A strong local contingent helped Coastal F.C. conclude the B.C. Premier Soccer League season in style on the weekend, defeating Mountain United 3-0 to be crowned Provincial Premier Cup champions.
Goalkeeper Alisha Saran, fullback Teila Noble, midfielder Gabriela Catano and forward Brianna Jassmann all played at the Tsawwassen gold level last season. They earned roster spots with the South Surrey-based Coastal F.C. HPL program following extensive tryouts.
Coastal finished fourth in regular season play with a 6-3-5 record then peaked for the playoffs, producing three straight victories, including a semi-final triumph over regular season champion Fraser Valley Premier (11-1-2).
The B.C. Premier Soccer League is the top tier for youth soccer in the province with eight regional clubs - Coastal, Mountain, Fusion F.C., Coquitlam Metro Ford, Surrey United, Fraser Valley, Vancouver Island Wave and Thompson Okanagan.
The regular season runs from February until June. There is also an abbreviated fall schedule.