August 19, 2013, Saskatoon, SK (ISN) – After a successful debut season in the Premier Development League, University of Saskatchewan Huskies’ striker Brett Levis has been invited to a 10-day professional tryout with the Vancouver Whitecaps FC.
The Whitecaps play in the western conference of Major League Soccer, North America’s highest level of professional soccer. With 10 games remaining on the schedule, Vancouver sits in a battle for the fifth and final playoff spot in the west.
“This is an unbelievable and well deserved opportunity for Brett,” said Huskie head coach Bryce Chapman. “He has really committed to becoming a better player over the last 18 months and now he is seeing the rewards for his work. Huskie men’s soccer is glad we can be part of his development and we wish him all the best over the next 10 days.”
Levis starred in his first season with the Victoria Highlanders FC of the Premier Development League notching 22 points in 14 games, leading the team in scoring on their way to the Western Conference Title. Levis was also named to the PDL’s Western Conference All-Conference Team.
The 2012 CIS Second Team All-Canadian finished his sophomore season in the Canada West conference second in scoring with 15 points in 14 games. He was named a Canada West all-star in both 2011 and 2012.
The Huskie men’s soccer team opens their Canada West schedule August 31 against the Winnipeg Wesmen at 2:15 p.m. on Field 7 in PotashCorp Park.