 9 7 +2
3 Vancouver Whitecaps FC U-23 14 7 3 4 30 22 +8 24 4 2 1 16 10 +6 3 1 3 14 13 +1
4 Seattle Sounders U-23 14 4 5 5 18 23 -5 17 4 2 1 8 5 +3 0 3 4 10 18 -8
5 Kitsap Pumas 14 3 7 4 22 24 -2 16 2 4 1 13 11 -2 1 3 3 9 13 -4
6 Washington Crossfire 14 4 3 7 15 18 -3 15 2 3 2 9 8 +1 2 0 5 6 10 -4
7 North Sound SeaWolves 14 2 2 10 15 32 -17 8 1 1 5 9 16 -7 1 1 5 6 16 -10

Last updated: July 20, 2013 [18]
Note: click on the team for the 2013 team season wiki if it exists. The Whitecaps season wiki is part of the overall club's season wiki.
Note: Top two US-based teams qualify for the 2014 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup There is no equivalent Canadian Open Cup. Note: Playoff qualification format has varied from top 4, top 3, and top 2 qualifying. In 2012 the top four teams were seeded into a play-in round, denoted the conference quarterfinals, the winner’s of whom went into the round of 16 (called the conference semifinals) against the top two Southwest Division teams.
Pos. = Position; GP = Match played; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Lost; GF = Goal For; GA = Goal Against; Pts = Points; DNQ = Did Not Qualify
Colours :

Green Qualified For Playoffs

Match results[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Ground H H H H H H H A A A A A A H
Result W W W D L W W W W D W D D L

Last updated: June 14, 2013.
Source: [1]
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: T = Tie; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Preseason[edit]
League[edit]

Result Sources:[94]

Schedule Sources: Victoria Highlanders FC,[95] Vancouver Whitecaps FC,[96] Portland Timbers FC,[97] and Seattle Sounders FC[98]

Juan de Fuca Plate[edit]

The Juan de Fuca Plate is a supporter-sponsored competition for British Columbian clubs in the United Soccer Leagues Premier Development League (USL PDL), a semi-professional league with clubs in Canada, the United States, and the Caribbean. Founded in 2012 by supporters of the Vancouver Whitecaps and Victoria Highlanders, the Juan de Fuca Plate is meant to spur interest across British Columbia in soccer at the semi-professional level, and to inspire good-natured rivalry between the competing cities. Standings in regular season games between all USL PDL teams in British Columbia count towards the championship. Every year, the winner will receive the Juan de Fuca Plate.

For the 2013 USL PDL season, teams competing for the Juan de Fuca Plate will be the Victoria Highlanders and the Vancouver Whitecaps Residency U-23 team. The first game of the 2013 Juan de Fuca Plate will take place May 17, 2013 at UBC Thunderbird Stadium in Vancouver, British Columbia. The 1-1 draw June 28, 2013 resulted in the Vancouver Whitecaps U23 winning the Juan de Fuca plate on goal difference for the second year in a row.

Past Champions: 2012 - Vancouver Whitecaps FC U23

Pos Team GP W L D GF GA GD Pts
1 Vancouver Whitecaps FC U-23 1 1 1 0 7 6 +1 4
2 Victoria Highlanders 1 1 1 0 6 7 -1 4

Playoffs[edit]

Due to the large geographic area the USL PDL covers and the relatively modest financial means of most franchises/clubs, the league champion is determined in a single elimination knock-out tournament for which the top teams from each division qualify.

After finishing the league with six of the last seven on the road, the Highlanders did not win the bid to host the Western Conference round of sixteen and quarterfinals as Ventura County Fusion won the bid to host. The Highlanders came back twice to best the home team 2-3 in the round of sixteen in overtime. Luckily the other leg also went to extra time, so the Highlanders were not at a disadvantage for the quarterfinal game the next day. In the quarterfinal, the Highlanders topped NW Division compatriot Portland Timbers U23s 1-0 with an early goal to qualify for the semifinals.

The Highlanders' bid to host the finals was topped by the Austin Aztex, and so they headed on the road once again to the hot, humid summer climes of Texas. The competitiveness of the NW Division and resulting lower league point total made the Highlanders the fourth seed. Their semifinal match against the first seed, Thunder Bay Chill, was a 2-0 loss concluding a great season by the 30% supporter owned Victoria Highlanders.

Women's First Team PCSL[edit]

The Highlanders Women are playing in the Premier Women Division of the Pacific Coast Soccer League. This division is an open age division with nine teams, and the schedule consists of sixteen matches playing the eight other teams home and away per the league principle, commonly known as a balanced schedule.

Premier Women Division Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
GP
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1 Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency 16 14 0 2 57 15 +42 42
2 Victoria Highlanders Women 16 13 2 1 61 15 +46 41
3 Okanagan FC 16 7 4 5 28 35 −7 25
4 Kamloops Heat 16 5 8 3 37 28 +9 23
5 NSGSC Eagles 16 7 2 7 29 33 −4 23
6 Fraser Valley Action 16 5 1 10 23 32 −9 16
7 Abbotsford FC 16 4 3 9 8 20 −12 15
8 TSS Academy 16 4 1 11 14 39 −25 13
9 Coquitlam Metro-Ford Soccer Club 16 2 1 13 13 51 −38 7

Match Results[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Ground H A A A A H H A A H H H A H H A
Result W L D D W W W W W W W W W W W W

Last updated: July 13, 2013.
Source: [2]
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: T = Tie; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Source:[125]
Various team pages and local newspapers. Note the PCSL does not publish statistics or game reports. Locations:[126]

Playoffs[edit]

Men's Statistics[edit]

Goalkeeper stats[edit]

No. Nat. Player Total USL PDL PDL Playoffs
MIN SV GA GAA SO MIN SV GA GAA SO MIN SV GA GAA SO
1 Canada Joel Wilson 135 5 2 1.33 1 135 5 2 1.33 1 0 0 0 0
29 Canada Elliott Mitrou 1125 49 16 1.28 3 1125 49 16 1.28 3 180 9 4 1.33 1
30 Canada Brock Reed 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Canada Rab Bruce-Lockhart 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

|} Last updated: October 20, 2013
Source: [4]
Italic: denotes player is no longer with team

Player statistics[edit]

No. Pos. Name Apps Minutes Goals Assists Shots Fouls Yellow card.svg Red card.svg
1 GK Canada Joel Wilson 1(1) 135 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 GK Canada Rab Bruce-Lockhart 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 DF Canada Kalem Scott 13(2) 1209 0 0 7 12 1 0
4 DF Canada Gavin Barrett 7(7) 733 1 1 7 11 2 0
5 DF Canada Ryan Ashlee 17 1560 0 0 3 15 1 0
6 MF Canada Andrew Phillips 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 FW Canada Sahil Sandhu 4(2) 277 1 0 3 1 0 0
8 MF Canada Bryan Taylor (1) 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 MF Canada Josh Heard (1) 12 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 MF Canada Riley O'Neill 16 1470 4 0 14 24 6 0
11 FW Canada Craig Gorman 9(3) 683 1 3 10 3 0 0
13 DF Canada Tyler Hughes 17 1560 2 2 9 10 1 0
14 MF United States Matthew Polster 3(1) 315 0 0 2 3 0 0
14 MF Canada Wesley RB Barrett 4(2) 339 0 0 4 1 0 0
15 DF Canada Andrew Ravenhill 15 1338 0 1 1 21 7 0
16 MF Canada Brett Levis 17 1541 12 5 53 12 1 0
17 MF Canada Jordan Hughes 13(1) 1161 9 2 31 7 0 0
18 MF Canada Craig Taylor (1) 13 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 MF Canada Cameron Stokes 1(6) 202 0 0 5 2 0 0
19 FW Canada Jermele Campbell 1(3) 165 0 0 2 1 0 0
20 MF Canada Thomas Mallette 3(2) 237 2 0 8 2 1 0
21 FW Scotland Blair Sturrock 12(1) 1145 3 2 18 20 0
22 MF Canada Tarnvir Bhandal 6(2) 542 0 0 4 5 2 0
23 FW Canada Adam Ravenhill (2) 6 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 MF Canada Gareth Langdon 11(4) 897 0 0 4 4 0 0
26 FW Canada Sam Prette 1(7) 168 0 1 0 0 0 0
29 GK Canada Elliott Mitrou 16 1425 0 0 0 0 1 0
30 GK Canada Brock Reed 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Opponent Own goals 0

Updated August 3, 2013[130]
[131]

  • Note this list includes only players that have dressed in the eighteen.
  • Note brackets indicate substitute appearances.
  • Note statistics are for league and playoffs (not preseason).
  • Note the Round of 16 game versus Ventura County Fusion went to overtime and 120 minutes played

Transfers[edit]

As the USL PDL is an amateur league, excepting the PDL Pro teams such as the Vancouver Whitecaps FC U-23 and Kitsap Pumas, the transfer listing is more for record keeping.

In[edit]

No. Pos. Player Transferred From Fee/Notes Date Source
10 FWD Riley O'Neill Myllykosken Pallo −47 N / A January 1, 2013 [132]
16 FWD Brett Levis University of Saskatchewan N / A April 25, 2013 [133]
14 DF Matthew Polster Southern Illinois University Edwardsville N / A May 17, 2013 [134]

Out[edit]

No. Pos. Player Transferred To Fee/Notes Date Source
10 FWD Ashley Burbeary Worksop Town F.C. N / A N / A N / A
12 FWD Sasa Plavsic Vancouver Olympics (VMSL) N / A N / A N / A
19 FWD Jared Stephens Sheffield F.C. (Northern Premier League Division One South) N / A N / A [135][136]

See also[edit]

Victoria Highlanders
Victoria Highlanders Women

External links[edit]

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