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Verhoven, Schaale Among Selected In Debut CPL-U Sports Draft

By USL League Two Staff, 11/16/18, 10:30AM EST

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Numerous League Two alums picked in draft ahead of 2019 season


Courtesy of University of British Columbia

TAMPA, Fla. - of the Canadian Premier League-U SPORTS Draft by Pacific FC earlier this week. 

Peter Schaale -- formerly of Victoria Highlanders FC -- was selected in the first round HFX Wanderers FC.

Schaale was followed by Thomas Gardner of University of British Columbia, who was selected sixth overall by Pacific FC.

Meanwhile, former League Two forward Zach Verhoven was selected in the second round (ninth overall) by Pacific FC.

Verhoven previously played for League Two side TSS FC Rovers in 2017 and 2018 before leaping to the professional ranks in Canada.

The Canada native attended the University of British Columbia, where he played three seasons for the Thunderbirds. In 2018, Verhoven recorded four goals and eight assists for his college.

Verhoven was one of three British Columbia players selected by Pacific FC ahead of the club's debut season in 2019.

For full CPL-U SPORTS Draft results, visit www.canpl.ca.

Below are all of the former League Two players to be selected in the inaugural CPL-U SPORTS Draft.

Name

College

Selection

League Two Team

Peter Schaale Cape Breton 5th Victoria Highlanders
Thomas Gardner British Columbia 6th TSS FC Rovers
Ajeej Sarkaria Alberta 8th Calgary Foothills
Zach Verhoven British Columbia 9th TSS FC Rovers
Joel Waterman Trinity Western 14th Calgary Foothills
Marko Mandekic Toronto 17th Toronto FC Academy
Noah Cunningham Alberta 21st Victoria Highlanders

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