Kitsilano grad Kelsey Livingstone will bring some scoring punch to the UBC Okanagan Heat women's soccer team in 2012.

High-scoring striker commits to Heat women’s soccer team

Vancouver's Kelsey Livingstone signs with UBC Okanagan for 2012 PacWest season

Looking to add some scoring punch, UBC Okanagan women’s soccer coach Claire Paterson has signed a standout striker from the Lower Mainland.

Kelsey Livingstone, the leading goal scorer for Vancouver FC in 2011, has signed on with the Heat for the 2012 PacWest campaign.

“I am always looking for players that will help to strengthen our offence and Kelsey definitely offers that,” said Paterson.

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 has been tearing it up on the Fusion FC club and had 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,” Paterson added. “She was confident taking players on one on one, and showed great composure in and around the net. “

“I am excited to be joining UBC Okanagan Heat in September,” said Livingstone, “and hope that I will assist the team in bringing home the PacWest gold medal this year.

The 5-foot-7 Livingstone will be looking to make her mark up front with the Heat’s pair of current all-star forwards in Lindsey Briggs and Kirsten Dodds,  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.


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