Pacific Coast Soccer League

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Pacific Coast Soccer League
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Founded 1995
Country Canada
Confederation CONCACAF
British Columbia Soccer Association
Number of teams 8
Level on pyramid 4
Promotion to None
Relegation to None
Domestic cup(s) Sheila Anderson Memorial Cup
Current champions League: Khalsa Sporting Club
Cup: Khalsa Sporting Club
(2018)
Most championships League: Victoria United (5 titles)
Cup: Victoria United (7 titles)
Website PCSL.org

The Pacific Coast Soccer League is an amateur soccer league, currently featuring teams from British Columbia. In the past clubs from Washington and Oregon have competed.

PCSL is considered to be British Columbia's premier summer league, placing it somewhere between the third and fourth levels of the Canadian Soccer Pyramid. The league winners are not eligible for any higher cup competitions, however most players play in a winter league, such as the VMSL, VISL or FVSL, where teams do participate in BC Provincial Cup qualification. The league has a short, 2.5-month summer season. The PCSL comprises elite football players, including ex-pros from Europe and North America, or NCAA or CIS players and others looking to become professional footballers, or maintain fitness. Several clubs are directly affiliated and managed by local university soccer programs looking to keep their players in form and build team chemistry over the off-season.

The league fielded both men's and women's premier and reserve leagues with varying numbers of teams until 2014 when the league was reduced to one men's division. The current PCSL was reconstituted thereafter as a separate entity in 1995. Since 1989, the highest ranking PCSL Canadian team plays for the John F. Kennedy Cup against the Oregon Adult Soccer Association champion and the Washington State Adult Soccer Association champion.

As of 2017, the PCSL no longer operates a men's reserve division, or any women's divisions. After a four-year hiatus, John F. Kennedy Cup matches were announced to resume in 2018, with 2 British Columbia teams facing off against teams from Oregon.[1]

Teams[edit]

Men's Premier[edit]

Following teams are listed with the league for the 2018 season.[2] Team names in bold indicate the team has confirmed their participation.

Teams Affiliation City Home field Manager
ASA Devils Abbotsford, British Columbia Matsqui Recreation Complex Canada Colin Miller
Kamloops WolfPack Thompson Rivers University Men's Soccer Kamloops, British Columbia Hillside Stadium Canada John Antulov
Khalsa Sporting Club New Westminster, British Columbia Queen's Park Stadium Canada Parm Gill
Mid-Isle Mariners Vancouver Island University Men's Soccer Nanaimo, British Columbia Ladysmith Turf Canada Bill Merriman
Penticton Pinnacles Excelsior Rotterdam Penticton, British Columbia King's Park Netherlands Marinus Barendregt
Vancouver United Vancouver, British Columbia Point Grey Turf Canada Nick Perugini
Victoria Highlanders Reserves Victoria Highlanders Victoria, British Columbia University of Victoria Athletic Centre Canada Nico Craveiro

Champions[edit]

Men - George Cambridge Memorial League Cup[edit]

Reserve Men[edit]

Women - Jacques Moon Memorial League Cup[edit]

Reserve Women - Len McAdams League Cup[edit]

  • 2006 North Shore Eagles Stars
  • 2007 Penticton Pinnacles
  • 2008 Tri-Cities Xtreme
  • 2009 Kamloops Heat
  • 2010 Fraser Valley Action
  • 2011 Kamloops Heat
  • 2012 West Vancouver
  • 2013 TSS Academy Black
  • 2014 Peninsula Co-op Highlanders

Challenge Cup winners[edit]

The Challenge Cup is with the top four teams, or the host team and the top three, competing in a straight knockout tournament seeded by league standings.

Men - Sheila Anderson Memorial (Challenge) Cup[edit]

Women - Dave Fryatt Challenge Cup[edit]

Reserve Men[edit]

Reserve Women - Bill Gillespie Challenge Cup[edit]

Former Men's PCSL Teams[edit]

Modern era[edit]

Former Women's PCSL Teams[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pacific Coast Soccer League: Pacific Coast Soccer League". pcsl.org. Retrieved 2018-03-19. 
  2. ^ "PCSL League Directory" (PDF). PCSL.org. Retrieved 2018-03-19.