Courtesy: Bob Frid / Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Whitecaps FC 2 Sign Local Standout Melvin
Release: 02/19/2016
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Friday, February 19, 2016

VANCOUVER, B.C. – Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 has announced the signing of goalkeeper Sean Melvin for the 2016 USL season.

A native of Vancouver Island, B.C., Melvin was recently called up to the Canadian National Team’s Camp in January, after a standout NCAA career at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. He is the first player from Vancouver Island to be signed by WFC2.

“Sean fits the mold of the type of players we're adding to our team. He's got great character and the fact that he is a Residency product is an added bonus,” said WFC2 Head Coach Alan Koch. “He has a lot of things that as a goalkeeper you cannot teach. His stature is fantastic and he is very imposing. He already looks the part. Now it's our job to teach him the fine details of becoming a professional goalkeeper.”

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Melvin played in the PDL last summer for Calgary Foothills FC, after previously having spent two seasons with the Whitecaps FC U-23. Melvin made 19 appearances for the two clubs across his three seasons, and also made 45 appearances for the Seahawks over his three seasons at the school.

“I'm very excited to be back with the club,” said Melvin. “I've grown a lot since playing on the club's Residency and U-23 teams, and I look forward to continue developing with the other goalkeepers on the team. I can't wait to play as many games as I can in the USL, and gain valuable experience training with both WFC2 and the first team.”
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