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2018 Player Showcase
Thursday, February 1st, 2018
Waterloo United would like to congratulate Cameron Anderson of our U18A Boys team who has accepted a one-year trial with Club IK Frej in the Swedish Superettan League! Cam was able to showcase his talent through the Länk Experience management group that supports players to gain access to an international soccer experience. Cam played for Länk in a tournament in July 2017 in BrØndby, Denmark. Cam will leave on February 16th where he will live on his own while embracing the Swedish culture and the “Beautiful Game” on a larger, more professional stage.
Cameron, 17, has been heavily involved in the game since a very young age and has been with The Waterloo Minor Soccer Club for about 11 years. Cam first started his soccer career as a WMSC recreational player, then later moving up through the competitive ranks. Cam first found his love for the beautiful game at a very young age due to his fathers’ influence. Jim Anderson continues to be a coach within the club and has done so for the past 11 years. When Cam was asked about what he was looking forward to most while being on a trial in Sweden, Cam went on to say “I am ready to compete on all levels while being on the field almost seven days a week, it’s in my blood”
When asked for a comment about Cam, Coach Tim Bergelt and Dan Cimermancic had the following to say: “When the U18A Boys team needed to add a player to our roster from the U18B team, we invited several players to join our training sessions for evaluation. Ultimately we selected Cameron to join our team as we determined he was in the top echelon of players on his team, despite being a year younger than most and overall represented the best choice among his peers.
Good luck in Sweden Cameron!
From all of us at Waterloo United, we would like to wish Cameron Anderson all of the best in his new endeavor. We know Cam will make us proud as he competes day in and day out to earn first team minutes!
Wednesday, February 7th, 2018
Waterloo United would like to congratulate Charlotte Mannella of our U18A Girls Team who accepted an offer to play NCAA Division two Soccer with the USC Aiken Pacers. Charlotte has been highly active in the South Western Ontario soccer community playing for Burlington Youth Soccer, Guelph Soccer Club, and since 2017, Waterloo United. She is also an Ontario Soccer Match Offical and received her Ontario Coaching Credentials through her high school, Bishop MacDonell. Charlotte’s main positions are left wing, striker, or attacking midfielder.
When asked about what attributes she hopes to bring to the Pacers program she responded,”I consider myself as a playmaker when I take to the field with my school and club teams. I make opportunities for my team to win.” She goes on to say “I am a highly active and passionate athlete always ready and willing to take on the next challenge presented to me. My passion for soccer is not only for competition but also to teach others about the game.”
Waterloo United would like to wish Charlotte all the best in her next challenge. We know that Charlotte will make us proud as she competes and studies at the University of South Carolina Aiken.