Looking to add some scoring punch to the Heat, Claire Paterson has signed a standout striker from Vancouver.
The leading goal scorer of 2011 in the Vancouver FC, Kelsey Livingstone is an exciting talent that has signed on to play for the UBC Okanagan Heat women’s soccer team this fall.
“I am always looking for players that will help to strengthen our offence and Kelsey definitely offers that,” comments Claire Paterson, head coach of the women’s soccer team at UBC Okanagan.
Livingstone has played soccer for the past 12 years, starting with three-aside when she was six. Every year Kelsey would be assigned to the most competitive level available for her age group. Currently, the striker from Kitsilano Secondary is tearing it up on the Fusion FC club and has scored or assisted on a goal in 11 out of 13 games.
"I had the chance to watch Kelsey play at the Whitecaps Showcase this spring and I was impressed by her offensive abilities. She was confident taking players on one on one, and showed great composure in and around the net,” declares Paterson. “She scored several goals over the showcase weekend and she is doing very well for her team in the BC Soccer Premiere Soccer League. I am very happy that Kelsey has decided to join our team and I am looking forward to working with her in the fall."
“I am excited to be joining UBC Okanagan Heat in September, and hope that I will assist the team in bringing home the PACWEST Gold medal this year,” says Livingstone, laying out her goal for the year.
The five foot seven Kelsey will be looking to make her mark up front with the Heat’s pair of current All-Star forwards in Lindsey Briggs (3rd year, Delta, BC) and Kirsten Dodds (2nd year, Vernon, BC) and will give the Heat a young and dynamic core of scoring forwards.
Her first year on UBC’s Okanagan campus will see Kelsey enter the demanding Engineering program, as she will be one of many student-athletes that decide on this institution because of UBC’s strong Engineering degree.
Kelsey will continue playing for her Fusion FC club this summer and then will make the move to Kelowna by the end of July for the Heat’s training camp.
Paterson will coach many of her Heat players as they continue to play on the Kelowna based PCSL team, the Okanagan FC; follow the team’s progress by visiting: http://tinyurl.com/8xx8etb