Chilliwack soccer stars lead Fraser Valley Premier to league championship

Chilliwack soccer stars lead Fraser Valley Premier to league championship

Four Chilliwackians helped their team win the B.C. Premier Soccer League title.

A group of Chilliwackians helped Fraser Valley Premier win a B.C. Premier Soccer League championship two weekends ago.

Connor Foltyn, Connor Harnett, Stuart Robertson and Ben Harris hit the pitch Nov. 17 in a match at the National Soccer Development Centre on the UBC campus.

They faced the defending champion Vancouver Island Wave and came away with a 1-0 win.

Fraser Valley Premier was fourth in the regular season standings with a 3-2-2 record and not expected to take the title. But they shocked first place Coquitlam Metro-Ford SC (5-1-1) in the semi-final before blanking the Wave in the final, showing that hard work pays off. The team trained three nights a week, two hours at a time, under the guidance of head coach Yuri Vasilevski.