Jordyn Huitema has been named to the 23 person Canadian roster for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. (Canada Soccer Photo)

Jordyn Huitema has been named to the 23 person Canadian roster for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. (Canada Soccer Photo)

TOP STORIES 2019: Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema signs with top French pro soccer club

It was a stellar year for Huitema, who also represented Canada in international competition.

Chilliwack FC alum Jordyn Huitema turned pro in late May, signing a four-year deal with Paris Saint-Germain, a club based in France.

A union that was speculated on for months was confirmed when Paris Saint-Germain tweeted ‘Welcome, Jordyn Huitema.’

The teenager turned 18 on May 8 and signed her contract May 22, achieving her goal to be the first-ever Canadian female to go pro straight out of high school.

“Just trying to pave what could be a bumpy road a little smoother for the next kid to come through and do the same thing,” she said.

Huitema spent four years in the Whitecaps FC Girls Elite Super REX program while going to high school at Burnaby Central.

She graduated in June.

PSG finished second in the French women’s league this season, reaching the quarter-finals of the Champions League. In 14 matches with her new team, Huitema tallied five goals and an assist.

She is the second Canadian on the PSG roster along with Ashley Lawrence. Bruno Cheyrou, PSG women’s sporting director, describes Huitema as ‘a player with great potential.’

– It was a huge year in general for Chilliwack’s biggest soccer star.

The teenager also helped Canada’s national women’s team bag bronze at the 2019 Algarve Cup in Portugal, saw action in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France, and traveled to China with the nationals in November for the Four Nations tournament.

 

Women’s International Friendly 8 April 2019 - San Pedro del Pinatar, ESP Canada Soccer by David Aliaga Faith Ikidi v Jordyn Huitema

Women’s International Friendly 8 April 2019 - San Pedro del Pinatar, ESP Canada Soccer by David Aliaga Faith Ikidi v Jordyn Huitema